Director of Real Estate & Facilities (Senior Project Manager)


: $137,940.00 - $206,040.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Real Estate

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Job Description Location: New York, NY or Boston, MA with weekly travel (1 to 2 days per week) Reports to: Senior Director of Real Estate & Facilities; Works closely with all members of the Real Estate & Facilities Team. ROLE Uncommon??s Real Estate & Facilities Team is responsible for ensuring the leasing, acquisition, development, financing, renovations and ongoing maintenance/compliance of high-quality facilities for Uncommon??s schools. The Director of Real Estate & Facilities oversees the project management, administrative, technical, and supervisory work related to the operation of school facilities in Boston, Massachusetts. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES Site Identification, selection and acquisition: Develop possible short-term and long-term facility options for each school in existing public-school space or in private/commercial/parochial facilities. Evaluate options based on budgetary and political constraints and secure best option. Interface with tenants and landlords to negotiate leases and ensure overall effective management of school sites. Site development Oversee construction, remodeling, and repair projects for individual school sites according to budget, scope, and timeline. Plan, direct and review the activities and operations of USI facilities, including the civil, architectural, mechanical and structural planning and engineering of new construction, renovation and capital replacement. Ensure all code requirements are met. Assist in the development of comprehensive project budgets. Co-manage school relocation process and school opening Attain all necessary facility permits (zoning, certificate of occupancy, inspection, permits etc.). Work with Uncommon attorneys to ensure prudent execution of all facility related contracts. Identify, evaluate and recommend contractors, owner representatives, construction managers. Represent Uncommon Schools and its schools at legal, local, and community facility-related hearings. On-going facility support: Support the Facility Management Rollout Initiative to ensure long-term/ capital planning is integrated with daily building operations. Serve as main liaison between Real Estate & Facilities Team and Regional Leadership. Work with Facilities Managers around facility planning and facility problem-solving. Research cost, prepare reports, and make recommendations regarding procurement of outside contractors for specific projects. Inspect completed work for compliance with specifications. Coordinate all lender and insurance related inspections for all building systems. Identify, evaluate and recommend property insurance policies. Provide other facility related support as needed Operations/Financing Support the Real Estate, Finance, Real Estate Financing Consultants, and Development staff in execution on facility financing solutions, which may include: tax credit financing, conventional financing, and philanthropic support. Strategic Planning and Regional Leadership Responsible for maintaining and updating strategic plan for team. Serve as main point of contact for all Real Estate & Facilities issues for Boston based schools. Run monthly meetings with Associate Chief Operating Officers to addresses needs and planning for Boston based schools. Directly manage Associate Director of Real Estate & Facilities. Collaborate closely with Community Engagement, Technology and Finance ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to Senior Director of Real Estate & Facilities. Works closely with Managing Directors, Uncommon??s Directors, and school-based Directors of Operations.
Associated topics: admin, administrator, director of real estate, executive director, manager of real estate, mentorship, program manager, real estate director, real estate manager, senior director * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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