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Director of Facilities Management

The Lutheran High School Association of St. Louis (LHSA) seeks to fill the position of Director of Facilities Management effective immediately.  This is a full-time (12-month) exempt position.  Benefits include:  health insurance, retirement (defined pension plan), disability, paid vacation and sick leave.

The LHSA operates two co-educational, private Christian high schools and is opening a new middle school located on two campus in St Louis County.  Lutheran South is located in the heart of South County serving over 420 students in grades 9 through 12 on 35 acres of land and a single school building of roughly 96,250 square feet. Lutheran North is located roughly 22 miles away in North County serving over 250 students in grades 9 through 12 on 46 acres of land and a single school building of roughly 81,350 square feet. The middle school expansion at Lutheran North will be accommodated within the existing building initially. Both schools are currently updating their Campus Master Plans in preparations for significant renovations and expansions in the years to come.

The Mission of the LHSA is: “Our students thrive in a Christ-centered community of excellence where they achieve their God-given potential through a college-preparatory curriculum.
The Purpose statement for Lutheran South is: “Lutheran High School South educates for excellence in a Christ-centered environment, preparing students for leadership in service to the church, the home and the world.

The Purpose statement for Lutheran North is: “Lutheran High School North is a diverse educational community whose unity is in Jesus Christ. We exist to nurture young Christians for further education and Christian service.

In keeping with this mission and purpose, the Director is a part of the executive leadership team supporting all schools reporting to the President of the Association. In addition to effective Christian leadership, the Director is responsible for the supervision, motivation and development of all staff within the facilities office of the Association and at each school, oversight and management of policies and procedures related to facilities and maintenance, providing financial management to assigned budgets and projects, ensuring that the facilities and grounds of all schools and operations remain in good, safe, working condition and able to meet the needs of all users in the present and into the future working collaboratively with the President and each school Principal.  He or she will also provide leadership to facilities and campus planning and all facilities related capital projects.

The successful candidate will have documented education resulting in a diploma or degree in a related area and bring significant work experience in a wide range of both technical and managerial areas applicable to the position.  An understanding of school operations and experience working in a school setting is preferred.  Project management, construction management and/or contractor management experience is required.  All LHSA employees must be a member of and in regular attendance at a Christian congregation and must fully accept our belief statement and actively exhibit these Christian values and behaviors in all they say and do, agreeing to limit their personal expression to remain in alignment with the schools stated religious beliefs and those of our sponsoring church, The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.  The salary is competitive and is determined by relevant experience and educational attainment. 
Candidates interested in this position should click on the link below to access and complete the LHSA Employment Application.  Email your letter of interest, current resume and completed employment application to:  Sharon Thurman, Human Resources Manager at SThurman@LHSAstl.org.

Nominations are also encouraged and should include a letter of recommendation and current contact information for the nominee and should also be emailed to Mrs. Thurman at the same address.    
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