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Are you looking for an opportunity to serve the Lord and reach at-risk kids right here in America? The need is great, and you can be part of a home mission making a difference in the lives of children who need Jesus - right here in our own communities! Help meet their needs by ensuring our Michigan campus is a safe, fun environment for them!

Location: Rives Junction, Michigan

Position Type: Full-Time, Year-Round

Position Description:

The Michigan Facilities & Grounds Assistant Manager is part of the team responsible for the year-round maintenance and upkeep of all buildings, facilities, and grounds located on the Michigan campus of Youth Haven.  This position focuses on working on daily projects around Youth Haven’s facilities and grounds and along other staff and volunteers.


Principal Responsibilities:

  • Be a consistent Christian role model inside and outside the ministry of Youth Haven

  • Hands on work with plumbing, electrical, carpentry, grounds work, and other areas of facility maintenance and upkeep at the Michigan campus

  • Assist in leading staff and volunteers working on facility and grounds projects at the Michigan campus. This includes assisting the Manager with the development of a “master list” of projects and working on tasks as assigned. This also includes working with volunteers to ensure completion of each in a timely manner and with excellence

  • In coordination with the Facilities and Grounds Manager, ensure the Michigan campus is maintained according to all state and local regulations and standards and remains in a state of readiness for local and state inspections

  • Assist with maintaining and operating all Youth Haven owned vehicles (cars & trucks, mowing equipment, tractors and implements)

  • Assist with facility & grounds setup needed for special events held at the campus

  • Assist with tours, special guest visits, and other things occurring at the campus as requested

  • Be available and “on-call” with other facility and grounds staff to ensure coverage each week, especially when children or outside groups are on-site

  • Assist with budget and expense management for the Michigan campus facilities and grounds.


Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Must have an active, growing, personal relationship with Jesus Christ

  • A sincere and deep commitment to Youth Haven's mission and core values, understanding the opportunity to be involved with Youth Haven as a home mission organization

  • A mission minded, servant attitude required. While this position will have normal working hours, being on call for emergency needs is necessary, especially when children are on site

  • Proven experience and demonstrated skill in areas of general maintenance, plumbing, electrical, drywall, general carpentry, pool maintenance, and grounds care

  • Detail oriented with a desire for excellence

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Experience leading volunteers of varying ages and abilities a definite plus

  • Ability to work in a team environment with staff and volunteers

  • Organized and self-motivated 

  • Relocation to on-site housing (provided by Youth Haven) required, or must live within 20 minutes of the Michigan campus in Rives Junction

Youth Haven is a great place to work, with all members of our team using their gifts and skills to reach out to children in need. We offer competitive salaries, housing, health & dental insurance, a 401(k), and other benefits based upon experience and positional responsibilities. If you feel you possess the servant heart, skills and qualifications required for this position, please fill out our online application. You may attach a resume and cover letter during the application process.

Click here to submit your employment application!

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