Catholic schools in the Diocese of Austin are canonically obedient to the Bishop and assist him in fulfilling his ministry and canonical obligations. Pastors, presidents, and principals serve as leaders of the schools to make Christ's mission present and enduring in the schools. In order to fulfill Christ's mission, the school leaders employ suitable, chosen collaborators, sharing with them Christ's mission and entrusting to them various responsibilities.
Positions employed in this School help extend the ministry of the School leaders in particular ways as outlined in the job description. The employee in this position is closely connected to and assists the School leaders in the performance of their ministry and, therefore, engages in ministry for the Church.
The Facilities Director is responsible for all aspects of running the physical plant of the school: construction, maintenance, landscaping, water, electrical, plumbing, security, janitorial, and the cafeteria. Therefore the ideal candidate is very experienced in managing many employees, running a budget, planning ahead for facilities maintenance, and working well with various constituencies.This position reports to and is evaluated by the Head of School.
Overseeing all building operations, ground maintenance, well station for two schools, general maintenance and major repairs in compliance with Austin building code and requirements.
Insure all city permits and inspections are secured in compliance with legal requirements ( fire, police,parking,elevator,irrigation, retention pond , sprinkler, alarm, electrical and plumbing)
Insure building compliance for all City facility audits, property and liability insurance audits.
Responding to emergencies and conducting site inspections.
Coordinate and oversee school activities for safety, security, carpool, evacuations, building lockdown, fire drills- as well as faculty/staff access badge.
Coordinate, manage and schedule all SGCS facility booking and oversee all facility use for internal use, board meetings, special events and external rentals.
Select and oversee all external contractors for building cleaning, waste disposal, refurbishing interior, plumbing, exterminators, landscape maintenance and special repairs
Monitor, order supplies for building cleaning maintenance, as well as school supplies for students.
Process all of the Invoices related to above duties in a timely manner, with back-up information - making sure all purchases align with budget.
Develop budgets current year and long-term ( 10 years ) PPRRSM
Cafeteria - responsible for budget - menu - sales - service
Front Reception desk - responsible for receptionist - and for receiving and shipping.
Minimum 5+ years in facilities management.
Experience in schools and/or construction management is helpful.
Certifications and Training:
Valid Texas driver's license.
Must maintain compliance with the Diocese of Austin Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM) policies throughout the employment period.
All employees of the school are engaged in ministry and closely tied to the Head of School in the exercise of the School's ministry and obligations to the school.
The school is an at-will employer.
Working in a fast-paced environment with priorities and plans that may change rapidly.
Working on weekends, evenings, and some holidays may be required.
Will be exposed to religious ceremonies, conduct, and speech including Christian prayer and Catholic liturgical celebrations. Staff meetings and other functions may open and close with Christian prayer.
Will be required to adhere to established dress codes and conduct standards.
All buildings and vehicles owned by the school are tobacco-free.
May be required to use personal or school vehicles to drive to off-site locations.
Traveling within and outside the school to meetings and other events may be required, and travel may include overnight lodging.
Must maintain a work schedule that maximizes availability to students, parents, colleagues, and administration.
Will be required to work in multiple educational settings.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Exhibits outstanding organization and time management skills for managing a large workload.
Displays highly effective oral and written communication skills geared to various age groups and parents.
Is able to work well independently and on a team.
Possesses excellent managerial skills and the ability to intervene when employees need additional support or training.
Possesses the ability to make decisions based on factual evidence and observation.
Possesses an outstanding work ethic, eye for detail, and high standards of performance.
St. Gabriel’s is accredited through the Independent School Association of the Southwest (ISAS) and the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department (TCCED)
St. Gabriel’s Catholic School stands apart as a profoundly unique school and community. On our website, you will learn more about the ways St. Gabriel’s customizes the educational experience to match the skills and personality of each student, how we ask every constituency in our community to stretch themselves to their limit and then to go a little further, and how Christ lies at the center of all we do. In the happy faces of our students, you will see the results of high expectations and the joy that safety, affection, and a love of learning can bring.
Less obvious are the crucial relationships that make St. Gabriel’s possible. The rich partnership between faculty and parents not only produces better academic outcomes, but also models for our students the benefits of patience, generosity, and a shared commitment to excellence. We know learning is not a static transferral of ideas, but a dynamic process in which the teacher and student are collaborators and fellow travelers. Equally important is the special way our stu...dents care for one another. They are student leaders and have pride in their school and in each other. Every day I am surprised and inspired by these wonderful children. They are amazing!
I invite you to come see for yourself. Come walk our halls and spend time on our campus. Our buildings and grounds manifest our mission: welcoming, inclusive, and vibrant. You will see our students learning about themselves and the world around them through a potent mixture of technology, expertise, and creativity. Our campus is constantly humming with activity; you are always welcome!
A St. Gabriel’s Catholic School graduate is an accomplished scholar, a confident leader, and a compassionate friend. Yet there is more. Our graduates are grounded in faith and open to the call of God in their lives. They will make this world a better place.
On behalf of the faculty, staff, families, and students, welcome to St. Gabriel’s Catholic School!
Head of School