Manager, Building Services

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
WoodGreen Community Services
  • Management / Executive
  • Facilities Management
  • Housing Services: Emergency Housing Worker, Host / Family Home Provider
Full Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Toronto
Manager (Supervisor of Staff)N/A2019-10-072019-10-20

*Shift, weekend, and on-call work required

Program Overview – Housing & Homelessness Services

The Housing & Homelessness Services Unit’s primary goal is to help homeless people and those living on low-income find and keep appropriate housing and prevent evictions whenever possible. The philosophy of this work is in keeping with WoodGreen’s commitment to community development, anti-discrimination and harm reduction.

What You Will Do

  • Develops, implements, and monitors routine preventative and maintenance repairs and cleaning schedules for the buildings; including scheduling of staff and vacation approvals.
  • Ensures the prioritization, delegation, and completion of work orders.
  • Provides direct supervision of the building services staff and conducts performance appraisals.
  • Works with the Director, Housing Operations and Assets Management to ensure the planning and implementation of staff development.
  • In consultation with the Director, Housing Operations and Assets Management, recruits, hires, and evaluates qualified staff for the building services department.
  • Ensures that repairs and renovations done by external contractors are secured according to WoodGreen’s policies and procedures regarding competitive pricing, quoting, written specification and tender document requirements, quality work, and contract supervision/administration.
  • Responsible for inspecting and signing off on all work done by external contractors prior to invoicing being approved and passed for payment.
  • Responsible for the effective operation of the Organization’s vehicles including the accurate and efficient monitoring of gas card and update of log books.
  • Ensures accurate system of record and inventory are implemented and maintained, and ensures that the database for property management systems related to maintenance are accurate and up-to-date.
  • Responsible for inventory review and purchasing of standard resources and supplies to fulfill regular maintenance functions.
  • Implements and monitors fire safety procedures including monthly fire drills and trains staff on their role in fire safety and evacuation procedures.
  • Implements and evaluates policies related to the maintenance of the physical structure, safety, and security of the buildings, staff, centre users, and housing tenants.
  • Establishes and maintains links with staff, outside agencies, and government bodies to ensure all programs and locations meet regulations of the building and fire codes as well as health and safety codes.
  • Responsible for capital and operational projects as assigned by the Director, Housing Operations and Assets Management.
  • Supports the Senior Manager of Building Services with carrying out the management responsibilities for Building Services including annual planning and evaluation of the physical structures, building component life cycle and capital reserve planning, mechanical and electrical systems of all buildings to ensure that the annual objectives are achieved and that compliance with building and fire codes as well as health and safety laws occurs.
  • Works with the Director, Housing Operations and Assets Management in the preparation of annual maintenance work plans, operating budget, and reserve fund/capital expenditure.
  • Participates on the Health and Safety Committee representing management.

What You Bring to the Team

  • Formal training in Electrical and Mechanical systems equivalent to two (2) years of college.
  • Training in WHMIS, Building Systems, Blue Print Reading, Fire Code, Building Codes, and Health and Safety.
  • Six (6) years of property management and general building maintenance experience in a multi-unit residential environment (institutional or commercial).
  • Three (3) years pf managerial experience.
  • Experience working in the non-profit sector and working with vulnerable clients.

What Will Set You Apart

  • Strong management skills including budget and staff management.
  • Knowledge of computer systems including Word, Excel, internet, email, or other property management data bases including Yardi/InSite.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Familiar with the safe use of hand and power tools.
  • Ability to work with little direct supervision.
  • Good communication, interpersonal, and team skills.
  • Understanding of social/economic issues faced by tenants and clients.
  • Proven ability to solve problems and work under pressure.
  • Up-to-date with relevant legislation.
  • Ability to travel to various locations – Valid Driver’s Licence and reliable automobile required.

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