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Strongwater Farm Part-Time Facilities & Maint Manager in Tewksbury, Massachusetts

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 Buildings 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 Grounds 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