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Apply now Posting Number: 492246
Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Service

Position Title:



Physical Plant

Job Summary:

To perform daily housekeeping functions for dormitories, classrooms, offices and other areas pertaining to the College. Housekeepers work with all service staff employees, and must be able to maintain a working relationship with all employees of the College.

Minimum Qualifications:

Verifiable skill or experience in the use of heavy floor equipment required.  Institutional housekeeping experience and the ability to clean with attention to detail.

Essential Functions:

  • Operates and maintains all cleaning equipment;
  • Strips, wet mops, dust mops, and waxes floors;
  • Washes walls, windows, glass partitions, and blackboards;
  • Maintains and cleans washrooms;
  • Polishes furniture and fixtures;
  • Moves furniture from building to building as needed;
  • Sets up and rearranges rooms for special events/functions;
  • Removes all trash and other rubbish;
  • Maintains recycling equipment;
  • Vacuums and shampoos carpets;
  • Removes and installs curtains/draperies;
  • Receives and stores 55 gallon drums, paper supplies, and other housekeeping supplies;
  • Responsible for assuring that areas found locked on arrival are locked on departure;
  • Responsible for the safekeeping and preservation of housekeeping equipment;
  • Responsible for reporting equipment damaged or lost;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with sustainable practices

Required Application Documents:

Resume, Cover Letter and 3 Professional References

About the Department:

The Housekeeping Department mission is to provide world class living, learning, and working environment by removing and preventing distractions to enhance both student’s and staff’s Marist College experience.  The department is comprised of 48 Local 200United SEIU employees, 2 Supervisors, and one Associate Director who collaborate as a team to ensure quality cleanliness and top notch housekeeping services.   

About Marist College:

Located on the river in the historic Hudson River Valley and at its Florence, Italy branch campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures & The Best 380 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (9th Best Regional University/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Though now independent, Marist remains committed to the ideals handed down from its founders, the Marist Brothers: excellence in education, a sense of community, and a commitment to service. Marist educates approximately 4,900 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and 14 graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees.

Type of Position:

Full Time



Months per Year:


Work Schedule:

7:30AM-4:15PM & 4:00PM-12:45AM (Days off TBD)

Hours per Week:



Marist College Main Campus, Poughkeepsie, NY

Number of Positions Openings:

2 full-time openings

Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.




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