Housekeeper I

Brunswick, ME

Posting Details

Housekeeper I
Posting Number
FM - Housekeeping
Job Summary

Facilities Management at Bowdoin College takes pride in both the stewardship of the campus and the services that we provide to the Bowdoin community. Our Housekeeping team has an excellent opportunity for a motivated Housekeeper. As a Housekeeper here at Bowdoin, you will help drive our sustainable cleaning efforts by consistently providing a healthy, clean, and safe environment for our students, faculty and staff. Perform general housekeeping work assignments following established procedures and in compliance with the Bowdoin College Housekeeping Cleaning Assessment Criteria.

First shift 5:00am-1:30pm and 2nd shift 3:00pm - 11:30pm openings are available.

Benefits and Perks:
- Vacation and sick time available for a healthy work/life balance
- A variety of health insurance plans available on first day of work
- Shift differentials, generous retirement plan
- Access to many of the College's facilities including the gym and pool
- And more:

Education/Skills Requirements

Some High School education required; High School Diploma or GED preferred. Ability to read, write and understand the written word, and perform basic mathematical computations required. Demonstrated excellent customer service skills. Ability to communicate and relate well with a variety of people both on and off campus. Ability to work successfully both independently and in a team with minimum supervision. Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work assignments. Working knowledge of Microsoft office Suite(Word, Excel) and e-mail; willingness and initiative to use technology and learn new software applications as necessary. Valid driver's license required; must meet the eligibility requirements of the College's current Motor Vehicle Policy.

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents

Minimum six months of related experience at an institution of higher education or equivalent required. Experience cleaning carpets preferred.

Standard Work Days and Hours

First shift 5am-1:30pm and 2nd shift 3:00 - 11:30 pm openings are available. Occasionally may be scheduled on a first shift basis as necessary. The weeks preceding Commencement, Reunion and other large College events may necessitate 10 or 12-hour shifts for two to three weeks.

About Bowdoin

Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin's reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine. Bowdoin's student body is vibrant and intellectually engaged. Admission to Bowdoin is highly selective.

Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students including first-generation college students with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors. The Class of 2022 at Bowdoin College is, by several measures, the most culturally diverse and socioeconomically representative class in the College's history. The College enrolls approximately 1,800 students representing 50 states and two US territories, and 42 foreign countries. Fifty percent of the Class of 2022 receives financial aid at Bowdoin; 35 percent are students of color; and 14 percent are members of the first generation of their family to attend college. Nine percent of the class has international citizenship or a non-US home/school address and ten percent are from Maine.

The College's commitment to providing an inclusive and equitable experience for all members of the campus community is evident in the significant investments it has made in programs and personnel. Bowdoin recently launched THRIVE , a college-wide initiative designed to foster achievement, belonging, mentorship, and transition in support of low-income students, first-generation students, and students of color following a generous gift from Netflix CEO Reed Hastings '83. In addition, in 2017 the College completed the search for its first Senior Vice President for Inclusion and Diversity.

Bowdoin's campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.

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Full Time Year Round
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EEO Information

Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.

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