Details for Mount Vernon Nazarene University is hiring for a Part-Time Housekeeper


Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU) is an intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults who seek opportunities to learn and grow in an academic community of faith.  The University provides the context for a transformational experience through excellent academics, service opportunities, caring relationships, and a nurturing spiritual and social environment. Faculty, staff, and students are challenged to achieve their highest potential, to become increasingly Christ-like and to make a difference in their world through lifelong service.

The University seeks a part-time, 25-hour a week, 12-month, Housekeeper/Custodian for the Facilities Division on the Mount Vernon main campus.  The position reports to the Housekeeping Coordinator and may receive general supervision from a shift Lead Housekeeper/Custodian.  The University pay grade for this position is “A”, with an hourly rate of compensation of $10.00, and a shift differential if applicable. Occasional weekend hours may be needed.

Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Cleans and dusts areas such as offices, classrooms, kitchens, living spaces, dormitories, laboratories, lobbies, locker rooms, stairways, corridors and elevators
  • Cleans, sanitizes and deodorizes restrooms; restocks supplies
  • Cleans multi-level stairwells, sidewalks and entrance ways
  • Shovels snow and applies ice-melting material on entryways and steps around assigned buildings
  • Maintains adequate supply of cleaning equipment/supplies and requests re-supply when needed
  • Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide seamless customer service
  • Assists in the instruction and supervision of student employees, as applicable
  • Reports all repairs required and safety and fire hazards to supervisor
  • Observes safety standards and practices
  • Set-up, tear-down and moving furniture for campus events 

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by an individual assigned to this position. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of the position.

Expectations for the successful candidate:

  • Evangelical Christian confession of faith and experience
  • High School diploma or GED (preferred)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to communicate with managers, co-workers, students and members of the general campus community in a courteous manner
  • Demonstrates time management skills with the ability to work with little supervision
  • Ability to meet clearly defined University cleaning standards within designated shift
  • Ability to work alone or within a team to achieve cleaning standards without constant supervision
  • Ability to operate large and small power driven equipment (vacuum sweeper, buffer, etc.)
  • Previous related experience and knowledge of standard cleaning procedures (preferred)
  • Knowledge of the English language, including the meaning of common words, phrases and terms as well as the ability to spell common words, and discuss daily work assignments
  • Ability to work various shifts and overtime, as required

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to set-up, tear down, move furniture throughout buildings, and lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to work with standard cleaning chemicals

To be considered for this position, please email a resume to and complete the application, found at: . Applicants submitting materials via email should attach either a Microsoft Word or .PDF File. Alternatively, materials can be faxed to (740-397-1005), or mailed to:

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Human Resources

800 Martinsburg Road

Mount Vernon, OH 43050

Professional and personal references are required, consistent with the responsibilities associated with this position. A background check will be performed prior to appointment.  Mount Vernon Nazarene University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or military service in administering its employment policies and practices. As a religious educational institution under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene, the University is permitted by law to consider religious beliefs/practices in making employment decisions and does so to achieve its mission. The University requires as a condition of employment that all employees subscribe to standards of the Church of the Nazarene and conduct their lives in accordance therewith.

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800 Martinsburg Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050