Director of Environmental & Food Services

Our home is searching for an organized, enthusiastic, and proficient leader to join our Team: As

Permanent Full-time position

Position Description

As a member of the Leadership Team, the Director of Environmental & Food Services provides oversight and strategic direction of the Environmental and Food Services operations and its personnel. The Director provides a vital link between the Environmental and Food Services department and its personnel and the leadership team. Reporting to the CEO, the Director of Environmental & Food Services is responsible for the overall management and delivery of services of the departments in collaboration with departmental supervisors. The essential functional areas of responsibility include infrastructure planning and coordination as well as providing the direction and supervision for the overall safe and efficient running of the physical building and equipment, program accountability, sanitation, safety and security, equipment use and care, procurement, financial management and record keeping, personnel management and professional development. In keeping with our Mission, Vision and Values and our philosophy of Resident Centered Care, the Director of Food Services & Environmental Services, as a partner in the provision of care and support of our Residents, represents the home in a positive, efficient and confidential manner.

Position Specific Competencies, Skills & Abilities

  • Safety focused
  • Knowledge of electrical, boiler, plumbing
  • Demonstrate respect for the spirit, dignity and individuality of the Resident
  • Understands, supports and is able to integrate the philosophy of person centered care in to the daily operations of the department
  • Staffing models and scheduling practices
  • Quality improvement Initiatives
  • Risk management theory & practice
  • Consistently acts as a role model
  • Sound understanding of Union Contracts & Negotiations
  • Able to supervise staff including the ability to mentor, coach and empower staff
  • A working knowledge of budgeting
  • Able to work independently and as part of the Leadership Team

Educational Qualifications

Qualifications include:

    • Diploma/certificate in Building Management or equivalent or a combination of work experience in overseeing and managing the operations of a similar size facility
    • A trade such as Power Engineering, Electrical or Plumbing considered an asset.
  • Certificate or experience working with computerized maintenance systems,
  • Strong technical abilities with Microsoft programs an asset
  • Knowledgeable of regulations such as building codes, fire and health department , as well as agricultural requirements


Experience Required

  • Minimum three years experience overseeing the operations of a facility or construction projects required
  • Minimum three years in a management supervisory role

 Hours of Work: Management/non-union regular full-time (1.0 FTE) – Generally 40 hrs per week Monday – Friday

(hours may flex as necessary i.e. weekend and afterhours)

Salary:                 Based on experience

Benefits:               Health & Dental and Pension Plan (HANS/Manulife) Corp rate for Gym membership
Deadline               May 23, 2018

Start date:             July 2, 2018

Job description:   Can be reviewed on our website  

The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is proud to be an inclusive employer who encourages diverse applicants. We provide a complex dynamic working environment. We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Successful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to Human Resources before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. In addition, proof of applicable education and or certification is required as a condition of employment. Please submit cover letter and resume to Human Resource Coordinator by email: or in person to Administrative Assistant at 64 Pleasant Street, for more information please contact HR at (902) 863-2578 ext. 292.