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Commons Associate - Sanitation (TQ, FY)

Bates College
Maine, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Aug 1, 2023

Job Details

Title: Commons Associate - Sanitation (TQ, FY)

Position Purpose:

$500 sign on bonus available! Apply now!

The Commons Associate - Sanitation position provides front line dish room and janitorial support for the Bates dining program which serves approximately 5,000 meals per day to the students, faculty, staff, and guests of the college. This position is responsible for following food safety and sanitation procedures as well as demonstrating positive relationships with individuals and groups with varying backgrounds, perspectives, education and skills. Ability to work as part of a dynamic team who embraces communication and inclusiveness is essential to the candidates’ success. Exemplary organizational and time management skills, outstanding customer service skills and attention to detail are a must.

Job Duties:
  • Performs dish room tasks which include loading and unloading, scrime line, and cleaning of silver.
  • Performs janitorial tasks which include cleaning bathrooms, sweeping and mopping floors, dusting, cleaning windows and mats, as well as recycling and trash room maintenance.
  • Ensures that proper sanitation and safety standards are being followed.
  • Maintains the highest levels of customer service practices at all times.
  • Ensures that sound environmental practices, composting, recycling, waste reduction are maintained.
  • Promotes and values diversity and practices two-way communication.
  • Attends monthly meetings for Dining, Conferences and Campus Events.
  • Assists in other areas of the operation as needed.
Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent desired.
  • Serve Safe certification preferred.

Previous food service experience desired.

Skills and Knowledge
  • Commitment to equity and inclusion, and serving the needs of a culturally and educationally diverse community.
  • Strong commitment to customer service.
  • Exemplary organizational and time management skills are a must.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Ability to relate well to individuals with varying backgrounds, education and skills.
  • Understands and thrives in a high volume food service environment.
  • A valid Maine driver’s license preferred.
Benefits: Bates College offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits (health, dental, 9% retirement contribution with potential for an additional 3% match, 10 days of vacation*, 13 paid holidays, free parking, access to library and athletic facilities & more), and a supportive, collegial environment in a drug- and smoke-free workplace. *Benefits may be tied to years of service or may be prorated for employees working less than full-time or 12 months.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Bates College is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and providing an educational and work environment free from discrimination. The college prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status and other legally protected statuses in the recruitment and admission of its students, in the administration of its education policies and programs, or in the recruitment of its faculty and staff. Bates College adheres to all applicable state and federal equal opportunity laws and regulations. All college faculty, staff, students, contractors, visitors, and volunteers are responsible for understanding and complying with the Non-Discrimination Policy.

Inquiries concerning the college’s policies, compliance with applicable laws, statutes, and regulations (such as Title VII, Title IX, and ADA/Section 504), and complaints may be directed to Gwen Lexow, Title IX Officer, 207-786-6445 or via email at .

About Bates:

Bates is internationally recognized as a leading liberal arts college, attracting 2,000 students from across the U.S. and around the world.

Since 1855, Bates has been dedicated to educating the whole person through creative and rigorous scholarship in a collaborative residential community. Committed to opportunity and excellence, Bates has always admitted students without regard to gender, race, religion, or national origin.

Cultivating intellectual discovery and informed civic action, Bates prepares leaders sustained by a love of learning and zeal for responsible stewardship of the wider world. Bates engages the forces — intellectual trends, demographic changes, and technology — that are transforming higher education and the world into which our students graduate.

Bates has highly competitive admissions, graduates over 90 percent of its entering students, and more than half of its alumni earn graduate degrees. Bates employs 200 faculty members and 550 staff.

The college is proud of deep roots in the Lewiston/Auburn community, Maine’s second-largest urban area with a population of approximately 65,000. Bates is located on a beautiful, 133-acre, traditional New England campus in Lewiston, an emerging city with an entrepreneurial climate, a lively arts scene, and a dynamic business community. Bates is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 350 miles north of New York City.

Advertised: Aug 01 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
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.Bates College

Located in Lewiston, Maine, Bates is internationally recognized as a leading liberal arts college. We are proud to offer a highly personalized education that centers on deep and sustained interactions among students, faculty, and community. We are engaging the forces — intellectual trends, demographic changes, and technology — that are transforming higher education and the world into which our students graduate.

When Bates opened in 1855, it was New England’s first co-ed college. Since then, we have admitted students no matter their nationality, race, religion, sex, or socio-economic status. While this openness was at the core of our founding identity and principles, it has been tested throughout time and requires us to constantly reflect upon and recommit to our mission.

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