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Housekeeping Worker

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: Vice President for Student Affairs
Department: SECL - Squires Student Center
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Student Affairs / Services

Job Description

When was the last time you changed the world? In Virginia Tech’s Division of Student Affairs, that’s exactly what we’re doing every day—guiding, nurturing, and supporting students as they learn and grow into the leaders and world-changers of today and tomorrow.

We’re currently searching for a Housekeeping Worker to join the Student Engagement and Campus Life (SECL) team in Blacksburg, VA to help us in our mission. This position attends to Custodial Operation needs by ensuring a clean, sanitary, and safe environment in the SECL facilities. In addition, it maintains established standards of cleanliness and sanitation in student lounges, offices, lobbies, stairs, restrooms, showers, windows, and other venues as assigned. The duties include floor maintenance, dusting, gathering and removal of trash, snow and ice removal from entranceways and sidewalks, raking leaves, and gathering trash from areas near buildings. So, if you’re passionate about providing outstanding experiences for our students, please keep reading.

Here’s what you need to know about the role:

1) You’ll be joining the Student Engagement and Campus Life (SECL) team: a department centered on uplifting the student experience by cultivating affirming environments, promoting holistic well-being, and providing exceptional services, programs, and facilities.

2) You’ll report to the Housekeeping Supervisor. This is a regular, full-time, 100% staff appointment.

3) You’ll be primarily responsible for maintaining and replenishing supplies in assigned areas and reporting any facility repairs or needs to management. You’ll operate powered and manual cleaning equipment; mix chemicals with proper proportions from established guidelines; responsible for the care and handling of Custodial Operations supplies, equipment, and assigned keys. Occasionally supports Event Operations Staff in the preparation of events scheduled in reservable spaces in SECL facilities.

4) You’ll have the chance to grow and take advantage of a developmental plan with opportunities to advance within the Department and the Division.

5) You’ll be offered a base compensation package starting at $31,200, along with a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, paid leave, retirement, tuition assistance, VT discounts, and so much more!

Required Qualifications

• Excellent customer service and communication skills for interaction with employees, students, and visitors at a large university campus facility.
• Knowledge of commercial/industrial cleaning methods.
• Ability to work independently with little supervision; safely mix chemicals with proper proportions from established guidelines; operate both manual and electrically powered cleaning equipment.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in cleaning institutional or commercial areas.

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- The successful candidate must have a criminal background check and driver's license check.
- The work schedule is Monday to Friday from 6am to 2:30pm.
- The position is considered Emergency Personnel.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

About Student Affairs: Student Affairs at Virginia Tech fosters a community where each student creates a customized experience to meet their goals. Building on our motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice our Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our ongoing efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth. We are actively seeking people to join our community and help us prepare leaders for the world. Our people in Student Affairs are committed to student well-being and assuring that all students Experience VT by demonstrating, supporting, and operationalizing our Aspirations for Student Learning. If you are someone dedicated to ensuring student success, then we want you to consider being a part of our team!  

About Student Engagement and Campus Life (SECL): The team in Student Engagement and Campus Life holds a deep passion for building affirming environments where every person feels seen, heard and valued through exceptional service and programs that reflect and uplift our community, and we are genuinely excited to continuously learn and grow our knowledge of student unions, services, and student experiences.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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