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Custodian Foreman

DePaul University
Chicago, IL

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

Job Details

The Highlights:
The Janitorial Supervisor at DePaul University is responsible for overseeing the daily cleaning and maintenance operations of the university's facilities. This role plays a crucial part in maintaining a safe, clean, and welcoming environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The Janitorial Supervisor will lead a team of janitorial staff, ensure efficient and effective cleaning protocols, and collaborate closely with university departments to meet cleanliness and hygiene standards.   Hours of position are 0600 - 15:30 Monday-Friday

What You'll Do:

  • Responsible for the direction and supervision of all Loop Campus custodians (day and evening) and ensuring that assigned duties are completed in a timely and satisfactory manner.
  • Responsible for contact and coordination with other tradesmen as required.
  • Responsible for the direction and supervision of all Loop Campus elevator operators.
  • Responsible for the implementation and supervision of the Loop recycling program in conjunction with the Custodial Manager. The custodial supervisor coordinates all scavenger-related needs directly with the vendor to include roll off boxes.
  • Represents DePaul University with garbage citations as reported by City of Chicago Streets and Sanitation’s Department.
  • Responsible for the planning and scheduling of special cleaning projects. Work with Custodial Manager to further develop project schedule. Staff to be provided with Saturday project work dates at least one week in advance. 
  • Oversee and supervise the use of all special storage areas for various departments within the University.
  • Responsible for ensuring that his staff is following all safety policies.
  • Staff is adequately trained in the use of all equipment and tools related to their job duties and are following all safety Policy and Procedures.
  • Responsible for conducting regular inspections of common areas, classrooms, and special use areas in all Loop buildings.
  • Review and revise on an annual basis the job description for the custodial and elevator staff. Ensuring that all changes are understood and properly implemented with the employee.
  • Responsible for the annual update of all custodial and elevator personnel job descriptions.
  • Oversee the operations of the passenger and freight elevators.
  • Responsible for yearly vacation scheduling for elevator operators and custodians to include coverage by others as required.
  • Responsible for making sure all equipment that’s used by custodial staff is kept clean and operable.
  • Oversee the scheduling of overtime and attendance for the custodians and elevator operators.
  • Daily inspection of exterior areas of all buildings for graffiti and any other discrepancies that are out of the ordinary.
  • Responsible for the coordination of cleaning jobs with contracted janitorial service.
  • Assist custodians with all in-house moves and set-ups as required.
  • Responsible for upkeep and inventory of all folding tables, chairs and moving boxes in all Loop buildings.

What You'll Need:

  • Previous custodial experience preferred 
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 60 pounds required
  • A means of contact early in the morning during winter months for snow removal


  • Working for a stable and well-known University that values diversity and inclusion.
  • Tuition waivers for employees and dependents.
For consideration, please include a resume and cover letter.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement:
Guided by an ethic of Vincentian personalism and professionalism, DePaul compassionately upholds the dignity of all members of its diverse, multi-faith, and inclusive community. We seek to hire collaborative, open-minded, and dedicated professionals who are committed to advancing our university mission to making education accessible to all, with special attention to including underserved and underrepresented communities. Successful candidates thrive in an environment where ideas and perspectives representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds and experiences are welcome and supported.

Required Background Check:

Employment at DePaul University is contingent on passing a background check. Only final candidates who are extended an offer of employment will undergo a background check.

Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect:

Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire. A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected. For more information, please visit the following pages:

Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS)  
Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act  

DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.


Working at DePaul University

Enrolling more than 23,000 students, DePaul is the ninth-largest private and largest Catholic university in the country. It offers over 200 graduate and undergraduate degree programs through nine colleges and schools. Nearly one third of DePaul’s students are of color—the most diverse of any private university in Illinois—and about 30 percent of each year’s freshmen class intend to be the first in their families to earn a college degree. DePaul’s success extends beyond recruitment—it is among the nation’s top 100 universities in awarding degrees to students of color.

Educating Chicago’s business leaders, lawyers, judges, teachers, artists and public servants for more than a century, DePaul enjoys an excellent academic reputation. It has earned impressive rankings from U.S. News & World Report for its business and law programs as well as distinctions for diversity and community service. A host of higher education guides have recognized DePaul for everything from its economic value and happy students to its hot and trendy campus and great town-gown relations.

DePaul prides itself on the strength of its academic programs, especially the programs in entrepreneurship, real estate, and the part-time MBA; computer science, network assurance and digital media; psychology and philosophy; music and theater; health and intellectual property law; and adult learning initiatives. Despite its size, the university is committed to providing students with personal attention; the student/faculty ratio is just 16:1. Professors who teach graduate students also teach undergraduates in small-group settings.

DePaul’s goal, expressed in the VISION twenty12 strategic plan, is to become one of the finest urban, Catholic universities in the United States. It is focused on creating nationally recognized, rigorous programs of study; preparing women and men to be at the forefront of their chosen fields as ethical and socially engaged leaders; and further strengthening its financial and operational foundations.

DePaul was founded in 1898 by the Congregation of the Mission (or Vincentian) religious community, which follows the teachings of 17th century French priest St. Vincent de Paul. Established to provide a high quality education to immigrants and others who were denied access to college, DePaul continues to embrace this mission today, recruiting and graduating significant numbers of students from disadvantaged and underrepresented groups.


Located in Chicago, Illinois, DePaul has two primary campuses and four suburban locations. The Loop Campus is in the heart of the downtown business and cultural district and is home to four of DePaul’s colleges, a theater, a residence hall and most administrative functions. It is separated by a 20-minute trip on Chicago’s “el” train from the Lincoln Park Campus, close to Lake Michigan and Wrigley Field. Considered one of the nation’s most beautiful urban campuses, Lincoln Park is home to five colleges, the main library, numerous residence halls, a student center and the Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center, open to employees and students.

Both campuses are located in thriving business and residential districts that are well served by public transportation, providing a full array of housing choices for employees. Chicago boasts six professional sports teams and some of the best theater, music and art venues in the nation. As an international business hub and conference center, Chicago enables employees to build strong professional networks and remain on the leading edge of their fields.

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