Job Code: WE

Maintenance Manager

Category: Maintenance
Location: West End Y

Job Type: Full-Time


Directs the maintenance and improvement operations of YMCA facilities and vehicles, including preventative maintenance and related budgets.



The Lake County YMCA is seeking a Property Manager at the West End Y in Willoughby. The job description and qualifications are listed below. This is a full-time position. The YMCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please email cover letter, resume and at least 3 professional references to [email protected].


  1. Supports facility needs at assigned Lake County YMCA facilities, providing maintenance and repairs as assigned by the supervisor.
  2. Ensures the proper operation of all mechanical systems and HVAC systems.
  3. Completes repair work and projects in a timely manner.
  4. Oversees custodial staff. Ensures cleanliness and appearance of the facility are kept at high standards of excellence.
  5. Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules and directs assigned staff and volunteers. Reviews and evaluates performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals. Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions.
  6. Develops budgets supporting the preventative and annual maintenance plans and monitors expenditures against budget.
  7. Works with branch executive and chief operations officer to develop annual capital budgets.
  8. Participates with other members of management in the YMCA’s fundraising campaign.
  9. Advises management on maintenance issues and projects as requested.
  10. Ensures that assigned vehicles (and other equipment) are maintained and operated in accordance with the policies and procedures of the YMCA.
  11. Attends and participates as staff liaison to House Committee meetings.


  • Mission Advancement: Models and teaches the Ys values. Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to changing lives.  Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fund-raising.
  • Collaboration: Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives. Builds relationships to create small communities. Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict. Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience. Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance and support.
  • Operational Effectiveness: Provides others with frameworks for making decisions. Conducts prototypes to support the launching of programs and activities. Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of team. Effectively creates and manages budgets. Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress.
  • Personal Growth: Shares new insights. Facilitates change; models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change. Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.


  1. Bachelor's degree in facility management or a related field or equivalent.
  2. Three or more years of experience in facility management or closely related field.
  3. Working knowledge of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, carpentry, and other maintenance-related areas.
  4. Skills in supervision, budget management and project management.
  5. CPR, First Aid and AED certifications required within 30 days of employment.
  6. “POOL” or “CPO” certifications required within 120 days of employment.
  7. Ability and current license to drive with a record that meets YMCA standards.
  8. Familiarity with personal computers helpful.
  9. Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often required to: climb stairs, bend, stoop, kneel, twist, reach with hands, sit, stand for an extended period of time, climb ladders, walk, shovel snow, plow snow, lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, have finger dexterity, grasp, perform repetitive motions, talk, hear and have visual acuity.
  • The work is performed both indoors and out and may require travel to various locations. While performing the duties of this job the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.


  • Annual compensation $36,000-39,000
  • Excellent healthcare package, life insurance, 12% retirement (upon completion of specific requirements), paid vacation, optional dental, and other benefits as listed in the personnel policy.


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