90485 Requisition #

This position is represented by SEIU Local 2007 and the collective bargaining agreement between the university and SEIU Local 2007 governs the terms and conditions of employment.


2:45PM -11:15PM

Thursday- Saturday

6:45 AM- 3:15PM


2:45PM -11:15PM


Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE), the largest auxiliary organization at Stanford University, supports the academic mission of the University by providing high-quality services to students and other members of the university community. The department has an annual operating budget of over $350M, operates 24/7/365, and oversees a $3B asset portfolio comprising a 7 million sq. ft. physical plant across the campus. In autumn quarter of the 2021-22 academic year, R&DE will return to providing housing for over 13,000 students and dependents, serving meals at 17 dining halls, 12 retail locations, and operating athletic concessions and conference operations. Additionally, R&DE comprises 900 FTE staff in the following divisions: Student Housing Operations, Stanford Dining, Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries, Stanford Conferences, Maintenance Operations and Capital Projects, and a team of R&DE strategic business partners: Finance & Administration, Information Technology, Human Resources, and Strategic Communications.

“Students (Customers) First” is the mantra of R&DE and our strategic goals reflect our commitment to delivering quality and excellence to our constituents every day. In R&DE, “Excellence is defined by aligning our strategic goals and performance with our vision.”

The Office of the Senior Associate Vice Provost for R&DE provides strategic and tactical direction to the business units across R&DE and ensures that consistent practices and policies are deployed across the business units and are in alignment with R&DE’s mission and vision.

This position will provide custodial support for Stanford’s Student Housing facilities. He/She/They will be responsible for cleaning, organizing, and maintaining an assigned student housing area. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following, and other duties may be assigned:

• Organize and maintain all equipment and chemicals in the custodial closet in a secure, clean, and in ready condition for use. 
• Understand how to prepare and use all chemicals and maintained Safety Data Sheets (SDS) manual on cleaning chemicals. 
• Clean a variety of floors and floor coverings. 
• Clean, scrub, sweep, pick up, wipe, wash, dust, polish all common interior/exterior areas including walls, handrails, fixtures, woodwork, ceilings, furniture, light fixtures, appliances, picture frames, mirrors, water fountains, switch covers, and shelving. 
• Clean and sanitize restrooms, shower rooms, laundry rooms, and locker areas. • Report to management all emergencies’ damages, fixtures/furniture losses, maintenance needs, equipment repairs, and safety issues.
• Clean windows and doors in the designated upper floor interior windows and first floor exterior and interior windows as required. 
• Clean kitchenette. Remove and relocate dishes from counter to designated area. Clean exterior and interior of stove, refrigerator, sink, counter tops, cabinets, and drawers. 
• Provide full-service support for summer programs including but not limited to clean guest rooms, make bed with clean linen, and provide towels for bathroom. 
• Perform a variety of labor related tasks. Move and set up furniture for special events; replace light bulbs, replace vacuum cleaner bags and belts, pick up and deliver newsletters, flyers, perform periodic inspections, and various other tasks required in the event of an emergency. 
• Perform light maintenance work such as simple painting, replace washer in faucets, clean out and/or plunge drains, and use water removal equipment in the event of flooding. 
• Provide information by demonstrating cleaning techniques, equipment, and cleaning chemicals to new and seasonal temporary employees. 
• Clean Resident Fellow apartments. Provide general cleaning tasks. 
• Responsible for ensuring that the key rings are always secure and checked in at the end of each shift. 
• Responsible for adhering to all safety guidelines and procedures; must wear safety gear in performing tasks such as wearing safety glasses, gloves, and protective clothing when appropriate. 


• Work areas are in, around, and outside of student housing facilities.

• Commercial cleaning chemicals 
• Commercial cleaning supplies 
• Cleaning equipment (equipment including vacuum, mop, broom, rake, blower, and power-wash or other powered machines)

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions): 

• This position is considered moderately to highly physical, and requires a lot of standing, bending, lifting, and walking. Approximately 95% of time is spent standing or moving around work area, and approximately 5% of time is spent working at a desk or sitting. 
• The ability to lift and carry up to twenty-five (25) pounds on a regular basis is necessary for transporting supplies and goods.
• The ability to stoop, kneel, carry, ascend/descend stairs, climb ladder, push, and pull on a regular basis. 
• Clear diction and acute hearing are necessary for effective communication with co-workers and students.


• Must be able to read, write, understand, and take direction in English.

  • High school diploma or general educations degree, GED 
  • One year of cleaning, Custodial/Janitorial experience or equivalent combination of education and experience - Required.
  • Ability to bend, stoop, load, carry, ascend/descend stairs, climb ladder, push, and pull. 
  • Must be able to lift to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to operate tools and use cleaning chemicals according to safe work practices.
  • Must be able to work variable shifts and overtime at different locations. 
  • Must have a valid CA Driver’s License.
  • Ability to promote diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion in the execution of role.
  • Ability to work within and lead diverse and inclusive work teams toward common vision or goal(s); establishes oneself as an essential team contributor.
  • Demonstrates effective emotional intelligence, especially in situations with time constraints.



The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.


Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


"Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job." 

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