The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta (UUCA) is looking for a friendly and energetic person to join our team as a full time Sexton with skills in janitorial, event setup, and minor maintenance for our new campus located in the North Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta.
This full-time exempt position pays $20/hour. Employer paid medical insurance begins at 30 days of employment. UUCA also contributes 8% of your wages to our 401k retirement plan after 1 year of employment with no match requirement. This position is eligible for annual vacation and holiday pay as specified in our employee handbook.
Here’s examples of what you’ll do:
- Create a welcoming space for our members and visitors by unlocking doors, turning off alarm systems, putting out welcome signage, turning on lights, and making sure restroom facilities are clean and stocked.
- Set up and take down furniture and equipment, as needed, such as tables, chairs, and technical equipment as needed throughout the campus for services, classes, meetings, rentals, and events.
- Perform basic audio-visual technician tasks such as turning on the sound system, setting up standard microphones and portable projectors.
- Monitor the security of the church buildings and campus, identifying any security breaches or problems in a prompt manner.
- Provide leadership and direction in case of emergency.
- Ensure that safety policies and general safety practices are observed.
- Report all accidents and injuries to your supervisor.
- Remove snow and ice and/or arrange for removal in coordination with your supervisor.
- Water plants and trees as needed around the church proper.
- Change light bulbs, air filters and complete other minor routine maintenance of facility systems.
- Communicate and provide sufficient information for complex repair needs to your supervisor.
- Keep storage areas organized.
- Ensure all tools and supplies used in cleaning, managing and sanitization processes are adequately cleaned and put away after use.
- Create and maintain an inventory of cleaning supplies, tools and equipment, and communicate low-stock situations to supervisor.
- Provide basic daily custodial services including but not limited to:
- Clean and disinfect surfaces such as floors by sweeping, mopping, and/or vacuuming them in accordance with established standards.
- Disinfect and sanitize high touch surfaces such as door knobs, light switches, water fountains, etc.
- Dust and polish church furniture such as tables, chairs, and shelving.
- Clean restrooms and kitchen by making safe use of chemicals, sanitizing liquids and appropriate tools and equipment.
- Spot clean chair cushions and carpets (as necessary).
- Scrape gum and other sticky substances from outdoor cement surfaces (such a walkways, patio, etc.).
- Collect garbage from trash cans from within the building and around the campus and ensure proper disposal which may include specific recycling or composting requirements.
- Clean glass windows and doors that are safely reachable.
- Clean, dust and sanitize the elevator cab interior.
- Dust and wipe walls and crown moldings.
- Clean fixtures such as lights, bulbs, and tubes, and ensure that any repair needs are reported to your supervisor.
- Respond to immediate cleaning situations and emergencies.
- Provide additional assistance at church events such as at weddings, memorial services, and holiday functions.
- Other duties (within the limits of the position) as assigned by supervisor.
- A collaborative team player who would work well with staff and volunteers alike.
- Proven track record in facility cleaning, event set-up and support, security, and safety.
- High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED) preferred.
- Excellent understanding of green cleaning products, cleaning of institutional buildings.
Attention to Detail: Consistently attends to the many small pieces which must be assembled into an organized whole; follows up on missing or out of balance items; resolves unanswered questions needed to address a problem; keeps the larger picture in mind while tending to the smallest of details.
Communication: Dependable and reliable, ability to communicate clearly, and honesty.
Time Management: Able to follow directions (including but not limited to verbal and written instructions and diagrams), prioritize tasks, make independent decisions, manage time and work independently
Organizational Knowledge: Have strong relational skills, take direction well, be punctual, pay good attention to detail, and be a good team player
Technical Expertise: Acquires and demonstrates the technical skills required to proficiently execute the essential functions of the job; understands which skills are lacking and seeks to develop those skills; continually works toward the mastery of technical proficiency, seeks solutions independently.
Integrity and Trust: Is seen as trustworthy by others; practices direct, honest and transparent communication; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; doesn’t operate with hidden agendas; responds to situations with constancy and reliability.
Initiative: Enjoys working hard; is action-oriented and energetic about worthwhile activities; seizes opportunities; sets demanding but achievable objectives for self and others.
Interpersonal relationships: Enjoys working collaboratively as part of a team and creating an atmosphere conducive to teamwork with a variety of personalities, paid and volunteer. Has the ability to communicate succinctly and clearly in writing and speech.
Skilled at Project Management: Identifies the key objectives and scope of a task, implements action plans, communicates progress to supervisors, identifies and resolves barriers and problems.
Seriously Committed to the Work, but Not too Serious: Our mission is to unleash courageous love in a time filled with too much division and fear. The right person will take this mission seriously and orient their work towards this end. In order to take up this mission, we know that we must center joy and gratitude. The right person will get this, and bring an energy of fun and bring a sense of humor and an easy laughter in all they do.
Normal Working Hours:
- Sunday 7am-3pm
- Monday through Wednesday 2-10pm
- Thursday, Friday, or Saturday (determined in advance in coordination with supervisor)
- UUCA encourages and expects employees to maintain a healthy work/life balance. While there may be times when additional time must be spent on a project or situation, we endeavor to ensure that employees balance such additional time with appropriate time off.
- Must have and maintain reliable transportation
- Must have and maintain a valid driver's license
- Must have the ability to lift/carry/push (including up/down ladders) a minimum of 60 pounds.
- Must have the ability to climb, crawl, stoop, reach and kneel.
- On a daily basis, may work with dangerous and toxic cleaning products that can be very harmful to one’s health if not properly utilized. In some cases, these products give off noxious fumes and have powerful and unpleasant odors. Proper safety equipment such as masks and gloves are provided.
- If not handled properly, cleaning materials can cause injury, sickness, and/or skin irritations and rashes. The Sexton must exercise proper precautions in handling such products.
- Must be able to handle and address conditions of the restrooms and kitchen that may be unpleasant.
Just a Few More Things:
- Must enjoy working in a liberal religious environment with people of diverse backgrounds and on individual faith journeys.
- Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and must maintain full vaccination status by getting all future vaccinations and boosters as they become available.
- Must value and commit to the work of becoming a more anti-racist/anti-oppressive/multicultural organization.
- Must be willing to undergo and be certified in CPR, basic First Aid, and incident leader training.
- Must be willing to attend diversity and inclusion training and participate in our radical welcome training program.
How To Apply:
- Your resume or relevant work history.
- A cover letter with your interest. In your cover letter, please include a note about how you found out about this job posting and a few lines about why you’re interested in working with the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta in this role. Please note relevant skills, experience, and other criteria you have. Bonus points for reading this far and including information about your openness to and involvement with different spiritual perspectives, social justice issues, and environmental issues.
After the review of initial applications, interviews are anticipated to be held immediately. The start date is expected to be in late July. Please indicate if you do not wish for your application to be retained for other potential future opportunities. While we appreciate your interest, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
UUCA values an environment free of discrimination, respects differences, and allows employees to bring their full selves to work. We value diversity, and we strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply for this position. If you require accommodation measures for the selection process, please notify us.
At UUCA, we are transforming lives through courageous action and soulful connection.
Inspired by our diverse faith community, we affirm these values: Wonder and Awe, Love and Compassion, and Courageous Engagement.
UUCA is a vibrant, innovative hub of engagement for Atlanta and beyond, where together we:
- Articulate our Unitarian Universalist faith tradition and identity, teach it to our children, share it with others, and live it courageously in the world.
- Ground ourselves in creative, innovative worship and spiritual practice to nourish and heal our souls.
- Advance justice, wholeness, and equity for people, our Earth, and all life on it.
- Advance the goals of our Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression, Multiculturalism resolution.
- Create connected community that ministers to one another’s physical, spiritual, and relational needs.
- Grow leaders rooted in and committed to our Unitarian Universalist values.
- Cultivate and embrace an increasingly diverse community of faith that will transform and enrich our congregation.
- Connect with resilience across differences, honoring our Covenant of Healthy Relationships in all the work we do.