Job Posting 85195

Facilities Manager
Toronto Wildlife Centre
Toronto Metro area
Toronto / Scarborough
closes in 36 days (Sun, 31 Jul)
full time

Position:  Facilities Manager


Reports to: Operations Manager                              


                       Work Location: Downsview Park (Toronto) / Rouge National Urban Park (Scarborough) with        plans to move all operations to the Rouge location


Start Date: Immediately                                


Job Summary & Requirements:

The Facilities Manager is responsible for overseeing day-to-day facility needs including but not limited to: managing staff and volunteers, maintenance of buildings, equipment and grounds, repairs, and new cage construction projects. The scope includes HR supervisory responsibilities for General Support staff, volunteers, and Assistant Manager. This role requires managing department and project budgets as well as contracts and services.


Main Accountabilities:

  • Manage and support staff and volunteers
  • Hire, train and schedule support staff and volunteers
  • Repair and maintain building and equipment
  • Manage contracts and services as they relate to facilities management and maintenance
  • Maintain the inventory of facilities related supplies and tools
  • Ensure fire safety equipment, systems, and policies and procedures are in place and functioning
  • Ensure facilities are clean, tidy, and organized
  • Maintain grounds including snow clearing, grass cutting, and garbage removal
  • Build and repair animal enclosures
  • Participate in evaluating and creating policies and procedures as they relate to facilities
  • Work cooperatively and communicate with all departments on facilities related tasks
  • Responsible for safety and security of all premises
  • Maintain knowledge of current provincial health and safety regulations in the workplace
  • Ensure that work is carried out in a manner that maximizes human and animal safety
  • Coordinate the evaluation, consolidation, and/or purging of current cages, equipment, supplies, and furnishings at all locations
  • Create a plan to transport cages, equipment, supplies, and furnishings to new site
  • Other responsibilities as needed



Job Qualifications:

  • Certificate in Facilities Management (FMP) or equivalent
  • Health and Safety and WHMIS certification
  • Valid class G driver’s license
  • Ladder training and/or working at heights certification

Education & Experience:

  • 3+ years of Maintenance/Facilities Management or related experience
  • Previous experience managing a team of staff and volunteers
  • Mechanical, electrical, carpentry, plumbing or any other related trade certificate an asset


  • Basic computer skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Organized and able to multitask
  • Basic handyperson skills with good working knowledge of tools, carpentry, etc.
  • Ability to work well with a variety of people
  • Ability to perform work safely and to follow all health and safety protocols and practices
  • Demonstrated interest in wildlife or the environment an asset

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to lift, bend, carry, push, and/or pull heavy to moderately heavy objects and materials
  • Some combination of climbing and balancing to include stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and other moderately strenuous activities may be required

Working Conditions:

  • Required to walk on concrete floors in the building and uneven ground outside in a fast-paced, physically active role
  • Frequently required to use personal protective equipment
  • Requires working near materials and animals that may trigger allergic reactions
  • Requires occasional evening and/or weekend work
  • Requires outside work in all types of weather and conditions



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