St.  Catherine University

Project Custodian

Oct 06, 2021
Nov 02, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
The Facilities Department at St. Catherine University invites applications for a full-time Project Custodian position. The schedule for this position is Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm.

Employees at St. Kate's feel a connection to the University's Mission and Vision, and they live their values at work. Benefits available to full-time employees include:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 403b retirement plan access
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Free Tuition (tuition remission) at St. Kate's for employees and their families after one year of
  • Six weeks of paid parental leave after one year of service

Our Custodians provide a clean, healthy, and attractive environment for our college students, faculty, staffs, and guests. In addition, our team assists in reporting maintenance and safety concerns as they are noticed. The Project Custodian fills-in as relief staff for open shifts, performs general cleaning and all forms of custodial project work, including event set-ups and furniture moving. Our Project Custodians collaborates to follow efficient team cleaning procedures and form great working relationships with other team members. Responsibilities include:

  • Check in with supervisor/manager to see the assignments for the day, prioritizing and completing assigned work in the allotted time frame.
  • Following procedures and staying safety conscious while working around people and during times when the campus is open for business.
  • Check keys, phones/pagers/radios in/out with supervisor, or use key room procedures as appropriate.
  • Perform daily custodial work, complete special cleaning projects, furniture moving, set-ups, event cleaning, etc. from work order requests, event or periodic schedules.
  • Respond to new daily needs and urgent needs as they arise.
  • Be prepared to perform and fulfill all of the needs of the daily functions of general custodians or project custodian such as:
    • Cleaning offices, classrooms, dorm rooms, restrooms/showers, common areas, lounges, dining rooms, kitchens, sports facilities, etc.
  • Cleaning carpets and hard floors.
  • Taking care of assigned area daily, following specific schedules staying flexible to unexpected needs.
  • Assisting others when it is needed and fill-in for open shifts.
  • Removing trash and recycling, including collection from assigned and requested areas and distribution to dumpsters, making sure all trash areas are in order.
  • Reporting when dumpsters and compactors need to be emptied and serviced.
  • Washing windows and door glass using both spray bottle and strip washer/squeegee methods.
  • Changing light bulbs.
  • Removing snow and/or ice on a seasonal basis.
  • Reporting problems and concerns to the supervisor, manager, or to the ServiceNow system.

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 all genders. 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 students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.

Minimum Qualifications
  • One year of cleaning experience.
  • Current and valid driver's license
  • A passing score on both an internal driver's test and on-campus driving training.
  • Completion of a criminal background check and a motor vehicle record check with acceptable results.
  • Experience working successfully with other team members and creating great working relationships.
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality.
  • Experience reading and understand product information labels, Material Safety Data sheets, work orders, and written instructions.
  • Able to report problems or repairs to the supervisor and through the ServiceNow system.
  • Physical requirements:
    • Ability to lift/carry up to 75lbs
    • Ability to carry and work from a 12' stepladder.
    • Ability to perform seasonal snow and ice removal.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Two (2) years of experience in institutional cleaning.
  • Experience successfully working cooperatively with management and customers.
  • Experience representing a team with a positive image.
  • Be knowledgeable in cleaning chemicals and their usage.
  • Be able to demonstrate knowledge of carpet cleaning techniques, machines and chemicals used, and meet production standards.
  • Be able to demonstrate knowledge of hard floor care maintenance, machines and chemicals used and meet production standards.
  • Possess working knowledge of all types of cleaning equipment, including how to use and maintain them.
  • Able to use and demonstrate the proper use of furniture and warehouse equipment such as: 2 wheel dollies, appliance dollies, flat carts, sliders, file movers, desk movers, pallet jacks, fork lifts, etc.

We seek creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university's commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service.

EEO Statement

St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us at or 651-690-6565.

Application instructions for STAFF

Visit St. Kate Careers to apply. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment. For information, contact Reed Richards at r . Applications will be considered upon submission.

Given the way campus life inherently puts people in close proximity to each other, including residence and dining halls, classrooms, and gatherings, the University has determined that a vaccination requirement is the best way to keep our community safe and prevent potential outbreaks as we return to more regular, in-person operations. St. Catherine University is requiring all students, faculty (including adjuncts contracted for the fall semester and beyond), staff, and residents age 12 and older to complete their COVID -19 vaccination series unless the University approves a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation/exemption as required by applicable law. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation before beginning work. For more information, visit .

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace / Tobacco Free Workplace

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:

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