Lead Maintenance Coordinator

Christ House

About the organization

For over 35 years, Christ House has provided comprehensive and compassionate health care to sick, homeless persons in the District of Columbia, assisting them in addressing critical issues to help break the cycle of homelessness. Twenty-four-hour medical care is provided by staff physicians, nurse practitioners, and a team of nurses and nursing assistants at our location in the Adams Morgan neighborhood. Patients come to Christ House with a variety of illnesses and injuries, including bone fractures, cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, mental illness, burns, and frostbite. Wraparound services include case management, substance use disorder treatment, patient activities, food services, and escorts to appointments. Christ House also operates Kairos House, a permanent, supportive housing facility, and Emmanuel House, which provides housing for members of a year-long volunteer corps on staff.

More information is available at: www.christhouse.org.


The Lead Maintenance Coordinator is an active, hands-on, detail-oriented position responsible for the overall coordination of Christ House facilities. The role is central to the success of our mission, promoting healing and wellness by ensuring that facilities are well-maintained and welcoming to patients, staff, visitors, and residents.

1. Maintenance Coordination:
-Identify, prioritize, and manage short-term repairs and longer-term renovation projects, in coordination with other departments.
-Troubleshoot and assist with performing general maintenance.
-Oversee contractors (e.g. HVAC, electricians, plumbers) to ensure satisfactory completion of work.
-Order and maintain an inventory of custodial supplies.
-Coordinate monthly pest control and elimination visits.

2. Safety and Security Management:
-Oversee all areas of building safety, making sure security procedures are established and followed.
-Facilitate quarterly safety committee meetings.
-Coordinate monthly fire drills with the management team.
-Coordinate fire marshal and other inspections.
-Manage keys and safety files.

3. Vendors, Contracts, and Permits Management:
-Oversee facilities-related contracts and relationships with service vendors (e.g. HVAC, elevator, security system) and maintain an organized file system for contracts, work tickets, and invoices.
-Oversee the renewal and execution of utilities contracts.
-Sign off on maintenance invoices.


We are looking for a detail-oriented, can-do person with building/maintenance experience to fill this position, which is critical not only to day-to-day operations, but also long-term planning for renovations and projects. The position requires technical knowledge to perform general maintenance, as well as problem-solving skills in project management, repairs, and renovations. Good communication skills, the ability to effectively coordinate with departments and contractors, and the ability to prioritize projects are needed.

Specific Qualifications:

-Minimum of 2 years’ experience required in building operations or maintenance. Strong project-management and execution skills required.

-Technically savvy, with basic skills in general maintenance (such as painting, drywall, and repairs) and the ability to figure out new systems and problem solve required.

-Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize projects, and an eye for detail.

-Good communication and coordination skills to work with different departments.

-Basic MS Office computer skills and comfort with word processing and email required.

-Experience working with underserved or homeless populations preferred.

-This role supports the overall operations of Christ House, including on-call coverage as periodically needed.


$50,000 to $60,000 per year, depending on experience (position includes full benefits package)

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Mary Jordan: [email protected] We are accepting applications on a rolling basis and this position will be open until 1/31/21 or until filled.

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