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Facilities Director

Company: American Trails
Location: Leadville
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Posted: June 01, 2021
Location: Leadville, Colorado
Time Commitment: 8-12 month contract (subject to negotiation). Potential for future long-term employment depending on COBS facility needs and budget.

The Facilities Director is a member of the Colorado Outward Bound Schools Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and reports to the Executive Director. The Facilities Director is responsible for the Colorado Outward Bound Schools (COBS) long-range strategic vision and planning for COBSs three basecamp facilities (Leadville, Colorado; Marble, Colorado; and Moab, Utah), ensuring safe facility operations across all locations, schedule and budgets for ongoing maintenance and repair, and support for new construction and capital projects.

This is an administrative (50%) and hands-on (50%) position, and requires experience with people and project management, financial planning, and understanding of construction, repair and maintenance. The primary work location is flexible but requires frequent travel to COBSs basecamp facilities in Leadville, Marble, and Moab.

Job Responsibilites

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

  • Planning and overseeing COBSs short-term facilities needs.
  • Building and implementing strategy and maintenance plan to ensure long-range sustainability of COBS facilities. Specific duties include analysis of facilities, buildings, and infrastructure to identify safety concerns and necessary repairs; development of annual maintenance plan and five-year maintenance plan and budget; and development of systems and tools to track maintenance, repairs, and budget.
  • Collaborating with the SLT and Program Operations Team to support COBSs long-range strategy and initiatives. Advising the SLT and Programs Operations Team on short- and long-term facilities priorities, needs, and resources, including long-term budget planning.
  • Implementing and/or building out effective Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) platform for COBSs facility management, maintenance, record-keeping, and budgeting.
  • Supervising, training, and overseeing 2-4 person on-site facilities team based in Leadville, Colorado and Moab, Utah in conjunction with Rocky Mountain and Southwest Program Directors.
  • Identifying, hiring, and overseeing all necessary outside contractors.
  • Ensuring schedule of preventative, routine, and emergency maintenance for all COBS facilities, including oversight of building, water testing and treatment, maintenance and safety checks.
  • As needed, serving as primary facilities manager for COBS currently inactive basecamp in Marble, Colorado, including limited opening of basecamp facilities for Summer 2021 and winterization of basecamp facilities for Winter 2021-2022.
  • Ensuring compliance with all safety regulations, potentially acting as OSHA representative for sites.
  • Supporting other local facility projects and needs as assigned, including, but not limited to, supervision and on-site management of capital improvements.
  • Promoting and enhancing a culture of safety and risk mitigation at COBS facilities, providing training and instruction on best practices as needed.
  • Upholding and following all federal, state, and COBS safety laws, regulations, and policies; where necessary, drafting additional COBS safety policies related to facilities operations.
  • Being on-call for emergencies outside of standard working hours.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Strong leadership and organizational skills. Ability to work both independently with
    minimal oversight and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining
    attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated collaboration and listening skills.
  • Demonstrated history of project planning and execution; ability to listen, collaborate, conduct needs assessments, and prioritize.
  • Strong forecasting and budgeting skills for both financial budget and time management.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite including a solid working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Proficiency creating and delivering complex reports.
  • Experience implementing and using CMMS.
  • Ability to obtain and retain all necessary operator's licenses, certifications or permits.
  • Acceptable driving record with experience in large vehicles preferred.
  • Experience using, training, operating, and fixing heavy machinery.
  • Experience managing inventory of equipment, vehicles, tools, and supplies.
  • Comfort working with a diverse team of individuals who may have different backgrounds and beliefs to your own

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of facilities-related experience required, including at least 2 years of management experience.
  • Proven track record of management, supervisory responsibilities, and project planning and management.
  • Ability to obtain OSHA 30 certification, CPR certification, First Aid certification, and Bloodborne Pathogens certification.
  • Facilities Management Professional (FMP) or Certified Facility Manager (CFM) certifications preferred.
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED). Bachelors degree from a four-year college or university preferred.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to bend, lift, kneel, crawl, and carry and lift 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to work around construction sites including underground, confined spaces, at heights and above ground.
  • Requires sitting at a desk or computer at least 30% of the time.
  • Must be able to drive to and among facility locations, including drive times of approximately 6 hours.

Salary and Benefits

Interim position on an 8-12 month contract (subject to negotiation). Potential for future long-term employment depending on COBS facility needs and budget. This is a full-time, benefited position. COBS offers a generous Medical, Dental, and Vision package, with access to Short- and Long-term Disability, Life and Accident Insurance, Prodeals, and a number of fringe benefit programs, in addition to sick, and personal time. Annualized Salary Range: $68,000 - $74,000.

Application Process

Application materials including a resume, cover letter, and at least two references should be addressed to Lauren Schmidt, Executive Director (she/her). Apply with Indeed here .

Colorado Outward Bound School celebrates diversity and strives to create an inclusive environment for all employees. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, nation origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is based on qualifications and business needs.

Diversity American Trails advances the development of diverse, high quality trails and greenways for the benefit of people and communities.

Keywords: American Trails, Vail , Facilities Director, Other , Leadville, Colorado

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