Full-Time Maintenance Associate
The Union for Reform Judaism’s (URJ) Camp Kalsman seeks a hands-on, full-time, year-round, on-site Maintenance Associate to maintain cleanliness of campgrounds and buildings in support of the URJ’s mission to create communities of belonging that build confidence and character of young people, so they are inspired as leaders to make the world a better place and pursue lifelong engagement in Jewish life. Responsibilities include but are not limited to maintenance and repair of the camp’s building, grounds, equipment, and other facilities as aligned with the mission and established policies and procedures of the camp.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
The Maintenance Associate reports to Facilities Manager and is responsible for the following:
- Assists with the preventative maintenance and repair of the camp’s buildings, grounds, equipment, and other facilities consistent with the mission and established policies and procedures of the camp.
- Perform mechanical maintenance and repairs (not requiring permits) to the physical plant and equipment including but not limited to plumbing, electrical carpentry, masonry, heating, painting, plastering, electronics, kitchens, toilets, and air conditioning equipment.
- Inspect and report on damage, or malfunctioning of components of physical plant, make necessary adjustments or repairs. In collaboration with supervisor, coordinate major repairs with outside contractors.
- Maintain grounds and landscaping, including mowing, plant pruning, weed-whacking, leaf removal, and debris removal, to ensure a desirable appearance.
- Monitor inventory of building supplies, tools, and equipment and report such to Facilities Manager.
- In partnership with the Facilities Manager, prioritize work to ensure cleanliness of campgrounds and buildings. Complete projects as assigned by the Facility Manager and/or Camp Director. Complete work orders.
- Provide programmatic support to the Camp Director and Assistant Camp Director, as needed.
- Perform general janitorial, housekeeping, maintenance duties as assigned by supervisor.
- Sweep, scrub, wax floors; wash windows and screens; put up and take down screens and storm windows, and repair same.
- Repair toilets, lights, doors, windows, and maintain vehicles.
- Dispose of trash and waste.
- Manage recycling and disposal needs.
- Shovel snow.
YEAR-ROUND RETREAT & EMERGENCY SUPPORT
- Respond to emergencies quickly, coordinating with appropriate staff. Provide immediate response for physical plant emergencies.
- Prepare camp for group use during the summer and year-round events. Setup camp according to group setup sheets.
- Secure camp after a group leaves. Turn off/cutoff power to camper cabins and buildings. Lock down facility.
- Set up and break down rooms for meetings and conferences, assuring all supplies and equipment are provided.
- Periodically check in with year-round event manager during group rental visits. Respond to group needs regarding physical set-up and repairs.
- Assist in end-of-season inventory.
SAFETY & PROTOCOLS
- Maintain safe and clean workshop environment, and compliance with camp policies in the handling of all tools and vehicles.
- Store equipment for safety.
- Follow the schedule for checking physical plant and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.
- Ensure all tools and supplies are cleaned up and put back into the maintenance shop after use.
- Be aware and make necessary changes to hazards found on campgrounds.
- Operate necessary grounds-care equipment such as mower, tractor, chainsaws, etc., in a safe and efficient manner.
- Performs all duties in accordance with prescribed regulatory compliance guidelines, including local, state, and federal guidelines, as well as American Camp Association accreditation standards.
GENERAL CAMP SUPPORT
- Work in a safe manner and know when and how to ask for help. Adhere to policies and operating procedures set forth by the Camp leadership.
- Act as an ambassador for the Camp. Develop mutually respectful relationships with the camp leadership, coworkers, vendors, the local community, and the camp community.
- Maintain a consistent presence as a leader within the camp community with respect to role modeling Jewish values, supervision and accountability for all rules and procedures, and dedication in all respects to the camp’s mission and vision. Continually prioritize and stay up to date on institutional and racial equity, diversity, and inclusion (REDI) principles, behaviors, and practices.
WHO YOU ARE & KEYS TO SUCCESS (THE MUST-HAVES):
To be successful in this job, you excel in the following areas:
- Maintenance. Experienced in general maintenance duties – general carpentry, minor plumbing, minor electrical work, understanding of HVAC systems, grounds keeping, and other general maintenance duties. Proficiency in the safe and proper use of power equipment’s and tools, heavy and light machinery, and building materials. Previous camp maintenance, facility/property management, or physical plant experience is desired.
- Safety. Ability to understand and implement safety regulations and procedures. Ability, both visual and auditory, to identify safety hazards and monitor guest and staff behavior and enforce appropriate safety regulation and emergency procedures. Ability to safely and properly use power tools and equipment. Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury).
- Licenses. Valid Driver’s License.
- Communication & Collaboration. Ability to work on a team, relate and work well with others. Ability to accept guidance, direction, and supervision. Able to ask for help when needed.
- Proactive & Organized. Self-starter. Able to manage multiple tasks or projects.
- REDI Experience (Racial Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion). Commitment to prioritizing and executing on Racial Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (i.e., ableism, LGBTQ+ Inclusion, antiracism, etc.) priorities.
- Physical Demands: Lifting and carrying up to 75 lbs. Stamina and willingness to work long hours, in inclement weather and for stretches of days.
- Ability to work irregular hours including weekends.
- Ability to pass a criminal background check.
Every team member at the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) plays an essential role in our mission to create a whole, just, and compassionate world. Our team is creative, thoughtful, and innovative. Each member of the team is empowered to make meaningful contributions to achieving our shared goals. Our diverse team is made up of individuals with different skills and backgrounds and every team member is willing to take risks as well as take action to develop and create big ideas for the future of the Reform Movement. While this position focuses on a particular area of work, every team member is a vital part of our overall success.
The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) provides vision and voice to build strong communities that, together, transform the way people connect to Judaism and change the world. We acknowledge that due to racism, ableism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression, that our communities are not whole until everyone experiences a sense of belonging within the Jewish community. As the largest Jewish movement in North America, we stand for a Judaism that is inclusive and reflective of a wide range of identities and accept the responsibility of dismantling oppression both inside and outside of our communities. Through camping, youth experiences, programs, information sharing, and networking opportunities, our over 850 congregations and 15 residential camps create opportunities for our communities to enhance their capacity to build and expand community, engage in meaningful and authentic Jewish life, deepen Jewish learning, energize worship, pursue social justice and develop inspired leadership. Together, our employees and stakeholders, are creating Reform Judaism of today.
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