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Department Statement

Colgate University’s Chapel House is a retreat center and sanctuary that welcomes students, faculty, staff, and visitors from all parts of the world and all religious traditions or none. This space provides a home for quiet reflection, religious and spiritual discovery, and the exploration of nature.

The successful candidate will join the Chapel House team and assist in supporting the operations, logistics and administration for upcoming programming, as well as the general hospitality of Chapel House.


Responsibilities include:
  • sleeping in the Chapel House when guests are present; prepared to wake up to respond to the needs or emergencies of guests
  • occasional cooking, cleaning and set up for meals
  • occasionally monitor the front desk
  • assist the Chapel House staff in the daily operation of the House
  • adhere to a specific weekly schedule coordinated by Chapel House Manager and Cook
  • may be responsible for the timely and efficient execution of special projects, additional activities, committees and other work unique to Chapel House, as assigned
  • knowledge of CPR and ability to respond effectively to emergency medical situations involving elderly guests is important
Professional Experience/ Qualifications

Must be capable of working collegially with a diverse group of faculty, staff and students on a daily basis

Preferred Qualifications


Requires high school diploma or equivalent

Job Open Date

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions Summary

EEO Statement

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Colgate University

Colgate is a distinctive, leading American university known for its intellectual rigor, world-class professors, campus of stunning beauty, and alumni famously loyal to their alma mater.

Time and time again, the world has shown an urgent need for citizens with the ability to create, explore, examine, and connect human knowledge. Colgate University has been answering that call through centuries of academic rigor in the liberal arts tradition.

Colgate attracts world-renowned faculty in a breadth of subject matters as well as innovative leaders in higher-ed administration, all dedicated to building on an educational tradition that has prepared generations of Colgate graduates for success. 

Colgate is deeply invested in employees’ success, and we all work together to ensure that students receive the premier education that is at the University’s core.

The Colgate campus, ranked as one of the most beautiful in the nation, is a place where students develop lifelong bonds with each other, faculty, and staff.

Colgate is located in the village of Hamilton, a community of about 3,800 residents who enjoy downtown’s art galleries and restaurants and who take pride in the many historic homes and public buildings.

Colgate University

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