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Cardinal Newman High School located in West Palm Beach; FL is searching for a full time School Assistant Facilities Director.

The Diocese is dedicated to providing excellent working conditions with competitive compensation in order to attract and retain an outstanding workforce. The Diocese of Palm Beach offers a competitive benefits package to employee’s working 30 or more hours per work week consisting of comprehensive medical, vision, dental, LTD, group life insurance, optional life insurance. The diocese also provides a 403(b)-retirement plan to all employees. Information on our benefits and retirement programs can be found here.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish a schedule for maintenance activities, so that facilities may be appropriately prepared for them.
  • Ensure that school facilities are clean and presentable at all times.
  • Ensure that the school grounds are in good shape.
  • Ensure that all school equipment is appropriately maintained.
  • Order and ensure delivery, storage, and appropriate use of all maintenance supplies for the school plant.
  • Present all invoices in a timely manner to the school bookkeeper; keep in touch with them on expenses.
  • Make recommendations to president and principal with regard to maintenance and repairs; coordinate and oversee the work of all vendors, contractors, sub-contractors, and landscapers on school grounds.
  • Respond to needs in the school as presented by the president and principal.
  • Oversee issues pertaining to code enforcement.
  • Ability to use and understand cleaning chemicals and maintenance equipment.
  • Schedule pest control monthly school.
  • Responsible for ordering housekeeping supplies (trash bags, paper towels, toilet paper, hand soap, cleaning supplies).
  • Assist in safety and emergency procedures.
  • Oversee landscaping, sprinkler system, & rustproofing machine.
  • Make sure school is code compliant.
  • Must be present during any repairs that are done by vendors.
  • Must be present during all inspections.
  • Setting of all timers for lights and sprinklers.
  • Make sure all chemicals are labeled.
  • Understand Diocesan protocols, pertaining to safety, OSHA, contracts, certificates of insurance and professional meetings at the school.


  • 2-4 years’ experience in detailed knowledge of maintenance procedures.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet.
  • Plumbing and electrical experience is a plus.
  • Ability to use and understand cleaning chemicals and maintenance equipment.
  • Working knowledge of electrical, plumbing, painting, AC equipment, and lawn sprinkler system and maintenance equipment.
  • Ability to multitask, for teamwork and of good relationships with other employees and contractors.
  • Ability to make responsible judgement calls and maintain confidentiality.
  • Excellent and professional interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to make sound educational decisions.
  • To give witness and example of Catholic values.
  • Always maintain a positive attitude, representing a positive image of the Church and of Christ to fellow staff members, school families, vendors, and visitors.
  • To develop healthy professional relationships.
  • Ability and willingness to work effectively with colleagues.
  • To support the total school program.
  • Adhere to the Diocese of Palm Beach Code of Conduct with emphasis on confidentiality and able to exercise discretion and good business judgment.
  • Ability to work effectively with peers, students, Diocesan employees, departments heads, representatives of other agencies and the general public.
  • Ability to make sound decisions.
  • Strong organizational skills and capable of multitasking.
  • Ability to multi-task, work independently and make responsible judgment calls.
  • Reliable insured vehicle and ability to travel as necessary.

Physical Requirements

  • Occasional light lifting and carrying of under 15 pounds.
  • Occasional moderate carrying and lifting of 15 – 44 pounds.
  • Frequent use of both hands and fingers (i.e. typing).
  • Frequent extended periods of sitting.
  • Occasional periods of standing, kneeling and climbing.
  • Occasional ability of minimal hearing (i.e. loud noises, sirens) and routine hearing (i.e. listening to others in conversation).
  • Occasional time spent working closely with others.

The above is intended to describe the general context of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. To apply, download and complete the Employment Application and submit along with your resume, salary requirements and list of references to the attention of John Clarke at john.clarke@cardinalnewman.com.

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