The Salvation Army

  • Maintenance Coordinator

    Job Locations US-CT-Hartford
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Location/Department: Greater Hartford Area Services (Hartford, CT)

    Status: Non-exempt, Full-time

    Hours Per Week: 40


    Scope & Purpose of Position:

    Shall coordinate and conduct general maintenance and repairs of GHAS and DHQ buildings, equipment, and grounds (Hartford North End, Marshall House Family Shelter, South End Complex, The Right Place, and the Greater Hartford associated living quarters).


    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

    • Ensure that facility, health, and safety standards are met.

    • Ensure that equipment is in proper working condition and facility repairs are addressed.

    • Oversee general maintenance and janitorial upkeep of the facilities.

    • Supervise the GHAS and DHQ maintenance/custodial staff.
    • Assure janitorial duties are completed by janitorial staff (clean bathrooms, mop floors, clean kitchens, remove trash from buildings, replenish consumable items, vacuum work areas, dust, sanitize lobby areas, etc.).

    • Coordinate the maintenance of building exteriors by removing trash and debris from properties; ensure walkways, stairways, and parking lot areas are clear; ensure dumpster areas are free of debris; manage yard maintenance.

    • Establish and maintain a floor maintenance program (carpet cleaning, waxing of floors, etc.).

    • Inventory supplies and order, with approval.

    • Make pick up and deliveries, as requested.

    • Perform minor repair and maintenance.

    • Notify supervisor of need for contracted service maintenance.

    • Develop scope of work, contact vendors, and secure bids for projects.

    • Seek pricing on contracted services, as appropriate and requested by supervisor.

    • Monitor contracted services (trash removal, snow removal, etc.).

    • Assist in the coordination of volunteer & community service projects with regard to property projects (Day of Caring, church groups, etc.).

    • Coordinate the securing of the all facilities.

    • Assure the timely completion of seasonal maintenance (snow removal, shovel steps/walks, sand & salt walkways, lawn care, trim bushes, and leaf removal).

    • Assist with moving of furniture and equipment as needed.

    • Coordinate with the EDS Director and implement routine fire drills and document the same.

    • Coordinate and implement monthly checks of emergency lighting and document the same.

    • Ensure fire extinguishers are appropriately placed and inspected, as required by code.

    • Ensure compliance with local licensing and inspection agencies, ensure licensing compliance of the kitchen areas.

    • Establish corrective action plans for non-compliance issues and facility deficiencies.

    • Participate in and support the implementation of special activities and events for GHAS and Corps programs as requested by the Area Coordinators.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:


    Does this job have supervisory responsibilities: _X__ Yes ___ No

    The above duties and responsibilities are not all inclusive and may be modified to include other job related duties at the discretion of the supervisor.


    • Valid motor vehicle driver’s license in good standing required

    • Ability to drive 12 passenger van and pass required Salvation Army driving test

    • Able to follow oral and written instructions while communicating closely with supervisor(s)

    • Effective use of a variety of hand and power tools required

    • Knowledge of methods used in all manners of building maintenance, including basic knowledge of carpentry, plumbing, painting, grounds keeping, and minor appliance repair

    • Must have working experience with the tools used in the maintenance and repair of building facilities

    • Must observe safety standards and procedures related to the building

    • Basic math skills is necessary
    • Must be a highly-motivated self-starter
    • Experience supervising staff and volunteers highly preferred
    • Must be organized and have a high attention to detail

    • Will respect and promote the interest of The Salvation Army. The individual is not required to embrace the tenets of faith, but he/she is required to promote and respect the mission of The Salvation Army.

    The Salvation Army Mission Statement:

    The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.


    Divisional Headquarters Vision Statement:

    The Southern New England Divisional Headquarters exists to develop its Officers, staff, and volunteers to their fullest ministry potential and to be a catalyst and resource for the growing of healthy, vibrant Corps and other expressions of The Salvation Army mission.


    Work Environment/Physical Demands:




    Up to 1/3

    1/3 to 2/3

    Over 2/3

    Climb or balance




    Lift up to 20 pounds




    Lift up to 50 pounds












    Use hands




    Use sight/vision




    Walk, bend, kneel





    The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.  This job description is subject to change as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.


    Employment Statement:

    Funding for programs and services vary within nonprofit organizations, which can impact the continuation of staff positions.  Every effort is made to continue funding for programs.  However, a change in funding could impact your position.  There is also no guarantee of continued employment for the duration of a grant.


    An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer:
    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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