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Custodian: 1st Shift (Mon-Fri, 6:00am - 2:30pm)

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Posting Details

Position Information

St. Catherine University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution, committed to excellence through diversity in education and employment. St. Catherine University strongly encourages applications from those who identify as diverse in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status and/or religion. St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation’s largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for both women and men. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls over 5,000 students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.

Position Title Custodian: 1st Shift (Mon-Fri, 6:00am - 2:30pm)
Primary Campus Mpls. Campus
Posting Number 20170087-STAFF

Position Summary Information

Position Responsibilities

St. Catherine University, Minneapolis campus, seeks a full-time Custodian for the 1st shift (6:00am – 2:30pm, Monday-Friday), in the Facilities Management Department.

• Check keys, pagers, and radios in/out with supervisor, or use key room procedures as appropriate.
• Perform general and detail cleaning of offices, classrooms, dorm rooms, restrooms/showers, common areas, lounges, kitchens, sports facilities, etc., depending on work assignment.
• Take care of assigned area daily following specific schedules, but must be flexible to the needs of the college and fill in for absent staff and assist others when needed.
• Duties will include, but are not limited to: Remove trash and recycling; Dust/wash all types of surfaces;
Vacuum/sweep and damp mop, all types of hard floors, and all fixtures; Vacuum carpeted flooring and stairs; Remove spots/stains from carpet as needed; Dust, damp wipe and vacuum furniture as needed; Restroom/ shower cleaning: all surfaces, walls, ceilings, lights, floors, and all fixtures; Wash window and door glass using both spray bottle and strip washer/squeegee methods.
• Replace burnt light bulbs and furniture moving as needed and seasonal snow/ice removal.
• Report all problems or repairs to the supervisor, or the FIXX line.
• Other duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications

• High school diploma or GED required.
• Minimum of 2 years general cleaning experience required, 1-2 years preferably in an institutional setting.
• Must possess good written and verbal communication, be able to read and understand information labels, MSDS sheets, work orders, written instructions and be able to report all problems or repairs needs to their supervisor or the FIXX line.
• Must have demonstrated knowledge of cleaning materials and their usage.
• Experience and ability required to perform routine custodial duties as noted above.
• Must be able to work cooperatively and effectively with management, staff and campus community.
• Must be able to perform all functions of the job that may require walking, standing, bending, and kneeling for long periods of time.
• Ability to lift/carry 50 lbs and work from a 12 foot ladder as needed.
• Must be able to work independently and within a team to complete assignments effectively and efficiently.
• Good attendance and punctuality required; Flexibility and efficiency needed as assignments will vary on a daily based on University needs.

The successful candidate must have the ability to respond respectfully and effectively to people of all cultures, in a manner that affirms the worth and preserves the dignity of individuals, families and communities.

Schedule: 1st Shift (Mon-Fri, 6:00am – 2:30pm)

Special/Other Requirements Summary

To apply: Please go to the St. Catherine University Employment Site at to apply for this position. Candidates of color are encouraged to apply as are those who will contribute to a diverse candidate pool. Applicants may also visit the St. Catherine University Human Resources office to submit an electronic application. We are located in Derham Hall, Room 8. Application review begins immediately. Position open until filled.

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
EEO/AA/Drug Free Workplace Employer
Tobacco-Free Campuses

Our university is a proud member of the Upper Midwest HERC and is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit:

Posting Detail Information

Posting Start Date 08/29/2017
Close Date

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is your highest level of Education?
    • Some high school
    • High School diploma or GED
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
  2. * How many years of job-relevant experience do you have?
    • 0 - 1 years
    • 2 - 4 years
    • 5+ years
  3. * Are you presently legally authorized to work in the United States for any U.S. employer?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Will you now or in the future require an employer to sponsor you for an employment-based visa/status in the U.S. (e.g. H-1B status)?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * All applicants that are offered a position with St. Catherine University will be required to have a background check completed. Will you consent to a background check if offered this position with the University?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Can you perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * How did you hear about this opportunity?
    • St. Catherine University Website
    • St. Catherine University employee referral
    • Newspaper - Star Tribune paper
    • Newspaper - Star Tribune web
    • Community agency
    • Internet
    • Walk-in
    • Newspaper - Pioneer Press paper
    • Newspaper -Pioneer Press web
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Other

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Other Document 1
  4. Other Document 2