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Senior Housekeeper

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Bowdoin College
Physical Address

Brunswick, ME 04011
Job Description

Senior Housekeeper

Posting Number

FM – Housekeeping

Job Summary

Facilities Management at Bowdoin College takes pride in both the stewardship of the campus and the services that we provide to the Bowdoin community. Our Housekeeping team has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Housekeeper. As a Senior Housekeeper at Bowdoin, you will help drive our sustainable cleaning efforts by consistently providing a healthy, clean, and safe environment for our students, faculty and staff. This position is responsible for maintaining the cleanliness and condition standards of the College’s buildings and immediate grounds. In addition, the Senior Housekeeper provides leadership and training to other Housekeeping staff. First shift position 5:00am – 1:30pm.

Benefits and Perks:
- Vacation and sick time available for a healthy work/life balance
- A variety of health insurance plans available on first day of work
- Generous retirement plan
- Access to many of the College’s facilities including the gym and pool
- And more:

Education/Skills Requirements

Some High School education required; High School Diploma or GED preferred. Ability to read, write and understand the written word, and perform basic mathematical computations required. Demonstrated excellent customer service skills. Ability to communicate and relate well with a variety of people both on and off campus. Ability to work successfully both independently and in a team with minimum supervision. Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work assignments. Valid driver’s license required; must meet the eligibility requirements of the College’s current Motor Vehicle Policy.

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents

Minimum three years of related experience at an institution of higher education or equivalent required. Demonstrated proficiency in meeting standards outlined in Housekeeping Cleaning Assessment Criteria.

Standard Work Days and Hours

Hours of 5:00am – 1:30pm, M-F. Special events and coverage issues may necessitate overtime hours, including weekends and holidays. Work assignments are reviewed and revised as necessary.

About Bowdoin

Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.

Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.

Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff-with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.

We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.

First Shift

Employment Category
Full Time Year Round


Benefits Eligible

Pay Type

Background Check Package Requirements
Support Staff + MVR

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EEO Information

Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.

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