KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools

Memphis, TN

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Subject:  
Grade:  

Organization: KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Laura Wilkinson
Email: lwilkinson@kippmemphis.org

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Custodian

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KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools

Memphis, TN

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Subject:  
Grade:  

Organization: KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Laura Wilkinson
Email: lwilkinson@kippmemphis.org

KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools:
KIPP is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools with a track record of preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life.  There are currently over 200 KIPP schools serving nearly 70,000 students in 20 states and the District of Columbia.  KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools (KMCS) is a part of the national KIPP network.  This year KMCS will serve approximately 3,000 students in grades K-12 at seven different schools. 

Mission:
The mission of KIPP Memphis is to create high performing schools in the Memphis community that will equip all students with the necessary academic and life skills needed to succeed through college and the competitive world beyond.

Position Overview:

 
Custodian


Job Description

The custodian will
  • Performing housekeeping, general cleaning, and other assigned tasks as required to maintain the cleanliness and safety of the school building and grounds.
  • This position furthers the mission of KIPP by providing a clean and safe learning environment for students and faculty.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Open facilities for use by the school
  • Unlock doors, disable the alarm system, ensure that the air conditioning/heater turns on, turn on lights, perform a quick inspection
  • Maintain a safe working environment for KIPP Memphis students and faculty
  • Learn building systems such as the fire alarm, burglar, and electrical breaker systems
  • Perform general cleaning duties
  • Illustrative duties include sweeping and mopping floors, cleaning entrance windows, cleaning and restocking all student and faculty restrooms, cleaning drinking fountains and whiteboards, and removing the trash
  • Pick up trash on school grounds, around flower beds, and in the parking lot
  • Perform small handyman duties
  • Replace light bulbs, hang cork boards, paint, carpentry work, etc.
  • Help deliver large packages from the reception area to the appropriate faculty member
  • Help maintain the campus vehicle fleet  
  • Move and rearrange furniture  
  • Set up and break down cafeteria tables before and after breakfast and lunch
  • Help set up for special events or other school use
  • Formally check-in weekly with Supervisor(s) and School Leader(s)
  • Inspect the service level from the evening cleaning crew on a daily basis; Report issues to correct items that were not appropriately done
  • Inform the Supervisor when supplies need to be ordered, keeping a small inventory stock to help prevent waste or careless use
  • Inform the Supervisor and School Leader(s) of facility issues and equipment failures 
  • Respond to emergencies 24/7 with a sense of urgency
  • Feel a sense of pride and facility ownership
  • Bring a positive, can-do, and reassuring attitude every day, building trust with School Leaders, Office Managers, and other faculty
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned and requested by the Supervisor or School Leader  
Qualifications

Required
  • Basic reading and writing
  • 1-3 years of housekeeping/janitorial experience
  • Commitment to working with educationally underserved students 
  • Driven by a determination to make the campus clean
  • Extreme flexibility, with a strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit to accommodate multiple, changing priorities
  • Good manual dexterity
  • Detail-oriented and self-directed
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an energetic attitude
  • Ability to manage several tasks at once
  • Ability to identify problems and proactively find solutions
  • Commitment to tasks at hand
  • Strong ethics and a determination to make the campus operate safely, efficiently, and effectively
  • Must be customer-focused
  • Resourceful, thrifty attitude
  • Willingness to learn
  • Ability to lift and carry 20-50 lbs
  • English fluency
Preferred
  • Experience working in a school setting
 As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.