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Custodial Day Shift Supervisor

Facilities Services


Reed College seeks an organized and driven person to be our next Custodial Day Shift Supervisor. The Day Shift Supervisor is responsible for the daily work of Building Services staff assigned to the day shift. These services include maintaining a high standard of cleanliness in College buildings and the proper setup and removal of equipment in buildings and on campus grounds.This position reports to the Building Services Manager and is part of the Facilities department.

Reed College offers an exceptional benefits package, including comprehensive and cost-free medical and dental insurance for you, and a 60% discount on medical and dental insurance for your dependents, 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution (after one year of service), educational assistance for employees and their children, 22 days of paid vacation, paid holidays, half-day Fridays in the summer, and many other campus amenities. This is a full-time, exempt role with work hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a one hour unpaid lunch. Starting salary for this position is $51,000 per year. 

Who You Are

  • You have two years experience effectively leading a team (i.e: supervisor or lead), including providing training and development.
  • You have experience performing custodial work. You understand proper cleaning procedures and equipment handling.
  • In addition to always having a plan, you always have empathy for your co-collaborators. People like working with you because you’re organized yet flexible.
  • You are able to multitask and prioritize departmental functions to meet deadlines.
  • You have strong customer service skills; ability to work with a variety of stakeholders. You have a warm and friendly demeanor.
  • You pay attention to the details. You enjoy being the person on the team who manages the minutiae.
  • You are always learning best practices for your industry and proactively implementing them.
  • You know that giving and receiving feedback is invaluable and you seek it out. 
  • You are able to effectively learn and use computer systems including databases and email.
  • You bring an important aspect of diversity to our team and value diversity and inclusion.
  • You have a working knowledge of OSHA safety regulations (i.e. bloodborne pathogens, asbestos, SDS)
  • You are effective in handling  problems. You  anticipate, prevent, identify and solve problems as necessary. 
  • You are able to work in and outdoors and able to lift 50 pounds, work from a ladder and work in environments that are not climate-controlled.
  • You have an active, valid driver license.

What You’ll Do

  • Present on the day shift as a working supervisor for a staff of about 16; lead the beginning of shift meetings and work with staff as necessary. 
  • Active participant in across-department on campus  meetings in order to be aware of campus events that may impact the work of Building Services staff
  • Ensure that shift staff have appropriate equipment and supplies
  • Responsible for the hiring and daily supervision of union-represented shift staff
  • Serves as a mentor and trainer of new staff members
  • Ensures that custodial operating equipment is safe and in operation condition
  • Ensures the completion of and assists with set-up, dismantling and clean-up required for campus events, programs, or projects
  • Implements policies, procedures and the standards for efficient, safe, and effective cleaning, set-up activities. 
  • Monitors inventory of campus furnishings and products including ordering of custodial supplies
  • Respond to inquiries and problems regarding availability or quality of services
  • Performs inspections  to maintain standards of cleanliness 

Application Instructions

Click below to apply. You will be directed to Interfolio to create a free account and begin your application. A resume and cover letter are required. You can submit these documents in any format, but pdf works best.As you apply online, you will be asked to provide an answer to the following:  

  • If you were selected for this position, how would you use your skills and experience to contribute to equity, inclusion and community growth at Reed?

Applications will be considered as they are submitted so you are encouraged to apply early. Reed College replies to every candidate. We will confirm that your application is received, and if you are not selected, we will let you know as soon as possible.

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Reed College is committed to building a culturally inclusive community and a work environment that respects and inspires every person. Your unique skills, work history, cultural contributions, and lived experiences are essential to building this community. Members of historically marginalized groups including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are invited to apply.