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Lead Housekeeper

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Work type: Full-Time, Hourly
Location: Marion
Categories: Facilities/Grounds/Skilled Trades

Job Title: Lead Housekeeper

Reporting Relationship: Director of Housekeeping

Unit: IWU-Marion

Department: Facilities Management

Campus Location: Marion

Summary of Position:    The Lead Housekeepers’ primary responsibilities are to assist the Director of Housekeeping with
routine cleaning and custodial care for assigned facilities, to schedule and manage assigned employees, projects, coverage of special events, manage assigned teams for summer blitz cleaning of facilities, operate light and heavy janitorial equipment, and perform special cleaning projects as assigned. Participate in training and development opportunities as required. Duties
and responsibilities include but are not limited to cleaning entrances, lobbies, offices, lounges,
classrooms, study rooms, restrooms, stairwells, common residential areas, floor care, shower
rooms, dining rooms and auditoriums.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the direction of the Director of Housekeeping the Lead Housekeeper will maintain specified cleaning responsibilities in assigned buildings and should be able to make independent decisions to accomplish the day to day custodial responsibilities.
    • Knowledge in the operations of building services and related equipment and tasks.
    • Knowledge of “best practices” cleaning processes.
    • Requires interaction with various staff members and fellow team members.
    • Requires the ability to remain flexible while working closely with other housekeeping staff; in addition to all Facility Managers and departments across campus to coordinate specific services as needed.
    • May be required to work overtime as directed by supervision. - (Essential)

Qualifications: According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.


• High School Diploma


• Attention to detail and ability to work independently and as a team member on
detailed day to day tasks.
• Team player.

Required Skills

• Ability to lift 50 lbs
• Excellent organizational, problem solving and communication skills.
• Excellent decision-making skills.


As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.



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