Assistant Director of Buildings & Grounds

  • Full Time
  • Orleans County
  • $45,000-$48,000 USD / Year

Website Sterling College

Join our team at Sterling College and make a meaningful impact on student life in alignment with our commitment to ecological thinking and action.

About Sterling College:  We are an environmentally focused liberal arts college located in Craftsbury Common, Vermont. We offer affordable experiential learning that prepares people to be knowledgeable, skilled, and responsible leaders in the communities in which they live.

The Assistant Director of Buildings and Grounds is pivotal to the physical and environmental sustainability of our campus. The Assistant Director will work independently and collaboratively with the Director of Buildings and Grounds and Chief Operating Officer to oversee a broad range of responsibilities—from campus safety and maintenance to green construction and energy efficiency. The Assistant Director’s efforts will be focused on ensuring Sterling College’s infrastructure is safe, functional, and aligned with the College’s operational goals.

Key  Responsibilities:

– Perform maintenance of all facilities and equipment, including plumbing, septic systems, and large farm equipment.
– Coordinate and schedule contracted services for repairs, as needed.
– Maintain fire, mechanical, electrical, and safety control systems.
– Respond to and complete staff and student work requests.
– Help develop and manage a preventative maintenance program for the physical plant and equipment.
– Work with the Director to oversee and perform construction and remodeling projects, ensuring compliance and quality.
– Respond to physical plant emergencies and coordinate emergency response within the maintenance team.

Required Qualifications:

– Demonstrated experience in carpentry, with basic proficiency in other trades (eg. plumbing, painting, etc.).
– Leadership and team development skills.
– Basic computer proficiency.
– Availability for emergency response some evenings and weekends as necessary.
– Valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

– 3 plus years of maintenance and/or construction experience.
– Previous supervisory experience.
– Knowledge in heating and air conditioning.

What We Offer:

– Salary range of $45,000 – $48,000 commensurate with experience.
– Access to benefits that include medical, dental, and vision insurance.
– Paid leave and retirement contributions.
– Complimentary on-campus meals during the academic year.
– Future eligibility for tuition-free course enrollment based upon length of employment and space availability.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to: [email protected].

The position is open until filled, and application review will begin immediately.

Sterling College is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, national origin or sex in violation of Title VII. Sterling College prohibits discrimination against employees, applicants for employment and students on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or veteran status.

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