Custodial and Support Services Supervisor - Morning

Building Services

Openings: 1


Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time, non-exempt Custodial and Support Services Morning Supervisor in Building Services. This position is Monday-Friday from 5am-1pm.

Gustavus Adolphus College is one of the nation’s leading private liberal arts colleges serving over 2,200 students. The College aspires to be a community of persons from diverse backgrounds who respect and affirm the dignity of all people. Known for its strong science, writing, music, athletics, study-away, and service-learning programs, Gustavus is located on a scenic 340-acre hill in St. Peter, Minnesota only one hour southwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN.

Building Services as part of the Facilities Management department provides custodial and event services of approximately 50 buildings. Custodial services to areas such as Academic and Athletic facilities, Auxiliary and Chapel services and residential and apartment housing. Building services is responsible for the general daily cleaning and deep cleaning of carpets hard floors year round, and assisting with snow removal in the winter and conference support in the summer.

JOB SUMMARY:  The primary purpose of this position isto provide direct support to the Building Services Manager and daily supervision of Building Services Teams. This position will manage the daily operations including but not limited to inventory control, equipment maintenance, technical training, project management, safety compliance, quality assurance, and performance evaluations to ensure efficient delivery of the highest possible service to all students, visitors, residents, faculty and staff. 


  • Communicate correspondence effectively to subordinate staff regarding operational implementations, policies and procedures, and department objectives.
  • Organize and maintain an orderly office filing system in a manner that facilitates accurate and timely retrieval of information as requested.
  • Document, track and maintain attendance records, and provide corrective action for unsatisfactory attendance.
  • Monitor employee timekeeping and payroll records for accuracy. 
  • Monitor and maintain MSDS files and building copies in a manner that facilitates the continuous updating of information provided to employees under OSHA rules and regulations. 
  • Perform employee evaluations of assigned staff, using documented expectations, specific measurable goals and objectives and accurate tracking methods. 
  • Maintain confidentiality of records and department contacts.
  • Identify cleaning standards based on Association of Physical Plant Administrators (APPA) guidelines.
  • Conduct new hire, monthly and annual Technical Training and Safety Training for all subordinate staff. Provide and develop follow-up training as necessary.
  • Enforce department and college policies (i.e. dress code, work behavior).
  • Establish cleaning schedules based on staffing levels, workload, and service frequency.
  • Create service schedules in conjunction with campus needs (annual and seasonal events) (Nobel Conference, Commencement, Christmas in Christ Chapel, Summer Programs).
  • Inspect, maintain and track inventory levels and equipment conditions in assigned areas.
  • Ensure overall quality and completeness of work and prepares plan of action for substandard work results.
  • Provide training, process improvement and corrective action to unacceptable service levels and timeliness of task completion.
  • Ability to makes decisions pertinent to the daily operations of the department such as prioritizing emergency and special requests, balancing work projects, evaluating workload to meet budget and timelines. 
  • Demonstrate proper leadership and work ethic that contributes to a positive work environment throughout the college community. Presents a friendly, respectful and cooperative attitude in dealing with staff, faculty, students and guests.
  • Coach and review work assignments with, coordinators and custodians to ensure proper procedures are followed and all assigned areas are cleaned according to work distributions and service standards.
  • Ability to make discretionary decisions independently. 
  • Your position has been designated as weather- or emergency-essential. In the event of a closure of the College, it is vital that you report to work only if contacted by your supervisor. You will receive regular pay for the hours normally scheduled to work that day plus your overtime rate at 1 ½ times your regular rate for the actual hours worked during the closing. 
  • All other duties as assigned.



  • High school degree or equivalent.
  • General knowledge of all standard cleaning procedures, chemical application, equipment usage, and safety measures.
  • 2 years of management experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership and communication skills necessary to provide support and work direction to subordinate staff, senior management, and department liaisons.
  • Ability to demonstrate general working knowledge of computer programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Gmail).
  • Ability to work alternative hours to assist with events and emergency situations.


  • Exposure to and handling of cleaning solvents and other chemicals.
  • Normal amount of physical effort needed to perform tasks including intermittent lifting of 30 pounds or less, pushing and pulling, shoveling, standing, stretching, bending, and stooping.

Application Procedures: To apply for this position, please continue the process on our website, to complete the online application. A complete application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee. 

  • Online Application
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three (3) references 

Gustavus Adolphus College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities. 


Tammy Gingles-Baum | | 507-933-7643

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2023

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