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.
SFA has over 600 members representing 17 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 institute (SFMI) hosts our Annual Conference & Expo, webinars, Annual Academy Series, and Critical Issues Summit. There are opportunities to earn certifications through SFMI and degrees in School Facilities Management through Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC) and Empire State College (ESC).
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.
DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES LAW
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 state-wide exam, replacing all regional exams and streamlining the certification process. SFA is deeply committed to supporting our members through the state civil service process.
Find news, information, videos, articles, resources, exclusive benefits, access to the member directory and webinar library at nyssfa.com.
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 one-hour free telephone consultation with our legal counsel.
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 Wednesday Wake Up, our social media platforms, and at our annual conference.
SFA Members connect through the SFA educational institute’s (School Facilities Management Institute) 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.