Facilities Associate I
Seattle, Washington

Job Description

Organization Overview
Bellwether Housing was founded in 1980 to create affordable housing for workers in downtown Seattle. After 40 years, Bellwether is the region's largest nonprofit affordable housing provider.
Today, we serve over 3,500 residents in 2,100 homes. We serve families, seniors, and young people starting out. We also serve many veterans, immigrants, and workers being paid less than a living wage.
Our housing is near jobs, transit, schools, and community amenities, increasing access to opportunity for our residents. By increasing access to the opportunity and prosperity of the region, our work cultivates a more vibrant and equitable city for all.
Looking forward, Bellwether will continue to integrate our four decades of expertise with new ideas and pioneering development approaches. Bellwether plans to add 2500 new homes to our portfolio by 2025 to meet the huge need for housing in urban King County.
Our Commitment to Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism Work Discriminatory, predatory, and intentionally racist practices in our country's housing system have advantaged white people and disadvantaged Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, contributing to the racial wealth gap. Our city, Seattle, has a history of housing segregation, redlining, and systematically denying people of color access to safe and affordable homes. As a housing organization, we cannot do our work of creating equitable communities through housing without addressing racism. Housing justice is racial justice.
We are striving to be an anti-racist organization and are committed to doing the work to dismantle the racism within our organization and in our broader community, while acknowledging we have a long way to go. Every employee is encouraged to be a part of making Bellwether more equitable, just, and inclusive.
Working at Bellwether Bellwether Housing is an uplifting, positive place to do work with meaning. Our staff say the most fulfilling part of their work is serving residents and creating housing opportunities in our community.
Our workplace values include: Warm-hearted, supportive, caring workplace Collaborative, creative, and innovative teams Dedicated, accessible, and generous coworkers and leadership team Equitable opportunities for professional development and advancement We invite you to join us! Essential Job Duties Clean building common areas and grounds.
Clean and prepare apartment units for rental.
Complete routine general maintenance requests in building and apartment units.
Report parts used from inventory to complete maintenance work.
Assist site staff and other maintenance staff, responding to seasonal conditions such as clearing snow, ice, or leaves to maintain safe walkways.
Attend scheduled team meetings.
Assist the site staff in completing routine inspections in apartment units.
Refer resident concerns to the appropriate staff.
Provide residents with a safe, positive, and sanitary environment.
Travel locally to Bellwether sites to support absences, participate in trainings and meetings.
Perform other tasks as assigned.
One year of prior custodial experience in a residential setting, or two years' custodial experience in a public or private facility.
Willingness and aptitude to learn basic maintenance skills.
Access to reliable transportation to travel locally to Bellwether sites to support absences, participate in trainings and meetings.
The ability to work a flexible work schedule/on-call as needed.
Ability to work safely in all weather conditions.
Commitment to the mission, vision, and diversity statement of the organization.
Ability to bend, reach, or stoop to complete work assignments, as required.
The physical strength, agility, and coordination required to safely handle cleaning tools and basic hand tools such as hammers, screwdrivers, snow shovels, etc.
Desired Qualifications Ability to complete strenuous work.
Ability to work with minimal supervision.
Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
Able to safely operate power tools and other maintenance equipment such as ladders, drills, pressure washers, etc.
Compensation & Benefits Starting hourly wage $21.00+ depending on experience We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package including:24 days of paid time off in the first year of employment (for all employees working over 20 hours per week)403(b) retirement plan with immediate eligibility for employee contributions and employer matching after 15 months of service Health, dental, and vision insurance plans, with FSA / employer-funded HSA Long-term disability insurance and employer paid life insurance Commuter benefits Professional Development and Job Training Resources Flexible / Remote work schedules for some positions
To view our full benefits package, visit www.mybellwetherhousing.com Equal Opportunity Bellwether Housing is an equal opportunity employer.??We value diversity, including the diversity of thought and experience. We are committed to building an open and inclusive culture for all employees. We consider all applicants without regard to education, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, skills, and level of experience. We strongly encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.


Preferred Years Of Experience:

1 Year(s)

Employment/Position Type:

Full Time


Up to 50% Travel


Date Posted : 07/14/2021