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RockRidge Canyon A Young Life of Canada property

Princeton, British Columbia, Canada

To apply or ask questions about this position, please contact Pete van Genne, petevangenne@younglife.ca.  Please include a cover letter and current resume with your application.  Our selection process will begin immediately, however, we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Thank you for your interest in working with Young Life and RockRidge Canyon.

Job Description

Reports to:                         Site and Facilities Manager

Department:                      Site and Facilities, RockRidge Canyon

Direct Reports:                 Interns and Volunteers

Type of Work:                   Permanent, Full-time

Position Purpose

RockRidge Canyon is a Young Life of Canada property located in Princeton, British Columbia, owned and operated for the purpose of reaching teenagers with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  It also functions as a Christian conference and retreat centre when not being used by Young Life.

RockRidge Canyon is committed to providing “intentional hospitality” to our guests.  This means working to consistently exceed the expectations of our guests in quality of service, facilities, and overall experience.

Reporting to the Site and Facilities Manager, the Maintenance Worker performs building repairs and maintenance on all RockRidge Canyon buildings, equipment and grounds in a manner consistent with the quality standard of Young Life.

Key Responsibilities

Spiritual Leadership

  • Model Christ in word, deed and actions.
  • Model and promote Young Life’s mission and values. Represent Young Life positively and professionally within the community.
  • Provide spiritual leadership to direct reports and volunteers, if applicable.
  • Pray for kids, Young Life volunteers, and fellow Young Life staff. Ensure that all ministry at RockRidge Canyon is designed and carried out with a dependence on prayer that flows from a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Personal knowledge and experience of the saving work of Jesus Christ, pursuing personal spiritual growth and involved in a local church.

Scope of Responsibilities

  • Manage and maintain grounds, buildings, machinery and equipment to a standard so as to provide good service, long life, and responsible stewardship.  Adhere to RRC safe operating procedures and ensure that safety for all workers (including yourself) and campers / guests is priority one.
  • Work as part of a team to ensure that camp is a safe and productive work area for others.
  • Complete routine building maintenance work including structural, carpentry, painting, drywall repair, lock repair, fence repair, ground care, and other related maintenance projects.
  • Ensure proactive care to all exterior and interior areas.
  • Repair all building equipment.
  • Carry out routine and preventive maintenance including adjustments and minor non-licensedrepairs to heating, cooling, refrigeration, ventilation, plumbing and electrical systems.
  • Consistently inspect and ensure that security and safety measures are in place.
  • Implement a Preventative Maintenance (PM) program as assigned by the Site and Facilities Manager to keep the buildings and property in top condition.   Aim to minimize interference with scheduled camp operation.
  • Respond to emergency trouble calls in a timely fashion when on shift, and when on call as scheduled by Manager.
  • Assist the grounds team as required with mowing, irrigation, snow clearing and maintenance of recreational facilities (e.g., pond hockey rink, etc.).
  • Assist program team and outdoor crew in summer with program requirements.
  • Advise the Site and Facilities Manager of upcoming major maintenance expenses.
  • Ensure that the environment (air, water, vegetation, soil, and wildlife) is respected in maintenance decisions.
  • Help coordinate supply and/or receipt of equipment, materials, and volunteers for projects as requested.
  • Any other duties as assigned by Site and Facilities Manager.

Record Keeping and Purchasing

  • Operate within the constraints of the budget.
  • Forward all invoices to the Site and Facilities Manager in a timely manner.
  • Maintain a list of projects to be undertaken as time and money become available.
  • Contribute to keeping maintenance logs, service records, and inventory for all camp assets including all buildings (paint chart, recurring problems, major maintenance work, etc.) kitchen, vehicles, machinery, and fire and safety equipment.
  • Contribute to keeping an accurate inventory of all equipment and shop / construction supplies.
  • File all warranty papers and manuals / info for vehicles and equipment.
  • Ensure that construction projects comply with all regulatory agencies, and all provincial and local license and permit requirements.

Team Duties and Responsibilities

  • Model open communication and work collaboratively with the property staff team and the Young Life staff team in support of Young Life’s mission, core values and strategic plan.
  • Engage with and foster healthy relationships with the property staff team.
  • Attend devotionals and staff meetings.
  • Nourish a truthful, accountable, forgiving, joyful, and healthy work culture.
  • Provide positive, professional, and effective leadership for all volunteers working within Site and Facilities.
  • Provide training and supervision of volunteers and casual Site and Facilities employees as directed, ensuring that they clearly understand the scope of their responsibilities, safety concerns, and performance standards. Provide feedback designed to improve performance and assist them as required to ensure success.

Personal and Professional Development

  • Pursue opportunities to learn through books, podcasts, courses, travel to other camps, etc.
  • Remain current concerning new procedures, trends, or equipment by reviewing literature or through participating in professional development courses, seminars, or conferences as directed by or approved by the Site and Facilities Manager.

General Expectations

Young Life is a relational ministry.  Staff must be able to convey a sense of Christ-like hospitality and concern for guests and staff.  Responding to the unexpected needs of our guests in a prompt and professional manner is important and required.

  • Maintain a positive attitude and a friendly, professional manner to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere.
  • Observe and report unsafe work conditions to the relevant manager.
  • Reply to radio calls professionally and respond to requests quickly and efficiently.
  • Operate property vehicles safely; respect all signage, including speed limits and parking.
  • All employees must dress professionally and comply with safety standards set by the Site and Facilities Manager.
  • In the event of an emergency, established policies and procedures will be followed. All Staff are expected to work together to ensure a coordinated response under the leadership of the Property Manager.



  • Personal knowledge and experience of the saving work of Jesus Christ.
  • Involvement in a local church.
  • Agreement with Young Life’s Statement of Faith.

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Minimum of ten years recent related experience required.
  • A technically qualified certificate in a trade or a building operator certificate is an asset.

General Qualifications

  • A team player committed to helping others succeed.
  • Takes initiative – a ‘self-starter’ – and committed to finishing the work at hand in a quality manner. Focused and organized.
  • Good oral communication skills. Able to receive, understand and carry out oral and written instructions. Requests clarification when needed.
  • Effective time manager able to juggle multiple responsibilities.
  • Able to inspect, assess, and determine repair requirements, and perform minor non-licensed repairs for heating, cooling, refrigeration, and ventilation, with skills in plumbing, and electrical systems.
  • Good knowledge of painting, dry-wall repair, and the basics of carpentry and the ability to complete these tasks to a high standard.
  • Current knowledge of WCB regulations.
  • Completely familiar with building fire and safety regulations and procedures.
  • Some familiarity with the building code requirements for repairs.

Training and Certification

  • WHIMS training an asset.
  • Standard (Level I) First Aid certification, CPR-C and AED are assets.
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license and clean Driver’s Abstract or equivalent.
  • Clean criminal record check, including vulnerable sector search, required as a condition of employment.

Work Conditions

Work Location:

  • Work is performed in a rural camp setting.
  • Work is performed indoors and outdoors.

Physical Requirements:

  • Duties require extended periods of standing and/ or walking. Duties require occasional periods of climbing, pulling/pushing items, lifting/carrying items, keyboarding, reaching with hands and arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50lbs occasionally and up to 35lbs regularly.
  • The employee is required to see, talk and hear.

Work Conditions:

  • Working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate. Work is performed amid normal conditions of dust, odors, fumes, and noises.
  • Occasional environmental exposures to cold, heat, and water. May work outside in winter time.
  • The ability to function independently and frequently under pressure, while managing multiple concurrent tasks including emergency situations is an ongoing expectation of this position.
  • Work is seasonal and at times there will be large volumes of work to undertake.

Hours of Work:

  • The work week is 40 hours.
  • Long days and/or nights can be expected from time to time.
  • On-call work is required. Some weekend or evening work may be required. Moderate overtime may be required.


  • Hazards are considered minor and controllable.
  • Job may require working with chemicals.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people in this position.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of people in this position.  Duties and responsibilities that do not constitute a major change may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of the supervisor either orally or in writing.