Western Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department
The University Residences Department support Western's mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.
About the Position
The Custodian Supervisor 4 (C4) position is an integral part of our management team and is responsible for supervising their assigned area team.
The Supervisor assigns and schedules work for their team; checks work of their team for quality and completeness; performs and documents routine inspections; ensures staffing within their assigned areas is adequate to support ongoing requirements; and performs custodian duties as needed.
The Supervisor is also responsible for various administrative duties, including conducting training; verifying, approving, and tracking timesheets and leave requests; conducting training; documenting disciplinary action; participating in interviews; and recommending selection of staff. The Supervisor is responsible to ensure that University policies and procedures are followed.
The Supervisor ensures that unit morale / cohesiveness are properly supported and provides cultural competency for their team, educating the team to respect and appreciate cultural differences in the work environment.
This position works primarily with the Custodial Manager but also interfaces with the Associate Director UR Facilities and other designated management team members to review and maintain applicable departmental supplies, equipment, and budgets as appropriate. This position works in the residential community and is frequently around residents, visitors and summer conference guests.
High school graduate or equivalent.
At least one (1) year of experience supervising more than two (2) employees which includes a flexible management and team leadership style.
Demonstrated team leadership experience, including experience creating a positive working environment while ensuring staff accountability, providing leadership and effective problem solving skills.
Ability to manage time, establish work priorities, and work independently with little or no supervision.
Demonstrable ability to understand/convey written & verbal instructions and effectively interact & communicate in a variety of situations.
Ability to utilize Microsoft Office (Excel, Word) and other basic computing applications to manage and format data and manage page layout functions.
Ability to analyze data and use the data to develop action plans and create management reports using established templates.
Valid Driver's License
At least three (3) or more years of hands-on work experience performing team cleaning in either a college, hospital, hotel environment, K-12 educational environment or equivalent.
At least three (3) or more years of work experience directly supervising a sizable team in a large-scale operation.
Ability to utilize Microsoft Office (Excel, Word) and other basic computing applications to create formulas
Experience using proprietary software tools (SmartSheet, AIM, Banner, StarRez).
New hires typically start at $2,700/month including an excellent benefits package
This position is part of bargaining unit E and is covered by the collective bargaining agreement with the Washington Federation of State Employees.
A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.
Please include the names and contact information of three professional references.
Closing Date Notes
Position open to current permanent (no longer on probation) WFSE employees only.
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); firstname.lastname@example.org
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With 15,000 students, 160 academic programs, and an energized campus community, Western offers the focus on students and the faculty access of a smaller college and the academic choice, resources, multicultural diversity, and room to grow of a large university. Western is located in beautiful Bellingham, a scenic coastal city of approximately 80,000 situated between Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia. With easy access to both the Cascade mountain range and the Pacific coast, the region is rich in cultural events and attractions as well as many recreational activities. Western is known nationally for its successes, including being named the top public master’s granting university in the Pacific Northwest by U. S. News and World Report and one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by the Chronicle of Higher Education.