Position Title:

Facilities Manager

Position Hours:


Reports To:

Director of Operations

Lazarus House Ministries started 39 years ago with a challenge from Mother Teresa (yes, THAT Mother Teresa) to a Marist Brother to make a difference in Lawrence. In the decades since, Lazarus House has earned a reputation as a trusted faith-based nonprofit in the Merrimack Valley. Food, shelter, work preparation, advocacy and clothing are our core strengths and we are committed to innovating to serve our community’s evolving needs best.

Lazarus House Ministries offers an opportunity to work among a diverse group of dedicated professionals. You can make a real difference in the lives of families and individuals struggling with food insecurity, poverty and homelessness. This good service is born out of a strong team, faith in God and each other, dignity, respect, collaboration and a heart for people of all backgrounds who have found themselves in poverty. We offer a continuum of care for our beloved Guests in five essential service areas: Shelter, Clothing, Food, Advocacy and Community Resources. We are committed to innovating to meet our community’s evolving needs.

Position Summary:

The Facilities Manager will provide support to the Director of Operations by handling the needs of LHM properties. This position will be responsible for coordinating/performing regular building maintenance, special projects, and addressing safety concerns.

Position Description:

  •  Manage all properties including repairs & maintenance, utilities, waste management, etc.

  • Participate in the safety committee to implement and maintain emergency protocols.

  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of permits required to run programs and ensure permits are acquired and renewed.

  • Obtain quotes from vendors, research pricing, and ensure billing accuracy

  • Escalating concerns regarding vendor quality and pricing to the Director of Operations.

  • Identifying future facility needs and repair work, notifying the Director of Operations as needed.

  • Tracking and recommending building/safety related projects and work.

  • Utilizes data collected and metrics to make recommendations about contract renewals, upcoming needs, and existing issues.

  • Coordinating with volunteers for ground keeping, cleaning, and moving projects.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Strong commitment to the Gospel-based Mission of the Ministry and understand that identity drives our decisions and actions.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal requirements related to property management.
  • 3+ years of experience in property management, maintenance, or a related field.
  • Experience working with a diverse demographic of individuals.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Possess sound judgement and ability to keep information confidential.
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment and respond to emergency situations.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Ability to effectively manage time and handle multiple priorities.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Must be a self-starter that possesses a high-level of attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions:

The information described here includes but not necessarily limited to general physical requirements, demands and working conditions that an employee is likely to encounter at Lazarus House, Inc. You must be able to handle or possess the ability to meet the following:

  • Prolonged standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching.
  • Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to operate equipment pertinent to your position.
  • Lifting, moving, and carrying up to 50 pounds.
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and ability to work with diverse populations, including people who are homeless or have a mental illness or other challenges.
  • Interact effectively with staff, guests, volunteers, benefactors, and the general public.
  • Able to manage the stress of the job
Please send applications and resume directly to hr@lazarushouse.org.