School Year: 2023-2024
Location: Headquarters-Rio Grande Valley
Region: Headquarters - Rio Grande Valley, TX
Job Type: Full-Time
Position Mission: The Director of Construction is responsible for the end-to-end delivery of major construction projects for IDEA Public Schools and for the overall leadership and management of the District’s capital improvements program. This encompasses administrative tasks in directing, planning and supervising design and construction of major capital projects; leads the design and the preparation of construction documents and specifications; coordinates and reviews construction and renovation projects; ensures that work and projects is in compliance with, federal and state law, local codes and statutes, policy direction of the School Board, and compliance with federal, state, and local regulatory agencies.
This is a full-time hybrid (on-site/remote) position based in Texas with preference given to candidates who live in Austin, El Paso, Houston, Permian Basin (Midland/Odessa), Rio Grande Valley, San Antonio, and Tarrant County (Fort Worth), or who are willing to relocate.
What We Offer
We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, covering the majority of the employee premium for the base medical plan and subsidizing the majority of costs for a spouse/domestic partner and children. Some of the special benefits we offer at IDEA include:
Other benefits include dental and vision plans, disability, life insurance, parenting benefits, generous vacation time, referral bonuses and professional development. IDEA may offer a relocation allowance to defray the cost of moving for this role, if applicable.
In this role you will:
You will be responsible for leading your team to meet the following ambitious goals:
Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
• Must be reliable, punctual have a strong drive to do whatever it takes
• Must have solid written and verbal communication skills
• Must be open to observation and feedback
• Able to work independently when needed
• The ability to motivate, delegate, and lead a diverse team to accomplish goals.
• Computer literacy; can use Microsoft Office software.
• Strong mathematical skills with ability to understand and interpret data (charts, graphs, etc.).
• Can follow verbal and written instructions/guidance.
• Ability to travel up to 50% of the time
About IDEA Public Schools
At IDEA Public Schools, we believe each and every child can go to college. Since 2000, IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school with 150 students to a multi-state network of tuition-free, Pre-K-12 public charter schools.
IDEA Public Schools boasts national rankings on The Washington Post and U.S. News & World Report’s top high schools lists. IDEA serves over 80,000 college-bound students in 143 schools across Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Ohio, and is on-track to maintain its legacy of sending 100% of its graduates to college.
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.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
At IDEA we recognize that racism, bias, and privilege exist in society. We are committed to an organizational culture that promotes awareness and inclusivity for our students and staff and supports their path to positively impact our broader society. We are committed to recognizing the impact of racism and privilege, and commit as an organization to have equitable practices, policies, and structures. Visit https://ideapublicschools.org/dei/ to learn about IDEA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Anti-Racist and Anti-Bias commitment.
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