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Facilities Manager for Tyndale Theological Seminary

The Facilities Manager at Tyndale Theological Seminary, which is a multicultural seminary, has a good deal of interaction with students from all over the world. The Facilities Manager is responsible for overseeing the condition of the physical plant, rented housing and seminary vehicles. The position also oversees:
(1) student Community Duties;
(2) all housing requests and scheduling;
(3) transportation needs of the seminary;
(4) logistical preparations for on-campus events; and
(5) relationships with outside vendors pertaining to Tyndale’s physical plant and seminary vehicles.

Male. Desirable Knowledge, Abilities and Skills ● Conversational Dutch and English language abilities (Dutch can be learned after hiring) ● Knowledge and experience in serving in and through a local church, academic institution or NGO ● Good communication and interpersonal skill ● Commitment to quality service and follow-through ● Basic computer skills ● General mechanical aptitude ● Experience with general building, apartment and other maintenance oversight Qualifications: ● Administrative experience in church, parachurch, NGO or educational setting ● MBO certificate or equivalent (bachelor's degree in U.S. system) ● BHV First Aid Course ● Weveko fire detection installation course (as needed) - can be obtained after hiring ● Agreement with Tyndale’s Statement of Faith and a commitment to the local church and a lifestyle of faith Online interview with Tyndale staff required. Raise your own funding through Partner Development. Training provided.
A) Maintenance of Facilities ● To oversee repair, cleaning and maintenance of the physical plant (including appliances), gardens and grounds ● To coordinate planned and emergency maintenance for Chatlos Hall and the dormitory ● To monitor and ensure all building security ● To maintain all seminary vehicles ● To liaise with all outside vendors, contractors and others who bid to conduct work on the seminary facilities and seminary vehicles ● To keep the Vice-President of Operations and Administration updated on progress and needs. ● To document maintenance to the seminary buildings ● In consultation with the Vice President of Operations and Administration, establish maintenance contracts as needed. Such agreements will not extend beyond two years, but may be renewed. B) Health and Safety ● To ensure a healthy and safe environment according to Dutch requirements ● To perform reviews of the fire detection, evacuation system and other fire installations as required by law ● To perform quarterly reviews on the water supply system for Legionella-prevention ● To plan and execute safety drills and training, normally each fall and spring and at new student orientation ● To document maintenance items, drills and training, alarms and hazards ● To keep the President and Vice President of Operations and Administration updated on any unusual occurrences and needs C) Student Community Duties ● Develop a strategy for effective community duties at the seminary, including efficient use of student resources in various areas, including the dormitory, kitchen and dining area, Chatlos Hall and the seminary grounds ● To annually appoint Community Duty Supervisors over the four main areas of Community Duties ● Selects, encourages and promotes leadership among the student department heads ● Produce community duty schedules ● Edit and update the Community Life section of the Student Handbook as required D) General ● To recommend yearly budgetary figures for maintenance, health and safety and student community duties ● To obtain annual budgetary goals set by the Tyndale Board of Directors ● To draft semi-annual reports for the Tyndale board of directors. Other Duties: ● To conduct student room inspections (with the assistance of the Dean of Men and Dean of Women as required) ● Coordinate as needed Schiphol Airport transportation ● Assist as needed with new student orientation
The person would be responsible for finding suitable housing. Most often this is a row house or an apartment. If the person is single, there might be a possibility of living in the dormitory that houses students, but this would probably not be preferred. Accommodations are western. The school is in a small Dutch village close to Schiphol airport. Housing in the immediate vicinity of the school has proven limited, but not impossible.
Tyndale Theological Seminary is a multicultural and international school that equips people from all over the world to serve the Lord in whatever calling He has given to them. It is a close knit community where one can find a sense of belonging, but also may be challenging due to different cultures blending. The person will work in the office, having interactions with our international student body, and also contact with vendors who are nationals. There is chapel twice weekly and prayer meetings on a regular basis.
Netherlands, Europe MENA