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The University of Holy Cross will be a Catholic, national, comprehensive, higher education institution known for the ability to balance liberal arts and sciences and nationally accredited professional programs.

The University will be acclaimed for its individualized service to a diverse student body, the integration of mind and heart in the Marianite tradition, and the academic preparation for competent professionals in service to the larger community.

The University strives to live the Mission through six words; Truth, Goodness, Beauty, Presence, Compassion and Service. Through these words, we educate the whole person in the true tradition of the Marianites of Holy Cross.

You Are Part of Our Team. As a member of the team of UHC, you will be expected to contribute your talents and energies to improve the environment and quality of the University, as well as the constituencies of the University. In return, you will be given opportunities to grow and advance in your career.

The University of Holy Cross is dedicated to:

  • Providing students a quality education at the best price with the best service.
  • Providing members of the team with wages and benefits comparable to others doing similar work within similar higher educational institutions and within the region.

The only things we require for employment, compensation, advancement, and benefits are performance and a good team attitude; however, all employment at UHC is "at will." No one will be denied opportunities or benefits on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, veteran's status, or disability that does not prohibit performance of essential job functions; nor will anyone receive special treatment for those reasons.

To join the University of Holy Cross team, see the job opportunities posted below and provide the requested information. This will be forwarded to the head of the search committee for the particular job you are applying. If your qualifications meet our needs, someone will contact you to set up an interview with the committee. If your qualifications do not meet the needs for that particular job, we do keep your information on file for six months in the event that another position would become available more suited to your qualifications.

UHC assures equal opportunity for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, marital status, or veteran's status in the admission to, participation in, or employment of its programs and activities.

University of Holy Cross
Position:           (1) full time (2) Part time Housekeepers for the Academic Buildings

  1. Part Time Housekeeper Residence Hall*

(* indicates additional duties for Residence Hall)

Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Department: Housekeeping or *Residence Hall
Reports to: Director of Campus Housing and Residence Life

Job Description

Job Summary
To provide positive impression of our facilities among our students, employees, alumni, potential students and parents, and members of our outside communities with an attractive, clean and natural environment in which to live and learn, and ensure that full educational use of all university facilities is available at all times.

Essential Functions
• Promote the mission, vision, and values of the organization
• Perform all assigned tasks in a professional manner in order to reflect the highest integrity of the Campus Housing Department or Campus Housing.
• Perform housekeeping work in designated areas of responsibility
• Maintain a high level of safety, cleanliness and efficiency
• Complete work assignments in a timely manner.
• Flexible and able to adapt to changing demands of the position
• Utilize the appropriate chemicals and supplies according to procedure.
• Use and maintain supplies properly.
• Ability to work without normal supervision
• Reports safety hazards as appropriate

Common Areas/Community Area/Kitchen/Offices/Study Room/Bathrooms/Living Units etc.
 • Vacuum carpets, rugs, and spot clean where necessary
• Dust control – sweep, mop or vacuum hard flooring in classrooms and office for academic building, *hallways, Seminar/Meeting Rooms and offices for Residence Hall
• Damp dust/clean furniture and desks, polish as may be required
• Damp dust and wipe all surfaces, fixtures and fittings
• Empty bins daily
• Clean inside and outside of surrounds of sinks
• Remove marks from glass, doors and walls
• Clean telephones
• Clean windows
• Replenish paper products in dispensers as needed
• Wash crockery & cutlery etc. left in sink area, and tidy sink area afterwards.
• Record any non-functioning, broken or missing bathroom equipment
* Clean refrigerator and freezer, dispose of expired products for Residence hall
* Keep community pantries and cabinets organized for Residence hall
* Clean oven, stove, surfaces, and all other kitchen appliances for Residence hall

• Clean lavatory bowls, cisterns and urinals with appropriate cleaning agents
• Clean inside basins and surrounding counter tops
• Wipe down toilet seats with appropriate agents
• Refill paper towels in each dispenser
• Refill toilet dispensers in all cubicles
• Wipe down shower floors, walls, doors, curtains, taps and fittings.
• Wipe down taps and door handles with appropriate cleaning agents
• Wipe down wall tiles, window sills, dispensers, hand dryers and both inside and outside door surfaces
• Wipe down lockers
• Polish mirrors
• Clean and mop floors with appropriate cleaners and bleach
• Empty dust bins and replace bin liners where required
• Clean windows
• Accurately record daily service times in all bathrooms
• Accurately record the number of paper products inserted into each bathroom on a daily basis
• Install new bathroom service schedules every Monday morning, returning previous weeks’ schedules to the Director of Campus Housing and Residence Life.
• Record any non-functioning, broken or missing bathroom equipment

• Dust control sweep or auto scrub hard flooring in outdoor corridors
• Wash and wipe the exterior of all windows
• Remove marks from glass, doors and walls
• Wipe down fire extinguishers and hose reels
• Any other duties as may be assigned
• Ensure scrubbers are plugged in and charged overnight
• Report any malfunction/problems with equipment

*Units/Camp and Conference Preparations – for Residence Hall
* Set up units with materials for camp/conference arrival
* Supply guests with additional supplies during stay as necessary
* Prepare used linen for dispatch to laundry
* Deep clean each unit after guest or resident departure
* Return all reusable supplies to storage
* Keep Camp/Conference storage unit tidy and organized
* Clean and organize common areas after group use

Non-Essential Functions
• Perform other duties as assigned

Professional Requirements
• Adhere to dress code, appearance is neat and clean.
• Complete annual education requirements.
• Report to work on time and as scheduled.
• Wear identification while on duty.
• Maintain regulatory requirements, including all state, federal and local regulations.
• Comply with all organizational policies and standards regarding ethical business practices.
• Attend department meetings and required university meetings and events. 

• High school diploma or equivalent
• Ability to communicate effectively in English

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Knowledge of Housekeeping
• Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
• Ability to determine appropriate course of action in more complex situations
• Ability to work independently, exercise creativity, be attentive to detail, and maintain a positive attitude
• Ability to manage multiple and simultaneous responsibilities and to prioritize scheduling of work
• Ability to complete work assignments accurately and in a timely manner
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

Physical Requirements and Environmental Conditions
• Physically demanding, high-stress environment
• Exposure to body fluids, chemicals, and repetitive motions
• Pushing and pulling heavy objects
• Full range of body motion including handling and lifting equipment and supplies as needed
• Position requires light to moderate work with 50 pounds maximum weight to lift and carry.
• Position requires reaching, bending, stooping, and handling objects with hands and/or fingers, talking and/or hearing, and seeing.

Salary and Rank: Dependent upon qualifications and experience.

University of Holy Cross assures equal opportunity for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, marital status, or veteran’s status in the admission to, participation in, or employment of its programs and activities.

Applicants who meet the qualifications listed above are invited to send a resume, three reference letters, and cover letter to:

University of Holy Cross
Human Resources Department
4123 Woodland Drive
New Orleans, LA 70131


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