YMCA of Greater Saint John Housekeeping Coordinator Full Time in Saint John, NB

YMCA of Greater Saint John

Branch Saint John NB CA

Housekeeping Coordinator
Saint John, NB

Available transportation between sites. Grasping, writing, pushing, pulling, standing for long periods, walking, bending, stretching, repetitive motions,…

The YMCA of Greater Saint John is a charity offering opportunities for personal growth, community involvement and leadership through a wide range of programs and services. Programs include health and wellness, recreational sports, youth activities and leadership, childcare, child minding, literacy and social outreach. The YMCA of Greater Saint John is opening a 70,000 square foot fully accessible facility, featuring a Wellness Centre, a 25 meter pool, a therapeutic pool, a full gymnasium, fitness studio, licensed childcare and outdoor playground, 5 locker rooms and numerous classroom facilities.

position overview

The Housekeeping Team Coordinator ensures the cleanliness and upkeep of the YMCA facilities at the Saint John Regional Y. The Coordinator is a professional that ensures a positive overall impression of the property as well as providing the necessary service of ensuring clean and well maintained facility. They will provide leadership in the day to day housekeeping operations including supervision and coaching of the housekeeping team.

The Housekeeping Team Coordinator is required to maintain a flexible schedule that includes days, nights, holidays and weekends.

Core Responsibilities

  • Assist with training all new staff and current staff to ensure knowledgeable and well trained delivery of services.
  • Effectively plan and organize the housekeeping teams’ shift schedule and duty schedule.
  • Participate in building audits to insure that high standard of cleanliness is being met and maintained.
  • Administration assistance including payroll and supply inventory.
  • Inspect and monitor the housekeeping tools and equipment.
  • Maintains a professional appearance with a positive attitude and is adaptable and flexible.
  • Is patient, helpful and is interested in the welfare of the guests and staff.
  • Maintains the cleanliness, neatness and organization of the housekeeping area.
  • Service, clean and supply locker rooms, public restrooms, etc.
  • Laundering of towels.
  • Clean building floors by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, or vacuuming them.
  • Gather and empty garbage.
  • Clean and polish fixtures.
  • Clean windows, glass partitions, and mirrors.
  • Dust furniture, walls, machines, and equipment.
  • Follow procedures for the use of chemical cleaners and power equipment, in order to prevent damage to floors and fixtures.
  • Able to work efficiently and independently with minimal supervision.
  • Transports trash and waste to proper disposal area.
  • Collects all recyclables and transports to proper recycle bins.
  • Knows all safety, emergency and accident prevention procedures.
  • Adheres to safety and security guidelines, follows emergency procedures and responds promptly.
  • Manages and utilizes equipment in a safe manner.

Expected responsibilities

  • Position requires that minimum 80% of workload is dedicated to housekeeping tasks including team coaching. Maximum 20% of workload dedicated to administration duties unless otherwise instructed by Manager Maintenance and Facilities.
  • Ensures that all areas are clean, safe and well organized.
  • To attend staff meetings, planning sessions and training events as required.
  • Ensures the safety of all participants, property and self by following established Workplace Health & Safety practices and procedures.
  • Ensures the safety of all members, property and self by following established Workplace Health and Safety practices and procedures at all times.
  • Provides a high standard of customer service to all participants as per SAM standards and other guidelines set from time to time.
  • Models appropriate behaviours to staff in line with our Mission, Vision and Values. Establishes rapport and maintains effective relationship building behaviours with staff and members. Represents the YMCA and the Association in a professional manner.

Skills and qualifications

  • Professional with a strong work ethic and organizational skills.
  • Minimum 2 years cleaning experience in a commercial establishment.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills including written and verbal.
  • Computer literate and able to function within Microsoft office and Windows environment.
  • WHMIS training.
  • Ability to work in a physically demanding environment.
  • Flexibility regarding assigned work schedule, including days, evenings and weekends.
  • Demonstrated ability to work alone or as part of a team.
  • First Aid/CPR/AED.
  • Available transportation between sites.
  • Employment is contingent on having a clean Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search along with clearance from Department of Social Development.

Competencies required

Commitment to Organization Vision and Values: Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision, strategic outcomes and values of the YMCA.

Concern for Health and Safety: Acknowledges and understands how to manage and educate others of risk and harm reduction.

Diversity: Appreciates that people with different opinions, backgrounds and characteristics bring a richness to the YMCA.

Integrity: Demonstrates responsible behaviour at all times and maintains high ethical standards.

Problem Solving: Identifies an issue and works towards a solution.

Quality Focus: Ensures that YMCA programs and services are superior.

Relationship Building and Collaboration: Builds positive interactions both internally and externally to achieve work related goals.

Self-Management: Works independently with minimal supervision.


  • As a YMCA of Greater Saint John staff person you are responsible for your own travel to and from work.
  • The YMCA of Greater Saint John has a Joint Health and Safety Committee which meets on a monthly basis to discuss health and safety within the workplace. Questions or concerns about your workplace must be brought forward to committee members.
  • You will be required to work in an environment which is often busy with high levels of noise.
  • Requires rigorous activity; grasping, writing, pushing, pulling, standing for long periods, walking, bending, stretching, repetitive motions, hearing, visual acuity, and may on occasion have to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.
  • The YMCA of Greater Saint John operates seven days a week with days, evenings and weekend shifts. You are to be flexible and adaptable to scheduling needs.
  • In relation to the operating hours of the Saint John Regional Y the Housekeeping Team Coordinator will be required to work outside in the heat, snow and other elements to ensure the safety and upkeep of the facility.
  • You will be responsible to abide by YMCA SAM 2.0 Standards. Ensuring a clean and well maintained centre is required by all staff persons.

If you are interested in being a part of a dynamic team and developing your skills while embarking on the adventure of working for an organization dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community, we would love to hear from you!

Application Deadline: August 6th, 5:00pm.

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Saint John, NB, CA
Posted on: 2018-07-28
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