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Position Description: Part-Time Building Manager

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The Building Manager assists with the care and management of Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church historic building, grounds, and helps the congregation be a good steward of its physical assets. The Building Manager collaborates with the staff, church members, Facilities Committee, and vendors for the operation, maintenance, and repair of the building.


  • Walk the building at least weekly to proactively identify issues and propose corrective actions.

  • Prioritizes potential safety concerns to staff and visitors of JAPC.

  • Maintain preventive maintenance schedules including seasonal checklists for each building system and structure and schedules necessary inspection (including but not limited to boilers, HVAC, lighting indoor and outdoor, security, sprinklers, fire safety roof, parking lot, etc).

  • Develop and prioritize building projects (including major projects at the Manse) required to maintain the historical character and integrity of the buildings.

  • Perform routine maintenance and repairs identified by Facilities Committee with minimal supervision.

  • Issue request for quotes per JAPC guidelines, summarize and present to the Facilities Committee.

  • Inspect and maintain boilers regularly.

  • Coordinates necessary maintenance/repairs with approved contractors/vendors and manages working relationship with contractors/vendors.

  • Monitor and report progress of contractors.

  • Monitor utility charges for accuracy and stewardship of resources.

  • Ensure safe work practices are adhered to for employees and contractors.

  • Attend both Facilities Committee and Staff meetings.

  • Act as primary contact to resolve building related emergencies, which may require evening or weekend calls as needed.

  • Interact with supply inventory vendor and adjust orders as needed.

  • Provide supervision of custodial staff alongside the Pastor.

  • General assistance as requested by the Pastor.


  • Working knowledge of boilers and HVAC systems. General knowledge of building maintenance, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and custodial skills.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Valid driving license, vehicle availability, and flexible working schedule

  • Organized, self-motivated, and enjoys working with people

  • Preferred – previous work in non-profits/churches, knowledge of historic buildings, and possession of state licenses.

Compensation: $20-25/hour, 15-20 hours/week on a flexible schedule.


  • The Pastor, who acts as Head of Staff, is the supervisor.

  • Will work cooperatively with the Facilities and Finance Committees.

  • Is accountable, through the Administration Committee, to the Session (church council).

Please send resumes to the Pastor / Head of Staff Rev. Matt Nickel by email at by October 1, 2021.

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