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Located in the sunny Okanagan Valley, Kelowna Christian School (KCS) is the largest independent Christian school in the city of Kelowna, British Columbia.  Founded in 1978, KCS educates approximately 750 students from preschool to Grade 12 on two campuses.

KCS is currently recruiting for a Maintenance Manager whose role is to develop and maintain an optimal physical school environment which will enable KCS to fulfill its mission to educate, equip and inspire our school community to become Disciples of Jesus who love and serve God and others.

Candidates for this full-time, full-year, salaried position will require a minimum level of education and experience including: High School diploma, successful completion of the Custodial Worker Certificate program, or have at least 5 years work experience in a senior custodial and/or building maintenance position.

Candidates must also demonstrate the basic knowledge, skills, abilities or training in various building trades, as well as possess a valid WHMIS Certificate and minimum Class 4 Drivers License.  Candidates who currently do not possess the minimum required competencies, must at least commit to self-develop and/or train to acquire them.  Finally, the successful candidate must be able to safely operate power tools and equipment, including a compact utility tractor and related attachments, and be physically capable of safely lifting 25 kilograms.

The Maintenance Manager will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Acts as the Primary Custodian of school premises and equipment: opens the Benvoulin Campus each week day morning, completes a security check and ensures a safe and proper instructional environment, sets up/takes down physical requirements for school events & facility rentals, and acts as first point of contact for security alarms.
  • Maintains the Safety and Cleanliness of the school building and grounds in all respects: clears parking lot, courtyard and entrance ways of hazards, debris, leaves, snow and ice.  Attends to priority custodial needs during school hours, and ensures that school site and conditions are safe and meet all applicable fire, safety, health and environmental regulations and laws.
  • Completes and/or schedules required Maintenance and Repairs of all school property and equipment, contracts third-party service providers as needed, and maintains a log of all preventative maintenance functions and repairs performed.  Researches and implements leading practices to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of school maintenance operations.
  • Acts as Project Manager on facility improvement projects and maintains positive contractor and supplier relationships; monitors the quality of contracted custodial work to ensure cleaning standards are achieved. Works in partnership with his/her Supervisor to manage major capital improvement initiatives.  Responsible for managing the school’s annual Custodial, Maintenance and Landscaping expense budget.

The Maintenance Manager is normally scheduled to work Monday – Friday between 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM, however flexibility is expected to meet infrequent school demands.  KCS offers a comprehensive compensation and group benefits package including extended health & dental and matching contribution RRSP.  The annual salary for this key operations position is dependent upon the successful candidate’s training, skills and experience.

Electronic submission of applicant’s cover letter, resume and supporting documentation should be sent to Mike Hansum, Director of Finance & Operations at  Only short-listed applicants to be interviewed will be contacted.

Deadline:  July 23, 2017


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