Director of Facilities

This position is responsible for overseeing, guiding, and directing the maintenance and repairs of all facilities and equipment, supervising remodeling and construction projects, and maintaining grounds.

Job Duties

  • Manage construction and remodeling projects including obtaining bids, meeting completion timelines and specifications, and adhering to established budget
  • Determine specification requirements for equipment purchases and obtain quotes
  • Oversee, direct, and guide maintenance of all buildings and equipment including HVAC systems, electrical, plumbing, refrigeration, kitchen equipment, and security systems
  • Develop and maintain a preventative maintenance schedule
  • Ensure cleanliness and safety of all facilities and grounds
  • Utilize computer software systems to receive and share information
  • Ensure all work orders are completed correctly, timely, and with high quality standards and in an accurate manner

Management Competencies

  • Area Expertise - viewed as having expert level knowledge
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making - ability to reach the best possible outcome
  • Conflict Resolution - facilitate a peaceful end to conflict
  • Building and Maintaining  Relationships - positive and productive relationships
  • Change Management - transitioning others to a desired future state
  • Team Building and Management - team members are supportive, equipped, inspired and respectful
  • Financial Responsibility (Department) - wise use of Mel Trotter Ministries’ resources
  • Business Acumen - intuitive and applicable understanding of the organization
  • Customer Experience - exceed customer expectations
  • Servant Leadership - serve all levels of the ministry with the heart of Jesus

Core Competencies

  • Faith - Commitment to faith-based approach to advocacy for the guests
  • Sensitivity - competently communicate across racial, class and cultural divides
  • Attendance/Punctuality - reliable and dependable
  • Communication - prompt, courteous, respectful, helpful, appropriate, correct
  • Initiative - takes appropriate action without being asked
  • Attitude - positive and supportive of the work and organization
  • Team Participation - supports and helps others
  • Accountability - demonstrates responsibility
  • Cooperation - willing to hear the thoughts of others and work toward a common goal
  • Integrity/Credibility - honest and adheres to moral and ethical principles; trustworthy
  • Compassion - concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others, leading to action and advocacy


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in maintenance with at least 2 of these in supervision
  • Demonstrated knowledge of general construction codes, ability to read blue prints, basic equipment operation of major systems

Working Conditions

  • Regular standing, walking, climbing, crouching, bending, pushing, or pulling
  • Understand, speak, read, and write fluent English
  • Required to talk and  hear
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Able to use fine motor hand functions
  • Frequently exposed to varying temperatures from below 32 degrees to above 80 degrees

To apply:

*Applications and resumes are accepted for current positions only.

  • Print the application and complete it
  • E-mail, fax, or mail completed application (along with a cover letter and resume, if appropriate) to: 

Employment Opportunity
Mel Trotter Ministries
225 Commerce Ave. SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 

Phone: 616-454-8249
Fax: 616-454-5255