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The Bronx Defenders


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Published 17 days ago

February 28, 2020
$42,500 - $45,000

The Bronx Defenders – an innovative, progressive, holistic indigent defense office in the South Bronx – seeks an experienced Maintenance Worker.

Overview

The Bronx Defenders is a public defender non-profit that is radically transforming how low-income people in the Bronx are represented in the legal system, and, in doing so, is transforming the system itself. BxD seeks thoughtful, creative, energetic individuals with a strong commitment to social justice to join our dynamic and diverse staff. Our staff of over 350 includes interdisciplinary teams made up of criminal, civil, immigration, and family defense attorneys, as well as social workers, benefits specialists, legal advocates, parent advocates, investigators, and team administrators, who collaborate to provide holistic advocacy to address the causes and consequences of legal system involvement. Through this integrated team-based structure, we have pioneered a groundbreaking, nationally-recognized model of representation called holistic defense that achieves better outcomes for our clients. 

Each year, we defend more than 20,000 low-income Bronx residents in criminal, civil, child welfare, and immigration cases, and reach thousands more through our community intake, youth mentoring, and outreach programs. Through impact litigation, policy advocacy, and community organizing, we push for systemic reform at the local, state, and national levels. We take what we learn from the clients and communities that we serve and launch innovative initiatives designed to bring about real and lasting change.

Role & Responsibilities

The Facilities Coordinator is responsible for applying basic maintenance services to all buildings and ensuring all facilities are tidy and functional. Reporting to the Facilities Superintendent, and working closely with the Office Manager, HR, and IT staff, the Facilities Coordinator assists in maintaining the overall condition of all buildings and grounds of The Bronx Defenders. Facilities Coordinator responsibilities include, but are not limited to, daily and weekly cleaning schedules, maintenance and building repairs. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

  • Ensure overall cleanliness of facilities by inspecting all facilities interior and exterior at the beginning and end of each shift and report to Facilities Superintendent, if repairs are needed 
  • Assisting in performing a wide variety of general and semi-skilled maintenance and repair activities throughout all facilities such as painting, replace light bulbs, etc.
  • Assist with inspection, functionality and troubleshoot equipment and systems (Elevator, HVAC, Sprinkler, Burglar, Fire Alarm)
  • Assist with all vendor support services, ensuring that all obligations are fulfilled and performed as per our contract (Elevator, HVAC, Sprinkler, Burglar Alarm, Fire Alarm, any other outsourced vendors)
  • Assist in the snow removal of all facilities
  • Participate in office moves, including moving and arrangement of furniture and equipment throughout the year including setting up new hire desks
  • Participate in special events set up
  • Picks up and delivers supplies, office orders and materials to storage rooms and assist in maintaining inventory
  • Responding quickly and appropriately to the office and facility-related emergencies, including after regular working hours
  • Assisting and ensuring the safety and security of staff, clients, and community members by being part of the first responder's group and monitoring and diffusing any potential conflicts using de-escalation techniques;
  • Receives oral or written orders from Facilities Superintendent
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Required: 

  • Minimum of 3 years experience working in complex building services and/or operations
  • Detail and result oriented
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to meet stringent deadlines
  • Works well collaboratively and independently 
  • Excellent interpersonal, organization, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Understands the pressures of working in a busy, client-focused non-profit environment 
  • Proficient at identifying priorities and knowing when to escalate issues
  • Ability to effectively and respectfully communicate (both orally and in written form), collaborate and connect with people from various backgrounds, identities, experiences and positions
  • Ability to receive critical feedback constructively, reflect, and shift behavior accordingly
  • Meticulous attention to detail 
  • Ability to exercise excellent judgment, discretion, and confidentiality around sensitive issues

Preferred:

  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish
  • Construction, electrical, engineering, & HVAC experience


Salary is commensurate with experience. The salary range for this position would be approximately $42,500 - $45,000 Full-time employees are also eligible for a comprehensive benefits package including but not limited to medical, dental and vision coverage; a 403(b) plan with employer contribution; a generous vacation, sick leave, and parental leave policy; and a professional development fund. More specific information about salary and benefits will be provided when and if an offer is extended.

The Bronx Defenders – an innovative, progressive, holistic indigent defense office in the South Bronx – seeks an experienced Maintenance Worker.

Overview

The Bronx Defenders is a public defender non-profit that is radically transforming…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule

Level of Language Proficiency

Bi-lingual English/Spanish

Bi-lingual English/Spanish

How to Apply

To apply, please visit our Career Portal at the link provided, select the position of interest, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE and upload a cover letter, resume, and redacted writing sample as a single document when prompted. Applications missing any components or not submitted in the requested manner will not be considered.

The application deadline is February 28, 2020 but applications will be considered on a rolling basis and decisions will be made as soon as appropriate candidates are identified. Please contact Ziara Escalera, Office Manager, via email at ziarae@bronxdefenders.org with any questions regarding the position.

 

The Bronx Defenders is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage candidates of all identities, orientations, experiences, and communities to apply.

To apply, please visit our Career Portal at the link provided, select the position of interest, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE and upload a cover letter, resume, and redacted…

Location

360 East 161st Street, Bronx, NY 10451

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