Facilities Coordinator Job Description

Sherwood Forest Camp, Inc. is a year-round, youth development agency, anchored in a residential summer camp experience. We provide dynamic programs and immersive outdoor experiences that inspire and empower youth from under-resourced communities to discover their resilience, prepare for their future, and embrace their civic responsibility. Through our Quest, Outdoor Education, and Supports for Success programs, we help kids discover the best in themselves so they can grow up to do good in the world.


Sherwood Forest is seeking a year-round, Facilities Coordinator who will live on/near our campsite which is located just outside of Lesterville, Missouri and sits on 478 acres of Ozark land. This person would also need to be able to live on site in the summer. The facilities currently include four villages of cabins, a dining hall, activity lodge, health center, swimming pool, high ropes course, teams challenge course, archery range, campfire circles, outdoor performing arts stage, barn which houses programs in the creative arts and outdoor living skills, and plenty of room for exploring nature. In total, we maintain over 30 buildings at camp.


The position offers a chance to live and work in a beautiful location with passionate, dedicated people. Along with the Director of Facilities and Facilities Manager, the Facilities Coordinator works to ensure the safety and integrity of the site and facilities. This is a year-round position with benefits. The ideal candidate will have some skills such as: carpentry, electrical, refrigeration, small engine mechanics, painting, plumbing skills, and experience with facilities maintenance, and be willing to learn more. The ideal candidate will also have good problem-solving skills and the ability to laugh.


Job Requirements and Responsibilities

  • Perform general maintenance repairs to buildings • Assist in major repairs
  • Assist in the maintenance of groundsand natural resources • Help maintain the pool, sewage system and water system
  • Assist in housekeeping and general camp clean-up • Help maintain vehicles
  • Assist in managing disposal of trash, garbage, and compost
  • Assist in transportation and other program related needs as is necessary
  • Ensure appropriate documentation of maintenance activities, equipment and vehicles • Evening and weekend work will be required
  • Other duties as assigned


Facility Team Commitments

  • Act in a manner that positively represents Sherwood Forest
  • Help to build awareness of Sherwood Forest’s mission among the community • Provide support to other members of the Facilities Team
  • Fully comply with, support, and help implement the Sherwood Forest Race Equity Pledge • Practice the agency’s policies and procedures


Qualifications & Certifications •      At least 18 years of age

  • Must have a valid driver’s license, the ability to obtain a Class E, pass a driver’s certification program, and be approved by Sherwood Forest’s insurance company to drive
  • Must be able to work with children and receive satisfactory results from a thorough background screening • Able to become a certified sewage system operator
  • Passion for the Sherwood Forest mission with the willingness to “meet our kids where they are” and to go above and beyond to help them overcome challenges
  • Knowledge of/experience with electrical, refrigeration, carpentry, painting, and plumbing equipment and installation, small engine mechanics, general vehicle maintenance, and pool operations
  • Experience in building and grounds maintenance
  • Experience with tools and equipment associated with the above • Have aptitude for carpentry, plumbing and electrical skills
  • Comfortable with computers and able to use Microsoft Office
  • Passion for the Sherwood Forest mission with the willingness to “meet our kids where they are” and to go above and beyond to help them overcome challenges


Skills & Abilities

  • Strong interpersonal skills, especially with regards to accepting guidance and feedback • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good and persistent problem solver • Strong work ethic, self-motivated
  • Ability to listen and follow instructions
  • Willingness to seek additional training to stay current on best practices


Essential Functions

  • Ability to effectively communicate in person or by phone, and exchange accurate information • Ability to work and navigate in a variety of terrain and weather conditions
  • Ability to record, handle, file, disperse, and maintain neat and orderly records • Ability to operate a computer and other office technology
  • Ability to work long and flexible hours
  • Ability to drive camp vehicles, mowers, tractors, etc. • Ability to lift 100 pounds
  • Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl to make repairs • Ability to ascend and descend ladders
  • Ability to visually assess facilities and vehicles
  • Ability and willingness to live at camp over the summer
  • Ability and willingness to live within a radius of the facility that would allow you to report to work within an hour if needed


To apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with necessary contact information to Office@SherwoodForestSTL.org


General Information

Sherwood Forest is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All candidates have an equal opportunity for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable United States federal or state law. Personal staff information – (application, references, background investigations, medical records) – will not be released, except as may be required by law. Requests for references regarding the staff member’s performance will be honored; however, the staff member must authorize the release of such information.

Sherwood Forest is committed to eliminating racism, biases, and racial disparities in our society and eradicating barriers that thwart the development, growth and prosperity of youth in our community. All staff must be willing to work to that end and committed to our upholding our Race Equity Cultural Pledge (which Race Equity Cultural Pledge can be accessed on Sherwood Forest’s website).

Salary Based on Experience:$36,000 to $38,000