Instructor, Building Maintenance

Overview of Position

Employment Dates: early February through end of March

Compensation: $75/hour – 28 hours a week

Location of Training: Opportunity Hub – 1234 Pennsylvania Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11239

Rebuilding Together NYC (RTNYC) is a nonprofit organization that transforms the lives of New Yorkers by preparing under-employed individuals for careers in construction and preserving homes in under- resourced NYC communities. Through our critical home repair and accessibility modifications program, we improve the safety and health of homes, and through our workforce development program, we re- skill individuals for union apprenticeships. Lastly, through our community revitalization program we provide opportunities for volunteers to renovate and update non-profit and community centers.

The “Careers in Maintenance” Instructor is responsible for delivering the training curriculum and providing instruction, oversight, and support to participants. The instructor reports to the Program Director and works closely with the Program team to ensure that participants are supported throughout their training session and successfully placed upon graduation. Deliverables for this position include participant progress reports, certificates of completion, and support for career placements.  The training will be in-person at the Opportunity Hub in Starrett City/Spring Creek Towers, East New York.

Overview of the Training Program

Rebuilding Together NYC’s Workforce Training Program “Careers in Maintenance” is a six-week training course that prepares unemployed and underemployed residents for careers in the building maintenance industry. The Program consists of classroom and job-site components, and follows the curriculum developed. Participants learn the fundamentals of building maintenance, including fire and site safety, construction math and Financial Literacy, Building Mechanical Systems, tool identification, LEED Sustainability, employability, and receive a variety of training certificates. Upon successful graduation from the program, participants receive career and retention services, with a focus on placement into union apprenticeships.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Serve as primary instructor and help coordinate with partner instructors.
  • Use the Home Builders Institute (HBI) Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Training to deliver some components of the curriculum and provide daily instruction for participants.
  • Maintain and prepare instructional materials for HBI and Fire Guard certification instruction.
  • Coordinate building maintenance and related site visits
  • Assist in Developing a Facility Operations Manual Outline for students to complete during the course.
  • Ability to teach basic customer service and professional communication.
  • Participate in candidate interview and selection process; maintain strong teacher-student relationships.
  • Enforce Program policies as stated in the Code of Conduct
  • Maintain regular contact with program graduates and work with the Program Director to place graduates into building maintenance roles.
  • Manage other deliverables/deadlines as assigned.


  • Commitment to the economic mobility of low-income New Yorkers and increased access to careers in the construction trades
  • Strong knowledge of building maintenance and instruction, Fire Guard requirements, and team development
  • Knowledge of NYC Building regulations and Laws
  • Knowledge of Building Systems and Mechanics
  • Knowledge of labor unions and apprenticeship programs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Customer service experience and knowledge
  • Ability to communicate with diverse groups of individuals, employers, staff, and participants
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to track participant progress during and after the Program.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Internet use
  • Experience with Salesforce or a similar software a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, positive service ethic, motivated team member, and task- oriented leader
  • Position requires regular travel to recruitment events, union offices and apprenticeship schools, and project sites.

Rebuilding Together NYC is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to actual or perceived age, race, sex, religion, creed, color, citizenship, sexual orientation, ethnicity, familial status, liability for military service, genetic pre-disposition or carrier status, national origin or ancestry, disability, veteran status, marital status, gender identity or expression, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other bases protected under federal, state, and local laws, regulations or ordinance.


To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to with the subject line “Instructor Interest”. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.