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Lead Facilities Associate (MMS/MLS)

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Manhattan Lower and Middle School - New York, NY


Lead Facilities Associate

Manhattan Lower and Middle Schools

The Windward School is actively seeking a Lead Facilities Associate for the Manhattan school campus. This is a full time, 12 month position who will report directly to the Manhattan Facilities Supervisor.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • In the absence of a supervisor, prioritize work orders, handle urgent requests, respond to tenant and client calls as required, and complete any and all assigned facility support, clean-up, maintenance, moving, event support, set-up, and repair work.

  • Conducts physical inspections of the facility, grounds, premises, hallways, common areas, restrooms, etc. noting anything that might be in need of repair, maintenance, clean-up, or is a hazard and reports same to the appropriate building staff for resolution.

  • Conducts minor repairs to the facilities and premises as assigned including painting, patching, office and kitchen equipment, furniture, walls, ceiling tiles, carpeting, floor tiles, etc.

  • Conducts the physical movement of furniture, equipment, boxes and materials as needed for meeting and conference room set-ups, facility events, tenant move-in's and move-out's, freight shipping and delivery, supplies, stocking, and the like.

  • Supports the various skilled trade personnel at a facility or complex in the performance and completion of their duties as needed and assigned.


Specific Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in facility maintenance, cleaning, repairs, moving, freight/docks, or mechanical work

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Requires good communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Ability to use computers for work order processing, e-mail communications.

  • Must possess a high level of accuracy and neatness.

  • Must be physically capable of performing the duties of the position including bending, squatting, stretching and lifting up to 25 pounds on a regular basis.

  • On occasion, may be required to lift items weighing 50 to 100 pounds.

Must be able to attain during Introductory Period (typically 90 days from date of employment):

  • FDNY Certificate of Fitness S-95

  • FDNY Certificate of Fitness F-03

  • FDNY Certificate of Fitness F-07

Physical Requirements

  • Regularly required to crouch and reach to install/move equipment by bending forward at the waist or by bending legs and spine Involves movement between departments, floors, and properties to facilitate work.

  • Ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

  • Ability to read and understand information presented orally and in writing.

  • Regularly required to utilize vision abilities, allowing reading of printed material, drawings, and schematics

*Salary Range: $52,000.00 ($25/hr)

The Windward School’s Vision

A world where every child with a language-based learning disability is empowered to achieve unlimited success.

The Windward School’s Mission

Windward is a coeducational, independent day school dedicated to providing a proven instructional program for children with language-based learning disabilities. The multisensory curriculum is designed for students of average to superior intelligence who can benefit from the unique educational experience provided. Through direct instruction in small class settings, a trained staff assists students to improve their language skills. Academic success, combined with opportunities for social and emotional growth within an intentionally diverse and inclusive setting, enables students to understand their learning differences, build confidence, and develop self-advocacy skills. Windward is committed to helping students achieve their full potential in preparation for a successful return to a mainstream educational environment. To meet these goals, the School provides ongoing training to its faculty based on the most current research and shares its expertise with the parent body, other educators, and the broader community.

The Windward School's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Mission & Vision Statement

At The Windward School, we are committed to a world where every child with a language-based learning disability is empowered to achieve unlimited success - a vision fulfilled by disrupting the educational status quo. The Windward School deliberately builds both its curriculum and culture to foster a powerful sense of belonging through a research-based program that is authentically inclusive and a community in which everyone is seen in their full humanity.

The Windward School aspires to bring forth students who are culturally engaged critical thinkers, confident self-advocates who understand and celebrate their differences, and upstanders who identify and challenge all forms of injustice. Windward is committed to these values and expectations of its community members by embracing the importance of ongoing anti-oppression dialogue and critical conversations; by advancing educational equity in underrepresented communities, especially those historically marginalized by society; and by working to ensure that our program is accessible to all who need it.