Maintenance Director

Children of the Promise

Cap-Haitien, Haiti


Feb 12

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The vision of COTP is a healthy, Christian home for every Haitian child. We seek to achieve this vision by serving families at-risk of separation through family preservation programs to keep families together and empower them for sustainable health and wellness. In addition, when a separation of child from family occurs, we pursue alternative family care for the child and provide temporary family-style residential care whenever needed.

The Maintenance Director will be responsible for overseeing, directing and managing the Facilities of COTP. This will include planning and implementing a strategic vision to meet the specific physical needs of COTP, managing and equipping a unified facility staff, orienting the department to the overall mission, managing resources, and promoting a commitment to excellence. The Maintenance Director must have a passion to serve others. The individual is expected to: be a team player; be self motivated; have a high attention to detail; be a hard worker; and be patient. The individual must be responsible with time and resources, as well as efficient and resourceful.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

Management and development of facility staff:

  1. Recruiting, selecting, orienting new facility staff when necessary; training all facility staff; identifying and pursuing opportunities for facility staff development
  2. Supporting a healthy work environment and supporting employee’s professional growth
  3. Providing accountability for facility staff through communication of their expectations, regular feedback, encouragement, evaluation, and disciplinary action when necessary; enforcing organizational policies and procedures

Strategic planning and outcomes:

  1. Initiate and set goals for maintaining facilities and equipment according to the strategic objectives of the organization
  2. Lead staff in the planning of facility maintenance and growth, setting goals and attaining milestones
  3. Lead regular monitoring and evaluation of maintenance activities, and devise strategies to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of maintenance objectives.
  4. Develops maintenance systems and structures to provide clarity and support completion of objectives.
  5. Contribute to development of strategic planning for the organization

Financial stewardship and oversight of facilities:

  1. Prepare annual program budgets in collaboration with facility staff
  2. Regularly review expenses; initiate corrective actions when necessary
  3. Assist in seeking out and pursuing creative resource or support options

Partnerships and Community Engagement:

  1. Pursue and develop partnerships with community services and leaders that contribute to achieving the strategic objectives of the organization.

Other duties as assigned

Key areas of Responsibility:

  1. Facility Maintenance: Oversee the maintenance of the entire COTP compound, including buildings and landscape, and power and communications systems.
  2. Vehicles and Engines Maintenance: Oversee the maintenance of the COTP fleet of vehicles.
  3. Security: Ensuring that the campus of COTP is secure and safe.
  4. Project Management: Overseeing all small scale facility projects completed on our campus. This does not include any major construction projects.
  5. Cleaning: Oversight of the cleaning of all common spaces on campus

Job Qualifications:

Position Skills and Qualifications:

  1. Education: University degree in management or other applicable field (electrical, construction, auto mechanics) Additional certificates or trainings in related work is an asset.
  2. Experience: The Maintenance Director position requires at least 3 years of work experience in management and oversight of facility maintenance or building construction. The ideal candidate will have basic knowledge of electrical, plumbing, diesel and gas mechanic.


  1. Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  2. Thorough understanding of program management techniques and methods
  3. Strong interpersonal skills and self-awareness; strong communication skills
  4. Ability to coach and foster teamwork; ability to galvanize team around a common goal
  5. Ability to work well within a team; demonstrates humility and a team-first approach.
  6. Ability to work with other organizations for the benefit of God’s kingdom work.

Working knowledge of MS Word, Google Drive

Faith: Clearly expresses and demonstrates a lifestyle of living out their faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior.

Language: Fluent and a strong communicator in written and spoken Creole and English. Fluency in French is also a preferred asset.

Demonstrates a level of perspective and maturity as a result of their previous life experiences.

Complete and clear a criminal background check for working within a vulnerable sector.

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Children of the Promise

Empowering families to stay together & to stay healthy