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Facilities Manager - IDEA University Prep (Immediate Opening)

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School Year: 2023-2024
Location: IDEA University Prep
Region: Southern Louisiana
Category: Operations
Job Type: Full-Time



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 IDEA’s commitment to excellence through successful hiring, development, and retention of custodial staff. 


What We Offer



  • Compensation for this role is set at an hourly rate ranging between $19.19 for 0 years of experience and $23.98.
  • This role is also eligible for a performance bonus based on team performance and goal attainment.


Other Benefits:

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:


  • Paid Family Leave: Eligible staff may receive up to 8 weeks of paid leave for the birth or adoption of a child, based on their tenure with the organization and caregiver designation.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Staff members may apply for up to 50% of tuition paid toward a qualifying degree program, up to $5,250 maximum per year subject to manager discretion and budget availability.
  • Employer-Paid Mental/Behavioral Health: 5 face-to-face counseling sessions within a year, unlimited 24/7 telephonic counseling, and other work-life services available at no cost.


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.


What You Bring -- Competencies:

  • Mission Focus – focuses on IDEA’s core purpose of getting all students into college
  • Record of Results – holds high expectations for self and others to achieve and surpass intended goals
  • Problem Solving – able to synthesize, analyze, and prioritize data and opportunities to develop strategies for achieving quantifiable goals
  • Communication – effectively conveys information using a variety of channels and techniques
  • Continuous Improvement – proactively identifies opportunities to improve and consistently reflects on past actions to guide future decisions




  • Education:  HS diploma or GED is required
  • Experience: Minimum of 2 years of experience in facilities, maintenance, or construction is required
  • Experience: Minimum of 1 year of experience directly managing or leading a team is required
  • Experience:  Ability and experience in the use of Microsoft Office Suite is required



  • License or Certification:  Certifications/Licenses in any of the following areas: HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing is preferred
  • Language:  Written and Oral Bilingual English/Spanish is preferred


What You’ll DoAccountabilities:


Campus safe and operational one week before First Day of School (FDOS)

  • Achieve an A rating in the Facilities Comprehensive Audit from Beginning of Year (BOY) through the last day of school
  • Complete the Facilities QuickStart checklist to ensure school readiness at the start of the school year
  • 100% of required Safe Schools and Roadmap trainings are completed prior to the deadline
  • All chemicals on-hand locked
  • Campus received a proficient score of higher (3+) on the Campus Safety Scorecard

Maintain an efficient operation to achieve the campus cost per square foot allocation with kWh usage per square foot

  • Serve as the financial steward for campus facilities and maintenance operations by generating a 10% surplus over budgeted allocation
  • Improve continuously and execute operations efficiently by generating a 5% annual saving in utilities expense
  • Manage overtime according to the established targets to ensure payroll costs fall within budget
  • Business partner with campus leaders for capital expenditure (CapEx) projects
  • Work with APO and Principals to identify facilities needs and develop a plan accordingly
  • Provide timely CapEx quotations to improve facilities for each school

85% retention of Custodial Staff

  • Increase development and training of staff through weekly check-ins and daily huddles
  • Ensure that at least one custodian has been groomed to take on the Facilities Manager role within 18 months

80% of facilities requisitions are entered within 3 days of service

  • Work with approved vendors to ensure timely issuance of services
  • Maintain budget accuracy by entering requisitions within goal timeframe
  • 100% adherence to the IDEA Procurement Policy with zero violations

95% customer satisfaction of maintenance work orders on Zendesk

  • Operate a clean and healthy campus that guarantees an enhanced learning environment
  • Deploy team to efficiently resolve issues submitted

Demonstrate reliability and responsibility through attendance, punctuality, and flexibility

  • Zero unexcused absences
  • Consistent punctuality
  • Ability to work long hours as needed to meet the mission goal

We look for Team and Family who embody the following values and characteristics: 

  • Believes and is committed to our mission and being an agent of change: that all students are capable of getting to and through college  
  • Has demonstrated effective outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them 
  • Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly 
  • Works with urgency and purpose to drive student outcomes 
  • Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change 
  • Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization 
  • Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomes 
  • We believe in education as a profession and hold ourselves to high level of conduct, professionalism and behaviors as models for our colleagues and students 


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Campus Custodians


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. 


At IDEA the Staff Culture and Belonging Team uses our Core Values to promote human connection and a culture of integrity, respect, and belonging for all Team and Family membersLearn more about our Commitment to Core Values here:


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