St.  Catherine University

Lead Custodian

Sep 17, 2021
Feb 07, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
The Facilities Department at St. Catherine University invites applications for a full-time Lead Custodian position.

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 Lead Custodian provides leadership and guidance to the custodial staff, assists in training team members and checking their performance quality, recording work performed. We have two schedules available:

Tuesday - Saturday, 5:30am - 2:00pm
Sunday - Thursday, 4:00pm - 12:30am

Responsibilities include:
  • Collaborate with management and team to create the best outcomes and foster great working relationships.
  • Perform and train in efficient team cleaning procedures and custodial project work
  • Check in with supervisor/manager to review daily assignments.
  • Check keys in and out while assigning work.
  • Assist management in overseeing the completion of the daily custodial work and coordination of special projects, furniture moving, set-ups, event cleaning from work order requests or periodic schedules.
  • Participate in staff training on area assignments, cleaning procedures and proper use of equipment and supplies.
  • Model good attendance and punctuality.
  • Maintain daily logs, project logs, and inventory control as needed.
  • Act as relief for open positions or absent staff in regular custodian positions.
  • Take care of assigned area daily following specific schedules, remaining flexible to the needs of the college and filling in for absent staff and assisting others when needed.
  • Performing general and detail cleaning of offices, classrooms, dorm rooms, restrooms & showers, common areas, lounges, kitchens, sports facilities, etc.
  • Dusting, mopping, vacuuming, and sweeping all types of hard floors, flooring, stairs, and all fixtures and removing spots and stains from carpet as needed.
  • Removal of trash and recycling, including collection from other areas and bringing to dumpsters in various locations and making sure all trash areas are in order, reporting the need to have dumpsters and compactors emptied and serviced.
  • Removing snow and ice on a seasonal basis.
  • Reporting all problems or repairs to the supervisor, or submitting work orders

Employees at St. Kate's feel a deep 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

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
  • Two years of institutional cleaning experience.
  • Valid driver's license with a clean driving record.
  • Complete driver's training for campus driving, including an internal driver's test.
  • Able to pass a criminal background check in order, to carry university assigned keys and have access to all areas as needed.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 75lbs and carry and work from a 12' stepladder or lift.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Three years of experience in institutional cleaning with knowledge and abilities to train on all types of custodial project work.
  • Able to read and understand product information labels, Safety Data sheets, work orders, written instructions and be able report all problems or repairs needed.
  • Experience issuing verbal and written instructions to custodial staff and coordinating activities with the rest of the university community.
  • Knowledgeable in cleaning chemicals and their usage.
  • Must be experienced and able to perform routine custodial duties in an team cleaning environment: general office/classroom cleaning, restroom/shower cleaning, trash and recycle removal, snow and ice removal, light bulb replacement as well as special cleaning projects.

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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