Westridge School is an independent day school for college-bound girls located in Pasadena, California. Westridge has retained us to conduct an executive search to secure a Director of Facilities. Westridge is seeking an experienced Director of Facilities to oversee and manage the Facilities Department. The Westridge Facilities Department includes a four-person maintenance team, and four-person safety and security team, as well as janitorial and landscape vendors. Reporting to the Chief Finance and Operations Officer, the Director is responsible for the overall fiscal and administrative management of the Facilities Department including capital projects.
Overseeing the maintenance of twelve (12) buildings (120,000 SF) and related systems, including but not limited to plumbing, electrical, alarm, heating, solar, and air-conditioning systems.
Overseeing and directing the maintenance of all landscaping, gardens, and grounds, including but not limited to athletic facilities, fields, and parking areas.
Westridge School is an independent day school for girls located in Pasadena, California. Founded in 1913, the school has an enrollment of approximately 500 girls in grades 4 through 12 and has a long-standing reputation for the excellence of its academic program. Westridge is committed to educating intellectually adventurous thinkers, and courageous, compassionate leaders. Westridge is a vibrant and diverse community that is grounded in the commitment to goodness in all aspects of life and learning. Students are encouraged to learn and thrive in new ways, to try new things, and to be resilient. The school balances challenging academics and a focus on leadership development with a deeply engrained culture that prioritizes physical and emotional wellness and treating oneself, others, and the world with integrity, respect, responsibility, and inclusion. At Westridge, girls gain the confidence and courage to stand up and speak for the ideals of responsibility and integrity as they take their places in an ever-changing world.
Located in an idyllic setting containing ample green space, Westridge’s nine-acre campus is home to several notable historic buildings from the early 1900’s as well as a modern, Platinum-level LEED Certified science building. Based solely on employee feedback surveys conducted by a leading research firm, Westridge was selected as one of Metro Los Angeles’ Top Workplaces in 2013.
Pasadena is located ten miles north of downtown Los Angeles. The city’s estimated population is 141,510, making it the ninth largest city in Los Angeles County. Pasadena is best known for hosting the annual Rose Bowl football game, along with the Rose Parade. Home to 31 National Register Historic Districts and five National Historic Landmarks, Pasadena is not only a hub of Craftsman and Modern architecture, but a shopping, dining, and cultural destination. The Norton Simon Museum houses works of art by Degas, Van Gogh, and Renoir, and is just one of many history and art museums in the city. Caltech, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the headquarters of Carnegie Observatories are all located in Pasadena. Situated at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, Pasadena is close to a number of parks and recreation spaces, including Eaton Canyon Natural Area, Mount Wilson Trail, and the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens.
This is a full-time exempt position with the flexibility to work evenings and weekends, when necessary.
Search Consultant: Ryan Pugh
Westridge School is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are evaluated without consideration of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
For more information: www.Westridge.org.