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Director of Buildings and Grounds

Curry College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 2, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
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Employment Type
Full Time
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About Curry College:

Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution in Milton Massachusetts. In addition to the main campus classes for adult learners are also offered at our campus at Cordage Park in historic Plymouth. Curry College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Curry College offers 22 undergraduate majors, over 60 minors and concentrations, as well as five graduate programs.

The Curry College mission is to educate and graduate students prepared to engage in successful careers and active citizenship with a global perspective. We are an inclusive community of diverse learners and educators, committed to continuing our legacy of developing effective communicators with reflective and critical thinking skills. We mentor and empower our students, building meaningful relationships that inspire them to achieve their ambitions.

Curry College provides rigorous and relevant academic programs to undergraduate and graduate students, and our rich blend of liberal arts and career-directed programs is enhanced by practical field experiences and co-curricular activities. Learning at Curry extends beyond the classroom and is embedded in all that we do.

Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, faculty and staff are crucial to the mission statement of Curry College.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sex identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law, including Title IX.


Job Description:

Responsibilities include managing the day to day operations of B&G as well as components of all major and minor events on campus. The Director schedules and oversees state and town inspections, preventative maintenance for all of the College's physical plant.  Direct reports include the Foreman of Trades and the Foreman of Grounds. In general, approximately 50% of time is spent in the office, 50% inspecting the campus, Buildings & Grounds and walking all buildings on campus regularly. The Director serve as the deputy head of the department in the absence of the Vice President of Facilities.

Essential Functions:

  • Scheduling routine annual preventative maintenance and inspections including but not limited to:

                  * Building inspections
                  * Backflow testing
                  * Fire sprinkler inspections/testing
                  * Fire alarm testing
                  * Boiler maintenance
                  * Septic pumping
                  * Duct cleaning
                  * Grease trap cleaning
                  * Annual fire extinguisher inspections

  • Coordinate repairs with outside vendors.
  • Solicit and evaluate quotes/proposals from vendors for operations.
  • B&G liaison for Commencement, Accepted Student Day, Open House, summer conferences, and all large campus-wide events.
  • Point of contact for the Board of Health.
  • Oversee: School Dude work order system, employees, and vendors executing work requests, along with the B&G Sr. Administrative Assistant.
  • Oversee School Dude preventative maintenance system, along with the B&G Sr. Administrative Assistant.
  • Work with the Health and Safety Coordinator to maintain a safe campus and work environment.
  • Oversee Swimming Pool and Lifeguards.
  • Review and recommend campus-wide policies as they relate to the B&G operations for approval.
  • Oversee Energy Management System.
  • Review and recommend purchase requisitions and subsequent invoices for outside vendors.
  • Coordinates all College recycling and Sustainability programs.
  • Schedule and conduct weekly walkthroughs off Residence halls with Residence Life (seasonal basis).
  • Budget review of the "operations" segment of the department's budget.
  • Manage vendor relationships.
  • Assist Grounds and Trades Foremen in managing personnel in their areas.
  • Must be available during snow storms to oversee, coordinate and assist with snow plowing/removal.
  • Work with team to review and update standing operating procedures.
  • Conduct scheduled meetings with grounds and trades groups for open communication, problem solving, etc. (minimum of four times per year).
  • Other Buildings and Grounds related tasks as they may arise.
  • Directly or indirectly supervise 20-25 full and part time employees. In addition, may supervise up to 20+ seasonal work-study or part-time helper(s). Supervise and/or oversee the work of outside contractors as required.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in a related field or equivalent experience, Masters Degree is preferred. 
  • 10+ years of related facilities management, property management and personnel management.
  • Demonstrated experience managing employees in a high volume work environment.
  • Knowledge of the buildings and grounds operations and related trades.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a college setting preferred.
  • Experience managing staff in a union environment preferred.
  • School Dude, Banner, Johnson Controls and DSC experience preferred.


Additional Information:

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, Curry College will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

At the College's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the College, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment background checks.

Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be directed to the College's Title IX Coordinator, Rachel King at, (617) 979-3516, or King Academic Administration Building, 55 Atherton St, or US Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights ("OCR") - Boston Office, 5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109-3921, (617) 289-0111.


Application Instructions:

Please apply online at for consideration. Interested applicants must submit the following:

  • a cover letter;
  • a resume; and;
  • a list of three professional references, one of which must be a former or current supervisor, including complete contact information and professional titles.


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