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Otter Learning Facilities Director in TN, United States

What’s better than leaving a positive impact in the lives of thousands of children?

We are looking for an experienced of Facilities Director to lead our regional teams in maintaining the safety and aesthetics of their schools. Our responsibility is to ensure our facilities and grounds provide a safe environment. Our Mission to incorporate sustainability, local communities, and natural discovery drives how we accomplish this. We are looking for candidates that are as passionate about the growth and development of children as we are. You can be a leading force in how employees, families, licensing, and the community view our schools from first impression to lasting imprint.

We take pride in our work and that includes our Team. Without you, we could not provide the high level of care we’re known for. To ensure you have the support you need to focus on the important job of developing our children we promise to provide:

  • 401K with Match

  • Health/Dental/Vision/Life/Disability insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Paid holidays

  • Bonuses

  • Training and educational assistance

  • Tuition discounts

    Title: Facilities Director


The position of Facilities Director requires comprehensive knowledge of safety protocols and agency regulations related to facility and grounds in the areas of maintenance, construction and remodeling. Strong leadership and supervisory skills, project management expertise, and extensive experience with multi-site multi-state management are required. Excellent written and verbal communication, and problem-solving skills are expected from the Facilities Director to manage a team of internal maintenance members and external vendors and contractors. Our Facilities Director will be responsible for hiring and/or overseeing vendors and subcontractors, supervising construction and/or remodeling, implementing safety protocols and guidelines, and performing regular safety checks for all facilities. 

Essential Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Performing routine maintenance around the school to maintain appearance including interior/exterior painting, carpentry work, and landscaping

  • Minor electrical, plumbing and HVAC work for routine repairs and maintenance

  • Applying preventative measures to the school to reduce the risk of future problems and fixing potential safety hazards to avoid injuries

  • Manage a team of internal maintenance and external vendors and contractors approved to assist with maintenance projects, and review, track progress and inspects contract work that conforms to safety protocols and licensing regulations.   Supervise and lead all maintenance processes and operations for all Regions in partnership with leadership.

  • Prioritize projects based on safety, urgency, licensing standards, budget, and time constraints, assign work out, and manage completion. 

  • Plan and coordinate with leadership regarding larger scope projects for the facility and discusses details with the Executive team as required.

  • Research, recommend, and implement short- and long-term maintenance solutions and safety measures with an eye towards cost savings and efficiency. 

  • Recommend safety policies and procedures and the replacement of equipment or supplies as needed to ensure standards are met and write budgeted proposal for same. 

  • Manage the helpdesk ticketing system (HIPPO) to approve, assign, and review work completed. 

  • Ensure all facilities, grounds, and related equipment meets all health and safety standards in relation to the Facilities Department. Manage preventative maintenance and repairs including creating scheduled inspections of facility, grounds, and equipment. 

  • Maintain Key Performance Indicators, ticket response time and provide reporting to Executive team as required.

  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

    Job Status: Full-time, Exempt. Full-time Exempt employees are paid on an established annual salary and are not eligible for over-time compensation. Exempt employees are expected to fulfill the duties of their position regardless of hours worked but may expect an average work week to contain forty (40) hours Monday- Friday.


Job Location: State of Tennessee, with Travel between all assigned regional locations as needed for work to be performed.  

Education and/or Experience Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Safety and Maintenance management, project management, or a related field, with a minimum of 3 years of progressive experience, and multi-state supervisory experience required.

Physical and Environmental Requirements: The physical demands and work environment described here are those required to perform or work within to complete the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions. Employees in this position may be required to stand, bend, twist, climb or crawl to perform work. Specific visual and audio requirements include hearing, talking, and close vision. Employees will encounter and be expected to use typical construction and maintenance tools and equipment and must be able to lift a minimum of 50lbs.  

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