St. Vincent de Paul of San Francisco

St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco
Multi-Service Center – No. California’s largest homeless shelter

 JOB TITLE:                       Maintenance Supervisor
SCHEDULE:                       Full-time, 40 hours per week, some evenings/weekends
LOCATION:                       525 – 5th Street, San Francisco, CA  94107
SUPERVISOR:                   Lessy Benedith, Program Director
SALARY/BENEFITS:      DOE, benefits full medical (Kaiser), voluntary dental/vision


This position supervises the Maintenance staff  that are responsible for the cleanliness of the shelter.  The shelter may house up to 400 guests a night. The Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the maintenance budget and ordering supplies.  This position also oversees the volunteers from the General Assistance program.                                   


  • Coaches, supervises and trains maintenance staff .
  • OSHA compliance with regard to employee safety and MSDS sheets.
  • Ensures coverage of three shifts per day in a 24 hour, 7 day rotation.
  • Documents performance issues and is familiar with union contract schedule C.
  • Handles employee performance evaluations using ADP.
  • Adheres to and provides input into annual budget for the department. Monitors expenses and provides cost estimates as needed.               
  • Use of ADP for time off requests and reviewing and/or correcting timecards.
  • Maintains cleanliness of the shelter utilizing proper staffing and support as needed.
  • Orders all cleaning supplies and janitorial products as necessary to stock the shelter.
  • Handles the General Assistance (GA) coordination by supervising the volunteers from the program and arranging the work schedules with the GA Organizer.
  • Participate in regular staff meetings and training.
  • Trains employees in proper cleaning.
  • Assists with cleaning as needed.
  • Perform other appropriate duties as assigned.


  • GED or high school diploma with two years of experience in maintenance.
  • Oral fluency in English and Spanish.
  • Minimum one year of experience in supervision.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Understanding of OSHA requirements with regard to maintenance.
  • Comfort working around a diverse community including LGBTQQ, mental illness and varying ethnicities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to open, direct, and non-violent communication.
  • Ability to make decisions under pressure.
  • Basic reporting skills including data entry, Excel and Word processing.
  • Strong initiative and ability to work both independently and cooperatively.
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries with guests, volunteers and staff.
  • Commitment to the mission of St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco.

 The St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco, Multi-Service Center, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment, qualified candidates with arrest and/or conviction records.


Send in a cover letter describing your interest and a resume to: or fax 415-977-1271