Maintenance Manager

Job Category: Maintenance
Job Type: Full Time


East Iowa Bible Camp is a rapidly growing Christian camping and retreat center.  We believe Christian camping is a very unique opportunity for campers and guests to have a life changing encounter with Christ.  We are experiencing rapid growth and seek to add to our leadership team so this trend can continue.  We desire to grow our summer camp and year-around ministry all while not compromising the high level of care we have for each individual camper and staff member. 

Position Summary:  Welcome!  We are building a culture of extraordinary hospitality.  This position participates to help ensure a positive experience for retreat and summer camp participants by taking exceptional care and upkeep of our facilities.  We are seeking an experienced maintenance technician to: manage maintenance operations, identify and prioritize maintenance needs, provide oversight for minor construction projects, participate in capital improvement projects, periodically manage sub-contractors, forecast maintenance needs, and work within budget.  The manager of maintenance reports directly to the Executive Director.

It would be ideal for this person to be skilled in the building maintenance trade, energetic, appreciative of good communication, relational, flexible, willing to overcome challenges, have high attention to detail, proactive, must be a problem solver, have a desire for continual improvement, and just generally be passionate about the Christian camping experience.  

Any candidate must have a solid testimony as a born-again believer in Jesus Christ.


Each of EIBC’s staff members is responsible to interact with guests as a function of their job in order to achieve our mission and help people take their next step with Jesus Christ. Therefore, every employee is responsible to uphold, embrace, agree to, and live out EIBC’s Statement of Faith and Mission Statement. It is crucial that each employee, regardless of their role within the organization, seeks to become more like Christ each day as part of their work to help foster an environment where true life-change can occur.

Responsible to make sure we provide a high level of service to all guests all year long through:

General Campus Maintenance:  The Campus of EIBC spreads out over 40 acres with a wide range of facilities including worship facilities, commercial kitchen and dining, 300+/- sleeping space, staff residences, swimming pool, RV sites, high ropes elements, 7 acre lake, 3 acre lighted outdoor activity field, landscaping, playgrounds, on-site sewer treatment, etc.  As manager, you would be responsible to perform a wide range of maintenance trade skills including but not limited to light construction, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and light mechanical (fixing and servicing equipment). 

Resource Planning:  Our maintenance manager needs to be able to see short term and long term needs and plan their time accordingly over a wide range of facilities.  There are seasonal busy times and seasonal slower times.  This person needs to be able to tackle the pressing needs of the day (inoperative light, broken toilet, grass needs to be mowed, etc) but also be able to see ahead to a need coming down the road (swimming pool has to be completely up and running by the end of May).  The ideal candidate will implement proactive maintenance strategies to ensure all functions get completed by utilizing systems, software, master calendars, etc. 

Volunteer Networking and Coordination:  We rely heavily on volunteers to help with all the tasks a maintenance manager is responsible for.  We need someone who is willing to utilize our existing network and also continuously build a network of volunteers.  For example, we currently have a volunteer who completes nearly all of our lawn mowing.  This relationship needs to be maintained, managed, and replaced if and when that time comes.  

Capital Improvements:  Two of our core values are to be always improving and always growing.  One of the ways we see this through is to strategically improve, upgrade, and build new facilities.  From time to time, the manager of maintenance will participate in various remodeling and new construction projects.  General construction skills would be necessary to be effective.

Fundraising:  Every full-time staff is required to help raise funds for the camp. Each year you will work with the Executive Director to set your annual fundraising target.


–General maintenance and repairs of all facilities and facilities related equipment

–Utilize and take the lead role on managing a CRM or management software or system to log and keep track of daily, weekly, monthly activity

–Create and keep a maintenance MASTER CALENDAR

–Recruit, engage with, communicate with, and lead volunteers to help with maintenance projects, renovation, and construction work 

–Mowing and trimming

–Weekly, monthly, quarterly sewer sampling, lab work, reporting, and maintenance

–Septic Tank maintenance, monitoring, twice annual checking/pumping

–Snow Removal

–Trash and Cardboard dumpster emptying including getting it set up for start of summer and end of peak season

–Daily Walk-in refrigeration checks, maintenance, service

–Equipment maintenance (oil changes, service, and repair coordination)

–Swimming pool (start-up, shut-down, maintenance, chemicals, repair, reporting, stay up to date on CPO training and continuing education)

–HVAC maintenance (including annual scheduled maintenance, filter changes, and repairs)

–Fire extinguishers placements and inspections

–Maintaining and regularly testing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

–Appliance maintenance, repair, and replacement

–Maintaining records of any inspections

–Keeping inventory on commonly needed maintenance items and supplies

–Keeping repair tools and supplies clean and organized

–Keeping maintenance shop organized and clean

–Setting up repair appointments with subcontractors when needed and getting a minimum of 3 bids when appropriate

–Pest control

–Road maintenance including grading and re-graveling

–Responding to and completing maintenance requests

–Detecting, identifying and repairing building issues (electrical, plumbing, HVAC).  This includes at minimum a quarterly walk-through of every room on campus and inspecting for issues or upcoming issues, making lists, and reporting so they can be prioritized for repair/replacement

–Remodeling projects as assigned

–New Construction projects as assigned

–Be on-call to respond to emergencies on evenings and weekends

–2 times per year inspection on playground equipment, swings, and tire swing


Responsible for attending staff meetings and other staff functions along with serving on other standing and ad hoc committees.

Responsible for setting a consistent example of joyful service.

Responsible for working with others, as a team, to further the ministry of EIBC.

Responsible for other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director.

All team members at EIBC have specific areas of focus, but we all also tend to wear multiple hats.  It is incumbent that you feel unleashed and empowered to focus on your primary area of responsibility, but also be willing to do just about anything.  When a need arises at camp, you just might be the one to take on that challenge, even if it doesn’t fit perfectly in your job description.


The ideal candidate will be willing/able to put in additional hours during our summer season the last week of May through the 2nd week of August.  This particular position would require a fair amount of work on the weekends throughout the year.  Compensation time can be taken in exchange (i.e. I worked all day Saturday so I took off Monday to compensate).   

Strong preference will be given to candidates who live or re-locate within 15-20 miles of the EIBC campus.

Depending on your family situation, there may be housing available on our campus.


Salary will be determined based on applicant qualifications and experience.  

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