Maintenance & Facilities Specialist

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  • Part-Time
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Job Type Details: Part time hourly; 20-25 hours per week at $16.50 - $18 per hour

The Cathedral Center’s mission is to provide a safe environment for women and families with children, while working to end homelessness one life at a time.  The maintenance and facilities specialist is a key member of our team, with indirect interactions with clients and ensuring a safe short-term living environment for those we serve.

Under the direction and supervision of the Director of Operations, the Maintenance & Facilities Specialist will perform a wide variety of mid to high level maintenance duties in order to provide a clean, orderly, and safe environment for guests, volunteers, staff and visitors. Additional related tasks and responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

The Maintenance and Facilities Specialist is responsible for day-to-day general maintenance needs, which includes grounds keeping at both Cathedral Center and the Friendship House locations.  The Maintenance & Facilities Specialist will conduct accurate record keeping of maintenance duties performed and alert supervisor of needs for both sites.

Specific Job Duties:

The Maintenance and Facilities Specialist ensure the Cathedral Center and the Friendship House are maintained in a safe and environmentally friendly manner. The following are key responsibilities and essential duties to cultivate success as the Maintenance and Facilities Specialist:

  • Serve as the key staff responsible for reporting maintenance, repair and equipment needs to the Director of Operations.
  • Perform general maintenance and repairs to facilities, furniture and equipment as directed or needed.
  • Assist in the maintenance of the operations calendar and support annual inspections and services.
  • Serve as on-site staff support for services with outside contractors as needed and report progress of projects.
  • Seasonal duties may include minimal snow removal and spreading salt or ice melt in cold weather and minor grounds keeping.
  • Work to ensure the buildings are maintained as a clean, welcoming, and safe environment.
  • Maintain effective and positive working relationships with staff, partner agencies and volunteers.
  • Actively participate in agency training and professional development opportunities as recommended.
  • Support emergency shelter & FH custodians to ensure timely room cleaning and/or repair when families exit shelter, as well as support during absences.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experience in basic facility maintenance including basic plumbing, electric, carpentry, and general repair.
  • Knowledge of the methods, tools and equipment utilized in grounds and facility maintenance and repair.
  • Highly developed organizational skills and able to manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to stand, walk, ascend, and descend stairs.
  • Ability to maintain appropriate and healthy boundaries with co-workers and clients.
  • Strong cultural competency and interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Good communication and documentation skills – written and verbal.


  • At least 2 years of successful, relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the methods, tools and equipment utilized in grounds and facility maintenance and repair.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with co-workers, program participants, and vendors.
  • Demonstrate ability to follow procedures, prioritize tasks, effective decision making, organizational skills and works well independently.
  • Able to perform physical labor involving the maintenance, repair, and cleaning of buildings; routinely lifting up to 50lbs.
  • Able to work flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends, depending on program needs.
  • This position is eligible for overtime hours under the appropriate circumstances and approved in advance by the Director of Operations or Executive Director.

This position is open to all qualified internal and external candidates.  Internal candidates must have reached six months of continuous employment at the time of application.  Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required to meet the needs of the agency.  Candidates must be able to sit, stand, stoop and walk for extended periods of time.  All staff at The Cathedral Center are expected to work effectively both independently and in a team environment, and to become familiar with and utilize a trauma-informed approach.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

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