Stratford University

  • Campus Custodian

    Posted Date 9 months ago(12/7/2018 11:14 AM)
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    Campus Custodian

    Passion…Inspiration…Innovation…Do you live by those?
    If yes, read on…

    At Stratford University employees take enormous pride in their work and the work of the University. Stratford is not just your next job -- it is a career where employees find their true calling and feel tremendous joy in making a difference in the lives of others. Every employee is empowered and encouraged to contribute innovative ideas to enhance the student experience and learning outcomes. This is made evident by our motto, Changing lives, one student at a time.”  Visit our University blog at


    The Campus Custodian will report to the Campus President, with the primary purpose of the role being to provide support to the educational process by ensuring that the assigned Campus is inviting, attractive, clean, sanitary, safe and welcoming to all students, staff and visitors by preforming a variety of both routine and special cleaning operations. The Custodian may also be required to assist in the preparation of facilities for classroom and/or campus events.

    The Campus Custodian performs repetitive manual duties under the supervision of the Campus President. Most work is performed independently but Custodian must consult with Campus President on any unusual or new work assignments. The Custodian is required to recognize instances which are out of the ordinary and which do not fall within existing instructions and then is expected to seek advice and further instructions from the Campus President.

    This role is a part-time position, working between 20 and 25 hours a week. The hours of this role will typically be a shift beginning at 4:00pm and ending at 9:00pm, Monday through Friday.


    Essential Job Functions:

    • Empties trash in classrooms, offices, hallways and bathrooms.
    • Vacuums classrooms, offices and other areas within the school. Occasionally, by directive of Campus President, may be required to Steam Clean carpeted areas within the Campus
    • Wash and disinfect all washroom floors, toilets, toilet seats, hand dryers and fixtures
    • Disinfecting toilets and urinals, cleaning sinks, mirrors, floors, walls, and water fountains. 
    • Removing trash, replacing liners, stocking toilet paper, hand towels, and soap.
    • Cleaning public areas. Removing trash, vacuum carpets. Dusting, polishing furniture, and fixtures.
    • Cleaning windows, and drapes.
    • Using ladders to dust fixtures and change light bulbs.
    • Sweeping, mopping, and burnishing floors.
    • Clean all mirrors
    • Replenish toilet tissue and soap as needed
    • Empty all waste baskets and garbage cans
    • Place garbage in outside storage bin
    • Clean entrance and exit including glass, doors and hardware
    • Keep outside area near exit and entrance clear of snow, cans, paper, etc.
    • Clean, wash and disinfect drinking fountains
    • Wash all finger marks from walls, doors, hardware and glass
    • Clean break room sinks and counters
    • Report damages and acts of vandalism
    • Washes and dry mops classrooms, hallway floors, bathrooms, office and other public areas.
    • Dusts pictures in hallways, classrooms and offices.
    • Washes windows and glass doors.
    • Stocks bathrooms with necessary supplies and paper goods.
    • Assists in moving heavy objects such as: furniture and equipment for meetings, workshops and a variety of other purposes.
    • Continually improve your technical expertise in work procedures and practices.
    • Requisition custodial supplies as necessary to keep a minimal amount on site.
    • Inform Campus President of areas requiring repairs, and/or maintenance.
    • Replace all burnt out lights.
    • Perform all other duties and responsibilities assigned by the Campus President.

    The Skills:

    • Knowledge of the chosen custodial information system
    • Ability to read and understand labels and instructions, particularly on the use and application of cleaning chemicals and products
    • Ability to work under little supervision
    • Decision making skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Strong and effective verbal and listening communications skills
    • Time management skills


    Required Education and Experience:

    • High School Diploma or equivalent
    • Two years of previous custodial experience
    • Successful completion of a pre-employment background check
    • Ability to stand for the duration of the shift
    • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

    Work Environment

    • The Campus Custodian is a physically demanding position. While performing the duties of this job, the Custodian is regularly required to reach with hands and arms.
    • The Custodian is frequently required use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects tools or controls.
    • The Custodian must spend the entire time at work standing, walking, lifting heavy objects, operating medium-weight cleaning equipment such as floor buffers, sweeping and mopping floors and moving desks and furniture.
    • The Custodian is required to do a great deal of stretching and bending, often in awkward positions.
    • The Custodian must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and the ability to adjust focus. 
    • The Custodian works on a daily basis with dangerous and toxic cleaning products that can be very harmful to one’s health if not properly utilized.
    • The Custodian also regularly cleans up blood, saliva and other bodily fluids that are unpleasant to deal with. The condition of washrooms is often unpleasant. 
    • Many of the cleaning materials give off noxious fumes and have powerful odors. If not handled properly, the cleaning materials can cause injury, sickness and/or skin irritation and rashes.


    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified

    Stratford University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    “Changing Lives…One Student at a Time”


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