Facilities Manager, Sky Lodge
Director of Facilities Management and Public Safety
MR – Moose River
About Unity College:
For more than fifty years, Unity College has been preparing the next generation of environmental professionals and leaders to successfully face real-world challenges. With environmentally focused degrees, Unity College offers affordable and accessible degrees, certificates, and non-degree courses, through a variety of modalities including hybrid, in-person, hyflex, and online.
Through the framework of sustainability science, Unity College provides a liberal arts education that emphasizes the environment and natural resources. Through experiential and collaborative learning, our graduates emerge as responsible citizens, environmental stewards, and visionary leaders.
The Facilities Manager is an on-site position for Unity Colleges 150-acre Sky Lodge campus tucked into Maines northwest timber country in Moose River, Maine. The Facilities Manager supervises repairs and general maintenance of all Unity College: Sky Lodge properties by assigning projects, evaluating work, and providing constructive feedback to maintenance and housekeeping staff. The Facilities Manager ensures the maintenance of the physical condition of all Unity College: Sky Lodge properties in accordance with operating and safety standards. This position supervises staff, performs repair work, timely work request completion, diagnoses and repairs major appliances, HVAC, plumbing, electricity, carpentry, and any other repair or grounds work needed at the property. The Sky Lodge campus includes a historic log-cabin lodge with 12 guest rooms and a 50-seat dining room, along with a welcome center, six cabin homes available for rent by the public, an educational facility enjoyed by the local community, and onsite Nordic ski and snowmobile trails.
Unity College is committed to creating a sustainable world through global engagement and destination-based education. The environment and our natural resources are at the forefront of all we do. As a steward of the environment, the Facilities Manager maintains the Sky Lodge campus and facilities for outdoor adventure travelers and those who seek to travel and learn with purpose. Within the framework of functional leadership, the Facilities Manager supports and is supported by other members of the Environmental Business and Sustainable Ventures team while working with all constituencies to realize the Unity College Mission and Strategic Plan. This is an Enterprise position dedicated to Sky Lodge and has dotted-line reporting to the Director of Sky Lodge.
Full job description available at time of interview.
High school diploma or GED.
3 -5 years of progressive experience, with at least two years of leadership experience
Basic Building maintenance skills and abilities.
Basic construction and repair skills and abilities.
Basic accounting and finance skills to maintain budgets.
Ability to juggle multiple tasks & projects with superb accuracy in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to look for, suggest, and implement improved efficiencies.
Implements a hands-on approach to effectively manage the quality of daily operations.
Ability to work as part of a team or independently as needed.
Ability to objectively coach others and make recommendations to resolve complex, difficult, and/or emotional issues
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, safety data sheets, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Must possess a positive attitude.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Must be willing to participate in a learning environment.
Must integrate Unity College values throughout all interactions.
Personal commitment to the environmental focus and mission of the college.
Ensures compliance with established Unity College: Sky Lodge policies & procedures.
Comply with quality assurance expectations and standards as directed.
Demonstrates leadership and a professional image to all guests, staff, and other members of the College.
Strong knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Knowledge of computerized maintenance management information system
Ability to obtain a Valid Maine drivers license with good driving record.
Ability to function effectively within a matrix organizational structure, maintaining open lines of communication while being discreet, courteous and well poised.
2 years of college.
Custodial or grounds management experience.
Knowledge of trail construction and maintenance.
Work Schedule / Availability Requirements
Work hours are specific to the requirements of this position and can include days, early mornings, evenings, and weekends. Working extended hours required as needed. On-call hours may also be required. Must be flexible and cooperative in fulfilling responsibilities and meeting the Colleges needs. Although Unity College employees are generally scheduled to work at their specifically assigned locations, there are times when travel is necessary and employees are required from time to time to attend events, meetings or work temporary assignment at any Unity College location.
This position is considered essential to the college and not eligible for administrative closings.
While performing the duties of this job, it is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is often required to stand and/or walk, reach with arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and climb stairs. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. and up to 100 pounds with the use of designated moving equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The use of either hand for repetitive movements such as grasping, grasping and turning, and fine manipulation is required as is the ability to use the telephone for internal and external communications.
Moose River, Maine: Unity College Sky Lodge, an ecotourism destination, is situated on more than 150 acres in northern Maine. Through educational programming and entrepreneurship, Sky Lodge is an important element of both the Unity College curriculum and the local economy. Amenities include a conference center, contemporary cabins for rental, and hiking trails. Outdoor activities nearby include hiking, golfing, biking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, whitewater rafting, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling.
Unity College offers a comprehensive and competitive compensation and benefits package for its faculty and staff. Benefits for eligible employees include:
Paid time off
Short- and Long-term disability