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Apply now Posting Number: 493285
Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Service

Position Title:



Physical Plant

Job Summary:

The Physical Plant at Marist College seeks applicants for a Housekeeper. Housekeepers perform professional custodial duties which include cleaning and routine maintenance of buildings, furniture and fixtures within academic, administrative, and dormitory facilities.

Minimum Qualifications:

Six months of professional custodial experience.

Must pass a security and background investigation.

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:

Cleaning experience in hospitals, nursing homes, residential housing, hotels, large facility/multi-use buildings, office/conference space and classroom/lecture space.  Experience with sustainable practices preferred.

Required Application Documents:

Resume, Cover Letter, & 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 45 Local 200 United SEIU employees, 1 Supervisor, and 1 Associate Director who collaborate as a team to ensure top notch quality cleanliness. 

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy 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 educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 53 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (3rd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist’s study abroad program is ranked #2 in the nation by the U.S. State Department’s “Open Doors Report” and has also received the Senator Paul Simon Award for First Year Abroad programs in Italy and Ireland. Marist’s Joint Study partnership with IBM, which began in 1988, has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. To learn more, please visit

Type of Position:



Local 200

Months per Year:


Work Schedule:

7:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. with Tuesday and Wednesday off.

Hours per Week:



Marist College Main Campus

Number of Position 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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