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Part-Time Maintenance Worker


The purpose of this position is to be responsible to perform routine work involving the repair and general maintenance of facilities, buildings, and equipment for First United Methodist Church.


Responsible to:

Director of Business Administration which will offer support, training, guidance, and resources to equip in their ministry. They will meet on a regular basis for communication, coordination, and evaluation of their work. Will also receive direction from the Buildings & Grounds chair.


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following examples:

1. Basic maintenance items for small plumbing issues, painting, small repairs, and mechanical maintenance.

2. Backup to the custodian to keep the building clean, attractive, and well maintained.

3. Check and replace all burned out light bulbs.

4. Assist other staff with loading/unloading of supplies and other heavy items as requested

5. Advise Director of Business Administration for special maintenance that may be required.

6. Backup to custodian to maintain & clear outdoor walkways during the winter if needed using snow blower or shovel.

7. Works with the Buildings & Grounds chair and committee to work on projects.

8. Works with & provides oversight with Building Vendors for projects.

9. Clean & maintain the basement areas. (Boiler Room & unfinished basements)

10. Performs other responsibilities as directed within the limits of the position, such as stage setup, PM’s on filters & replacement, emergency lighting battery replacement, boiler chemical system monitoring & water softener salt replacement.


Specific Duties:


11. Working knowledge of equipment, hand tools, power tools, and machinery used for maintenance and repairs.

12. Maintains care and use of supplies and equipment. Make regular inspections of the building’s areas and logs in inspections.

13. Working knowledge of language and terms used in maintenance work.

14. Perform basic maintenance repairs including replacing worn or defective parts such as worn or damaged hoses, machine belts; repair vacuums, door hinges; change HVAC filters.

15. Perform basic minor plumbing repairs.

16. Perform interior and exterior touch up painting.

17. Understand and follow all safety guidelines and regulations.

18. Follow directions, be self-directed, and work independently with minimal supervision.

19. Must have two or more years’ experience in building maintenance. Church or commercial building maintenance preferred.

20. Able to work when subject to occasional interruptions.

21. Able to works beyond normal hours for planned functions of the church and emergencies if needed.

22. Able to communicate verbally supervisor and other church staff, volunteers, members, and guests.

23. Must be able to manage time and multiple tasks and projects by organizing & prioritizing work to meet deadlines.

24. Ability to keep basic records

25. Has basic computer skills including emails.

26. Ability to follow directions and take responsibility for tasks

27. Ability to adapt to change

28. Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, volunteers, vendors, and the public, using principles of good customer service


Physical Demands:

29. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

 *Stand for extended periods of time

 *Walk throughout the facility

 *Use arms, hands, and fingers to perform tasks.

 *Frequent climbing of step and extension ladders, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling are expected.

 *Use of the senses (sight, sound, smell) is necessary.

*Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds (up to 100lbs).

30. Vision requirement for this job include good or excellent close/distance perception, color perception, peripheral/depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

31. May be exposed to slippery conditions, odors, outside weather conditions, etc.


Working Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock and vibrations. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate with occasional exposure to loud noises.

Part-time hours: 15-20 hours per week – Monday to Thursday starting at 9:00 am.

Financial Assistant


The Financial Assistant is responsible for the day-to-day financial tasks at First United Methodist Church.

Responsible to:

Director of Business Administration who will offer support, guidance, and resources to equip the Financial Assistant in his/her/their ministry. They will meet on a regular basis for communication, coordination, and evaluation.

Description of Duties


Accounts Receivable:

• Maintain contributions and income documentation.

• Accurately record contributions and income in church’s donations program

• Maintain appropriate internal controls and confidentiality.

• Lead volunteer counters in preparing check and cash contributions for bank deposit.

• Prepare counting sheet and bank deposit slip.

• Make bank deposits with counter(s)

• Set-up direct debits and assist givers with electronic giving, as needed.

• Assist members in transferring stocks to the church.

• Respond to members inquiries regarding their pledging and giving.

• Provide Special Offering information for monthly First Word publication

• Prepare and provide periodic Giving Statements to contributors

• Collect, record, and maintain annual giving pledge information.

• Work with the Vanco online giving system.


Accounts Payable:

• Pay all church expenses, obligations and pensions and accurately record in church’s accounting program.

• Manage documentation for all church expenditures.

• Set-up auto payments when available

• Provide data for Michigan Annual Conference EZRA Reports (Table II and III)

• Provide information and answer questions, as needed and appropriate

• Prepares all church expenses, obligations and pension contributions for authorization and payment

• Records all accounts payable transactions in the church’s accounting program

• Obtains authorization and sets up automated payments, when available



· Prepare and distribute timely financial reports and information to appropriate church groups, leaders, and staff.

· Attend regular staff meetings and Finance Committee or other meetings upon request.

· Work primarily at the church during regular business hours. Some work may occasionally be completed remotely as determined by Director of Business Administration.

· Prepare for and cooperate with those appointed to perform audit of financial records.

· Perform other tasks and responsibilities assigned by the Director of Business Administration and ministry leaders.

Time requirements:

20-25 hours per week

Training and resources:

Training and resources will be provided as needed.

Qualifications, skills, and gifts:

• Bookkeeping or Accounting training and/or experience, preferably in a non-profit organization

• Proficient in computer software including Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams and accounting management software, preferably designed for church or non-profit organizations.

• Ability to maintain confidentiality of congregation and staff personal information.

• Cordial and professional conduct – excellent interpersonal skills

• Strong integrity and work ethic

• Organize information efficiently.

• Communicate effectively.

• Data analysis proficiency

• Detail oriented

• Conscientious

• Self-motivated

• Dependable

• Collaborative

• Adaptable


The above is intended to describe the general requirements in this position. It is not intended to be construed as a complete statement of all duties, responsibilities and/or requirements.


Approved by SPRC February 11, 2023