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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 Massachusetts, communities that are predominantly low-income and Latinx and historically have faced significant social and educational barriers. Our success in Massachusetts is proof that the opportunity gap can be closed. 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.  

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. In the fall of 2022 we will welcome a founding class of 5th graders to help us launch Excel Academy Rhode Island. By 2032, Excel Rhode Island will run 4 schools serving over 2,100 students from Providence, Central Falls, and North Providence.

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.

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 will support the success of the Excel network of schools by developing quality school facilities, leading capital planning efforts, and overseeing maintenance of the existing school facilities. This role is a new position within a growing school network. The successful candidate will bring an entrepreneurial spirit and readiness to create new and improved systems for maintaining school facilities to create a high-quality educational environment.


The Director of Facilities is a full-time position and there is flexibility to work remotely 1-2 days per week. The position reports to the Managing Director Operations.


Duties & Responsibilities: 


Support major facility development projects

Support the Managing Director of Operations in the development of new school buildings to meet the needs of the growing Excel network, including in Rhode Island where multiple new facilities are needed in the coming 8-10 years, which includes: 

  • Serve as a member of the project team for Rhode Island development projects and as a member of the School Building Committee;
  • Manage tactical aspects of during development projects;
  • Coordinate with Excel’s finance team and development project team to approve and track invoices and requisitions for payment;
  • Lead building commissioning and owner training processes to ensure a successful occupancy and ownership experience for school stakeholders.


Lead capital planning 

Lead Excel Academy’s first-ever organization-wide capital needs assessment during the 2022-2023 school year, and develop long-term capital plans.

  • Serve as project manager of capital needs assessment and planning, communicating goals and objectives, and managing all stakeholders;
  • Recruit, hire, and direct consultants to conduct capital needs assessments and to develop recommendations to inform capital planning;
  • Research best practices in capital planning from peer schools;
  • Develop and present to Network and school leadership a 10-year capital plan that will inform budgeting and provide an expected timeline of repairs and renovations as well as replacement of capital expenditure items such as furniture.


Manage capital renovations

Manage capital renovation and improvement projects (>$5,000 in value) within Excel’s five existing school buildings, including:

  • Conduct an annual review of Excel’s existing school buildings to identify strengths and needs, and utilizing stakeholder input determine high-priority needs to be addressed;


Oversee maintenance of Excel’s existing school facilities

Ensure the quality maintenance of Excel’s school facilities, including:

  • Procure major facility contracts including facility manager services, snow removal, and custodial; Serve as an escalation point for concerns about facility maintenance services, as needed:
  • Provide school-based Deans of Operations with tools to manage their school buildings (ie., a vendor database to support them in finding and managing vendors to complete minor repairs and improvements);
  • Provide school-based Deans of Operations with a facility operating budget and support them to use the budget for decision-making regarding minor repairs, etc.;
  • Support school-based Deans of Operations and Heads of Schools with planning for their discretionary capital expenditures;
  • Ensure compliance of Excel school facilities with local and state requirements, including implementing RIDE-required maintenance programs in Rhode Island facilities;
  • Manage facility resources shared by multiple campuses, when applicable (ie., rented parking lot used by multiple campuses);


Lead special projects related to facilities and operations

  • Support schools with determining transportation and parking plans, particularly in response to changing neighborhood and parking conditions;
  • Research and provide guidance to schools about best practices for school-based crisis response;
  • Lead other special projects as requested.


Qualifications

  • Experience working schools highly preferred; 
  • 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;
  • Experience managing projects including creating systems and engaging with stakeholders to achieve project outcomes;
  • Strong attention to detail and an ability to self-organize and prioritize;
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment and the willingness and desire to support others in doing their best work; 
  • An openness to change, a willingness to problem-solve, and an interest in receiving feedback for continuous improvement; and
  • Can speak to their personal investment and commitment to antiracist education and diversity, equity, and inclusion in our school community and beyond. 


Preference will be given to applicants who also:

  • Have experience in a public or charter school setting;
  • Speak Spanish, Portuguese and/or Arabic;
  • Can speak to the importance of rigorous classroom instruction and culture. 

Excel Academy Charter Schools is committed to its work as an anti-racist organization. One critical element of that commitment is building and empowering a diverse staff that reflects the community that we serve. We strongly encourage applications from candidates whose experiences share important points of intersection with those of our students. Staff who demonstrate fluency in Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic (languages spoken widely by our diverse community of families) will receive additional compensation, as will staff who are alumni of our schools.

Excel Academy Charter Schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, ancestry, athletic performance, special need, proficiency in the English language or a foreign language or prior academic achievement.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Organization Overview

Excel Academy was founded in 2003 with the mission to provide a high-quality education to students in East Boston and Chelsea Massachusetts, communities that are predominantly low-income and Latinx and…

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