Facilities Specialist II

at YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids
Location Grandville
Date Posted January 23, 2022
Category Construction
Job Type Not Specified



This position is for our Visser Family YMCA.


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-frontline, 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 Facilities Specialist II is responsible for clean, orderly, and attractive facilities and grounds. The Facilities Specialist II is responsible for assisting with locker room operations, parking lot, and custodial staff. This position requires face-to-face hands-on leadership in this program and may involve early morning, evening and weekend responsibilities. Must be available to work every other weekend as well as weekdays.


Custodial Services & Facilities Management

  • Arranges work schedules to ensure adequate cleanliness
  • Establish clean standards by example; and evaluate, adjust, and maintain these standards
  • Inspects and evaluates physical condition of facility; small repairs as necessary (including light bulb changes)
  • Oversees locker room facilities
  • Transports small equipment and tools
  • Sets up tables and chairs for Events
  • Maintains all areas in a clean, presentable fashion
  • Develops and enforces safety standards
  • Work as part of the facilities team to achieve these functions.
  • Assists in supply inventory and ordering
  • Assists with preventive and corrective maintenance as needed

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


$11.24-$14.05/hour; Non-Exempt; Part Time (up to 25 hours/week)

Free YMCA Individual Membership provided!

. Requirements:


High school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED); one to three years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Working knowledge of building and ground cleanliness. Past supervision experience preferred. Ability to interact with people of all ethnic backgrounds, ages, and lifestyles, Working knowledge of computers and experience with a variety of software applications. YMCA experience preferred.


  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) within the first 60 days
  • First Aid Certification required within the first 60 days
  • AED-Oxygen Certification required within the first 60 days
  • Blood Borne Pathogen training
  • State of Michigan criminal background clearance (ICHAT)


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 comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, safety rules, and memos.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to members, visitors, and other staff of the Association.
  • 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 stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock; explosives; risk of radiation; and vibration.


0-5% 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.