Job Posting

Maintenance Coordinator

General Posting Details: As a charity running year-round Recreational and
Educational programs, Willowgrove relies on its properties and buildings being
safe and in good repair. Therefore, Willowgrove is looking to hire a skilled,
Jack/Jill of all-trades to oversee construction and maintenance on its 100-acre
farm.

Work Type: Parttime-Fulltime (Some flexibility) / Monday – Friday
Compensation: Salary (Ranging from $39,000 up to $42,900 + Benefits + RRSP +
Program and Market discounts

Location: On-site in Stouffville, ON

Organizational overview: Willowgrove is a land-based charity committed
to nurturing growth, welcoming community, building peace, honouring land,
and cultivating learning. In pursuit of this mission, Willowgrove offers several
educational and recreational programs from its 100-acre farm in Stouffville, ON.
These include Willowgrove Day Camp, Take Root Nature school, Willowgrove
Outdoor Education Centre, Facility Rentals, as well as an apple orchard, a sugar
bush, and seasonal events.

Job Description: As the Handy-Person, you would work under Willowgrove’s
Facility Director each day, overseeing a wide-variety of tasks. These would
include maintenance, construction and building projects, small engine repairs,
tree cutting, and other necessary forms of maintenance.

Ideal Candidate: Willowgrove’s team is comprised of hardworking and
dedicated individuals who are passionate about keeping the charity’s programs
in great working order. Therefore, from a skills perspective, the ideal candidate
would be an experienced handy-person, punctual and self-motivated, who
possesses a strong work ethic and can-do-attitude, and who is able to multitask
or switch gears quickly. From a work culture perspective, the ideal
candidate would be friendly and respectful, willing to work collaboratively, and
communicate skillfully, who cares deeply about supporting the charitable work
of Willowgrove.

Responsibilities: As the Handy-person some of your regular responsibilities
would include:

Site Maintenance:

  • Maintaining program buildings, tenant spaces, and property as directed
  • Leading building projects, construction, installs, and supporting
    contractors as needed
  • Performing tree maintenance, cutting, and felling (Preferably chainsaw
    certified)
  • Building and/or designing small projects to meet the programming
    needs of Recreation, Education, and Farms
  • Performing routine small engine repairs, and vehicle checkups
  • Performing some carpentry, plumbing, roofing, and other tasks in the
    areas of facility repairs
  • Assisting with snow removal, grading pathways, and some earthworks
  • Assisting with weekly water testing and assist with monthly water
    samples
  • Assisting with baseball diamond maintenance
  • Assisting with opening, operating, and closing pool facilities

Barn and Livestock:

  • Operating tractors and other farm equipment, changing over
    attachments
  • Assisting with barn maintenance, and fencing repairs
  • Supporting Director and Barn Staff with livestock care
  • Assisting with wild animal response as needed

Overseeing Risk Management:

  • Assisting with property signage, parking, and occasionally security
  • Assisting with monthly safety inspections, including flagging safety
    concerns, checking fire alarms and extinguishers
  • Assisting with maintaining and completing maintenance logs

Additional requirements: In addition to submitting a clear vulnerable sector
check, the Candidate must:

  • Posses a driver’s license
  • Be certified, or willing to be trained on small non-municipal
    drinking water systems and testing
  • Be fluent in English
  • Be chainsaw certified, or willing to get certified
  • Be Working at Heights Certified, or at least willing to get certified

To Apply:
Email your cover letter & resume to apply@willowgrove.ca or call (905) 640-2127

Details

Category:
Maintenance

Deadline:
November 30, 2023

Organization:
Willowgrove Day Camp, Outdoor Education Center, and Farm

Website:
Visit the Website

Email:
johnny@willowgrove.ca

Phone:
(905) 640-2127