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Director of Facilities, Planning, and Management

Welcome to Ames Community School District (CSD), where we are more than just a workplace – we are a community committed to fostering growth, recognition, and inclusivity. As an employee at Ames CSD, you will not only benefit from competitive compensation and a range of employee discount opportunities, but you will also have the chance to be part of an organization that values diversity and inclusion. Our commitment to providing state-of-the-art facilities, including new and renovated spaces, ensures that you will have the resources you need to excel in your role. Join us at Ames CSD, where your talents are recognized, and you have the opportunity to grow in a supportive and dynamic community.

Ames Community School District is seeking Director of Facilities to begin June 1, 2024.

Under the direction of the Superintendent of Schools, the Director of Facilities Planning & Management provides administrative services, which includes the oversight, management and coordination of the Ames Community School District Department of Facilities Planning & Management.

Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

  • Provides the administration of Facilities Planning & Management.
    • Assistant Director of FP&M
      • The Maintenance Department
      • The Custodial Department
  • Establishes FP&M annual and long-range budget plans.
    • General Fund
    • $1.34 PPEL Fund (10 year renewal)
    • $0.33 PPEL Fund (Annual Renewal)
    • SAVE Fund
  • Budget management - reviews and authorizes requests for purchases funded by budgets that are included in the approved budget plan.
  • Establishes and maintains Life Cycle Studies for all the buildings in the District.
  • Provides Project Administration of all District projects.
    • Large projects may include management of design consultants, budget development compliance to contract requirements, defining project options, preparation of recommendations of payment to consultants and contractors, and assuring project compliance with codes, regulations, user requirements, and District standards.
    • Small projects define scope, budget, and schedule.  Solicit pricing, organize resources - internal and external, schedule and coordinate work, monitor and verify progress and completion.
  • Provides planning support and knowledge of facilities to administrators, school board, and committees for facility planning efforts.
  • Develops and implements short-and long-range initiatives to improve the Facilities Planning & Management department.
  • Organizes and maintains drawings, specifications and project files for all facilities.
  • Hires, trains, and evaluates
    • Assistant Director of FP&M
      • Maintenance staff
      • Custodial staff
      • Department administrative support


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher with preferred majors: architecture, engineering, business management, construction or facilities related fields.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in facilities management or related areas preferred.

The successful candidate will exhibit:

  • Creates a welcoming environment and sense of belonging for all staff.
  • Knowledge of construction methods, project management, and budget management.
  • Excellent communication, leadership and conflict management skills.
  • Strong budget management skills.
  • Strong knowledge and background in the use of spreadsheets, work processing, and other computer programs.
  • Exceptional ability to plan, organize, and implement time-sensitive, complex programs that have legal and compliance implications.
  • Ability to model collaboration, coordination and facilitation of work groups.
  • Ability to analyze data for program development and improvement.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences using verbal, written and technological skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other departments and communicate with stakeholders.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others and build positive constructive relationships.
  • Strong organizational skills.

Required Application Materials:

  • Three (3) current reference letters
  • Resume
  • Letter of Introduction

Compensation: Pay commensurate with education and experience.


  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Paid Time Off-Paid holidays (11), vacation (accrued monthly), sick leave (12 days the first year), emergency leave (5)
  • IPERS Retirement

Choosing the Ames Community School District isn't just about a job – it's about becoming part of a vibrant and close-knit community, nestled in the heart of Iowa. With its small-town charm and big-city amenities, Ames offers a unique blend of contentment and excitement. As a college town, opportunities to engage and get involved abound, whether it's through cultural events, educational pursuits, or community initiatives. At Ames, you're not just joining a workplace; you're becoming a valued member of a community driven by collaboration, growth, and a shared commitment to excellence. Come be a part of Ames, where both your professional and personal aspirations can thrive. 
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It is the policy of the Ames Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the Human Resources Director at the District Offices, 2005 24th St. Ames, IA 50010, (515) 268-6610.