Facilities Associate
Job Details
Central - Durham, NC
Full Time

Summary of Position

This position will work closely with the Director of Facilities Operations to lead in maintaining a standard of excellence for the church’s owned & leased buildings & grounds.  Candidates should excel at identifying problems, managing internal and external partners, finding and executing solutions, have a keen eye for detail, and have a passion to serve others.


Qualifications and Requirements

  • 5-10  years in building maintenance & repair or related field required

  • Has a passion for working in a church setting, stewarding the properties including aesthetics and functionality, and serving staff & congregation

  • Eye for/attention to detail required

  • Maintenance/handyman skills required to include: painting, sheetrock touch ups, light carpentry skills, toilet leaks & repairs, change lightbulbs, certain cleaning as needed

  • Ability to drive/operate a scissor lift

  • Technically proficient in email, spreadsheets (Google or Excel), word documents (Google Docs or Microsoft Word).  

  • Ability to manage an online maintenance request system

  • Ability to quickly identify and resolve problems

  • Needs to have analytical reasoning & problem solving capabilities

  • Self starter/takes initiative without being asked

  • Ability to multi-task and thrive in a dynamic environment

  • Flexibility

  • Good verbal & written communication skills

  • Ability to receive direction and execute

  • Ability to give direction to subcontractors

  • Organizational & Time Management skills to work around/complete jobs for weekend service schedules

  • A member of the Summit Church or willing & able to become a member



  • Meet with Director of Facilities Operations weekly to discuss work & priorities

  • Proficient in putting together project estimates using Excel/Google Sheets or Word/Google Docs, and sharing documents as needed

  • Proficient in reading/understanding building plans, will occasionally work with project architect or outside contractors.

  • Oversee and/or contract remodeling work on current facilities

  • Coordinate with campus staff teams on event setups & facility rentals

  • Oversee and manage facilities budget.  Will work with Director of Facilities in setting yearly budget for Maintenance & Repair, Grounds Maintenance & Service Contracts

  • Field & respond to all internal facilities requests from staff

  • Manage on-site dayporter

  • Develop and maintain preventative maintenance plans for all building systems

  • Oversee and manage relationships with vendors & service contractors.

  • Some physical labor is involved, must be able to lift 50 pounds, push/pull 200 lbs and climb step ladder

  • Be prepared for occasional on-call for weekend emergencies or special events

  • Plan & organize security needs & repairs

  • Inspect and approve the work performance of subcontracted work to highest standard

  • Responds to maintenance requests entered through internal portal, and communicates expectations with staff

  • Build relationships with service vendors & work to get best pricing/as well as keep projects on schedule

  • Oversee execution of scheduled maintenance for building & grounds/exterior landscaping

  • Support the Summit Church initiative of facility stewardship through knowledge and practice of energy management and sustainability.

  • Performs related & unrelated duties as may be required