Position opening: Assistant Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds
Type: Full-time staff
Application deadline: Until filled
Start date: Immediately
Maumee Valley Country Day School is seeking a self-starter who takes pride in a job well done to work side by side with our small but mighty maintenance team. A good candidate has innate leadership qualities, is coachable, and can serve in a leadership role when asked; and the strong candidate is happy to serve as the worker bee when needed. Mechanically gifted and systems-minded candidates will rise to the top of the candidate pool.

This position reports to the superintendent of Buildings and Grounds and collaborates closely with all of the school’s constituencies, from students, faculty, and staff to parents, alumni, and vendors. As a full-time employee, the position offers all benefits afforded to full-time personnel including, but not limited to, a full suite of health benefits, paid life insurance, generous paid time off package, rich retirement package, tuition remission for dependents, and professional development. 

Assistant superintendent of Buildings and Grounds
The key components of this position are integrity, grit—pushing through a problem until it is solved—critical thinking, and creativity. As the second in command on the maintenance team, the best candidate will be an individual who thinks quickly and outside the box when it comes to problem solving. It is critical that this person be able to collaborate with the maintenance team and problem solve with the superintendent of Buildings and Grounds. When faced with a problem, our first priority is the students and the second is the institution. The perfect candidate has a wide range of skills in order to beautify and maintain our campus to its full potential.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:
The assistant superintendent of Buildings and Grounds is a vital and managing member of the maintenance team.  
  • Assist and support the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds as directed and supervise the daily operation of the maintenance/cleaning staff and buildings and grounds in his absence.
  • Assist and support the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds in the management, maintenance, and compliance for all buildings, facilities, grounds, and equipment.  This includes programming and monitoring all building automation systems and life safety systems (fire, security alarms, program systems) as assigned.
  • Work some Saturdays as part of the maintenance team weekend rotation.
  • Manage all OSHA regulated codes, directives, and guidelines as mandated by federal, state, and local regulations as assigned.
  • Manage the safe operation of school transportation equipment, grounds, and equipment
  • Respond to burglar and fire alarms and other emergencies as required
  • Effectively manage budgets as assigned
  • Complete community service projects with students when requested
  • Assist in the operation of  the facilities in an energy-efficient and cost-effective manner
  • Effectively participate as a member of the maintenance team and manage the licensing and compliance issues of and for that team.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.
Minimum Skills and Competencies:
  • Mechanical/electrical background preferred
  • Landscaping experience preferred
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds repeatedly
  • Ability to safely climb ladders and inspect equipment and roofs
  • Must be able to perform normal maintenance duties that require physical activities such as bending, twisting, turning, crawling, working at a desk, typing, and standing
  • Be flexible, available, and able to report to work as needed, including night duty, extra hours, reporting for early morning snow removal when needed, etc.
  • Communicate effectively to all constituencies, both verbally and in writing.
  • Possess skills necessary to prioritize a number of projects simultaneously and manage budgets, organize information logically, analyze/solve problems, meet deadlines.
  • Ability to use good judgment and discretion outside the scope of normal job duties and in emergency situations.
Ability to obtain and maintain school bus license and transport students as needed
Valid driver's license 
Hazard communication program designated person and trainer (federal law)
Ability to obtain and maintain a Building Operator Certification
Ability to obtain 30-hour OSHA certification

Background check:

All Maumee Valley employees and volunteers must agree to a comprehensive background check and confidentiality agreement.

We are dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities to all personnel and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military status, veteran status, ancestry, or citizenship, in accordance with applicable laws. In addition, we comply with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits, and training. We value a diverse workforce.

Any employee who believes they have been discriminated against may discuss this with their supervisor or the Head of School.

      1. Complete this 8-10 minute survey. All applicants are required to take our Culture Index Survey, a free-choice adjective checklist that allows us to determine personality traits and job behaviors necessary to perform the duties of the position.
      2. Email your documents in PDF format to
        1. Documents needed: 
          1. cover letter, resume
          2. three written professional letters of reference
          3. copy of college transcripts (if applicable)
        2. Please use the title of the position in the subject line of your email.
As Maumee Valley Country Day School approaches the 140th anniversary of its founding, it remains the preeminent educational institution in northwest Ohio. It is the only accredited, coeducational, nonreligious, and independent school in the area and attracts families from northwest Ohio, southeast Michigan, and nations around the world. Enrollment is about 470 students from Prekindergarten through 12th Grade. We prepare students for global citizenship and admission to prestigious universities. We are known for outstanding academics, high test scores, a beautiful campus, and unrivaled opportunities for study abroad, hands-on learning, and personal bonds between students and teachers.

At Maumee Valley, children dream, explore, and cultivate their passions and strengths. Our faculty and staff do the same. We are more than a school and more than a group of people: We are a community of lifelong learners who inspire joy. As the only PreK-12 independent school in northwest Ohio, we support an accomplished and diverse student body within a progressive academic program.

A Maumee Valley education is Personal, Experiential, and Global. It is a journey of discovery and of action that defines each child’s learning experience. Through an intentionally crafted curriculum, including active lessons as well as serendipitous explorations, a Maumee Valley education launches children toward the investigation of the world and helps them find their place in it. With our students at the center of our decision-making, we aspire to seek understanding, grow in our compassion and empathy, and adapt to the ever-changing world our students will one day lead.

We believe in collaboration, innovation, and the power of community.

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Maumee Valley Country Day School is the only PreK-12th grade accredited, co-educational, and independent school in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.