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Facilities Manager

Half-Time Staff Position

First Baptist Church of Ann Arbor is seeking a new staff member to be an integral part of ministry and growth of this faith community. Located near central campus, this seven-day-a-week church occupies a building complex that includes a 135 year-old sanctuary, a 168 year-old house, two wings built in the 1950s and 1960s, and a surface parking lot. A parent-cooperative preschool, a seminary, non-profit organizations, support groups, musical groups, and other community groups use our space on a regular and occasional basis.

As our congregation, programs, and facility-use needs have grown, so has the need for staff resources to sustain our journey and alignment with our values of faith, hospitality, and service.

General Position Description

The Facilities Manager is responsible for ensuring the daily continued operations and safety of the physical plant of the church and related properties and assets. The Facilities Manager will develop procedures for maintaining high standards of cleanliness, repair, and security. S/he will establish long-range plans as well as daily/weekly plans for maintenance, housekeeping, security, and facilities/grounds management. S/he will be able to perform minor repairs. Under the direction of the Board of Trustees, s/he acts as a liaison with external parties on matters relating to procurement of services and materials and will serve as the designated “rental agent” on behalf of the Church in negotiating with outside parties for the use of church facilities.

The Facilities Manager will be responsible for coordinating other resources needed for building maintenance including custodial contractors and all outside buildings and ground vendors.

The Facilities Manager must be a highly professional self-motivated individual with demonstrated collaboration skills necessary to effectively work with staff, volunteers, congregants, internal and external groups, vendors and contractors, and the general public. Excellent problem solving, customer service, communication, and organizational skills required. Must possess outstanding character and conduct that will reflect positively on the church.

While core hours, averaging 20 hours a week, will be scheduled Monday to Friday, there will be some requirements for occasional evening or weekend hours. In these events, compensatory time during the week will be offered.

Specific Responsibilities

Buildings and Grounds Management

  • Oversees general building operations coordination, facility bookings, tenant relations
  • Performs daily buildings and grounds checks, and responds to daily maintenance needs, including but not limited to: HVAC, electrical, plumbing, security, kitchen facility and equipment, grounds/landscaping, building structures, furniture and furnishings; performs minor repairs as appropriate
  • Obtains bids and pricing for building and maintenance work and/or purchases, in consultation with the Board of Trustees
  • Schedules and coordinates with contracted skilled trades or other services for planned or emergency maintenance and repairs, in consultation with the Board of Trustees
  • Develops and implements a preventive maintenance plan for all buildings and grounds, in coordination with the Board of Trustees
  • Manages facility booking schedules to ensure efficient use of facilities to accommodate church and other user groups; seeks new facility rental opportunities; shows property to interested parties; manages rental contract agreements; oversees design and execution of set-up and clean-up for events
  • Oversees church security; is on-call for emergencies
  • Prepares monthly report for Board of Trustees and Executive Council

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Supervises custodial contractor
  • Assigns tasks to sextons (students) as needed
  • Supervises maintenance contractors
  • Supervises buildings and grounds contractors


  • A high school diploma and a minimum of three years’ experience in facility management, maintenance, or custodial services
  • Basic knowledge of building facilities and related systems
  • Respectful, cooperative, and positive attitude with volunteers, staff, contractors, tenants, congregants, and guests
  • Flexibility in scheduling – the position involves occasional evening and weekend hours
  • Frequent walking, stretching, bending, reaching, stooping, pushing, pulling, and climbing, as well as the ability to lift up to 50 pounds

Previous work in a church or other non-profit environment is a plus.

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