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Lead Facilities Specialist


This position is for our Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA location.


Guiding Principles describe our behaviors to support our organization's work throughout its life in all circumstances, irrespective of changes in goals, strategies, and leadership. Our Guiding Principles are as follows: We CULTIVATE-We grow staff and volunteer leaders who will be stewards of the Y mission, resources, and opportunities. We OWN-We think long-term and act on behalf of the organization, beyond our own team. We WELCOME-We are inclusive of all people and all communities. We SERVE-We provide timely and excellent service to members, volunteers, community, and each other. We LEARN-We are never done learning and always seek to improve. We are curious about new possibilities and act to explore them. We UNITE-We work together to achieve big goals and speak as one voice. We RESPECT-We treat others with kindness and speak positively about other people in all situations. We PLAY-We celebrate, appreciate, and have fun!

The YMCA of Great Grand Rapids utilizes a Membership By Design framework, which is a member involvement and community building model for YMCAs across the country. All staff members—front-line, management, full- and part-time—and volunteers have a role to play in member engagement. These responsibilities can be broken into six steps:

  1. Enrollment: Staff and volunteers encourage potential members to enroll in programs and activities that meet their needs.
  2. Satisfaction: Staff and volunteers ask members continually about their satisfaction with a program or activity, track responses, listen to suggestions, and respond promptly in a manner consistent with the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
  3. Relationship Building: Staff and volunteers are open, friendly, and approachable to all YMCA members and participants. Staff and volunteers initiate interaction with and between members.
  4. Education and Conversion: Staff and volunteers know about and share their knowledge of the YMCA, its programs, its policies, its mission, its values, and how it benefits members and the community.
  5. Volunteerism and Leadership: Staff and volunteers create opportunities for members to volunteer in their areas of interest, and they ask members to do so whenever appropriate.
  6. Ownership: Staff and volunteers encourage members to own the YMCA, using words such as we, us, and our association (and actions that match those words) to include members as well as staff and volunteers.


The Lead Facilities Specialist assists with the safety, security, and general operation of YMCA facilities. This position requires hands on maintenance duties and the ability to work with project teams, trouble shoot mechanical problems, and work independently to effect repairs. Requirements include a good eye for cost effective solutions, ability to bid projects, weigh and assess costs and time requirements, superior interpersonal skills to assemble, direct, supervise and implement project teams to complete projects in a timely manner. Must be available 7:00am-4:00pm. Weekday and weekend responsibilities. Some flexibility available in weekly schedule.


  • Responsible for all preventative maintenance on equipment and general repairs and inspections; works with equipment warranties and vendor repair programs
  • Ensures maintenance and custodial team policies and projects are adhered to at all times
  • Supervises project teams, assignments and completion of all projects in a timely manner
  • Assists with pool maintenance as needed
  • Oversees preventative maintenance to fitness equipment, or delegates and oversees projects
  • Prepares and schedules activities and projects as needed
  • Supports and maintains professional rapport with members, vendors, and staff
  • Performs minor and routine painting, plumbing, construction, and repair, as well as other related maintenance activities
  • Replaces air conditioner filters as needed
  • Hangs and mounts signage as needed
  • Maintains all areas in clean, presentable fashion
  • Contributes to general training and coaching of maintenance /custodial team
  • Assists with meeting preparations and team communications
  • Assists with general cleaning and grounds as needed
  • Upholds all safety standards, MSDS documentation, and models

Performs any other functions necessary for the smooth and efficient operation of the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids Association


$12.72hr-$15.91hr; Full Time; Non Exempt (40 hrs/week)

Full time benefits include a free YMCA Family Membership, health/dental/vision insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, up to 9% retirement contribution upon eligibility, and more!

. Requirements:


High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED); one to three years supervisory or project management experience (preferably in the building trade sector); or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience required. Working knowledge of building and ground cleanliness. Ability to troubleshoot basic HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical problems. Ability to interact with people of all ethnic backgrounds, ages, and lifestyles. The successful candidate will be a people person, able to communicate, motivate and organize project teams.


· Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) within the first 90 days

· First Aid Certification required within the first 90 days

· AED-Oxygen Certification required within the first 90 days

· Blood Borne Pathogen training

· State of Michigan criminal background clearance (ICHAT)

· Certified Pool Operator within first year of employment, preferred


Functional Expertise

· Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.

· Uses best practices, guidelines, and industry standards as a framework to improve performance.


· Explores new ideas, remaining open to new ways of thinking and approaching problems.

· Improvises quickly and appropriately when faced with unexpected circumstance.

Critical Thinking & Decision Making

· Recognizes own biases and suspends judgmental thinking.

· Responds to challenges with possible solutions in a timely manner.


The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

· Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

· Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

· Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as addition and subtractions, discounts, interest, commission proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.

· Ability to apply common sense understanding in order to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

· Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, climb, or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; and fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.


5-10% of local travel within the state of Michigan, primarily between other branch locations in the Greater Grand Rapids Association; occasional out-of-state travel maybe required for educational conferences or training.

Full time
Belmont, MI 49306, US