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Director of Physical Plant


Director of Physical Plant 


The State College Area School District seeks a dynamic, energetic leader who is mission driven and has a record of proven results and responsibilities to serve as our Director of Physical Plant.  This full-time, twelve-month administrative position reports to the Finance and Operations Officer and is charged with overseeing the operation and maintenance of all school facilities and grounds; leading capital facility planning, including the management of subsequent construction projects; and, overseeing the procurement of district-wide supplies.  In addition, the Director is responsible for providing leadership and recommendations to senior administration on the development of district long-range strategic plans; the assessment and evaluation of current and future facilities infrastructure; developing, communicating and maintaining a long-term vision and plan for facilities; analyzing operational methods and procedures and recommending to senior administration the most efficient and effective systems; and, ensuring compliance with all applicable state and federal laws.


The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • A commitment to a robust and multi-faceted educational setting.

  • The ability to be a strong problem solver, viewing challenges and problems as opportunities for growth and transformation.

  • Compassion, integrity, and open-mindedness in all interactions.

  • Collegiality, approachability, flexibility, and adaptability.

  • A passion for environmental sustainability.

  • Consistently strong, respectful, and gracious interpersonal and communication skills.

  • An ability to partner and collaborate with all community members.

  • The ability to give direction, provide follow-up, give feedback and ensure accountability on task done.

  • Experience with construction project documents and bidding specifications.

  • The ability to work in a variety of environments, including indoors outdoors, on roofs or elevated areas.


A Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required; an advanced degree is preferred.  Analytical, organizational, collaborative, and coaching skills are critical to success in this position.  The successful candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, a proven ability to build relationships, and strong interpersonal and customer service skills.


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. If you have a desire to engage with a community that values education and a staff that believes in academic growth and success for all students through high quality learning experiences, then please provide your cover letter and  resume at  Credentials will be reviewed beginning April 30, 2021.  

Position: Director of Physical Plant
Organization: State College Area School District
Location: State College,  PA 
United States
Posting Start Date: 4/15/2021
Date Posted: 4/16/2021
Status: This listing expires on: 5/31/2021
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State College Area School District

State College,  PA 16801
United States
Randy Brown