Fauntleroy United Church of Christ, a progressive congregation in West Seattle, seeks a Building Maintenance and Grounds Custodian. This position is responsible for the maintenance of all church properties. This is a 40 hour per week position paying $19.50/hour with a health insurance option. To apply, email your resume (PDF version) to by Friday, July 19. Early submission is encouraged -- applications will be considered as they are received. Fauntleroy Church is an equal opportunity employer.

Areas of Responsibility:


  • Perform custodial care of the church building
  • Identify and perform preventive maintenance
  • Make minor repairs
  • Set up and take down for building events
  • Work in cooperation with the Facilities Ministry on major repairs and/or alterations to the building or equipment to determine priority, process and performance
  • Maintain equipment and supply inventory
  • Purchase cleaning, maintenance and other supplies for the church
  • Maintain safety/hazard procedures and egress plan for the building
  • Program heating system weekly
  • Maintain MSDS notebook


  • Ensure maintenance of grounds and parking lots
  • Mow or supervise mowing of lawns
  • Remove leaves and snow from grounds, and acorns, moss and pollen from sidewalks
  • Plant, weed, trim, and water grounds as needed, sharing the duties with volunteers when possible
  • Troubleshoot minor grounds issues and bring major (or costly) issues to attention of Facilities Ministry

Staff and Organizational Relationships

  • Report directly to the Office Manager with executive supervision by the Senior Pastor
  • Work with the Office Manager on the use of church facilities, room arrangements, set-up/clean-up, and issues needing trouble-shooting
  • Act as liaison with the YMCA and Little Pilgrim School custodians
  • Coordinate substitute(s) for vacation and, when possible, leave situations
  • Supervise community service volunteers
  • Work with Facilities Ministry and Volunteer/Member Engagement Coordinator to help coordinate church volunteers
  • Oversee work of “contracted” workers; i.e., gardeners, window cleaners, etc.

Required Skills

  • Operation and maintenance of small machinery/equipment and tools (including, but not limited to vacuums, buffers, lawn equipment and extension ladders)
  • Minor electrical and plumbing assessments and repairs
  • Cleaning and maintaining a large building with heavy use by the public
  • Grounds Maintenance
  • Basic computer use
  • Use of operating and instruction manuals
  • Creation and management of a budget
  • Communication by cell phone and e-mail
  • Ability to perform physically demanding tasks
  • Willingness to drive one’s own vehicle for work-related errands (mileage reimbursed)

Required Attributes

  • Take initiative and self-direct while also seeking and receiving guidance
  • Willing to work independently
  • Establish and maintain good interpersonal relations with staff, members, and visitors
  • Well-organized
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Positive attitude
  • Clear communicator
  • Ability to see the big picture as well as details, and prioritize accordingly
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Know when to ask for help
  • Maintain a neat and professional appearance
  • Conduct self in a professional manner
  • Work as a team member
  • Attentive to safety

Additional Expectations

  • Work on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and either Tuesdays OR Thursdays
  • Work Saturdays as needed for events and/or to achieve hours for week
  • Attend weekly church staff meetings on Wednesday mornings
  • Serve as the staff liaison to Facilities Ministry, maintaining regular communication with the team and attending monthly Monday evening meetings
  • Submit to a background check
  • Though being a person of faith is not a requirement, it is expected that the person filling this position will be supportive of the church’s mission, progressive beliefs and the bigger picture of work and ministry all staff together make possible