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Facilities & Maintenance Director

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Outdoor Journeys | Angelus Oaks, CA
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Outdoor Journeys

Published 15 days ago

March 31, 2020
February 21, 2020
$50,000 - $60,000Onsite Housing provided, meals provided while groups are in session, cell phone, laptop provided

Outdoor Journeys (OJ) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit our key focus is to reconnect youth and communities back to the natural world.  We are a dynamic and forward thinking organization.

Our Mission:

“Inspiring individuals through engagement and education to connect with the natural world.”

This is a wonderful position for the right person.  The Camp facility is located in the beautiful San Bernardino mountains, close to Big Bear Lake and San Gorgonio Wilderness with beautiful vistas of the surrounding mountains and alpine forests.  The Camp has been in constant operation for over 75 years and serves a variety populations through our Summer, Teen, Arts, Families and Survivor Camps as well as many different user groups, such as Girl & Boy Scouts, religious groups and community groups.  

In 2020 we will be offering the first of its kind "Climate Resilience Camps". We will endeavor to teach our youth to better understand what a changing climate means and how they can work to help create resiliency in their communities.    

OJ is seeking an individual who can adapt to a highly evolving organization and has experience managing site maintenance and infrastructure improvements at an outdoor recreational site, or Camp or similar facility.  Someone who is also a self-starter and can work independently.   

The Position

The Facilities & Maintenance Director shall support the mission of Outdoor Journeys in all areas of Camp facility and maintenance.  This also includes supporting all other areas of Camp operations, such as food service, administrative office work, marketing and program support, with highest level of hospitality and customer service. The Candidate shall understand that he/she is an employee of Outdoor Journeys and shall conduct himself/herself as an ambassador of the organization.  

The desired candidate would work closely with all Residential Camp and Community office staff based out of our Upland office Southern California. 

Key Areas of Responsibility for Facilities & Maintenance Director 

  • Plan, organize and direct all maintenance aspects in compliance with health and safety codes, building codes and other regulations as well as Camp Programs, all aspects of Housekeeping, Operations Standards and Budget, while also available to provide Food Service support.
  • Preform daily maintenance tasks as needed.
  • Work independently, be self-starter and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously.        
  • Be an active part of the Camp Leadership Team.
  • Work with and communicate to the CEO on all matters concerning facility maintenance projects/tasks and budget including its creation and implementation on a regular basis.
  • Obtain bids and develop proposals for special Camp maintenance projects on sight and make determinations to outsource or perform in-house.
  • Provide for the fulfillment of all needs for maintenance, both short and long term, repair to all Camp facilities and utilities as needed.
  • Provide/monitor the testing, reporting and compliance with all regulatory authorities for water, waste, hazardous materials, health, American Camp Association, U.S. Forest Service, safety and fire regulations.
  • Oversee and support Facilities and Housekeeping to fulfill the needs listed above.
  • Directly responsible for ensuring all buildings are maintained and secured during non-operation times.
  • Provide and maintain system of communicating and reporting the needs and schedule for the implementation of the responsibilities listed above.
  • Provide and maintain financial records of all expenses related to the above responsibilities including, receipts, invoices, contracts, and inventories for supplies, equipment, food, and materials.
  • Daily check-in with assigned on site rental groups.
  • Take a lead role in the hiring, training and supervision of all Maintenance & Facilities staff.
  • Lead and work along side volunteers, NCCC AmeriCorps Team Members and other staff assigned to the maintenance department. 
  • Ensure all new employee paperwork has been completed in line with OJ polices & procedures, in a timely manner.
  • Conduct periodic staff meetings with a planned agenda.

·       Work with the Summer Camp Director and key seasonal staff (Health & Food Services Supervisors) to ensure effective delivery of relevant program and operation goals are achieved.

·       Support Camp community and public relations events.

·       Assist with marketing as needed.

·       Ensure Camp walk through duties are preformed both during season and off-season.

·       Provide on site security of the site both during operation and non-operation times.

·       Respond to emergency situations in line with the Camp’s established emergency protocols.

·       Respond to facility emergencies in a prompt manner, which may require working evenings and weekends.   

·       Daily inspection and maintenance of grounds such as trimming of landscape, vacuuming, sweeping, mopping of floors in cabins, kitchen and restrooms, checking for adequate supply of water in tanks, checking chemicals and water level, and sweeping and vacuuming swimming pool.

·       Maintain pool operations, during the summer months

·       Supervise and facilitate weed clearing, pine needle removal, etc., according to Fire Marshall’s and U.S. Forest Service specifications.

·       Ensure safe storage of chairs, beds, program equipment, etc. during the off-season.

·       On call responsibilities as assigned.

·       Submit Daily Reports of tasks completed or status of pending projects.

·       Other duties as assigned.


The Facilities and Maintenance Director will report to the CEO.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and or Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university or the equivalent work experience.
  • Knowledgeable and semi-skilled in carpentry, electrical, plumbing, heating, masonry, mechanical repairs and maintenance.
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-directing, highly responsible, and work cooperatively with others and customer service orientated
  • 5 years progressive experience in professional business management and ability to exhibit skills related to that experience with particular attention to the delegation of responsibilities to others, planning, organizing and directing the activities of staff and vendor services.
  • Demonstrated understanding of facility operations, general construction and function of related equipment, ability to read and understand construction plans, equipment diagrams, and Standard Operating Procedures, Health, Food Safety and Sanitation, and Preparation Practices & Regulations.
  • Ability to exhibit skills in fields of Human Resources and Relations, Marketing, Purchasing, Accounting, and Data Processing.
  • A general knowledge of chemicals used in cleaning, maintenance, and sanitation and their safe usage.
  • Possession of California Safe Serve Food Management certificate or other state complainant food service certification or obtain certification within first 90 days of employment.
  • Possession of Commercial Pool Operator certificate or other state complainant pool operator certification or obtain certification within first 120 days of employment 
  • The ability to think entrepreneurially and work independently.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and to be accountable to weekly deliverables

·       Positive attitude, strong work ethic, team player.

·       Work well under pressure.

·       Ability to pass background check & TB test. 

  • Current Red Cross First Aid & CPR or acquired in first six months of employment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of U.S. Forest Service, Health Department, American Camping Association and Insurance regulations and standards for all aspects of camp operation.
  • Possession of a valid California Driver’s License and good driving record.  
  • DMV clearance required on an annual basis.
  • Insurance – Liability is required by California.

Additional Qualifications

  • Must be able to:
  • Read and follow policies and procedures
  • Lift and carry 50 lbs
  • Use all types of program delivery equipment
  • Use computer spreadsheet software
  • Drive personal/Camp vehicles
  • Identify and respond to problems and hazards in all aspects of Camp operations
  • Act as role model for seasonal staff and operate in an orderly and professional manner

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Dynamic work environment 
  • Competitive Salary (Salary depending on experience)
  • Medical, Dental and Vision benefits 
  • Professional development

The CEO would directly supervise the Facilities & Maintenance Director. Submit a cover letter and resume. We will be accepting applications until position has been filled.  Email information directly to  

Outdoor Journeys (OJ) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit our key focus is to reconnect youth and communities back to the natural world.  We are a dynamic and forward thinking organization.

Our Mission:

“Inspiring individuals through engagement and…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Managerial


Medical, dental & vision 16 public holidays and paid vacation time. Professional development support after first 12 months of employment. Great work culture, with benefit of living and working in a beautiful location.

Medical, dental & vision 16 public holidays and paid vacation time. Professional development support after first 12 months of employment. Great work culture, with benefit of…

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluent in English, conversational Spanish a plus.

Fluent in English, conversational Spanish a plus.

How to Apply

Please submit resume and cover letter to

Please submit resume and cover letter to


Angelus Oaks, CA

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