Permanent FT Facilities Operations Coordinator, the Budzey

POSITION TITLE: Facilities Operations Coordinator
PROGRAM:  the Budzey
SALARY: $27.24-$29.42/hour (BCGEU grid 35)
TYPE: Permanent, Full-Time, 1.0 FTE
SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm, includes a 30-minute unpaid meal break
START DATE: As soon as possible

Gender is a bona fide occupational requirement: women (trans, cis), gender diverse, and Two-Spirit staff only please.

To apply please include your resume, with a cover letter describing your suitability for this position, in an email with the subject line of “job2021.357” to: Renee Bergeron, Operations Manager, at


RainCity Housing is an organization that makes a difference in people’s lives. With a goal of providing a home for everyone, RainCity’s programs sustain relationships, strengthen communities and make change for people experiencing homelessness and mental health, trauma and substance use issues. We invite you to be a part of the change.


RainCity Housing serves a diverse group of people and we need a staff group that reflects the diversity. People of diverse backgrounds and cultures are encouraged to apply.


‘Person of all Trades’ wanted!

Raincity Housing and Support Society is searching for a hands-on Facility Maintenance Coordinator to support a large Women’s Housing Program building in the DTES. A. Successful applicant will possess a broad range of skills including basic plumbing, electrical, wall repair, and painting. Troubleshooting building systems and supervising a janitorial team are also part of the role. The Coordinator works in a diverse and busy environment ensuring that the building is kept in great shape. A successful applicant will bring great interpersonal and organizational skills, and a keen sense of social justice to the work. The position requires understanding and supporting the mission and values of RainCity Housing and the models / methods of supporting the clients including Housing First and Harm Reduction.

A driver’s license is required. Gender is a bona fide occupational requirement: women (trans, cis), gender diverse, and Two-Spirit staff only please.

Reports to: Maintenance Manager. Works closely with: Program manager and staff.


The Budzey provides housing for women and women-led families. There are 147 units in total: 106 studio apartments for single women and 41 one, two and three bedrooms apartments for women – led families. It is estimated that there will be up to 220 people living in this building – with up to 55 children. The building will also have the Administration offices for RainCity Housing. This is a large building – 10 stories – with complex building services.


Many forms of education and experience are valued, including volunteering and lived experience of mental illness / addiction/ homelessness; Minimum education and experience includes:

· Grade 12 and Building Manager (Residential) Certificate

· 2 years related experience

· Knowledge of WHMIS principles and safety protocols, WHMIS certification preferred

· Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

· First Aid/CPR training and Valid BC Driver’s License

Key Skills and Abilities

· Ability to operate related equipment

· Strong interpersonal and communication skills; including sensitivity to diverse backgrounds.

· Ability to work with a variety of tenants. Demonstrates understanding of oppression and marginalization as related to homeless individuals.

· Able to complete a variety of computer-based paperwork and administration duties. Computer literate in Windows, MS Word, Excel and Outlook.

· Able to enforce RainCity Housing and tenancy requirements in a sensitive manner, in consultation with Support Workers

· Physical ability to carry out the work including: perform heavy cleaning duties and able to use a dolly to move heavy items such as kitchen appliances

· Ability and experience doing small repairs such as repairing holes in drywall, installation of toilets and other plumbing fixtures

· Basic understanding of HVAC systems, wiring and electricity, conventional and electronic lock systems

· Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

· Ability to plan, organize and manage their work day so that work is completed in a timely manner despite interruptions

· Ability to identify an emergency and respond appropriately

· Must wear steel toed footwear when appropriate, and other safety equipment when needed such as eye and head protection.