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Drexel offers its highly engaged faculty and professional staff a comprehensive and world‐class benefits package that includes generous vacation and paid time off as applicable (including civic engagement days), up to an 11% 403(b) Retirement Plan match with immediate vesting, and remote and flexible work options for many roles. Our exceptional medical plans include domestic partner and fertility assistance and our award‐winning A Healthier U wellness program. In addition, faculty and professional staff at Drexel enjoy free tuition for themselves and their dependents for Drexel degree programs, certification, and non‐certification programs. And as part of the tuition offering to employees, Drexel participates in a tuition exchange program for dependents with other higher education institutions. These are just a sample of our extensive benefit offerings. Please see this Benefits Brochure for more information.

Custodial Supervisor

Apply now Job no: 501136
Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University

Job Summary

Drexel University's Facilities Management department is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as Custodial Supervisor on the University City campus.

This is typically a Monday to Friday, day shift position however some weekends or evenings may be periodically required to support university operations or events.

Essential Functions

  • Supervise, mentor and evaluate assigned custodial employees. Ensure adherence with the Union Contract and University policies and procedures.
  • Oversee the cleaning of the facilities by inspecting the sites regularly and maintaining standards established by department.
  • Report and coordinate building mechanical malfunctions and maintenance corrections with appropriate members of department.
  • Prepare work schedules for custodial staff, assign work duties and supervise the completion of assignments. Track time and manage weekly payroll for assigned employees using the time clock software.
  • Operate various types of equipment and machinery for the purpose of training staff, which may include but are not limited to stripping machines, buffing machines, hand trucks, water vacuums, vacuum cleaner, shampoo machines, etc.
  • Use the work order system to manage customer requests and preventative maintenance. Coordinate event requests and special needs.
  • Assist Grounds with snow removal as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED
  • 2-5 years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Five (5) years’ experience in custodial maintenance, preferably at an educational or health care facility.
  • Two (2) years supervisory experience in custodial maintenance, preferably at an educational or health care facility, with direct responsibility for unionized staff.
  • Knowledge of operation of battery-operated equipment.
  • Experience with snow removal preferred.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Proficiency in using a computer required.

Physical Demands

  • Typically sitting at a desk/table
  • Typically standing, walking
  • Lifting demands ≤ 25lbs


University City, Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information

This position is classified as Exempt with a salary grade of I. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure,

Please review the Benefits Brochure for some information on our benefits offerings.

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

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