The Facilities Associate is responsible for maintaining church facilities in a clean and orderly manner to be ready for church activities and events. The Facilities Associate is also responsible for set-up and break-down of rooms for church events and special activities within the church facilities. They will also assist with other maintenance needs as they arise.
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Set-up classrooms for regular and special activities; clean adequately; move furniture and set up tables, chairs and other equipment for banquet, special meetings, and similar occasions in accordance with the Room Set-Up form. Work with Events Coordinator as needed.
Break-down room immediately at the conclusion of the event. However, do not place pressure on the coordinator or event participants to immediately leave the room. Return room to the normal set-up or prepare for next event.
Prepare facilities for special use as requested by supervisor(s), and assist when facilities and arrangements are needed for weddings and funerals.
Sweep, mop and/or clean floors according to schedule or as necessary.
Clean all restrooms and maintain adequate supply of soap, toilet articles, towels and other supplies in proper containers; empty wastebaskets, clean erasers and chalk boards; collect and remove refuse from buildings.
Clean church property – both inside and out. On snow days, report to work one hour early. Shovel snow and salt walkways.
Make request to Facilities Manager and Assistant Facilities Manager for cleaning and maintenance supplies and other equipment as needed.
Make minor non-technical repairs to buildings and equipment. Inform Facilities Manager and Assistant Facilities Manager about problems.
Replace lighting bulbs and tubes. Wash and dry dishes as needed or as requested.
Prepare baptistery for use as directed and clean following use.
Open and close building daily as scheduled.
Water lawn and mow grass according to schedule; maintain church entrances and sidewalks in a clean and orderly manner.
Load and unload supplies, material, textbooks, equipment, and furniture from delivery trucks as needed.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Schedule: 40 hours per week, scheduled shifts vary between start times of 7:30am and 3:00pm. Required hours on Saturdays, Sundays, and occasional overtime during busy seasons. Availability on some holidays are required, such as Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
High School diploma or equivalent and a minimum of one year of related work experience
Basic knowledge of cleaning skills, light maintenance, and logistics (event set up and tear down)
Previous experience in capacity of building engineer/repairs and maintenance desired
Self-starter with demonstrated experience in completing projects from start to finish independently. At times, ability to collaborate with colleagues on daily projects
Basic comfort with on-line computer skills
Attention to detail with commitment to accuracy and follow-through
Good communication skills
Wear complete uniform, including radio and keys when on duty
Report to work in a timely fashion and execute duties in a prompt, timely fashion and ability to work schedule as indicated above
Experience and comfort working in complex, multi-layered organizations
Exhibit respectful behavior towards supervisors, colleagues, team members and guests of the church. Respect all church rules, policies, and regulations
Comfort working in a multi-cultural, faith-based environment
Additional Salary Information: This is an hourly position beginning at $13.50/hour, with guaranteed raise (upon expected performance) to $14.00 after six months. It also includes:
Medical (church pays 85% of employee monthly premium (75% of eligible dependents), zero ($0) deductible, $10 office co-pay)•Optional dental and visions plans•Generous PTO plus eleven holidays •403b (employer contributions after one year of employment)•FSA for unreimbursed medical and dependent daycare expenses•Mass transit and commuter parking benefits•Life and short term disability insurances, optional life insurance and long term disability plans
About Fourth Presbyterian Church
At Fourth Presbyterian Church, we believe that through mission outreach, we can serve the community in need, sharing in their struggles and hopes and working together for a world of compassion, peace, and justice.
Fourth Church also hosts Chicago Lights, which seeks to support and meet the needs of children, youth, and adults facing the challenges of poverty in our city. Chicago Lights grew from the commitment of Fourth Presbyterian Church to social justice and compassionate service and offers five signature programs, serving more than 4,000 individuals annually. Our core service areas include one-to-one tutoring and mentoring, arts education, social services, and urban farming.
Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago and Chicago Lights are a proud, three-time winner of the Chicago Tribune's Top Workplaces in Chicago.