Work at Coburn Place

We'd love to have you on the team.

Emblem that says Good Wages InitiativeCoburn Place offers employees a supportive environment, competitive salaries and benefits. We are proud to be known as an employer of choice in Indianapolis as a certified member of the Good Wages Initiative.

Staff members work as a team, and we are passionate about our mission. We welcome job applicants who share our passion and embrace a warm and caring environment, safety and security, and respect. We live by these values. Coburn Place does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

We offer compassionate support and safe housing choices for survivors of domestic violence and their children. We specialize in fresh starts – letting survivors lead the way in creating their own paths forward. We serve everyone – cisgender, transgender and nonbinary survivors. We have transitional housing at our historic building in Midtown Indianapolis, as well as in our community-based housing program. Breaking the cycle of abuse creates stronger people, stronger families and – ultimately – stronger communities.

Coburn Place is recruiting people who are forward-thinking, self-motivated and enthusiastic to join our team. To apply, please use the link in the job description. No phone calls, please. EEO.

Current openings

Maintenance Technician

Salary: $20 to 25/hour
Job Type: Full-time, nonexempt

The maintenance technician plays a key role in the operations of Coburn Place’s historic facility and punch of residential units within. The maintenance technician works in close collaboration with the maintenance manager and facilities manager to ensure the building and grounds are safe, secure, in good operating condition, and appear welcoming and attractive. The maintenance technician is responsible to ensure facilities are in good repair and well-maintained by completing timely preventative and routine maintenance, completing assigned work orders, and identifying ongoing maintenance, facility, custodial needs. They manage unit turnovers to ensure units are staged, cleaned and ready for new residents.


  • Owns the exterior maintenance of the property and grounds.
  • Partners with the Property Team to assist with accepting donations, ensuring all donations are correctly inventoried.
  • Ongoing collaborative prioritization with the maintenance manager for day-to-day maintenance, including but not limited to changing of HVAC filters; replacing bulbs; testing and replacing smoke detector batteries; minor electrical work; minor plumbing work; general carpentry; general appliance repair; apartment and office furniture placement, repair, and/or replacement, etc.
  • Timely completion of assigned work orders.
  • Execute and record rotating preventative maintenance schedules, warranties and work orders for facility, apartment units and system equipment using the maintenance database.
  • Communicates to maintenance manager and facilities manager when additional vendors are needed for services, projects and repairs to the facility, property, grounds and equipment and manages projects.
  • Executes maintenance needs to achieve optimal vacancy goal by painting, wall-patching, performing necessary repair and maintenance, and staging furniture for apartment set-up process. Effectively working with other turnover vendors and staff to minimize turnover time.
  • Supports facilities manager with the inventory process and movement of inventory
  • Flexible scheduling based on property/facility needs


  • Flexibility
  • Time management
  • Communication
  • Dependability
  • Teamwork

Routine Interactions

  • 20% with supervisor
  • 60% with clients
  • 10% with external vendors
  • 10% with other staff members with maintenance needs

Education and Experience

  • Five years’ experience in commercial or residential property maintenance.
  • HVAC, plumbing and/or electrical experience. Certification is a plus.
  • Knowledge of National Register of Historic Places regulations is a plus.
  • A valid Indiana driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record are required for this position.
  • A clear DCS history, and clear criminal and sex offender background checks are required.
  • The ideal candidate anticipates and addresses barriers and considers how actions and decisions impact individuals and the organization. They are highly organized and use transparent tools and systems to monitor performance of goals.

Physical Requirements

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

ADA Disclaimer

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the above representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This job description is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive list of all functions and duties performed for this position. Factors such as regular attendance on the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions but are an essential function.

DEIA Statement

Everyone is welcome, everyone belongs.

It’s one of our core values. We welcome diversity. We are proud to say inclusion is what we do at Coburn Place every day. We value equity – no matter where you started or how you created your path. And we meet people where they are, respecting our differences. We are committed to infusing diversity, inclusion, equity and accessibility into everything we do as we work together as one connected team to serve survivors. At Coburn Place, we believe everyone deserves a safe home. We also believe everyone deserves a safe workplace.

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