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Facilities Manager - IDEA Quest (Immediate Opening)

Company: IDEA Public Schools
Location: Edinburg
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Position at IDEA Public Schools

About IDEA Public Schools:

At IDEA Public Schools, we believe in college for ALL and we are committed to ensuring thatallour students graduate from college. IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States sending 100% of our students to college. 50% of our students graduate from college in 6 years thats 3 times the national rate for students in our communities!

IDEA was founded in 2000 as a single school with 150 students in the Rio Grande Valley. When interest exceeded building capacity, to meet the demands, IDEAs co-founders committed to serving more students in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and beyond. We now serveover 65,000students across Texas and Louisiana. Be on the lookout for IDEA schools opening near youwith continued growth in our current regions and new launches inTampa Bay, FL(2021),andJacksonville, FL (2022)!

When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of our IDEA Team and Family. You will work alongside team members who set and reach ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality.

To learn more about IDEA, check out this .

About the Rio Grande Valley:

Since 2000, IDEA Public Schools has grown from a school of 150 students in Donna, TX, to the fastest- growing family of tuition-free, public charter schools in the United States. In the Rio Grande Valley, we are a nucleus of four counties (Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr and Willacy Counties) that work as one unit to support our children academically and holistically.

RGV is home to a population of just over 1.3 million residents. Children across the region truly benefit from IDEAs mission of college for all, as only 1 out of 17 students currently graduate college ready. Our mission holds true as we have over 5,000 IDEA alumni that currently attend, or have graduated from, 300 colleges and universities across the country.

Join our passionate team of changemakers in south Texas as we prepare to expand our home region to 55 schools, serving over 38,000 students in 2022.

Role Mission:The Facilities Manager (FM) is responsible for operating a clean, safe, sustainable, high quality facility by leading the custodial team to enhance the learning environment. Facilities Managers exemplify IDEAs commitment to excellence through successful hiring, development, and retention of custodial staff.


  1. Campus safe and operational one week before First Day of School (FDOS)
  • Achieve an A rating in the Facilities Audit from Beginning of Year (BOY) through the last day ofschool
  • Create a culture of safety and awareness by implementing 100% of programs and systems, including 100% of safetydrills
  • Achieve a proficient rating on the SafetyAudit
  • 90% of Safe Schools training done bydeadline
  • All chemicals on-hand locked

  1. Maintain an efficient operation to achieve the campus cost per square foot allocation with kWh usage per squarefoot
  • Serve as the financial steward for campus facilities and maintenance operations by generating a 10% surplus over budgetedallocation
  • Improve continuously and execute operations efficiently by generating a 5% annual saving in utilitiesexpense
  • Achieve a proficient rating on the Energy Conservation Audit
  • Business partner with campus leaders for capital expenditure (CapEx) projects
  • Work with APO and Principals to identify facilities needs and develop a planaccordingly
  • Provide timelyCapExquotations to improve facilities for eachschool

  1. 85% retention of custodial staff
  • Increase development and training of staff through weekly check-ins and dailyhuddles
  • Ensure that at least one custodian has been groomed to take on the Facilities Manager role within 18months

  1. 80% of facilities requisitions are entered within 3 days ofservice
  • Work with approved vendors to ensure timely issuance ofservices
  • Maintain budget accuracy by entering requisitions within goaltimeframe

  1. 90% of maintenance work orders are resolved within 48hours
  • Operate a clean and healthy campus that guarantees an enhanced learningenvironment
  • Deploy team to efficiently resolve issuessubmitted
  • Demonstrate reliability and responsibility through attendance, punctuality, andflexibility
  • Zero unexcused absences
  • Consistent punctuality
  • Ability to work long hours as needed to meet the missiongoal
  1. 6.We look for Team and Family who embody the followingvaluesand characteristics:
  • Believes and is committed to our missionand being an agent of change: that all studentsare capable of gettingto and throughcollege
  • Has demonstrated effectiveoutcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable forthem
  • Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn andimprovequickly
  • Works with urgency and purpose to drive studentoutcomes
  • Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity andchange
  • Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of theorganization
  • Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationshipsin order toachieveoutcomes
  • We believe in education asa professionand hold ourselves to high level of conduct, professionalism and behaviors as models for our colleagues andstudents

Supervisory Responsibilities (if applicable):

  • Facilities Manager is the direct manager of any custodial staff on the campus.


  • Mission Focus focuses on IDEAs core purpose of getting all students intocollege
  • Record of Results holds high expectations for self and others to achieve and surpass intendedgoals
  • Problem Solving able to synthesize, analyze, and prioritize data and opportunities to develop strategies for achieving quantifiablegoals
  • Communication effectively conveys information using a variety of channels andtechniques
  • Continuous Improvement proactively identifies opportunities to improve and consistently reflects on past actions to guide futuredecisions


  • Education:HS Diploma or GED required
  • Experience:Experience:A minimum of1 yearexperience in maintenance, facilities, or operational logistics; or an equivalent combination of 1 year experience and trainingrequired.
  • License or Certification:Certifications in any of the following areas: HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical; or any other certifications;preferred


  • Compensation for this role is set at an hourly rate ranging between$18.10 - $22.63, commensurate with relevant experience andqualifications

IDEA Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the organization's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact IDEA Human Resources at (956) 377-8000.

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