Facilities Assistant

Part-Time Facilities Assistant Job Description

Student U is a community organization that uses the power of education, advocacy, and leadership to build a just and equitable Durham. Within systems that perpetuate racism, poverty, and other systemic injustices, and that fail to allocate resources equitably, Student U sees brilliant students and engaged families who know that they’re capable of incredible things. To break the cycle of poverty and help shape a new future for our city, we empower and equip first-generation college students in Durham Public Schools, their families, and educators to become the leaders that will transform our city for the better.

Student U’s Facilities Assistant is designed for someone who is experienced, motivated, and willing to assist with daily operations, ensure safety, and help maintain the property and equipment. This position reports to the Facilities Manager as they perform routine and preventive maintenance, safety inspections, and security as assigned. The position can have physical demands. You must be able to stand, walk, and lift items throughout a standard shift. The ideal candidate has a strong work ethic and experience with painting, some plumbing, and facilities maintenance. This is a part-time position with an average of 20 hours per week.  

Ideal Start Date: March 18th, 2024 


  • Inspection of building and grounds for maintenance. 

  • Perform physical tasks and check facilities. Assist with the clean up of trash and

debris from the building exterior and lot; remove snow and de-ice walks and lot;

replace light bulbs; move and transfer supplies, boxes, office equipment, furniture, plans, specifications, and recyclables.

  • Collaborate with Facilities Manager when decisions and maintenance need to be made. 

  • Support when events are happening within the building (set up/breakdown/etc.) 

  • Maintain building guidelines and procedures. 

  • Follow emergency procedures and protocols.                         

  • Direct patrol of property externally daily for safety or security concerns. 

  • Other duties as assigned by the facilities manager. 

  • Maintain good relationships with building partners and members of the community. 


  • High School Diploma or GED certificate. 

  • At least two years experience with facilities maintenance (plumbing, minor repairs, painting), preferably in a large facility.

  • Skilled in de-escalation of conflict practices.

  • Experience or certification in a related field will be considered. 

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills. 

  • Very reliable and able to work well within a team. 

Anti-Discrimination Policy & Commitment to Equity & Child Safeguarding Policy

  • Student U is committed to fostering an inclusive culture within our organization where people from various backgrounds can participate fully and equitably, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to our mission.

  • Student U commits to ensuring the safety of our students. All staff will participate in the Darkness to Light Training, which is child safeguarding training, to help them understand why preserving and protecting children is necessary and be fully aware of the procedure for reporting concerns.

  • All applicants must pass a background check. 

Compensation: Start at $20-$21/hour + partial benefits 

WGPC Department

Durham, NC

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