Location: Ithaca, New York
Support Custodian SO-02 - SCL Residential & Event Services
Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
Student & Campus Life (SCL) inspires transformation in all Cornell students on their journey of individual, academic and personal evolution. Our division is comprised of leading student affairs experts who support our campus on pressing student life matters including public service, health, wellness, social justice, residential living, food services, sports, recreation, career services, and student activities and organizations including sorority and fraternity life. Our nearly 4,000 staff and student employees who make up SCL embrace the opportunity to represent the division and strive for excellence as we shape the Cornell student experience, one interaction at a time.
Campus Life Enterprise Services (CLES) is the primary revenue-generating unit within Student and Campus Life. As a part of the larger CLES unit, and within Residential and Event Services (RES), the Student Center Facilities Support Team is responsible for the intensive and detailed custodial maintenance, event support and audio-visual (AV) support of Cornell's Student Centers, and other assigned area(s). The Student Centers are active hubs around campus that allow students, and other members of the community, a way to experience Cornell's thriving social scene by providing a great place to meet people, grab a bite to eat, or find a place to study. This team is driven by a passion for attention to details in order to provide an excellent customer experience.
The Support Custodian SO-02 ensures the cleanliness and operational readiness of key public use areas; including lobbies, offices, classrooms, conference rooms, dining halls, restrooms, and other assigned community use facility spaces. Ensuring that our building users, visitors, and customers are able to enjoy clean and well-maintained community spaces is critical to the overall success of our business model, and the Support Custodian plays an essential role in assessing custodial maintenance needs and executing tasks that ensure that our high standards are consistently met.
A successful SO-02 Support Custodian will regularly demonstrate effective interpersonal and customer services skills to effectively and clearly communicate with a variety of building guests and students. Consistently and effectively performing both highly-detailed and labor-intensive custodial support tasks will be indicators of success in the role. The successful support custodian will also demonstrate the ability to be creative and flexible at all times as schedules, shifts, locations, and daily tasks change rapidly to support special events or unforeseen circumstances.
This is a union position within the United Auto Worker's bargaining unit (UAW). The rate of pay is $19.00/hour.
This job posting is for multiple positions. Location and schedule assignments will be based on business needs and include varying shifts. Position(s) may require nights/weekends/holiday coverage based on business needs.
- High School diploma or equivalent with at least 1 year of relevant experience in a customer service field, or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
- Must be able to effectively read and write in English.
- Basic computer knowledge and troubleshooting experience
- Must poses & maintain a valid NY State driver's license
Physical Requirements include:
- Able to lift 50 lbs. consistently throughout the shift moving tables, chairs, etc.
- Able to operate necessary power equipment (i.e. floor machines, vacuums, buffers, etc.)
- Able to climb an 8 ft. ladder.
- Able to stand for long periods of time
- Must be able to work in all weather conditions and extreme temperatures for extended periods.
- Must be free of debilitating dust allergies, or have the ability to manage such allergy.
- Additional education beyond high school or additional experience in a custodial role
- Knowledge and previous experience working in a Student Center, Event Center, and/or Conference Center operation preferred.
- Previous experience performing event setups (i.e. experience setting up tables, chairs, equipment, skirting, etc.) as well demonstrated proficiency in basic audiovisual support
No relocation assistance is provided for this position. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
University Job Title:
United Auto Workers
Pay Rate Type:
Refer to Union Pay Rates Link Below
Remote Option Availability:
Number of Openings:
Job Titles and Pay Ranges:
Noted pay ranges reflect the potential pay opportunity for each job profile. The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:
Prior relevant work or industry experience
Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position
Unique applicable skills
Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
Online Submission Guidelines:
Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.
Notice to Applicants:
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.