Director of Facilities & Special Projects

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Organization Overview

Excel Academy was founded in 2003 with the mission to provide a high-quality education to students in East Boston and Chelsea. Over the years, we have grown from one middle school to a network of four schools with 1,400 students in grades 5 to 12. At Excel Academy Charter Schools, we believe that when a student has the support and tools to pursue a productive post-secondary pathway aligned to their personal identity and values, it can fundamentally change their life trajectory. 

We present our students with educational experiences that allow them to grow and discover their best selves so that when they leave our halls, they can successfully navigate all of the post-secondary options available to them. You can read more about the impact of the Excel Academy model here.

At Excel Academy we learn from our students, families, and staff and make improvements. We have increasingly adapted to provide a holistic education that values our community as collaborators in the learning process, social-emotional support, equity for diverse learners, and fosters identity development. We prioritize an approach that is both rigorous and inclusive. Our team of passionate, intelligent, driven, and loving staff are at the core of the work we do. 

Growth Happens Here.

About the Role

The Director of Facilities and Special Projects will lead on a range of projects that promote the long-term sustainability and value of Excel Academy Charter School’s facilities, as well as provide support to the Managing Director of Operations for major projects. Additionally, this role will provide oversight of ongoing maintenance in Excel buildings. This role reports to the Managing Director of Operations.

Duties & Responsibilities

Facilities-Related Special Projects

  • Lead a range of special projects to manage, maintain, and maximize the value of Excel Academy facilities, which may include:
  • Assess and prioritize the needs of school facilities, and lead problem-solving efforts on high-priority areas
  • Coordinate with Excel stakeholders to plan and budget for the long-term needs of Excel facilities, including maintenance and capital improvements
  • Develop and maintain a network of contacts and consultants to provide advice and services to Excel Academy in a range of specialized topics
  • Coordinate with Excel stakeholders to analyze needs and maximize value of existing facility resources (parking, outdoor space, etc.)
  • Research and determine options for facility technology (ie., bells and PA systems, etc.)
  • As needed for new facilities or major renovations, coordinate aspects of construction including:
  • Coordinate with construction teams and Excel stakeholders
  • Manage IT, phones, audio-visual, FF&E, security, moving, and establish vendor services needed to open a building
  • Establish necessary certificates and permits
  • Conduct owner training and ensure documentation of warranties and all other relevant operating information
  • Manage procurement of materials and services as needed, in line with state procurement requirements 
  • As needed, support the Managing Director of Operations with additional special projects

Oversight of Facility Maintenance

Oversee the maintenance of Excel Academy’s facilities, including:

  • Oversee the work of a building management company (for school buildings in which a vendor is used for that service)
  • Manage procurement of service contracts above $3,000 in value in accordance with state procurement requirements
  • Manage vendors to maintain fire and life safety systems
  • Support campus-based Deans of Operations in managing their buildings, including:
  • Provide consultation for solving facility-related problems
  • Maintain a list of vendors for a variety of facility services and a network of contacts
  • Maintain a system to track inspections and permits
  • Provide support in identifying and prioritizing maintenance projects


  • A commitment to and belief in all students and the mission of Excel Academy Charter Schools, including Excel’s values and educational model;
  • A commitment to addressing racial and economic inequity in education;
  • The ability to focus and thrive in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment;
  • Superior project management abilities and communication skills; demonstrated track record in navigating projects with multiple stakeholders and competing priorities;
  • Superior organizational and time management skills;
  • Experience working within a school setting, preferably in administration or operations, and preferably within a high-performing, urban school environment;
  • Commitment to problem-solving to meet the needs of high-performing schools;
  • Interest in building management and construction project management;

Preference will be given to applicants who have:

  • Experience in facilities management or construction project management
  • Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official (MCPPO) for Design and Construction Contracting 
  • Ability to speak Spanish, Portuguese, or Arabic

Organization Overview

Excel Academy was founded in 2003 with the mission to provide a high-quality education to students in East Boston and Chelsea. Over the years, we have grown from one middle school to a network of four schools with 1,400…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    May 5, 2021


East Boston, Boston, MA, USA

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