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Company: Union College
Location: Schenectady, NY
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 09/04/2021
Expire Date: 10/04/2021
Job Categories: Customer Service and Call Center, Education, Healthcare, Other, Human Resources, Information Technology, Insurance, Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration, Research & Development
Job Description

Apply now Job no: 492909
Appointment Type: Staff Full-time
Department: President's House
Categories: Staff
Position Grade: M05

Work Days: Monday-Friday, This may vary based on events.
Shift Start/End Time: 8:30am-5:00pm
Hours Per Week: 40
Weeks Per Year: 52

The House Keeper of the President’s house is responsible for the general organization, management and cleaning of the College owned residence of the President of Union College. In this collaborative and service oriented role, the House Keeper also plays a key role in planning events and functions that take place at the President’s house.

This position also requires the ability to work independently and in a fast-paced environment. The House Keeper must be able to deal with multiple competing priorities and efficiently adjust priorities. At times, the House Keeper will be assigned to assist the Facilities department with cleaning or other responsibilities as assigned in other locations on campus.

The House Keeper position is a full-time position. Throughout the year this role may require evening and weekend hours for special events.


  • High School diploma and a minimum of two years related home management and event planning/management experience required.
  • Previous cleaning experience preferred. 
  • Ability to lift moderately heavy items (up to 50 pounds) required.
  • Ability to stand, bend, stoop, and walk up stairs for extended periods of time required.
  • Demonstrated customer service experience.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills to interact with individuals at all levels of the College.
  • Ability to operate standard housekeeping equipment.
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends. 
  • Demonstrated experience to maintain high levels of confidentiality and ability to treat confidential matters/information with discretion.


  • Manage all aspects of internal and external house management including housekeeping, dining, maintenance, etc. 
  • Communicate regularly with key stakeholders to coordinate house maintenance, organize events, and ensure house maintenance is completed.
  • Submit and complete appropriate follow-up documentation for maintenance requests.
  • Coordinate, oversee and work during social events at the President’s House such as board and donor dinners, student events, and more. 
  • Supervise, direct and control custodial duties performed by external stakeholders and ensure tasks are performed accurately and safely.
  • Perform various cleaning actions such as dusting, washing linens, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, cleaning ceiling vents, restroom cleaning etc. in both the President’s house and other facilities as assigned.
  • Monitor inventory of custodial and cleaning supplies and replenish supply and equipment needs when necessary.
  • Observe and report any and all defects, deterioration and wear and tear on the facilities.
  • Perform and track routine inspections.
  • Ensure the house is locked and secure.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned. 

We offer exceptional benefits including, but not limited to the following:

  • Generous Vacation, Sick and Personal Time
  • Winter Recess Break in Addition to Paid Holidays
  • Healthcare, Dental, and Vision Insurance (Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts)
  • Free On-Campus Fitness Facility Access and Discounts for On-Campus Wellness Programs
  • Employee Scholarships toward Certifications, Seminars, Training and Professional Development
  • Pre and Post Tax participation in a 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Salary Continuation Program in the event of Disability
  • Tuition Assistance Program for Employee, Spouse and/or Dependents

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, criminal history background check and pre-employment physical where applicable.

Union College

Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

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