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Onsite Facility Manager

Camden, NJ, USA

Uncommon Schools (Uncommon) is a nonprofit network of high-performing public schools that are increasing the academic achievement of historically under-resourced communities and preparing students for success in college and beyond. Uncommon currently manages 54 schools serving more than 20,000 students in six cities: Boston, Camden, New York City, Newark, Rochester, and Troy. We have achieved outstanding academic results based on internal assessments, statewide exams, and graduation milestones.

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Position Overview

The Onsite Facility Manager will be responsible for managing school/administrative buildings in Camden, NJ. The Onsite Facility Manager will be responsible for ensuring effective and efficient day-to-day facility operations, running preventative maintenance, overseeing building handling vendors to provide critical building services, and maintaining facility budgets. The Onsite Facility Manager will report directly to the Regional Director of Facilities.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Assist in the development and execution of a facilities management and preventive maintenance plans; participate in the management and motivation of building staff; develop an atmosphere of teamwork among building staff, school staff, and contractors; ensure appropriate expertise and resources are in place to meet requirements and respond to requests in a courteous, timely, and highly effective manner; manage the repair, maintenance, and continuous operation of all building systems including: fire/life safety, Mechanical (HVAC, plumbing), Electrical (lighting control equipment, bulb replacement, UPS, light construction (painting, doors, locks), digital systems (fire alarm, card access, CCTV security access systems), elevator control, Building Maintenance System (BMS)(DDC), and audio-visual systems, etc.

  • Manage facility maintenance contracts
  • Coordinate all preventive maintenance and reactive repair maintenance activities; oversee other building staff and vendors, if so required
  • Respond to and coordinate all emergency call activities as necessary
  • Maintain building exterior and grounds
  • Respond to building staff requests regarding building operations; prioritize schedules; and assign, plan, and monitor the work through online ticketing system (CMMS)
  • Assist in coordinating required governmental inspections, and regularly inspect all areas of the building and report deficiencies as well as suggestions for improvement
  • Assist in ensuring compliance with regulations; maintain up-to-date building documentation and certifications
  • Ensure compliance with local regulations regarding vendor procurement
  • When necessary, obtain and level bids for recommendation to School Staff and manager
  • Maintain all required administrative records including, but not limited to, log books, work records, maintenance records, contractor visits, keys issued, etc.
  • Collaborate with School Staff, Regional Director of Facilities and finance to help develop and manage facility budget
  • Inspect facilities on a rolling basis to ensure maintenance quality
  • Attend necessary school meetings to support maintenance management activities as they relate to the school’s schedule


  • Demonstrate a relentless drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of school
  • Implement and enhance the school’s systems and culture
  • Build professional relationships and collaborate with the Supervisor, Vendors and school staff to maximize the ability of Uncommon Schools to support student learning and socio-emotional development
  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned
  • Create high accountability for one’s self as well as building staff and vendors

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 5 or more years’ experience in facilities management.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Familiarity with key building systems (HVAC, electrical, mechanical, plumbing)
  • Familiarity with OSHA and other Life Safety codes, etc.
  • Computer skills necessary to operate BMS system and a personal computer; knowledge of Microsoft office
  • Organized with strong attention to detail and follow-through
  • Ability to communicate effectively with facilities staff, school staff, and vendors both verbal and electronic
  • Available to work weekends when necessary
  • Extreme flexibility, with a strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit to accommodate high level of responsibility and multiple priorities
  • New Jersey low pressure black seal boiler, HVAC or other certificate, training or licenses a plus.
  • Able to pass a criminal record history check given by the Department of Education.
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Organization Info

Uncommon Schools

New York, NY, USA
Annual Budget : 
1001-5000 employees
About Us
Areas of Focus: 

Uncommon Schools operates outstanding urban public schools that close the achievement gap and prepare students from low-income communities to graduate from college.

Awards & Accolades: 
99% college acceptance among our high school graduates since 1997
95% of Uncommon high school seniors have taken at least one Advanced Placement class
Why Work For Us?: 

We are a team of mission-driven educators who are dedicated to preparing our students to succeed in college and beyond. We invest deeply in every professional, supporting your growth and achieving exceptional results for our students.

At Uncommon Schools, our team learns and grows every day alongside our students. All team members receive ongoing individualized coaching from their manager to develop, as well as regular formal professional development workshops. Read on for a small sample of the training and development that takes place throughout the year at Uncommon.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Sep 17 2020
Active Until: 
Oct 17 2020
Hiring Organization: 
Uncommon Schools