Custodian- Multiple position

Employer
Clark University
Location
Worcester, MA

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Auxiliary Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Category:: Staff and Administrators
Department:: 6011 (FM-Facilities Mgmt administratio)
Locations:: Worcester, MA
Posted:: Nov 5, 2021
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time - Non Exempt
Position ID:: 139089

About Clark University:


Founded in 1887, Clark was one of the first all-graduate institutions in the United States. Today the University is a highly-ranked, student-centered institution educating approximately 2,350 undergraduate and 1,150 graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. This commitment to scholarship and inquiry reflects the University's commitment to "challenge convention and change our world" and to address issues of critical importance to society. It is also reflected by Clark's many national and international distinctions, including recognition for its diversity and inclusion efforts, innovation, community engagement and impact, as a top green campus, and for having a distinguished geography and international development program. Clark has also been included in the groundbreaking Colleges that Change Lives guide since it was first published in 1996.


Clark is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a dynamic, diverse city "on the rise." The second largest city in New England, Worcester is home to 11 institutions of higher learning and is increasingly recognized for its growing healthcare and biotechnology communities, its thriving cultural scene, and as a vibrant food hub.



Job Description:


Reporting to the Custodial Supervisor (CS), the Custodian performs general custodial work in connection with cleaning and maintaining buildings and grounds. The Custodian is responsible for providing a safe, clean and productive environment for all students, faculty and staff.



  • Clean campus property such as; classrooms, offices, restrooms, corridors, labs, bedrooms and kitchens. Typical items within these spaces requiring cleaning are; walls, all types of floors, windows, furniture, woodwork, toilets, sinks, and appliances. Employ all of the following cleaning methods; washing, waxing, buffing, sweeping, polishing, dusting and vacuuming.
  • Clean restrooms, in a method that sanitizes and thoroughly provides a fresh quality.
  • Remove trash; empty and cleans waste barrels, garbage cans and other waste receptacles.
  • Replace bathroom paper goods, light bulbs, batteries, or any required renewable products.
  • Operate all types of cleaning equipment required to clean floors, carpets, drapes and furniture.
  • Care for all types of cleaning equipment such as; electric sweepers, scrubbers, mops, and general cleaning equipment.
  • Keep assigned campus areas adjacent to buildings including steps and walks clear of trash, sand, and debris; additional pick up of trash and debris in a wider area if directed or assigned by CS.
  • Shovel snow and apply ice treatment adjacent to building walks and entrances. Provide snow removal campus wide as directed.
  • Maintain a supply of job related cleaning supplies.
  • Provide visual checks for repairs, or utility malfunctions and report findings to CS and/or his/her designee.
  • Provide general security checks of buildings and grounds during cleaning tours, checking for unlocked doors, windows and locking/unlocking rooms or buildings as directed by CS.
  • Meet all appropriate work standards; punctual arrival and departure to and from work, proper accounting for time reports and proper notification of time absent from work.
  • Understanding and work with waste recycling processes.
  • Move furniture, load and unload trucks and support University events by setting up tables, chairs and other event equipment.
  • Contribute to the overall success of the department by performing other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.




Requirements:


  • One year professional cleaning or facility maintenance experience.
  • Must have ability to lift 50lbs, bend, stoop and twist on a daily basis; able to stand, walk or sit for extended periods of time; able to climb stairs and ladders (up to 6').
  • Participate and meet all standards of required training programs.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Preferred qualifications include high school/diploma/GED, basic proficiency with web based computer applications, Massachusetts Driver's license and the ability to make general facility repairs.
  • This position is considered essential personnel and will be expected to report to work during emergency closings and may be required to work occasional evenings, weekends or holidays (including overtime) to respond to University events, facility related incidents or urgent needs.
  • The Custodian will maintain a positive, professional relationship with all members of the Clark Community.



Clark University currently requires all employees and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions will be made for medical or disability reasons or religious beliefs, and could be made, at the sole discretion of the University, for other well-documented reasons.



Additional Information:


Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.


Clark University offers a generous benefit package for full and, if applicable, part-time employees that include; paid time off, generous retirement plan, group health and dental insurance, life insurance, and tuition, along with use of many campus amenities. For a complete list of benefits for eligible employees visit here.



Application Instructions:


To be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online. Create a Clark University Careers Account by clicking on the APPLY NOW button below. You will be able to upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:


  • Resume
  • Cover letter

See the FAQ for using our online system. Please contact us if you need assistance applying through this website.


Already have a Clark University Careers Account? Login to your account to add documents or update your account.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.


HR to select: A successful background check is required upon acceptance.


Organization

Working at Clark University
 

A relentless force for positive change

Founded in 1887, Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university committed to scholarship and inquiry that addresses social and human imperatives on a global basis. It is the place where Robert Goddard invented the modern rocket, where Sigmund Freud delivered his only lectures in the United States, and where current students stake their claim to the Clark motto, “Challenge Convention. Change Our World,” which is the rallying cry that inspires our community every day.

Located in the heart of New England — Worcester, Massachusetts — Clark University educates its approximately 2,200 undergraduate and 1,100 graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world, and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort.

A university on the cutting edge of higher education

Clark is a world-class research university that is small by design, giving students the rare opportunity to contribute to pioneering research projects and to benefit from hands-on experience, close collaboration with peers, and the individual mentorship of faculty.

LEEP (Liberal Education and Effective Practice) is Clark’s pioneering model of higher education,  compelling students to thrive in authentic world and workplace settings, and preparing them for lives and careers of consequence. Clark is the only university to make the development of “capacities of effective practice” an explicit learning requirement for its undergraduates. Critical to success in today’s world, these capacities include imagination, self-directedness, resilience, and the ability to manage diversity and uncertainty. A Clark education reflects a belief in the enduring value of liberal education, as well as the University’s efforts to more deeply attune students’ learning experiences to the profound changes underway in our economy, our society, and our democracy.

The Clark graduate experience reflects the importance of “engaged scholarship” — an innovative educational approach that connects students to the people and organizations intimately familiar with (and working to address) the issues they are passionate about, and that places a premium on effecting measurable outcomes.

Committed to research that advance knowledge and impacts society

The Clark University faculty is composed of world-renowned researchers who foster a culture of excellence in the next generation. At Clark, faculty and students are given the freedom and flexibility to pursue projects that transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries.

The University’s focused areas of research excellence are backed by strong Ph.D. and master’s degree programs that engage graduate students from around the world in such areas as biology, chemistry, economics, geography, psychology, urban education, management, environmental science and policy, Holocaust and genocide studies, and international development and social change. Clark faculty, students, and staff continually develop new ways of thinking and acting that have a positive impact on the lives — and livelihoods — of people throughout the world.

Clark's research profile is enhanced by the presence of a variety of research institutes and centers that build on a foundation of interdisciplinary scholarship: the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise, the George Perkins Marsh Institute, the Higgins School of Humanities, the Jacob Hiatt Center for Urban Education and the Strassler Family Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

Redefining our place in the world by immersing our community in it

Clark has redefined what it means to be a university in today’s interconnected world, forging robust partnerships with universities, educators, researchers, and business and community leaders at home and abroad, enabling its faculty and students to conduct in-depth research, work collaboratively to take on global concerns, and make a tangible difference. This diverse community of educators, researchers, and scholars challenge and inspire each other with their perspectives, insights, and determination. They are creative thinkers eager to defy conventional wisdom, devise inventive solutions to complex problems, and roll up their sleeves to get things done.

Clark itself plays a critical role in the health and well-being of its urban community, known as Main South, through the University Park Partnership — a national model for neighborhood revitalization. Working in tandem with the city of Worcester, Clark has been a change agent in the areas of housing and physical rehabilitation, education, economic development and social and recreational opportunities for residents. The University Park Campus School, which Clark operates in collaboration with the Worcester Public Schools, boasts an estimable record of high achievement and was recognized by President Barack Obama for its record of academic success.

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