FARM JOB: Duncan, British Columbia – Glenora Farm, Maintenance Manager

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on June 08, 2023

Glenora Farm in Duncan, British Columbia is seeking a Maintenance Manager!

ABOUT Glenora Farm

Glenora Farm is a 97-acre mixed organic and Biodynamic farm on mostly sandy loam soils, consisting of 35 acres of pasture and hay fields, a flock of East Friesen dairy sheep, a small herd of Dexter beef cattle, chickens, turkeys and ducks, a 2 acre intensive mixed annual vegetable and perennial garden, two hoop houses, large compost facility, herb garden and greenhouse, and an onsite day program for adults with special needs.

The certified organic & biodynamic Farm and Gardens primarily support the food needs of this onsite community of ~50 people. We market our products at the local farmers’ market, through a local online farmers’ marketing cooperative (Cow-op.ca), and to various local grocery stores, restaurants, and food carts.

Glenora Farm is owned and operated by the Ita Wegman Association of British Columbia for Curative Education and Social Therapy and is one of two Camphill Communities in Western Canada, where adults with Special Needs (Companions) live, work and learn together with their caregivers (Coworkers). All Companions develop skills, efficacy, and confidence through empowering day program “workshops” (classes/activities involving farming, life skills, arts, and culture) provided daily Monday – Friday.

DESIRED QUALITIES

Communication: communicates appropriately, respectfully and effectively with Companions, Coworkers and all other stakeholders. Advanced interpersonal communication skills, emotional intelligence, and the ability to foster and maintain positive relationships.

Time and Task Management: uses time effectively in order to accomplish workload while prioritizing tasks as needed. Takes ownership and responsibility for the quality of Glenora Farm.

Organization: assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities. Is motivated and has independent initiative. Reviews, understands, and follows all Glenora Farm policies and procedures, as well as professional standards and regulations.

Teamwork: works respectfully, cooperatively and effectively with others to reach a common goal. Observes and understands team needs and dynamics and is able to problem solve with Coworking team members in a timely, respectful and proactive manner.

Leadership: Maintains a professional and positive disposition even in challenging situations.  Has the ability to seek new opportunities, identify gaps and contribute to Glenora Farm’s growth. Shows knowledge and the ability to model all Glenora Farm health and safety practices. Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of Glenora Farm.

Problem-solving: assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.

Feedback: accepts feedback as a means of improving one’s performance and to learn new and different methods and tools. Provides collaborative, proactive solutions and suggestions to the leadership team. Ability to take responsibility, perform reliably and receive critical feedback / instruction.

JOB TASKS

A combination of education and experience in the following areas is preferred:

  • Previous training and experience in a Camphill Community is beneficial
  • Experience working with adults and/or seniors with intellectual, developmental, and physical diversity, brain injury, and age-related illnesses
  • Experience in maintenance
  • Management experience
  • Understanding of ethical behaviour and business practices
  • Demonstrate basic computer literacy, basic proficiency with Word, Microsoft Office, Excel, email and internet
  • Ability to create a maintenance schedule
  • Ability to troubleshoot
  • Knowledge of structure or grounds to be maintained
  • Knowledge of maintenance procedures
  • Knowledge of systems to be maintained (e.g. Electrical, roofing, plumbing, water filtration, etc)
  • Ability to lift heavy loads
  • Physical agility and manual dexterity
  • Valid Occupational First Aid Level One
  • A valid Class 5 driver’s license and access to reliable transportation
  • Class 4 unrestricted commercial driver’s license
  • National Safety Code Drivers Abstract
  • Proof of double C19 Vaccination – Condition of Employment
  • A Clearance Letter for Criminal Record Check specific to ‘vulnerable persons’ is required for this position (provided in-house upon hire).
  • Current TB test (immunization documentation)

JOB DETAILS

Term: Employment will commence as soon as possible. This is a permanent employment opportunity.

Hours per week: 40 hours per week

Wage: $25/hour. Self-contained, off-site housing may be available with successful employment

TO APPLY

Please send resume & cover letter to ojackson@glenorafarm.org

When applying, please mention you saw this posting at youngagrarians.org

LEARN MORE ABOUT Glenora Farm

Website: http://www.glenorafarm.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/glenorafarm
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/glenorafarm

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