Maintenance Job @ Hope Academy

Hope Academy/Teen Challenge

Building Maintenance Support

Hope Academy is a K-12 private school located in Minneapolis. Our mission is to foster hope in God within the inner-city neighborhoods of Minneapolis by providing youth with an outstanding Christ-centered education.

Teen Challenge offers Christ-centered, faith-based solutions for youth, adults, and families struggling with life-controlling problems, such as addiction.

These two entities at 2300 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis have immediate opening for: Building Maintenance Support

This is a full time, year-round position with full benefits and is responsible for supporting and reporting to the Hope Operations Manager and the Building Engineer. This person must be available to work during the day to late afternoon, Monday-Friday for 40 hours per week. In addition, this person may need to be available periodically for on-call nights and weekends for emergencies.

Qualifications for this position include:

  • Mechanical aptitude

  • HVAC experience helpful but not required

  • Knowledge of educational/commercial building structures with knowledge of codes preferred

  • Open to working towards and attaining a boiler license a plus

  • Good physical condition, able to lift a minimum of 50lbs regularly and 75lbs occasionally. Ability to perform following actions for the duration of an entire shift: walking, twisting and turning, stooping and bending, gripping, working with arms over one’s head, climbing ladders and working at heights. Physician verification may be required

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills in the English language

  • Ability to work independently and with a team; good interpersonal skills

  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions

  • Ability to positively interact with K-12 school students, teachers staff and administration, parents and school guests

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to effectively prioritize

  • Willingness to learn and ready to accept new challenges

  • Flexible and able to multi-task

  • Valid MN driver’s license

  • High school graduate

  • Basic computer familiarity

Primary Duties:

  • Address and complete work orders and projects, including working with outside vendors and contractors

  • Provide support in the operations and maintenance of all building HVAC systems, including boilers, chillers, cooling towers, pumps, ventilation units and other plant-related HVAC systems

  • Help test and maintain building life safety (fire detection and alarm & fire sprinkler), emergency lighting, fire extinguishers and security systems

  • Provide and follow a regular schedule of building inspection and preventive maintenance as directed by Building Engineer

  • Help maintain building plumbing, lighting electrical, doors/locks and other systems and equipment

  • Provide support for school staff with requested maintenance and tasks

  • Provide leadership for Hope Academy safety drills and reporting as appropriate to proper authorities

  • Assist Hope Academy management in other duties as assigned including but not limited to managing and planning for usage of floor space and school vehicle policies and procedures

  • Provide light cleaning and trash services

  • Assist in the documentation of work and maintenance performed, including detailed log sheets on all appropriate equipment

  • Support the Building Engineer in completing projects and perform all tasks necessary for the day-to-day operation of the facility

  • Positively communicate concerns or needs to the Building Engineer

  • Serve as an example of Hope Academy /Teen Challenge in support of their mission, strategies and initiatives

  • Take on oversight of building in the absence of the Building Engineer


  • Salary dependent upon qualifications

  • Subject to satisfactory background check

If Interested Contact:

  • Please email resume and cover letter to:

  • All faculty and staff agree to abide by our Statement of Faith and our

Faith & Life Covenant. Before applying, we encourage you to read the following statements:

Questions? Contact:

Teresa Vander Galien

Hegenes Management

c/o Hope Academy

13911 Ridgedale Drive #485

Minnetonka, MN 55305

952-848-0401 (office )

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