Human Resources

Custodial Services

Building Services Night Shift Supervisor

About Reed

Reed College, located in Portland, Oregon, was founded in 1908 as an independent, coeducational, nonsectarian college of the liberal arts and sciences. Devoted to the intrinsic value of intellectual pursuit and governed by the highest standards of scholarly practice, critical thought, and creativity, Reed has served for over a hundred years as an exemplar of the liberal arts while consistently providing one of the best academic experiences in the United States. In support of this mission, we are seeking a dynamic Building Services Night Shift Supervisor to join our team.

Position Summary
Plans, organizes, and provides supervision for custodial and “set-up and dismantle” activities at the college.  Responds to requests from the community for services and supplies.

This is a full-time, exempt position, working (40) hours per week working from Sunday night 11:30pm to 8:00am Friday morning.  Starting pay is $38,947 per year.  Reed College offers a benefits package that is unparalleled.  Benefits include comprehensive medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution, retiree medical plan, college tuition assistance for employees’ children, paid holidays, paid vacation and many other campus amenities, such as membership to the campus fitness center for employee and spouse and discounted TriMet bus passes.

Essential Functions

  • Supervises the work of assigned staff on a shift; participates in the selection of new employees; advises, assists, motivates and trains subordinates as necessary; evaluates performance on an on-going basis and assists in formal performance reviews; makes recommendations regarding discipline and discharge.
  • Supervises the custodial cleaning of buildings; coordinates service requests for maintenance repairs and safety hazards.  Ensures that custodial equipment is in safe operating condition. 
  • Ensures the completion of and assists with set-up, dismantling and clean-up required for campus events, programs, or projects; coordinates set-up activities with the community.
  • Implements policies, procedures, and standards for efficient, safe, and effective cleaning, set-up and dismantling activities.  Recommends policy and procedure applicable to custodial services.  Trains custodial crews in safe and professional techniques.
  • Tracks and monitors a portion of the operating budget; responsible for measured end results; assures the efficient and economical use of funds, personnel, materials, and time.
  • Performs a variety of cleaning tasks or special projects including cleaning of carpets and floors, bathrooms and kitchens, windows and other glass, trash and waste collection and recycling, dusting, spot and stain removal. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, other employees, and the general public.
  • Ability to plan, organize and oversee assigned work programs, including monitoring work schedules and evaluating the work of subordinates.
  • Ability to prepare reports and correspondence and to run specific maintenance programs on a Macintosh computer. (EMAIL,WORD, XL)
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate operations and develop and implement corrective action to resolve problems.
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs.
  • Thorough skills, knowledge, and ability to train others in the appropriate use of cleaning supplies, MSDS safety sheets, maintenance of equipment  and techniques used in professional carpet and hard surface floor care, restrooms, food service areas and gymnasiums.
  • Ability to write legibly, communicate clearly, read with understanding and document effectively

Education and Experience

  • High School diploma and four years experience in custodial services, with a minimum of one year in a lead or supervisory capacity; or any combination of experience and education which provides the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and ability required to perform the job.
  • Valid Driver’s License

To Apply
Email a Letter of Introduction discussing your qualifications and interests, a Reed Application for Employment and your resume to  In your letter, answer the question “How would this position at Reed College fit with your long-term professional goals?”  Applications will be considered as they are submitted, so you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  Priority will be given to those who apply before August 9, 2013.

 Reed College values cultural diversity and intellectual pluralism as critical components of academic excellence.  We welcome applications from members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional dimensions of experience to our community.


Deadline: August 9, 2013