Friends of JCDS is expanding!
We are hiring a full-time Project Manager- Volunteers and Facilities position.
Friends of JCDS is small but mighty organization that creates affordable and accessible housing and addresses basic needs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in Johnson County, KS. 

Our Vision: Communities where individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities have no unique barriers to achieving a life of quality. Our Mission:  Through our kinship with JCDS, we provide basic needs, affordable housing, and life enhancing opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

This position will work closely with the Chief Development & Operations Officer and the Business and Property Manager to support the mission and vision of the organization.

If interested please submit a resume and contact information to Janel Bowers at by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 8, 2021.
Description of Position:  The full-time Project Manager reports to the Chief Development & Operations Officer (CDOO). This position is generally responsible for the management of volunteers and facility projects as related to Friends of JCDS properties.
Responsibilities of Position:Facilities:

  • Contact and negotiate with vendors
  • Obtain bids and manage capital improvement projects
  • Maintain curb appeal by walking and inspecting properties/units
  • Oversee or complete preventative maintenance and other operational functions for maintaining affordable and accessible housing
  • Participates in the development of the short-term and long-terms maintenance, construction, and renovation goals
  • Serves as an advisor to the CDOO on all capital improvement projects for renovation and construction projects of FOJCDS homes
  • Work as a member of the leadership team to develop and track annual facilities expenses


  • Maintain and grow volunteer base through outreach to individuals, community-based organizations and groups, colleges/universities, and corporations as needed
  • Maintain volunteer scheduling and data base
  • Provide accurate and timely volunteer data for funder and volunteer-requested reports
  • Engage with existing volunteers and provide feedback and additional guidance as needed
  • Maintain ongoing communication with volunteers
  • Plan and execute volunteer appreciation and stewardship
  • Supervise volunteers through completion of projects
  • Coordinate volunteer activities to fulfill the mission of FOJCDS

Fundraising Support:

  • Assist the Chief Development & Operations Officer in preparation for and implementation of special fundraising events
  • Ensure timely stewardship after volunteer activities

Required Qualifications for Position:

  • Proficient knowledge of Outlook, MS Word and excel
  • Ability to work weekends or evenings as needed
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong customer service
  • Ability to maintain resident confidentiality
  • Ability to travel to Friends of JCDS’s homes throughout Johnson County
  • General maintenance and manual skills to perform duties as required
    • For example: painting, changing air filters, working outside in heat or cold, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 1-3 years’ experience in routine home maintenance
  • Experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities or other marginalized populations.
  • Competitive Pay & Benefits
  • Matching  Simple IRA through Thrivent Financial
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Package
  • Life Insurance Package
  • Paid Time Off and Holidays
Salary Range: $45,000 – $52,999
FOJCDS is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion. Employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit, and organizational need. All applicants will be considered for employment with dignity and respect, free of all discrimination, including that which is based on race, color, religion, gender, language, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression.