Our mission is to be leaders in maintaining the highest standards of a safe, healthy learning environment and to support educational excellence through the prudent management of resources.

The New York State School Facilities Association (SFA) serves as a voice for more than 600 Directors of School Facilities, Facilities Managers, Head Custodians, Health and Safety Coordinators, and other key school facilities personnel.

BoyBelow our several reasons to join us, and you may download our Membership Brochure for more information.


local presenceLOCAL PRESENCE

SFA has more than 600 members representing 18 local Chapters across New York State. Chapters conduct regular meetings, special events and educational opportunities. Find your Chapter Leader and join your local Chapter today!


SFA’s educational arm, the School Facilities Management Institute (SFMI), hosts our Annual Conference & Expo, webinars, Annual Academy Series, and Classrooms of the Future Summit. There are opportunities to earn accreditation through SFMI and degrees in School Facilities Management through Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC) and Empire State College (ESC).

job bankJOB BANK

As a resource to our members and school communities, SFA offers a job bank to share open positions in the facilities management field. This benefits our members by providing opportunities for job advancement and gives school districts a place to advertise open positions.


SFA was instrumental in passing legislation that established NYS Civil Service qualifications for school district Director of Facilities (I, II, III) positions. This law included a statewide exam, replacing all regional exams and streamlining the certification process. SFA is deeply committed to supporting our members through the state civil service process.

online resourcesONLINE RESOURCES

Find news, information, videos, articles, resources, exclusive benefits, access to the member directory and resource library at nyssfa.com. In addition, we host two listservs -- one for school district members and one for BOCES members -- to facilitate sharing best practices.


Educational law and the Civil Service system can be daunting and intimidating. SFA helps its members navigate legal professional concerns by offering one-hour free telephone consultation with our legal counsel. It is our pleasure to share with you one of the most valuable benefits available to you as amember of SFA: our Legal Assistance Program. Educational law and the Civil Service system can be daunting and intimidating. SFA helps its members navigate legal professional concerns by offering a free consultation of up to one hour with our attorney partners at Hinman Straub PC. Email your request to Legal Counsel Elena DeFio Kean at ekean@hinmanstraub.com and Paralegal Melanie C Kowalick at mkowalick@hinmanstraub.com. Use "SFA Attorney Assistance" as the subject line. Include your name, school district, and a brief explanation of your legal issue.


SFA maintains a vocal and visible presence among state lawmakers and policymakers. In addition, SFA has built strong partnerships with other key educational organizations to promote the importance of having strong facilities professionals in our schools.


Peer support and acknowledgement of industry accomplishments is a key priority. Members are recognized through our weekly e-newsletter, Wednesday Wake Up, as well as our social media platforms and at our Annual Conference.


SFA Members connect through the SFA's educational institute (SFMI) Annual Conference & Expo, webinars, social media, the online member directory and local Chapter events.


Frequent communication provides members with association and industry news, career tips, member highlights, educational articles, event updates and more. We are social too! SFA hosts groups on Facebook and Twitter, allowing professionals to connect and share.


SFA offers member-oriented scholarships and opportunities for dependent children of members to help defray college costs.


A customizable and proactive approach to optimizing a school district’s facilities management plan. Facilities professionals travel to districts to develop recommendations for systemized and cost efficient facilities management.