UUS Seeks Facilities Coordinator

The Unitarian Universalist Society (UUS) seeks a part-time (5-10 hours per week) Facilities Coordinator. The Facilities Coordinator provides general caretaking services for UUS and its facilities, including custodial tasks (shared with a weekly custodian), light and preventative maintenance to the facilities, and setup and cleanup assistance for congregational and rental events. The Facilities Coordinator is expected to affirm the principles, values, and policies of UUS.

Work Schedule & Pay Rate

Average 5 hours per week (sometimes more depending on the calendar of events). Evening and weekend availability required for scheduled events and programming, including preparation for Sunday morning services. The remainder of the time will be flexible and used as needed to complete tasks in a timely and efficient way. Pay Rate: $20 per hour.

Essential Functions

  • In coordination with a weekly custodian, ensure clean and well-stocked facilities. Perform custodial duties ahead of Sunday morning services and for evening or weekend events as requested, including removing refuse and recycling; restocking restrooms, cleaning and tidying the building, and ensuring outside entries and walkways are safe and unobstructed.
  • Provide setup and cleanup services for congregational and rental events as scheduled.
  • Perform basic preventative maintenance and general repairs as needed (changing filters, replacing light bulbs, fixing leaks and clogs, patching walls, etc.). Perform deep cleaning and maintenance reviews according to a monthly and annual schedule. Identify and address safety concerns.
  • In coordination with the Congregational Administrator and custodian, maintain an adequate inventory of cleaning and maintenance supplies and equipment. Keep equipment in good working order and stored in an orderly fashion. Maintain records, schedules, and instructions for equipment and custodial procedures.
  • In coordination with the Congregational Administrator and Building and Grounds Teams, liaise with facilities vendors and congregational volunteers for ongoing maintenance, and for needed repairs or other facilities projects beyond the scope of the Facilities Coordinator’s abilities. Assist with grounds care and special building tasks as requested.

Core Competencies

  • Mission Ownership: Demonstrates understanding and full support of the mission, vision, values and beliefs of UUS. Work professionally and in accordance with Unitarian Universalist Principles, the Society’s Mission and Vision statements, and the Society’s Policies and Bylaws.
  • Compassion and Care: Maintains high standards of confidentiality and discretion. Exudes a natural sense of care for the well-being of others; responds with empathy to the life circumstances of others; demonstrates appropriate and boundaried expressions of care. They will demonstrate the skills and temperament to provide a safe, clean, and welcoming environment for the congregation and its visitors.
  • Custodial and Maintenance Skills and Creativity: Has experience cleaning and maintaining public or private spaces. Takes pride and ownership over the care of UUS’s facilities. Has high personal standards for cleanliness and orderliness. Is willing and able to troubleshoot issues, identify and address needs, and propose improvements.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work with others and a participatory style for achieving goals. Engages in thoughtful listening; holds others accountable in a spirit of love. Demonstrates the ability to be self-motivated, as well as work in collaboration or at the direction of others. Productively engages and resolves interpersonal conflict; overcomes personal bias to hear the ideas and concerns of another; can describe the perspective of another, even when he/she/they disagrees. Able to accept constructive criticism. Interacts positively with visitors, attendees, members, church leadership, staff, and others.
  • Communication Skills: Is able to deliver a message clearly in a variety of settings; demonstrates communication styles appropriate to the situation at hand; adjusts the message, without losing the essence of the message, depending upon the circumstances and the listener. Is able to write clearly and succinctly; able to use computer programs relevant to the position (word processing, email); able to provide communications in a timely manner.
  • Management Skills: Manages work time well without overworking; marshals resources (people, funding, materials) to get projects completed on time and successfully; keeps accurate records and a functional filing system; stewards financial and material resources carefully and intentionally.
  • Anti-Racism/Anti-Oppression Awareness and Skills: Knowing that this work is always in-progress, continually develops and maintains awareness of equity and inclusion; can apply a lens of power and privilege to issues that arise in their work with the congregation; demonstrates accountable engagement with diverse spiritual traditions and communities.

Qualifications

  • Experience cleaning and maintaining public or private spaces
  • Weekend and evening availability
  • Physically able to lift, climb, and carry out normal maintenance jobs
  • The ability to manage tasks and time independently
  • Responsible and reliable and able to make good, common-sense decisions
  • Strong interpersonal skills including clear communication, approachability, effective listening, and compassion
  • The ability to comfortably engage with members and visitors of all ages and identities
  • Able to provide proof of COVID vaccination or a valid medical or religious exemption
  • Technical aptitude and experience with mechanical and electrical equipment preferred

To apply please send a resume and cover letter to Emma Barnum, Congregational Administrator (admin@uusic.org). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.