Catholic Church and School Facilities Director

Ministerial Character

The Bishop is the visible principle and foundation of unity in the particular Church (the diocese) entrusted to him. In a unique and visible way, he makes Christ’s mission present and enduring as Shepherd of the Christian Community. To fulfill his mission, the Bishop employs suitable, chosen collaborators (clerics, religious, or lay people). He shares with them the apostolic mission and entrusts various responsibilities to them.

Each position employed in the Diocese of Austin helps to extend the ministry of the Bishop in ways as outlined in the job description. Therefore, the employee in this position is closely connected to and assists the Bishop in the performance of his ministry and thereby engages in ministry for the church.


Job Summary:
The Facilities Director provides work direction, supervision, and assistance for maintenance personnel involved in maintenance and repair work of our Catholic Schools facilities, grounds, and equipment. The Facilities Director works closely with their supervisor for Facilities and accounting to ensure maximum efficiency in use of resources and assigned budget.


Essential Job Duties:
Assures safety and security for the facilities, including maintaining security and fire alarm systems.
Assists in maintaining security of grounds and all buildings during working hours and is on call 24 hours for facility related emergencies and other urgent issues.
Analyzes and solves technical maintenance problems.
Directs work involved in operating and maintaining heating and cooling systems.
Maintains vehicles and mechanical equipment.
Maintains adequate inventory of items used in regular maintenance of all facilities, including tools and hardware.
Maintains a neat, orderly work area including office and workshop.
Management of Maintenance Specialists.
Performs general maintenance, cleaning and repairs for facilities, equipment, and grounds.
Safely operates common hand or power tools.
In consultation with Operations Manager and procurement department, facilitate contracts for vendor services, and oversee contractor jobs through to satisfactory completion.
Directs and assists with seasonal changes of décor of the grounds and facilities.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of the structure and basic teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
Skill in verbal and non-verbal communication.
Ability to proficiently communicate in English (conversing, reading, and writing).Bilingual English and Spanish preferred.
Ability to operate word-processing software.
Ability to provide excellent customer service and work effectively with staff, clergy, religious and laity.
Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
Ability to organize, prioritize, and utilize effective time management technique
Ability to follow instructions furnished in verbal or written for


Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Training:

Bachelor’s degree in Operations Management, Facilities Management, Hospitality, or similar degree and 3 years’ experience as a facilities manager or director; or 8 years’ experience in facilities management

Experience in several maintenance disciplines (HVAC, carpentry, electrical, and plumbing) is preferred.

Valid Texas driver’s license
Must maintain compliance with the Diocese of Austin Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM) policies throughout the employment period.

Working Conditions:
All employees of the Diocese of Austin are engaged in ministry and closely tied to the Bishop in the exercise of his ministry and obligations to the church.
The Diocese of Austin is an at-will employer.
All buildings and vehicles owned by the Diocese of Austin are tobacco-free.
Working in a fast-paced environment with priorities and plans that may change rapidly.
Working on weekends, evenings and some holidays may be required.
Will be exposed to religious ceremonies, conduct, and speech including Catholic Christian prayer and liturgical celebrations.
Will be required to adhere to established dress codes, and conduct standards.
May be required to use personal or diocesan vehicles to drive to parishes or other off-site locations.
Traveling within and outside the diocese to meetings and other events may be required, and travel may include overnight lodging.






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