9987 Chief Facilities Officer, SFUSD

Recruitment #PEX-9987-069148




Who We Are

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is the seventh largest school district in California, serving more than 57,000 students who speak more than 44 documented languages across 132 schools in the city of San Francisco every year. We aim for every student who attends SFUSD schools to discover his or her spark, along with a strong sense of self and purpose, and that all students graduate from high school ready for college and career, and equipped with the skills, capacities and dispositions outlined in SFUSD’s Graduate Profile.  Every day in our quest to achieve this mission we provide each and every student the quality instruction and equitable support required to thrive in the 21st century.



What It Means to Work Here

In 2014 SFUSD created an inclusive and inspiring statement, Vision 2025, which captures our aspirations and vision for the future of public education in San Francisco. Alongside the District’s strategic plan, SFUSD is reimagining how public education will change over the next decade to meet the dynamic future of San Francisco. As a CORE district, SFUSD is also a leader in critical systems change for more comprehensive school accountability and innovations that help strengthen the instructional core, which is the foundation of our strategic plan and Vision 2025.  When you join our team at SFUSD you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused organization that approaches public education as a social justice movement, requiring broad collaboration across an array of strategic partners.



Who We Want

We want talented people from diverse backgrounds and experiences, who are inspired by our mission steeped in equity, and who are motivated to unleash our students’ potential. We want people who are strong collaborators, skilled communicators, problem solvers and who are comfortable in a community of continuous learning. As Chief Facilities Officer, you will report to the Deputy Superintendent of Policy and Operations and serve a key executive role at SFUSD with responsibility for all facilities-related activities, including the planning, development, design and construction of all facility capital improvements, facility maintenance and custodial operations, environmental health and energy sustainability and real estate-facility permit operations.  



We expect our Chief Facilities Officer to:


Be the external face and internal leader of SFUSD’s Facilities Services Division

  • Plan, direct and manage the operations of the Facilities Services Division
  • Provide leadership and oversight for nine operational departments: Bond Modernization Program, Buildings and Grounds, Custodial Services, Design and Construction, Environmental Health, (Environmental) Sustainability, Real Estate / Permits, Transportation and Emergency Planning departments
  • Collaborate effectively with executive staff, site and central administrators and the Board of Education in District-wide comprehensive planning and policy implementation to ensure effective utilization and maintenance of real property assets
  • Work effectively with key external stakeholders and partners (e.g., City and County staff and officials, bond credit rating agencies, citizen advisory groups) and serves as a key spokesperson and primary District representative regarding fiscal issues to such stakeholders
  • Serve on the Superintendent’s leadership team and other advisory committees
  • Perform other responsibilities as appropriate and as assigned based on ongoing organizational needs and strategic direction


Develop and execute a comprehensive facilities strategy aligned to SFUSD’s vision and strategic plan

  • Develop, implement and monitor the District’s multi-billion dollar long-range facilities capital plan, including development of ten-year capital planning priorities and deferred maintenance plan
  • Allocate Division resources, including the preparation of the Division’s budget, to align with the District’s vision, strategic plan and priorities; adjust plans and programs to address new and emerging needs, policies, expectations and changes in technology or educational practice


Lead our SFUSD Facilities Services Division

  • Directly supervise the directors/managers of the nine departments that make up the Facilities Division
  • Direct day-to-day operations and work processes; organize and direct the work of subordinate staff, make recommendations regarding planning, staffing and system and project implementation
  • Develop and implement a strong talent strategy for the Facilities Services Division, including attracting, developing and motivating staff to provide excellent service to customers in schools and central offices in a prompt, courteous, respectful, efficient and helpful way
  • Establish performance measures/goals and monitor results, facilitate cross-functional cooperation, and identify and address strategic opportunities and challenges


The strongest candidates will have:

  • Deep knowledge or interest in urban public school landscapes and issues including policies, politics, education practices and funding
  • Commitment to the mission of an urban public school system focused on providing equitable opportunities and outcomes for all students
  • Significant experience in design and construction of K-12 educational facilities
  • Demonstrated record of successful leadership, particularly in the area of facilities services, in a large, complex and culturally diverse organization
  • Demonstrated management ability and a record of leading teams to excellent outcomes
  • Ability to work effectively across multiple functions and roles (e.g., customers, policy-makers, supervisors, direct and indirect reports, peers/colleagues, external stakeholders) within a complex organization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to convey information to a variety of audiences (e.g., large groups, staff meetings, executive briefings, public board meetings, memos)
  • Strong conceptual, analytic and organizational skills necessary to inform strategy development and execution
  • Strong project management skills and experience with technology and business processes/systems
  • Demonstrated financial management experience, including planning and overseeing implementation of significant capital and operating budgets


Minimum Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in education, business, architecture, urban planning or related field; Master’s Degree (M.B.A., M.A., M.P.A, M.Arch or equivalent) preferred.
  • Five (5) or more years of successful experience in a senior management position, including facilities-related managerial responsibilities; experience within a large California public school district preferred.


What We Offer

SFUSD offers a competitive salary of $141,120 - $188,160 commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package including dental and vision plans, disability, life insurance, flexible spending account options, and vacation time. We also offer an inclusive and equity-centered environment where we encourage staff to bring their whole selves to work.



How to Apply

  • You will be prompted to electronically attach a letter of interest, resume, letters of recommendation and any applicable credentials or licenses.  
  • Our Human Resources team will then review your entire application to determine your eligibility status and contact you directly should you move forward in the process.


San Francisco Unified School District is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment. SFUSD does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Conviction History

As a finalist for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a finalist. .

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

For more information regarding School District benefits, please click on this link http://www.sfusd.edu/en/employment/salary-and-benefits.html



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