NBSS is a non-profit institution that offers a welcoming and collaborative environment in Boston's North End. We're small but ambitious, supporting the School's mission to help students achieve meaningful lives and livelihoods.

One of nation’s oldest schools for hands-on training in traditional trades and fine craftsmanship, NBSS is internationally known for its programs that help students to achieve meaningful lives and livelihoods. For more than a century, the exceptional programs, master faculty, and inspiring community have encouraged individual growth, curiosity, technical mastery, and commitment to excellence.

As we build on the School’s legacy of fine craftsmanship, we seek positive, dynamic individuals who share our dedication to innovation, excellence, and superior customer service.

See open positions below.

Director of Facilities

Posted: December 2020

NBSS is currently seeking a Director of Facilities, reporting to the President. The Director of Facilities is primarily responsible for management and supervision of the operation, maintenance, security, and capital improvements of the school’s facility at 150 North Street, as well as oversight of the Information Technology areas of the school.

The Director of Facilities is also responsible for supervising maintenance staff, overseeing the work of independent contractors (including IT support), preparing the annual facilities budget, and approving all expenses in accordance with the final budget. Unless otherwise directed, the Director of Facilities assumes responsibility for school property and occupant safety both in general and during times of emergency.

Job Responsibilities

  • Establish and monitor a weekly and monthly calendar for maintenance operations
  • Oversee daily cleaning activities of the custodian and student workers, including trash, recycling, and snow removal; ensure adherence to COVID protocols in place
  • Assist with maintenance projects when necessary
  • Solicit competitive bids for maintenance and operations service contracts
  • Purchase all materials and supplies necessary for cleaning, maintenance, and repair
  • Assist with insurance and other facility related surveys
  • Manage the telecommunications and information technology systems
  • Oversee facilities and information technology vendors
  • Assist the President, Provost, and the Board of Directors Facilities Committee with needs assessments and the development of proposed capital improvement projects
  • Maintain the school’s security systems, including the security and fire alarm systems and contracts for remote monitoring of the systems
  • Maintain building security and immediately respond to building emergencies on a 24-hour basis
  • Represent the school in adherence to COVID Protocols as designated by the State and Department of Public Licensure
  • Represent the school in operational interactions with state and municipal representatives including police, fire, and code enforcement officers
  • Represent the school in interactions with federal code enforcement offices, including OSHA, ADA, and emergency planning
  • Oversee the legal disposal of hazardous waste
  • Assist academic departments in compliance with applicable federal, state, and municipal regulations with respect to health and safety issues
  • Solicit and review competitive bids for capital improvement projects
  • Represent the School in the administration of construction and improvement projects

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in facilities management; 5 to 7 years’ experience management experience in a non-profit cultural or educational setting preferred
  • Demonstrated skill in the areas of personnel, time, purchasing, cost, and quality management
  • Experience with the construction and maintenance of building systems, including plumbing, HVAC, electrical, security and life safety systems, as well as structural systems, is essential
  • Experience with Information Technology systems preferred
  • Experience working within the Massachusetts State Building Code is required, experience working within the City of Boston preferred
  • A Construction Supervisor’s license, or a license in a particular building trade, is preferred but not required
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, Google Drive, and databases
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Team player with the ability to work independently
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated leadership and team building skills; ability for both practical and interpersonal problem solving
  • Occasional evening and weekends required; experience with a craft and an understanding of the unique nature and mission of North Bennet Street School is preferable

How to apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@nbss.edu.

Applicants, as well as position incumbents, who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.

NBSS is committed to equal employment opportunity for all. Applicants for employment and employees are reviewed on their individual qualifications for a position. Under no circumstances will NBSS discriminate against qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religious creed, retaliation, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, disability, mental illness, genetics, marital status, age, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law.