YMCA Camp Pine Crest, Torrance, ON
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The YMCA of Greater Toronto aspires to be a great work place committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, where different backgrounds, experiences, and identities are appreciated and celebrated. Guided by our shared values — kindness, well-being, integrity, inclusiveness, respect, and optimism — the YMCA provides thousands of employees with meaningful jobs and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of individuals and the health of our communities. We recognize the contributions of our staff through innovative practices, great benefits, and growth opportunities.
Nature and scope
YMCA Camping and Outdoor Education offers outdoor experiences that foster personal growth and build community. After taking part in our programs, children and youth return home more confident, independent, and with new friendships. YMCA Camp Pine Crest is an overnight camp serving children, families, and organizations through naturally focussed programs that embody the mission, vision, and outcomes of the YMCA. Camp Pine Crest is made up of 650 acres of Muskoka wilderness surrounded by 3 interconnected lakes with 8km of shoreline; has over 26km of hiking trails and 7,500 sq.ft. of dock; and has 60 buildings.
The Facility Manager is an integral part of the management team, playing the key leadership role for daily operation, annual maintenance and long-term health of all physical assets on site year round at Camp Pine Crest. This position is the key site contact for the ongoing site renewal projects.
This position requires a highly motivated, self-starting individual that has a combination of hands-on working knowledge of facility repair and the ability to keep focused on the longer-term priorities of managing a large asset. A key element to this position is a proven successful history of working with children and youth that includes relationship building skills as well as an educator and mentor. In addition, the Facility Manager is responsible for the hiring and management of the maintenance staff, cleaning staff, and kitchen staff; development and implementation of a comprehensive preventative maintenance program, budget preparation and implementation of the refurbishment and capital projects.
Responsible for recruiting, hiring, and leading seasonal maintenance and kitchen staff, including preparation of schedules. Ensures the cleanliness, landscaping, annual projects and program support remain the focus of the seasonal maintenance team’s daily routine. This includes staff development through feedback and appraisals.
Responsible for recruiting, organizing, and directing the volunteer work programs at and for Camp Pine Crest. This includes the leadership groups in the summer months, six volunteer work weekends annually, and any volunteer organization to support the capital campaign construction.
Actively participates in the Facility Manager Task Force that builds on shared learning to research and implement best practices and code compliance across all YMCA facilities.
Works closely with the General Manager to proactively maintain strong relationships with the local cottager community and business people.
Directs and co-ordinates all relevant trades people for repairs and maintenance performed on equipment, building systems, refurbishment and capital projects, as required. Monitors contract services to ensure quality standards are met and contract compliance. As part of this work, ensures that all work meets applicable building code, is done with properly insured businesses, follows the health and safety requirements and that all electrical work is done by a licensed electrician.
Gives leadership to the Occupational Health and Safety Committee. Ensures the health and safety of employees by implementing safety practices and procedures (including WHMIS) in accordance with the Ontario Health and Safety Act. Responsible to arrange and achieve all required annual inspections and reports for the health inspector, fire safety, water treatment plant and other ministry requirements.
Prepares and prioritizes capital projects for Vice President, Camping & Outdoor Education, and Senior Vice President, Property Management & Development approval (in conjunction with the General Manager) in accordance with guidelines set out by the Association; assumes the role of project manager; monitors budget for capital projects.
Develop and implement an annual operational plan, capital plan, and purchasing plan while monitoring fiscal results and taking action when necessary.
Implements and updates the approved facility refurbishment program in accordance with guidelines set out by the Property Management team, ensuring that the YMCA standards are followed (e.g. approved colours, environmental sensitivity, long-term perspective, etc.) As part of this, the inventory of tools, supplies, and stock of daily use items, consumables and hard-to-find/critical parts is carefully maintained.
Manages the Water Treatment Plant operations with a minimum certification of Small Drinking Water Systems Operator within 6 months of the start date.
Expands and maintains the Annual Preventative Maintenance Program. This includes a comprehensive season start-up and shut-down, and ensures that year-round access is maintained for site safety and emergency vehicle access. Ensures site security of the camp property and its assets.
Manages and maintains the owned and rented vehicle and boat fleet including annual repair and restoration of cedar strip canoes. Understands and adheres to Commercial Vehicle Operator Registration requirements for vehicles.
Demonstrates appropriate behaviours in line with our Mission, Vision and Values as reflected in our YMCA competencies; takes a member focused approach to increase their understanding of programs offered across the Association. Represents the YMCA and the Association in a professional manner.
Ensures the health, safety and well-being of all children, youth and vulnerable people in YMCA programs. Commits to the professional responsibility of maintaining knowledge of legislation, policies and procedures, child and youth development and best practices to best serve and protect children, youth, and vulnerable people.
Understands the legal responsibilities and moral imperative to report suspected child abuse to Child Protection Services.
Understands the importance of the volunteer staff partnership and integrates the value of philanthropy and volunteerism in dealings with members, volunteers, donors and staff.
Other duties as assigned.
- Post-Secondary Education is an asset
- Minimum of 5 years related experience in skilled trades and/or building maintenance, preferably in one or more of the following areas:
- Operating Engineering/Pneumatics
- Mechanical HVAC
- Previous experience in a supervisory position and in achievement of administrative tasks
- Knowledge and experience in ensuring compliance with related building codes and legislation
- Proven success working with children and youth
- Excellent leadership skills, results oriented, driven by initiative
- RPA Certificate (Real Property Administration) and/or enrolment in a program leading to a Certified Facility Management designation or equivalent in Building Facility Management)
- WHMIS Workplace Safety Core Training
- Minimum Small Drinking Water System Operator certificate for distribution and water treatment
- Solid computer skills, comfortable working with Outlook, MS Explorer, MS Excel, BAS systems, financial software and Facility Management applications
- Focused on quality, creativity and innovation
- Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with members, staff and volunteers
- Excellent written communication skills
- Commitment to respecting diversity and demonstrating inclusive behaviour, responding with sensitivity and self-awareness to the unique needs of colleagues and members, including visible and non-visible dimensions of diversity
- The position requires the following Association and Leadership Competencies: superior competence in: Teamwork and Collaboration advanced competence in: Effective Interpersonal Communication; Ethics and Self-Management; being Member Focused; Relationship Building and Partnering; being Results Focused; Valuing Diversity and Social Inclusion; Association Management and Stewardship; Leadership; People Management; Planning and Initiative fundamental competence in: Building Community Relationships and Resources; Cross Functional Integration; Strategic Orientation and Change Management
Please send cover letter and résumé quoting
job posting #1191 by Friday, January 21, 2022 to:
Manager, Summer Day Camps
Job offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a Police Records Check. Within the first four months and every three years thereafter, a Vulnerable Police Records Check is required.
If you are hired, prior to your start date and as a condition of your employment, you will be required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid medical or other Human Rights Code-related exemption.
The YMCA of Greater Toronto values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to excellence and inclusion in our Association. We are committed to an environment that is barrier free. If you require accommodation at any stage during the hiring process, please inform us in advance to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation.
About YMCA of Greater Toronto
The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a charity that ignites the potential in people, helping them grow, lead, and give back to their communities. As outlined in our 2020–2025 strategic plan, Ignite the Light, we are focused on boosting well-being and promoting equity across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). In the future we see for our region, everyone will have opportunities to shine their brightest.
Mirroring the diversity we’re privileged to have in the GTA, our YMCA offers a variety of programs responding to the needs of our communities. For 170 years, the YMCA of Greater Toronto has provided opportunities for people to shine through a variety of programs and services including health and fitness, licensed child care, camps, employment and immigrant services, education and training, and services for youth, families, and seniors. When you donate to the YMCA of Greater Toronto, you help ensure more people get access to these vital programs that help them connect, grow, and reach their full potential.
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