New York, NY
Full Time
Renovation Staff
Mid Level

COMPENSATION: $22.00/hr to $25.00/hr. This position comes with an apartment in Lower East Side, New York


Stanton Norfolk Inc. is a division of Asian Americans for Equality, Inc. (AAFE) that manages the day-to-day operations of over 800 units of affordable housing across nearly 50 multifamily properties serving over 1,100 individuals and families in Manhattan and Queens neighborhoods, including Chinatown/Lower East Side, Flushing, and the Far Rockaways. Currently, Stanton Norfolk’s portfolio is comprised of full tax credit / affordable properties, as well as commercial spaces as part of mixed-use buildings.  We pride ourselves in providing a full breadth of management services to provide quality, safe, and affordable housing; maintenance; financial reporting; and resident relations.  

Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization based in New York City. Founded in 1974 in Manhattan’s Chinatown to advocate for equal rights, AAFE has transformed in the past four decades to become one of the city’s leading housing, social service and community development organizations. AAFE advances racial, social and economic justice for Asian Americans and other systematically disadvantaged communities, guided by our experiences as Asian Americans and our commitment to civil rights. AAFE is nationally recognized as an innovative affordable housing developer and property manager; we have created and preserved more than 1,000 affordable rental units in Manhattan and Queens and provided over $400 million in mortgage financing for first-time homebuyers. Through our affiliate, Renaissance Economic Development Corporation, AAFE supports immigrant entrepreneurs, offering low-interest loans and training programs. From neighborhood offices in Chinatown and the Lower East Side (Manhattan) and Flushing and Jackson Heights (Queens) we provide an array of multilingual counseling and educational programs in support of low-income tenants, seniors and immigrant youth. AAFE strives for a more equitable city, through research, advocacy and grassroots community organizing.

The Maintenance Helper will handle and perform a variety of non-technical, non-licensed mechanical, electrical maintenance, HVAC, painting, carpentry, custodial, plumbing, general repair, and other handyperson tasks related to overall building maintenance for a new mixed-use residential and commercial building in Lower Manhattan, NY. The Maintenance Helper will report to, and work under the direct supervision of the Property Manager.


  • Performs general repairs and services in all maintenance related disciplines assigned by the
    Facility Manager.
  • Performs preventative maintenance for plumbing, electrical, and heating systems in residential
    units as needed.
  • Performs minor repairs including carpentry, painting, surface touch-ups, tiling, and flooring.
  • Identifies and reports any deficiencies in residential units or the building.
  • Changes locks, re-keys, and makes key copies as directed.
  • Reports all accidents and any illegal activities to management in a timely way.
  • Supervises any third-party contractors and utility companies as needed.
  • Properly documents and details completed work orders.
  • Completes any other tasks as assigned by the Property Coordinator.
  • Maintains a working relationship with tenants at all times.
  • Performs work with respect and professional courtesy.


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in general maintenance, caretaking, mechanical, electrical and/or equipment and building repairs.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Positive attitude and good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Availability to work in shifts and with flexible schedules (e.g. weekends and evenings).
  • Bilingual in English/Chinese is preferred.
  • Building maintenance certifications (i.e. Sprinkler Certificate of Fitness) or other training, is

Physical Requirements:

  • Required to walk from floor to floor and may be required to walk outside between buildings in
    varying outdoor weather conditions.
  • Ability to move furniture; reach, lift, and carry heavy equipment
  • Required to stand, bend, squat, and regularly lift up to 50 pounds through course of shift.

Schedule Requirements:

  • Must be flexible with schedule change every quarter

How we work:

We believe that the people and the communities that we have the privilege to serve, deserve our very best every day.  We are a results-driven organization that focuses on empowerment and impact. Stanton Norfolk employees are accountable, pragmatic, innovative and collaborative with a core strength of community service and development.  We are strategic thinkers who are committed to racial equality and treating each other, and the communities we serve, with respect and dignity.  This philosophy expands to the way we manage our work and the way we put our best foot forward.  All employees are expected to meet the following requirements and behaviors:

  • Support efforts that ensure a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Understand and embrace the value in collaborating with people of different cultures, races, genders, ethnicities, beliefs, experiences and ideas.
  • An understanding of the concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias and their impact on underserved and underrepresented communities.
  • Maintain a positive, helpful attitude.
  • Enjoy your time at work!

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