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Facility Infrastructure Manager

Join an experienced, collaborative team of people committed to serving youth.

The American Youth Foundation inspires people to discover and develop their personal best, to seek balance in mental, physical, social, and spiritual living and to make a positive difference in their communities and in the wider world.

Commitment to Equity and Inclusion
The American Youth Foundation enthusiastically welcomes staff and participants with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities. AYF seeks to continually assess our practices through a broad lens of cultural competency and is committed to acting and changing for the better of all. We are firmly committed to maintaining a work atmosphere in which people of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles may grow personally and professionally, and all are highly encouraged to apply.

Position Purpose
The Facility Infrastructure Manager is a year-round position, responsible for the management of all facilities maintenance, custodial, and construction project crews and in direct coordination of all requirements of the programs of the American Youth Foundation.

Essential Functions

Supervisory and Administration

  • Manage the facilities and maintenance budget, participating in P&L meetings.
  • Hire, train, and supervise the year-round facilities team and seasonal facilities and custodial staff
  • Attend regular meetings with the Operations Directors and Team, as well as AYF full-time staff
  • Review and submit timesheets and expense reports of facilities and custodial staff
  • Administer performance management reviews of facilities and custodial staff

Construction Project Management

  • Develop scopes of work, budgets, and schedules with the Sr. Director of Infrastructure
  • Establish accurate material lists and cost estimates on in-house projects
  • Oversee onsite subcontracted projects
  • Implement change order procedures and documentation in a timely manner
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of camp-based service projects

Facilities Operations, Grounds, and Custodial

  • Ensure the upkeep of all buildings and grounds to include standard maintenance, carpentry, painting, mowing, trimming, trail maintenance, and snow removal
  • Coordinate the opening and closing of all buildings and water systems as required by program needs and lead logistics on opening and closing days
  • Serve as the key contact for program staff in response to buildings and grounds related issues and or emergencies
  • Ensure the prioritization and completion of work requests
  • Oversee the laundry functions and routine cleaning and trash removal of all buildings according to program requirements.
  • Oversee off-season staff housing requirements.
  • Manage and maintain utility systems, including electric, phone, heating, water, and septic.
  • Coordinate site compliance with water permits, fire inspections, and all major systems inspections.
  • Manage inventory and supplies for maintenance, grounds, and custodial functions.
  • Assist the facilities and custodial crews in necessary operational activities

Vehicles and Equipment

  • Manage the acquisition of and care for tools, equipment, and supplies in a manner that preserves its useful life
  • Train appropriate staff in safe use of tools, equipment, and vehicles
  • Manage the maintenance and registrations of the vehicle fleet, boats, and trailers
  • Manage a safe, clean, organized, and inventoried maintenance facility including all workshops, equipment bays, and warehouse storage areas

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable a range of abilities to perform the essential functions.

Analytical/Interpersonal Skills

  • Ability to interact collaboratively with staff and participants
  • Good organization skills, attention to detail, and management of deadlines
  • Flexible, innovative, safety- conscious problem solver
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working in youth environment
  • Self-motivated, energetic, service-oriented team player
  • Willing to expand knowledge and responsibilities

Vision for all AYF Employees

  • Show commitment to the AYF Core Values of best self, balanced living, safety, respect, responsibility, and inclusion.
  • Support the organization’s mission, vision, and ethics by displaying the following behaviors:
    • Integrity, openness, and honesty, listening and understanding, giving and receiving constructive feedback, seeking a balance between personal and professional lives, dependability, and accountability.
  • Follow guidelines as described in the AYF employee handbook.

Minimum Education, Experience and/or Certification

  • Associates degree or equivalent experience and education required.
  • Five years’ experience in buildings, grounds, and vehicle maintenance, including knowledge of basic plumbing, electrical, and vehicle maintenance required.
  • Experience supervising two or more employees.
  • Computer literacy required (experience with Microsoft Office and CAD programs).
  • Knowledge of custodial systems, basic building maintenance, use of tools, equipment and machines, and landscaping.

Physical Demands

  • Able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, maneuver in close spaces, and work at heights
  • Able to walk/hike significant distances in diverse terrain
  • Operate vehicles and various mechanical equipment
  • Work a considerable amount with one’s hands
  • Use of general custodial equipment and cleaning materials

Work Environment

  • Work in all temperatures and environments experience in Western Michigan
  • Casual, appropriate attire for setting
  • Potential evening and overnight duty during the peak program season
  • Weekend work required in program season
  • Minimal travel


  • Competitive salary and benefits package are available, including:
    • Health, dental, and vision insurance
    • Retirement package
    • Family accommodations during on site required living periods
    • Tuition discounts for dependents


Recognizing the full value of all, the American Youth Foundation affords equal opportunity for employment and program participation to all individuals based on merit and / or eligibility without regard to race, color, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, familiar status, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, military status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

To Apply
Please send a resume to Miniwanca Director of Operations Griffin Vogler at