Chatham University
  • Gibsonia, PA, USA
  • Full Time

Housekeeper, Eden Hall

Chatham University's Eden Hall Campus is accepting applications for the position of Housekeeper.

The Housekeeper is responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of assigned buildings and areas, conducting set up and breakdown of spaces related to campus events, and supporting other general facilities needs as assigned.

Eden Hall is one of the first college campuses in the United States to be built from the ground up as a model for sustainable practices that avoid negative impacts on people and nature. The Housekeeper will be an important part of the campus team that ensures compliance with our sustainability goals and metrics and serves as an enthusiastic ambassador for Eden Hall's sustainability mission with students and campus guests.

Chatham University strives to promote a campus environment that understands and embraces multiculturalism while increasing individuals' intercultural competence. We actively work to build and sustain a diverse and culturally vibrant campus, which promotes employee and student success and retention. Learn more at:

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain cleanliness of assigned spaces, including:
    • Operate floor cleaning equipment.
    • Scrub, wet mop, strip, wax, polish floors.
    • Dust, clean, wash windows, doors, walls, furniture, woodwork, etc.
    • Clean bathrooms and associated accessories (toilets, showers, etc.).
    • Clean light fixtures and lenses.
    • Clean interior and exterior stairs and entrances.
    • Collect and dispose of trash and debris.
  • Support basic operation of building spaces
    • Move furniture, heavy boxes of paper, empty and clean trash containers.
    • Replace lamps in light fixtures.
    • Replace ceiling tile in established drop ceilings.
    • Report known maintenance deficiencies.
  • Maintain inventory and supplies
    • Inventory, maintain and order supplies to ensure a smooth and efficient cleaning operation.
  • Maintain exterior spaces
    • Remove snow and ice from building entrances and immediate proximity walks.
    • Sweep the perimeter and the entrance of the building.
    • Periodically assist with basic landscaping maintenance.
  • Assist with special events set-up, break-down, clean up and related activities.
  • Assist in additional duties as required to carry out operations of campus buildings, grounds, and facilities as needed.
  • Opportunity to participate in the Eden Hall facilities after-hours, on-call rotation to address issues and emergencies that come up outside of normal working hours.


  • Must possess at least one year of experience in commercial cleaning.
  • Must possess a working knowledge of cleaning materials, equipment, and techniques with a preference for experience with sustainable or 'green' practices and products.
  • Must be open to sustainable practices in cleaning and facilities management and serve as an enthusiastic team player in meeting the high standards for green practices at Eden Hall while serving as an ambassador for these practices with our students and university guests.
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be able to understand and follow written and oral directives, complete tasks, work independently, and be team oriented.
  • Must have the attitude, emotional maturity, and temperament for work in a school setting with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. Demonstrated capacity to represent the University well in all interactions with students, parents, visitors, faculty, and other staff.

Physical Requirements:

Housekeeping can be physically demanding requiring lifting heavy weights up to at least 40 pounds, manually moving waste containers, equipment carts, and other items. Must be able to work on step-ladders. Must be able to work with hands and arms raised above the shoulders.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should visit and follow the instructions to complete the application process. To ensure full consideration, please include:

  • Cover Letter outlining your qualifications for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Contact information for three professional references

All application materials should be uploaded in the "Resume" section at the same time at the time of application.

Chatham University offers competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, including tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement plan.

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Persons of color, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Chatham University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

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