Part-Time Facilities & Maint Manager
Strongwater Farm

Job Order #: 20783235

Tewksbury, MA 01876

Part Time

30 hours per week

POSTED 4/29/2024

EXPIRES 7/28/2024

Job Description

Strongwater Farm is a Tewksbury, MA nonprofit organization that provides life-changing equine-assisted services to individuals with mental, physical, cognitive, and behavioral challenges. Strongwater is situated on 12 acres of land leased from the Commonwealth. The property includes a stable for thirteen horses, indoor program area, outdoor riding ring, sensory trail, and numerous paddocks.
The Facilities & Maintenance Manager is responsible for the overall management and coordination of all Strongwater property and facilities. Primary duties include the oversight and delivery of maintenance and upkeep of the grounds, offices, barn, riding area, pastures, and other areas on Strongwater's campus. The Facilities & Maintenance Manager is supervised by the Director of Finance and works closely with the Barn & Equine Operations Manager, vendors, contractors, and volunteers. This position is part-time and offers a flexible work schedule based on seasonal needs.

General Responsibilities
Adheres to all Strongwater policies, procedures, and guidelines; maintain confidentiality of all participants
Represents Strongwater in a professional and courteous manner
Supports and advocates for the organization and its programs and partners
Maintains healthy relationships with the Strongwater community including: participants,volunteers, vendors, staff, and the Board of Directors
Attends to administrative duties; attends required meetings and staff training events
Performs duties within Strongwater?s operational budget and according to all administrative and safety guidelines
Demonstrates patience, respect for others, appropriate stress management, and a desire to learn and grow
In coordination with Director of Volunteer Services, manages Volunteer Service teams working on special projects relating to buildings/grounds

Routinely inspects building conditions; identify and address needs
Performs and/or coordinates all building maintenance and improvements identified by staff
Performs ongoing building repairs and maintenance
Schedules major building repairs in conjunction with the Director of Finance, Executive Director, and Board Building and Maintenance Committee
Keeps building maintenance tools in good working order

Maintains landscaping (including care for grass, trees, shrubs, etc.)
Oversees, coordinates, and performs weed mitigation
Maintains safe entryways (including snow removal, ice dam prevention, etc.)
Maintains pasture fences, shelters, and gates in partnership with the Barn & Equine

Operations Manager
Maintains and repairs/coordinated repair (as needed) all water spigots/hydrants
Assists in hay gathering, storage, and distribution in conjunction with the Barn & Equine Operations Manager
Keeps grounds and maintenance tools in good working order

Vehicles & Equipment
Operates small engine and farm equipment including: mower, tractor, gator
Maintains vehicle service records; performs and/or schedules regular maintenance
Performs simple repairs as needed
Keeps vehicles, equipment, and associated tools in good working order

Minimum Qualifications
Commitment to Strongwater's mission to enhance and enrich lives by providing education, physical activity, social opportunities, and emotional support to our clients through equine-assisted activities and services
Demonstrated experience with a variety of indoor and outdoor maintenance tasks and associated tools/equipment
Familiarity with equipment and vehicles used on-site
Basic understanding of common plumbing and electrical issues
Able to lift, carry, and transfer objects routinely weighing 50 lbs or more
Able to stand for long periods of time, stoop, bend, crouch, and do repetitive hand motions
Comfortable working outdoors in a variety of conditions
Trustworthy, courteous, punctual, self-motivated, and flexible

How To Apply

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Tewksbury, MA 01876

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