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Organization Alliance College-Ready Public Schools
Classification Other
Job Type Full-Time
Date of posting 11/13/17



Alliance College-Ready Public Schools is the largest nonprofit charter organization in Los Angeles, serving 12,500 low-income students across 25 free, public charter high schools and middle schools. We’re a well-established charter network with a proven record of success in preparing our students for college. In the next phase of our evolution, we must strive to ensure that our students are set up for success in college and beyond. Now is the time to join us in working for long-lasting change for our scholars.


Join our team at Alliance and you can expect to be part of an inclusive and innovative organization deeply committed to preparing Los Angeles students for long-term success. We want talented people from diverse backgrounds and experiences who are motivated to unleash our scholars’ potential. We want strong collaborators, skilled communicators and avid problem solvers who are comfortable in a culture of continuous learning and who are excited to implement fresh ideas and unique solutions to achieve our goals in service of our 12,500 students and families.


Alliance is seeking a Facilities Project Manager to support all school sites and the home office. As a key member of the Real Estate & Facilities Team, the Facilities Project Manager supervises and is responsible for a wide range of duties. The role involves both strategic planning and day-to-day operations, particularly in relation to development projects. The position requires management of capital improvement projects from site acquisition, design development, entitlements, construction, through project completion and handing-over to operational school staff. The Facilities Project Manager will report to the Director, Project Management.


We expect our Facilities Project Manager to:

Assist the Director, Project Management with responsibilities including but not limited to: entitlements, due diligence, vendor management, invoice tracking, and schedule tracking.
Serve as Project Manager, supervise and coordinate the work of contractors after contracts have been awarded.
Supervise maintenance and upgrades, including but not limited to: fire alarm, furniture, equipment, security systems and signage for school campuses. Coordinate all necessary purchases.
Respond appropriately to emergencies or urgent issues as they arise, schedule appropriate repairs, and serve as Project Manager for required work.
Meet regularly with all vendors when projects are under construction.
Coordinate with appropriate city, county, state, and other regulatory agencies in the construction and/or renovation of school campuses.
Coordinate warranty and site documentation close out with the appropriate vendors and regulatory agencies.
Complete applications and ensure compliance with all leases, land use entitlements and district agreements.
Coordinate and complete all property tax exemptions, utilities, insurance, and any other contracts related to the maintenance of campus assets.


Belief in and alignment with Alliance’s core beliefs and educational philosophy
Understanding of the nuances of urban school environments and school culture
A highly organized and detail-oriented successful project manager
Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work independently
Successful track record of prioritizing workload to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Strong customer service orientation
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and cultivate relationships with schools, vendors, and home office colleagues
Strong team player who is willing to go above and beyond to assist other team members
Entrepreneurial spirit to thrive in a fast-paced and achievement-oriented environment
Willingness to go above and beyond contribute to the success of a dynamic team committed to a new future for urban education


High school diploma is required; Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is highly preferred
At least two (2) of experience leading large-scale projects in schools facilities development and management, including analysis of complex contract/legal language, interpretation of standard building plans and local building codes (including ADA regulations for schools), and presenting facilities plans/planning for approval


Alliance is committed to being a Best Place to Work, where employees find meaning and joy in their work every day, within a culture of collaboration, support, and excellence. Alliance offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience, as well as an employer-sponsored 403b plan annual contribution equal to 5% of regular earnings, and comprehensive health benefits packages, including dental and vision. Alliance covers 100% monthly premiums for individual employees or up to $900/month toward family plan premiums.


Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter at www.laalliance.org/careers. Only candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

Only candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools are free public charter schools which do not discriminate against any student, parent, community member, or employee on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.