University of St. Thomas

Facilities Services Supervisor

Minneapolis, MN
May 04, 2018
Jun 03, 2018
University of St. Thomas
Labor / Trades
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Facilities Services Supervisor
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/3/2018 9:01 AM)
Number of Openings 1
Closing Date Open until Filled
Type of Search Staff
Who May Apply This position is open to all qualified applicants.
Position Number 2018-3413
Minneapolis & St. Paul
Department/Unit Facilities Management – Business Affairs
FLSA Status Exempt/Salaried
Employment Type Full-Time Staff
Assigned Months per Year 12
Benefits Eligible Yes


The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a Facilities Services Supervisor position within the department of Facilities Services.

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.

The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

  • Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
  • A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
  • Medical, dental, and vision options
  • Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits

This opportunity is currently assigned as a 3rd shift position with weekend coverage.


Under the direction of the Facilities Services Director, the Facilities Services Supervisor is responsible for the coordination of the work activities and supervision of assigned Building Service Workers and student employees as hired by the Facilities Department. The supervisor establishes daily priorities based on operational needs and communicates any necessary adjustment with their teams. The supervisor also ensures that the established standards of cleanliness are maintained through routine quality assessments.


  • Work with the Director of Facilities Services to coordinate cleaning activities and project work. Provide updates (verbal and written reports) as requested. Communicate daily with other supervisors to coordinate shift-cleaning activities, project work, and event set-ups. Detailed daily communication on the completion statuses are needed during shift transitions.
  • Responsible for meeting departmental staffing objectives by orienting, training, and coaching. Approve/deny Paid Leave Time (PLT) requests. Document and provide progressive, corrective action to employees when needed.
  • Communicate with Building Service Workers daily (rounding) to determine their performance, quality of work, productivity and supply needs.
  • Arrange for an appropriate supply of cleaning materials, equipment and necessary items to ensure the proper performance of housekeeping/cleaning work.
  • Establishes daily priorities based on business needs and available workforce and communicates adjustments to the team.
  • Ensure customer service requests (event set-ups) are completed in a prompt, accurate and professional manner. Assist in the coordination of major University events such as graduation, Christmas parties and dinners, President's dinner, alumni weekend, homecoming, etc.
  • Complete a documented quality assurance inspection report on each assigned Building Service Worker supervised on at least a monthly basis or in response to a concern.
  • Provide assistance in reporting requests for service via the work order system. Monitor custodial equipment inventory and evaluate it for proper cleanliness and good working condition.


Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma
  • Five years or more of experience supervising a custodial/cleaning team

This opportunity is currently assigned as a 3rd shift position with weekend coverage.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience supervising unionized employees
  • Bachelors degree preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Mobility and stamina to walk and stand for extended periods of time and on various surfaces
  • Ability to work in and move about in varied settings including outdoors
  • Ability to use a computer and standard office equipment
  • Ability to transport up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to work with chemical cleaning agents
  • Ability to travel between various work sites
  • Ability to read printed materials and a computer screen
  • Ability to communicate in person, over the telephone or on a radio
  • The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who require and request accommodations in order to perform the essential functions of their jobs.

On the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and copy/pasting a job specific cover letter.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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