FULL-TIME | Building Maintenance Support

Before applying please read and carefully review our Statement of Faith as well as our Hope Academy Faith & Life Covenant . All board members, faculty and staff are joining a covenant community in serving here at Hope Academy.

Hope Academy is a K-12 private Christian 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 reside at 2300 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis and have an immediate opening for: Building Maintenance Support

This is a full-time, year-round position, responsible for supporting and reporting to the Hope Academy Building Engineer.  This person must be available to work 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:

  • Highly missional. Agree with Hope Academy’s Statement of Faith and Hope Academy’s Faith and Life Covenant (www.hopeschool.org)
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Minimum three years maintenance/mechanical/HVAC experience, plus related technical education and certification.  Custodial experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge of educational/commercial building structures, with knowledge of codes preferred
  • Open towards working on attaining a boiler license
  • 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 school teachers, staff, administration, students (k-12), 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
  • Willingness to be flexible and be able to multi-task
  • Valid MN driver’s license
  • High school graduate
  • Basic computer familiarity

 Primary Duties:

  • Able to 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
  • 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
  • Provide support to school staff such as hanging pictures, assembling small furniture, cleaning in emergency situations etc.
  • Clean the cafeteria floor with a floor scrubber daily and manage trash
  • Provide other light cleaning and trash services as directed


  • Salary dependent upon qualifications
  • Subject to satisfactory background check

Print out and complete our Staff Application

Mail or email completed application and cover letter to:

ATTN: Tennille Ziegler, Human Resources
Hope Academy
2300 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Email: tziegler@hopeschool.org