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Job Opening: Shipping and Maintenance Supervisor

Job Announcement

Friends United Meeting (FUM) is seeking qualified applicants for our Shipping and Maintenance
Supervisor position. This part-time (16 hours per week), Richmond (IN) based staff person will
receive a competitive wage along with retirement benefits.

A successful applicant for this position will:

• Possess a strong and growing Christian faith
• Be committed to the work, witness and future of FUM
• Demonstrate a high level of organization and the ability to perform a variety of tasks
• Show good judgment and a knowledge of current safety standards
• Be in good health, have the ability to lift 50 lbs, and capably perform tasks requiring
physical labor
• Able and willing to work in a mutually supportive, team environment
• Possess a valid driver’s licence

Resumes, along with a letter of interest, may be emailed to:

Colin Saxton
FUM General Secretary

or sent to him at:

101 Quaker Hill Drive
Richmond, IN 47374

A complete job description is available on the FUM website at or by contacting
the FUM office at or calling (765) 962-7573. Applications will be received
through November 16, 2012. Contacts with finalists and interviews will be scheduled after the
close date, with an anticipated start date being early December 2012.

Friends United Meeting is a world-wide, Christian association of over 30 Yearly Meetings and
smaller Quaker groups that consult and work together for shared purposes.

FUM Purpose Statement:

“Friends United Meeting commits itself to energize and equip Friends through the power of the
Holy Spirit to gather people into fellowships where Jesus Christ is known, loved and obeyed as
Teacher and Lord.”

FUM Leading Priorities:

• Leadership Development
• Evangelism (Mission, Peace, Social Justice Ministries)
• Communication
• Global Partnerships

Job Description

Job Title: Shipping and Maintenance Supervisor

Department: Support Services

Employment Status: Part-time—16 hours per week

Qualifications: Strong organizational ability and time management skills. Able to work
independently and exercise good judgment and keep safety standards in carrying out
tasks. Position includes physical labor, so the person will need to be in good health
and able to lift 50 pounds. Must have a valid driver’s license. Ability to work in a
team environment and evidence of a growing, Christian faith is required.

Reports to: General Secretary

Job Summary:

Oversee the shipping and receiving of all FUM materials. Provide maintenance and
upkeep on the FUM office building, grounds and equipment.

Basic Responsibilities:

  • Carry out all primary mailing functions of FUM—distribute mail to various offices, assist with
    bulk mailings and prepare mailing forms, add postage, post and deposit all mail. Track postage
    expenses by department.
  • Maintain postage meter.
  • Package mailed materials for Friends United Press, Quaker Life and other FUM materials to be
    shipped (UPS, USPS, Federal Express, etc).
  • Check and receive all inbound materials and distribute to proper location. Verify count and
    condition and submit packing list to Administrative Assistant for entry into inventory. Assist
    with annual inventory process. Advise Administrative Assistant when reorder of shelved books
    is required.
  • Oversee maintenance of FUM office building and grounds, making necessary maintenance
    material purchases and contract for necessary services in consultation with the General
    Secretary. Obtain bids for larger purchases and contracts.
  • Carry out specific maintenance duties—ordering/replacing light bulbs and fluorescent ballasts;
    maintaining towel/soap dispensers; empty trash; vacuum/sweep/dust; minor electrical/
    plumbing; snow removal from walks; parking lot striping; care of grounds; minor hedge and
    tree trimming; change filters and lubricate motors in AC/heat units.
  • Maintain maintenance and service records on FUM vehicle.
  • When able, assist in answering phones.
  • Other duties as assigned, including assisting with transportation to airport for FUM guests
  • Participate in regularly scheduled staff meetings and events.
  • Updated October 2012