Custodian (Part-Time)

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Audubon

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Dayton, OH, United States

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30+ days ago

Overview:
The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state, regional, national, and international programs, nature centers, and chapters have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. As a sentinel species, we recognize that the fate of birds is inextricably tied to the fate of us all.

Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the United States and seven countries in 17 state and regional offices, 41 nature centers, and 23 wildlife sanctuaries. Together as one Audubon, we aspire to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss.

Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged, with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon will bring new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.
Position Summary:

Under the guidance of the Facilities and Grounds Manager, the Custodian will be responsible for maintaining the Farm Discovery Center and the Nature Center at Aullwood Audubon, as well as other houses and structures on an as needed basis. The primary emphasis is in cleaning and maintaining the two main facilities, one at the nature center and one at the farm, including cleaning the bathrooms, wiping down high touch areas, vacuuming carpets, dusting shelves and counters, replacing supplies such as toilet paper, soap and paper towels as needed. There will be light duty maintenance such as light bulb replacements, paint touch up, filter replacements, lubricating/fastening hardware, and repairing faulty plumbing parts.


This position requires shifts that begin at 5:00 p.m. and shifts that include Saturdays and Sundays. Shifts can be alternated with the second position.

Essential Functions:
  • The primary functions are custodial and include cleaning floors, sinks, toilets, mirrors, kitchen areas, offices and restocking in all facilities.
  • Perform sweeping, mopping, dusting, polishing, and vacuuming.
  • Notify manager of damage, deficits, or disturbances within the facilities.
  • Deal with requests and complaints with patience and professionalism.
  • Adhere to health and safety requirements such as wearing gloves and other protective gear as needed.
  • Empty trash and recyclables and place in proper dumpsters.
  • Stock, restock, and organize cleaning supplies, compiling lists of needed supplies to be ordered.
  • Provide assistance at special events and functions, setting up meeting rooms and auditoriums as requested.
  • Conduct deep cleaning of certain areas as requested.
  • Maintenance tasks such as replacing plumbing parts, filter changes.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license required for traveling between Center and Farm.
  • Minimum of two years housekeeping/light custodial experience required or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently without compromising quality.
  • Demonstrated experience with custodial duties.
  • Demonstrate pride and ownership over one’s work.
  • Friendly, with a positive can-do attitude.
  • Must possess good judgement and be able to work independently.
  • Must have a flexible approach to work and willingness to work varying hours to support the organization.
  • Highly ethical, honest and reliable.
EEO Statement:
The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.
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