Company: Children of the Promise
Location: Cap Haitien, Haiti
Start Date: July 01, 2019
Posted On: Apr 29, 2019
Maintenance Director at Children of the Promise
Position Summary: The vision of COTP is a healthy, Christian home for every Haitian child. We seek to achieve this vision by serving families at-risk of separation through family preservation programs to keep families together and empower them for sustainable health and wellness. In addition, when a separation of child from family occurs, we pursue alternative family care for the child and provide temporary family-style residential care whenever needed.
The Maintenance Director will be responsible for overseeing, directing and managing the Facilities of COTP. This will include planning and implementing a strategic vision to meet the specific physical needs of COTP, managing and equipping a unified facility staff, orienting the department to the overall mission, managing resources, and promoting a commitment to excellence. The Maintenance Director must have a passion to serve others. The individual is expected to: be a team player; be self motivated; have a high attention to detail; be a hard worker; and be patient. The individual must be responsible with time and resources, as well as efficient and resourceful.
Position Duties and Responsibilities:
Management and development of facility staff:
-Recruiting, selecting, orienting new facility staff when necessary; training all facility staff; identifying and pursuing opportunities for facility staff development
Supporting a healthy work environment and supporting employee’s professional growth
-Providing accountability for facility staff through communication of their expectations, regular feedback, encouragement, evaluation, and disciplinary action when necessary; enforcing organizational policies and procedures
Strategic planning and outcomes:
-Initiate and set goals for maintaining facilities and equipment according to the strategic objectives of the organization
-Lead staff in the planning of facility maintenance and growth, setting goals and attaining milestones
-Lead regular monitoring and evaluation of maintenance activities, and devise strategies to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of maintenance objectives.
-Develops maintenance systems and structures to provide clarity and support completion of objectives.
-Contribute to development of strategic planning for the organization
Financial stewardship and oversight of facilities:
-Prepare annual program budgets in collaboration with facility staff
-Regularly review expenses; initiate corrective actions when necessary
-Assist in seeking out and pursuing creative resource or support options
Partnerships and Community Engagement:
-Pursue and develop partnerships with community services and leaders that contribute to achieving the strategic objectives of the organization.
Other duties as assigned
Key areas of Responsibility:
Facility Maintenance: Oversee the maintenance of the entire COTP compound, including buildings and landscape, and power and communications systems.
Vehicles and Engines Maintenance: Oversee the maintenance of the COTP fleet of vehicles.
Security: Ensuring that the campus of COTP is secure and safe.
Project Management: Overseeing all small scale facility projects completed on our campus. This does not include any major construction projects.
Cleaning: Oversight of the cleaning of all common spaces on campus
Position Skills and Qualifications:
Education: University degree in management or other applicable field (electrical, construction, auto mechanics) Additional certificates or trainings in related work is an asset.
Experience: The Maintenance Director position requires at least 3 years of work experience in management and oversight of facility maintenance or building construction. The ideal candidate will have basic knowledge of electrical, plumbing, diesel and gas mechanic.
-Excellent organizational and leadership skills
-Thorough understanding of program management techniques and methods
-Strong interpersonal skills and self-awareness; strong communication skills
-Ability to coach and foster teamwork; ability to galvanize team around a common goal
-Ability to work well within a team; demonstrates humility and a team-first approach.
-Ability to work with other organizations for the benefit of God’s kingdom work.
Working knowledge of MS Word, Google Drive
Faith: Clearly expresses and demonstrates a lifestyle of living out their faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior.
Language: Fluent and a strong communicator in written and spoken Creole and English. Fluency in French is also a preferred asset.
Demonstrates a level of perspective and maturity as a result of their previous life experiences.
Complete and clear a criminal background check for working within a vulnerable sector.
About Children of the Promise
Children of the Promise is a registered Creche in Haiti, working in conjunction with IBESR to serve vulnerable infants, children and families in Northern Haiti.