Job description


LocationGalesburg, Illinois

Employment TypeFull-Time Benefited

DepartmentBuilding Services

Knox College invites applications for a Custodian in Building Services. This is a 40 hour per week, 12 month, benefit eligible position for various shifts, but may include days, evenings, weekends and holidays. Knox College provides a competitive salary and a strong benefit package including health, dental, vision and life insurance, access to a retirement plan, and a generous paid vacation, sick and holiday package. Knox employees have free access to our recreation center and much more! Tuition remission is also available after a two year waiting period. Additional information can be found on our Human Resources webpage at


Primary responsibilities include cleaning duties in assigned areas following the standards set by the College. Typical duties include dust mopping, sweeping, wet mopping, vacuuming, dusting, waxing, cleaning rest rooms, removing trash, polishing furniture, cleaning high places requiring the use of ladders and extension poles, using motor driven equipment to strip, scrub, and polish floors, vacuuming and shampooing carpet. Additional responsibilities include removing snow from building entrances, assisting in moving heavy items, and setting up rooms for conferences.


  • Two years of full time direct custodial experience.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to move or lift up to 50 pounds and pass an agility test.
  • Must be able to pass a background check.


To apply please complete the Knox College Employment Application by clicking on Apply Now below. Review of applications will begin immediately and remain open until filled. Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Knox Notice of Non-Discrimination

In keeping with its commitment to equal rights since it was founded in 1837, Knox College particularly welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups. Knox College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious affiliation, sexual orientation or preference, age, marital or family status, disability, veteran status, or other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law in admission, financial aid, employment, athletics, or any other aspect of its educational programs or activities. In addition, Knox College is prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its accompanying regulations from so discriminating on the basis of sex.

The College official responsible for coordinating compliance with this Notice of Non-Discrimination is Kimberly K. Schrader, Title IX Coordinator. Any inquiries regarding Title IX or the College's policies that prohibit discrimination and harassment should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator identified below. The Coordinator will be available to meet with or talk to students, staff, and faculty regarding issues relating to this Notice of Non-Discrimination and the College’s policies and procedures.

Title IX Coordinator

Kimberly K. Schrader

Old Jail 12 | Campus Box K-209

337 South Cherry Street

Galesburg, IL 61401

Phone: 309-341-7751

Email: [email protected]

Inquiries about the application of Title IX to Knox may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, the United States Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, or both. Individuals may also contact the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights for additional information.

Office for Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Education-Chicago Office

500 W Madison St., Suite 1475

Chicago, IL 60661-4544

Phone: 312-730-1560

Email: [email protected]

Inquiries regarding the College’s policies regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”) should be directed to either the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources or Director of Disability Support Services identified below.

For Employees:

Assistant Vice President of Human Resources

Amy Chambers

Administrative Services Center 109 | Campus Box K-200

368 South Prairie Street

Galesburg, IL 61401

Phone: 309-341-7200

Email: [email protected]

For Students:

Director of Disability Support Services

Stephanie Grimes

Umbeck Science and Math Center E111 | Campus Box K183

340 South West Street

Phone: 309-341-7478

Email: [email protected]




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Job No:
Posted: 2/18/2021
Application Due: 5/19/2021
Work Type: Full Time