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Custodial Shift Supervisor

Facilities Services

As part of the Building Services team, this position is responsible for ensuring assigned College facilities are clean, safe, and well-maintained. This position supervises the day shift of custodial/combination team members. This role reports to the Building Services Manager and is part of the facilities team. This is not a remote position.

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 typical work hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday, with a one hour unpaid lunch. Salary for this position starts at $50k-52k per year. Pay offers are dependent on experience and are determined in conjunction with an internal pay equity assessment.

Who You Are

  • You have demonstrated knowledge of custodial equipment and best practices.
  • You are known for giving outstanding customer service. 
  • You are an effective communicator and can successfully collaborate with a wide variety of people.
  • You know how to best manage your time in order to get things done while prioritizing based on business need.You have experience building trust with a team and are interested in supervising.
  • You understand the importance of giving and receiving feedback.
  • You are self-aware. You are personally committed to equity and it shows in your work.
  • You enjoy learning and using technology and are comfortable navigating multiple systems.
  • You understand the importance of accountability; you take responsibility for your actions.
  • You enjoy working in an environment that requires making independent decisions in the moment.
  • You are a self starter and a problem solver.
  • You are extremely detail oriented and notice the little things that need to be improved upon.
  • You are able to lift up to 50 pounds as needed and spend time performing custodial duties and event setup duties as needed.

What You’ll Do

  • Provide supervision for assigned shift custodial staff.
  • Perform custodial work as necessary.
  • Active participant in weekly interdepartmental meetings in order to be aware of campus events that may impact custodial work.
  • Ensure that shift staff have appropriate equipment and supplies.
  • Lead beginning of shift meetings.
  • Responsible for the hiring of all new shift staff.
  • Serve as a mentor and trainer of new staff members.
  • Ensure that custodial operating equipment is safe and in working condition.
  • Ensure the completion of and assist with set-up, dismantling and clean-up required for campus events, programs, or projects.
  • Implement policies, procedures and the standards for efficient, safe, and effective cleaning, set-up activities.
  • Monitor inventory of campus furnishings and products including ordering of custodial supplies.
  • Respond to inquiries and problems regarding availability or quality of services.
  • Perform inspections of residence halls and other spaces in order to maintain standards of cleanliness.

Minimum Qualifications

  • One (1) year experience leading a team.
  • Three (3) years progressive experience performing custodial services.

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. 

Applications will be considered as they are submitted so you are encouraged to apply early. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. 

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.