Manager, General Services

University of Manitoba

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Update day: 11-02-2024

Location: Winnipeg Manitoba

Category: FMCG Houseware


Job type: Full-time

Salary: $70,090–$105,135 a year

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The University of Manitoba is a driving force of innovation, discovery and advancement. Our momentum is propelled by our campus community – UM faculty, staff and students whose determination and curiosity shape our world for the better. Our teaching, learning and work environment is uniquely strengthened and enriched by Indigenous perspectives. With two main campuses in Winnipeg, satellite campuses throughout Manitoba, and world-wide research, UM’s impact is global.

Discover outstanding employee benefits, experience world-class facilities and join a dynamic community that values reconciliation, sustainability, diversity, and inclusion. We are one of Manitoba’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. At the University of Manitoba, what inspires you can change everything.

The opportunity:

The University of Manitoba invites applications for the role of Manager, General Services. Reporting to the Director, Operations & Maintenance (O&M), the Manager is accountable for ensuring UM is an attractive, responsive and safe environment where the students, faculty, staff and community are pleased to work, study and visit.

The Manger leads the General Services Team, which provides a diverse range service for the University, including ground maintenance and landscaping, planning and operation of waste and recycling streams, mail service, deliveries, office moving, operation of storage facilities, accessible transportation, and planning and operation of UM fleet services.

The Manager, General Services is responsible for planning and managing budgets, staff and resources in a responsive and efficient manner. The Manager collaborates with administrators, faculty, students, external organizations, to plan relevant projects and strategies.

If you are looking for an opportunity to lead a diverse operations team, we encourage you to apply!

The qualifications and experience we’re looking for:

  • Additional training or certifications in areas such as project management or strategic planning would be considered beneficial.
  • Training in horticulture, arboriculture, fleet, and grounds maintenance would be an asset.
  • Possess a Class 5 driver’s license.
  • An acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Minimum of 5 years of direct experience in a relevant business role.
  • Must have management training and demonstrated successful human resources management experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of grounds maintenance procedures, landscaping, horticultural and arboriculture practices, good knowledge of related vehicles and equipment is required.
  • An acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite, particularly using spreadsheets, word processing and database software required.
  • Demonstrated strong mentoring and leadership skills are essential.
  • Must be able to problem solve.
  • Must have strong leadership skills.
  • Must have strong training skills.
  • Willingness to learn and take upgrading courses.
  • Demonstrate abilities in operational planning, preparing estimates, preparing reports, organizing, directing, and coordinating a large staff and budget required.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to apply knowledge and expertise for discussions.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Ability to understand and review plans and specifications is required.
  • Ability to write vehicle and equipment specifications required.
  • Must have the ability to make independent decisions along with excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills.
  • Willingness to work outside of regularly scheduled hours.
  • Satisfactory work record, including satisfactory attendance and punctuality, is required.

Why the University of Manitoba?

Along with being one of Manitoba’s top employers, we are proud to provide a collaborative and enriching work environment. In addition to a strong compensation package with a competitive salary, the University provides an exceptional workplace that includes:

  • Comprehensive group benefits and pension plan.
  • Competitive vacation time.
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program.
  • A full spectrum of professional development opportunities.

Closing Date: July 21, 2023

Applications will only be accepted if you apply on UM Careers.

The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities).

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae will be provided to participating members of the search process.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $70,090.27-$105,135.40 per year


  • Dental care
  • Paid time off


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person

Expected start date: 2023-08-14

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Deadline: 27-03-2024

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