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St. Catherine University
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Aug 16, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
Employment Level
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Full Time
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Division: Finance & Administration
Department/Office: Custodial Services

The Facilities Department at St. Catherine University invites applications for a full-time 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. Custodians who work 2nd and 3rd shift receive a shift differential. Responsibilities include:
  • Work independently and as a member of a team to carry out work assignments in a timely manner.
  • Collaborate with team members to create positive working relationships with co-workers.
  • Represent the Custodial team as helpful and respectful while creating positive relationships with students, faculty and staff.
  • Taking 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.
  • Communicating with Lead on the days activities and any special needs to be completed.
  • Performing general and detail cleaning of offices, classrooms, dorm rooms, restrooms & showers, common areas, lounges, kitchens, sports facilities, etc.
  • Removing trash and recycling.
  • Dusting, mopping, vacuuming, and sweeping all types of hard floors, flooring, stairs, and all fixtures and removing spots and stains from carpet as needed.
  • Dusting, damp wiping and vacuuming furniture as needed and dusting and washing all types of surfaces.
  • Cleaning restrooms and showers including all surfaces, walls, ceilings, lights, floors, and fixtures.
  • Washing window and door glass using both spray bottle and microfiber cloth.
  • Replacing burnt light bulbs and washing light fixtures.
  • 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:
  • Six (6) months of cleaning experience.
  • Reading ability to read and understand product information labels, safety data sheets, and written instructions.
  • Able to lift 50 pounds on a daily to weekly basis.
  • Able to work from a six foot step ladder.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Two (2) years institutional cleaning experience.
  • Able to use all types of custodial equipment needed in your area to complete the work properly and efficiently depending on the needs of the area such as: vacuum cleaners, back pack vacuums, auto scrubbers, pressure washers, shower cleaning systems, extension poles, ladders.

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.

Application instructions:

Posting Number: 20220327-STAFF
Posting Start Date: 06/22/2022
Application Deadline: 9/2/2022

To apply, visit

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.

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