Job Posting 100918

Building and Administration Support
Terra Centre
Edmonton area
closed 11 days ago (Fri, 17 May)
full time

Mission:          Empowering Teen Parents to Succeed

Vision:             Teen Parent Families Thrive and Enrich our Community

Job ID:             24-006TERRA

Building and Administration Support

As a non-profit organization that has been serving pregnant and parenting teens in Edmonton for 50 years Terra is recognized for its leadership, innovation and collaboration.  Annually more than 1,000 young parents and their children benefit from a comprehensive range of services. Through the compassionate work of the staff, we help parents and children to develop and reach their full potential by recognizing and responding to their unique and individual needs. Terra staff are guided by the Code of Honour which supports, respects, and celebrates our families and staff (  If you share our values and support our mission and vision, please consider joining our team. 

Job Overview:

The Building and Administration support is a full-time (35 hrs a week) position that provides efficient and effective support to the general operations of the building by making sure the building is clean and welcoming all the time. This role also works as a main contact for the external building contractors and also a hands on support to the Terra Operations Department.

Job Conditions:

The position will be working out of the Terra Main Office located at 10320 – 146 Street between the hours of 9:00 am – 4:30 pm from Monday - Friday.

Key responsibilities:


  • Clean and maintain building sites:
    • floors, entrances, hallways, stairwells, common areas, kitchens, washrooms, and offices, following a daily/weekly/monthly cleaning schedule, including but not limited to:
      • Empty garbage and recycling bins
      • Vacuum and mop floors, spot clean carpets.
      • Dust
      • Clean glass doors and windows
      • Clean and disinfect washrooms.
      • Wipe down cabinetry in kitchens, interior and exterior of microwaves, exterior of refrigerators.
    • Make sure the janitorial supplies are always on hand by placing timely purchase orders.

Lawn Care and Snow Removal:

  • Lawncare: lawn mowing, weed removal, rake leaves, bag debris.
  • Snow removal: shovel walkways, spread ice melt as needed.
  • Maintain related equipment.


  • Schedule and manage repairs and maintenance, minor works, and other work requests, tracking to completion.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day operations of buildings.
  • Maintains building maintenance logbook.
  • Oversee third-party contractor maintenance and repair work associated with service agreements. Maintains relationships with vendors and outside contractors.
  • Proactively inspect grounds, facilities and equipment to determine if repairs or preventative maintenance are required.

Clothes Closet and Reception:

  • Support volunteers and donors in receiving and placing donated stuff in Clothes Closet.
  • Provide hands-on support to reception in making sure the inventories are counted and stored where they belong to.
  • Other duties as required.


  • Complete annual performance review reflecting on previous year’s activities and setting goals for upcoming year.
  • Adhere to agency established timelines and process, submission of time sheets, expense reports, mileage, data entry etc.


Knowledge and Abilities: 

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in the Cleaning and general building operations.
  • Experience working in office or commercial building.
  • Effective communication in English language.
  • Ability to communicate using outlook emails.
  • Ability to lift more than 25 pounds.

Other requirements: 

  • A valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • Clear Criminal Record Check and Child Intervention Check that is dated within 90 days of the start date.

Core Behavioral Competencies

Terra values are core to the organization. We strive to hire individuals who possess these behavioural competencies at all levels of the organization.

  • Personal Leadership:Practices inclusion, communicates openly and effectively, demonstrates self-awareness. 
  • Productive Relationships: Develops networks, collaborates, develops self and others.
  • Results Focus: Applies outcomes-based problem-solving and systems thinking, demonstrates evidence-informed decision making. 
  • Service Excellence: Practices innovation, facilitates a culture of learning, demonstrates continuous improvement. 
  • Program Planning; design, plan, coordinate, and facilitation of groups.
  • Finance; manage allocated financial resources for program delivery.
  • Communication skills; excellent both written and oral
  • Community Relations; well-developed engagement skills, strong networking.

Intention Statement

Terra recognizes that it operates within a society and systems shaped by white supremacy and colonization and institutionalized discrimination and the exclusion, exploitation, and marginalization of Indigenous, Black, and people of color.

Terra strives to understand and be accountable for how white supremacy continues to impact its work at an organizational and systemic level and to address harm; implicit and explicit biases

Our intention is:

To build a foundation of awareness, knowledge, and skills to be an anti-racist organization. To respond to systemic racism that creates barriers and inequality in the workplace and in society. To be an organization that embeds the principles of equity and anti-oppression to everything it undertakes. 

Our goal is to actively promote diversity, equity, and inclusion through an antiracism lens through policies processes and practices.

Compensation: The salary for the position is in between $21.00 – $27.00 per hour.

Upon completion of a probationary period, we offer a comprehensive, competitive, extended health benefits package including RRSP contribution. Staff have three weeks of vacation, and, in addition, the agency is closed between Christmas and New Years.

As a learning organization, Terra supports ongoing professional development among employees through formal training, informal mentoring, and personalized growth plans.  Terra is continuing to grow our programming and there are anticipated opportunities for further professional growth within the agency. 

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