Choate Rosemary Hall — Director of Operations

Choate Rosemary Hall, a highly selective, co-educational boarding school located in Wallingford, CT, invites applications, nominations, and inquiries as it embarks upon a search for a Director of Operations, a key position overseeing Facilities, Risk Management, Community Safety, and other critical components of an expansive and complex portfolio. 

Reporting to the CFO and serving as the CFO’s chief advisor on all matters related to the operations of the institution, the Director oversees all maintenance and upkeep of 458 acres of campus grounds, 30 student residential buildings, 100+ faculty residences, 20 fields, an ice hockey rink, pool, tennis courts, and fleet management of 50 vehicles.  S/he oversees departments including carpentry, painting, lock shop, plumbing, electrical and HVAC and has overall responsibility for the carbon footprint, energy management and sustainability programs at the School, ensuring compliance with environmental health and safety regulations and interfacing with various town, state and federal agencies. The Director manages the selection of architects and contractors, keeping projects on schedule and on budget. 

The Director of Operations has one direct report in Community Safety and five direct reports in Facilities, including two project managers who oversee construction projects, and managers leading Grounds, HVAC, and Maintenance divisions. The Director of Operations indirectly oversees the work of approximately 40 Choate staff members and 50 contract staff and manages an annual operating and capital projects budget in excess of $10 million.


Ten or more years of directly related experience in a progressively responsible operational administrative management position.  Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the full range of experience within an independent boarding school environment preferred.  Proven ability to affect and influence change through a communicative, collaborative, and inclusive style.  Excellent communication, problem solving, and project management skills.

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Evaluation of candidate materials will begin immediately and continue until a new Director of Operations is named. Inquiries, nominations, and letters of interest with a resume may be sent in confidence to:

Ruth Shoemaker Wood, Partner
Storbeck Search & Associates

Choate prohibits in all its programs discrimination against or harassment of any member or group based upon age, gender, race, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic predisposition, ancestry or other categories protected by Connecticut or federal law. It does not discriminate on these bases in the administration of its admission process, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics, or other school-administered programs.