At Cascades Academy we deliver meaningful, challenging, and experiential education to inspire lifelong learners who are socially responsible individuals ready for a diverse and changing world. This work begins by building a community rooted in belonging and joy that also empowers individuality. With this relational foundation, our teachers ignite curiosityand guide students to embrace challenge while learning by doing. This approach cultivates engaged human beings who are equipped to navigate life with purpose and resilience so as to build a future of impact and meaning. Ultimately, we are in the practice of crafting transformation - both for our students and our world.
Cascades Academy was founded in 2003 with 61 students and a deep commitment to experiential learning, academic excellence, and community engagement. Now in its 20th year, the school resides on an award-winning 51-acre campus located on the Deschutes River. The school has grown to 240 students PK-12.
Due to its small size, ability to attract highly talented and innovative educators and staff, program agility, and location in the outdoor mecca of Bend, Oregon, the school is uniquely poised to become a leader in the innovative, experiential educational landscape.
Cascades Academy seeks an experienced part-time Facilities Manager to oversee the school’s lands, campus, physical plant, and vehicle fleet.Ideal candidates will have relevant experience in facilities and fleet vehicle management in an independent school, or similar organization.
Specific responsibilities include:
To maintain the buildings, systems, grounds, and vehicles
Develop, maintain, and execute a comprehensive preventative maintenance and plant renewal/replacement program
To arrange bids and develop specifications for all outside contractual work
To oversee the work of all outside contractors to ensure compliance with contractual agreements and budgetary guidance
Maintain records of all maintenance and construction activity such as major renovations, regular preventative maintenance, monthly and annual inspection logs, and required safety inspections
Coordinate, prioritize, and perform work so that facilities service requests and regular maintenance are completed effectively and efficiently with minimal interruption to campus activity
Develop, maintain, and report all required environmental, health, and maintenance standards as required by law
Work as a member of the administration, to ensure compliance with all regional, state, and federal regulations and laws as they impact the school and its infrastructure
Act as liaison to all vendors who provide services to support the campus and physical plant
Oversee physical plant safety and contingency systems; generators, fire suppression, security, etc.
To perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Business & Operations
To support the school and its leadership
Skills and Knowledge Requirements:
Excellent relational and emotional intelligence
Strong organizational skills
Clear verbal and written communication skills
Competent understanding and basic repair skills in the areas of, but not limited to, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, access control, and HVAC
Ability to manage and facilitate operation of on-site well water and septic systems
Ability to garner and maintain Small Water System Operator’s certification
Basic knowledge of fleet management and vehicle maintenance
Tech savviness (experience with facilities management systems, software, and data management/tracking)
Possesses strong analytical, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills with the ability to manage conflict
Has excellent executive functioning skills, takes initiative, and follows through in order to achieve goals
Integrity, sound judgment, self-confidence, maturity, collaborative spirit, and a sense of humor
Understands, appreciates, and is sensitive to a diverse clientele
A minimum of at least 3-5 years of facilities management experience
Requires mobility to traverse campus and access all facilities and support infrastructure. This may include moving between buildings multiple times throughout the workday and bending, squatting, stooping, and kneeling.
Ability to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds.
Must be able to consistently and clearly communicate with colleagues, vendors, and children.