Metropolitan Family Services empowers families to learn, to earn, to heal, to thrive. Part mentor, part motivator, part advocate, since 1857, Metropolitan Family Services has been the engine of change that empowers families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities. Metropolitan is Illinois’ first comprehensive human services agency and reaches more than 72,000 individuals and families in Chicago, Evanston/Skokie, the southwest suburbs and DuPage County with services promoting education, economic stability, emotional wellness and empowerment.
We are now hiring for a full-time Head Start Facilities and Transportation Manager to join our DuPage Team!
Essential Job Functions:
Support operations director in maintaining safe, operational facilities and agency vehicles within budgetary guidelines.
Coordinate facilities and vehicle maintenance with inspectors, contractors, and other outside persons on an as needed basis.
Responsible for coordinating maintenance projects between grantee, its partners, area managers, and contractors; maintaining a complete schedule and budget.
Coordinate and prioritize maintenance requests.
In collaboration with the contracted vended transportation agencies, gather, monitor, and oversee the required paperwork for maintaining the Transportation and Facilities service areas in accordance with state law, Head Start Performance Standards, and DCFS licensing regulations to ensure safe, high quality programming for children and families.
Independently perform simple construction, maintenance, and/or repairs of agency facilities on a scheduled and as-needed basis.
Ensure monthly monitoring and reporting activities are scheduled and checklists are completed. Assess need and plan for follow-up actions as deemed necessary in a timely manner.
Order, purchase, and/or gather needed tools and materials to complete maintenance requests.
Track and maintain inventory located in the supply warehouse, the agency intranet, and on-site.
Develop, maintain, and grow relationships with outside vendors and stakeholders to provide high quality materials and services to Head Start children and families.
In collaboration with the contracted vended transportation agencies, provide on-site training to bus drivers and monitors as required by the Head Start Performance Standards and DCFS licensing requirements.
Establish systems and procedures to ensure timely execution of all quality assurance, corrective action, and compliance activities related to the Transportation and Facilities service areas.
Participate in the annual Self-Assessment process, including training staff, compiling data, and planning for continued quality improvements.
Participate in program recruitment efforts to maintain full enrollment.
Respect and maintain rights and privacy of all staff, parents, and children.
Attend mandated trainings and meetings, and seek out staff development opportunities.
Provides active supervision to ensure the safety of Head Start children while in the classroom, during transitions, and while on the playground. Ensures that no child shall be left alone or unsupervised.
Work as a team member with all staff and maintain a positive work ethic.
Perform other duties as assigned.
High School Diploma, college degree preferred.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex documents including building and grounds plans, electrical plans and instructions for the assembly and use of tools and equipment.
Ability to apply mathematical concepts and operations to such tasks as determining square and linear footage, amount and quantity of materials to be used, time, prorating and billing.
Ability to work, develop, maintain and grow relationships with members of the business community, including grantee and delegate partners and vendors.
Awareness of standard safety regulations.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical procedures and government regulations in fields relevant to position.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Mobility for travel with the ability to lift and carry 50 pounds
Valid Illinois Driver’s License
Food Service Sanitation Certification or the ability to obtain within 6 months of hire.
Metropolitan Family Services offers a very generous benefits packet to our professionals:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medical Coverage: HMO, Traditional PPO, or PPO w/ HSA contributions.
Dental and Vision Insurance Options
11 paid Holidays
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Training and Professional Development Plan with E- Learning
Metropolitan Family Services is an accredited nonprofit agency that has more than 800 full and part-time professional staff dedicated to providing quality services by empowering families to learn, to earn, to heal, and to thrive. We value our professionals for serving as a mentor, a motivator, and advocate to families in need. Since 1857 Metropolitan Family Services has been the engine of change t...hat empowers Chicago and Suburban- area families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities.