Open Positions

Director of Facilities

North Country School and Camp Treetops seek a full-time Director of Facilities to oversee the execution of all aspects of the facility maintenance and planning.

The Director of Facilities is responsible for oversight of all aspects of the physical plant and property for the North Country School / Camp Treetops and Rock-E property.  The Director is responsible for the supervision of the maintenance staff and their activities. The Director will manage all contracted services and ensure the physical operation of the property meets budgetary and strategic objectives.  The Director will also bring experience in project management and have excellent communication skills.  A candidate with a strong sense of environmental sustainability who has a desire to continue to reduce the facility’s carbon footprint and experience with energy management systems that provide a more sustainable environment is essential to being successful.  

This position is currently open and will remain open until filled. Compensation for this position will be based on the level of experience and knowledge of the candidate.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

As a key member of the Administrative Team, this candidate should demonstrate the following:

  • Experience in directing, supervising and evaluating department staff; ensuring staff are properly trained relative to specific job tasks and responsibilities.
  • Assure confidence and a high regard for safety in the community that regular maintenance and repair tasks are attended to, that preventative maintenance plans are in place to lessen future plant issues and that there is available staff for emergency maintenance issues if they occur. 
  • Direct, schedule and oversee external contractors including electricians, plumbers, excavators, roofers, painters, landscapists, etc. Assure compliance of all contractors to safety standards and mitigate risk.
  • Management of a facilities budget including approval of expenditures, financial planning of all repairs and replacement projects and monitor expenditures.
  • Plan and manage physical plant projects. Obtain estimates of cost, oversee site and building projects ensuring compliance with local laws. Be accountable to managing a project budget.
  • Demonstrate open and comprehensive communication of physical plant activities. Have excellent organizational skills and a broad knowledge of business functions.
  • Ensure proper systems are in place for managing all mechanical systems including a wastewater treatment plant, potable water system and heating systems of various types.
  • Work collaboratively with all staff to assure project planning and implementation aligns with our school and camp program schedules and facility needs.  Minimize disruptions to overall business operations.
  • Ability to plan and direct physical plant initiatives that enhance and sustain our diverse facility with strong budget planning and management. Coordinate facility initiatives with the Plant Committee of the Board of Trustees in order to help prioritize campus needs.
  • Quickly develop an understanding of the complex systems, policies and agreements in place to help manage a very diverse institution.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in facilities management, engineering or property management or related field and/or 5 years of experience in property/facility management
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Project management experience
  • Strong desire to maintain the forest and land management of the facility
  • Good knowledge of regulations and laws regarding facilities
  • Ability to multitask and be willing to get their hands dirty 
  • Computer proficiency, Google workspace knowledge and knowledge of working with various preventative maintenance systems

To apply, or for more information, send an email to: applicant@ncstreetops.org, or send a request via U.S. mail to: Attention: Director of Facilities Search Committee, North Country School and Camp Treetops, 4382 Cascade Road, Lake Placid, NY 12946. Cover letter and resume required.


Full-time Cook

We are seeking a full-time employee who likes working in an amazing environment catering to summer campers and boarding students using our own locally sourced foods. Our kitchen cooks have the opportunity to cook using their individual skills. Meals are prepared from scratch everyday in a family style setting. Wages are commensurate with experience and the benefits of working in our environment are outstanding.

If interested, please contact Fritz at fritz@northcountryschool.org or call 518-523-9329 for further details.


Full-time/Year-round Maintenance Technician

We seek an independent maintenance technician who will be responsible for performing preventative maintenance work orders; coordinate maintenance tasks that enhance the aesthetics of the campus including landscaping, painting, general repairs; and assist with tasks required for maintaining our wastewater treatment plant.

The ideal candidate will have safely worked with hand tools, power tools, and machinery. Candidate must have a keen eye toward aesthetic improvement. Candidate must present a positive attitude, and enjoy working in a school community.

If you like working independently, can handle getting your hands dirty, and have a good eye on maintaining an aesthetically pleasing environment, this is a great place to be. We provide benefits, including health insurance, from day one.

Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assist wastewater treatment operator with required tasks
  • Perform routine maintenance tasks including painting, checks to fire extinguishers, bait mouse traps, snow removal
  • Perform preventative maintenance tasks as assigned by a computerized maintenance management system
  • Safely operate hand tools, power tools, and machinery including tractors and mowers
  • Perform landscape improvement to flower beds and other plantings

If you are interested, please contact fritz@northcountryschool.org with a resume that includes prior job experience.


EOE Statement: WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

About North Country School and Camp Treetops: North Country School, an independent boarding and day school for grades 4-9, and Camp Treetops, a seven-week, overnight summer camp, share a spectacular 200-acre campus in the Adirondack High Peaks region of upstate New York. The farm operation includes approximately five acres of mixed vegetables and flowers, 35 acres of pasture, two commercial-size greenhouses, 500-tap maple sugar operation, and a multi-barn complex that houses animals raised both for consumption and for teaching purposes. Our animals include pigs, chickens, turkeys, sheep, goats, and horses. For more than 75 years, students and campers have benefited from active participation in the care of barnyard animals and the growing and harvesting of food. We raise tens of thousands of pounds of meat and produce for our school and camp communities. Nationwide, we are one of only seven Founding Programs of Alice Waters’ Edible Schoolyard Project. In recent years, the farm has served as a nexus for much of our sustainability education.