Lead Custodian

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About InspireNOLA
As the highest performing open-admission charter network in the city of New Orleans, InspireNOLA is working to inspire and transform an educational movement where students can develop the academic and personal skills necessary to be prepared for college, their community and the world. InspireNOLA currently operates eight public charter schools and educates over 5,600 students, the majority of whom are African American and qualify for free or reduced lunch. With a focus on providing outstanding instruction and differentiated support to meet the needs of all students, InspireNOLA is achieving outstanding results and is a model for excellence within the education community. The work of our team makes a profound and enduring contribution to the revitalization of New Orleans.

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Position Summary
InspireNOLA Charter Schools is seeking passionate, talented, and dedicated individuals for a Lead custodian position. A Lead Custodian is responsible for leading and coordinating the work of custodian positions in cleaning the inside of buildings and other facilities, performing minor maintenance and moving furniture and office equipment; ensures that assigned duties are completed on schedule and are done well within the area assigned. We are pursuing candidates who are committed to the intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth of our students and who have a strong desire to continuously develop in their profession. 
Position Qualifications & Competencies
Belief in the mission and values of InspireNOLA; 
Proven experience as custodian, janitor, or in a similar role 
Knowledge of use and maintenance of industrial cleaning equipment and appliances 
Knowledge of safe disposal of chemical liquids and other hazardous components 
Familiarity with basic landscaping and handyman practices 
Attention to detail and conscientiousness 
Very good physical condition and strength 
High school diploma is preferred but not required

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities
Daily Schedule of all Custodial Staff
Assigning staff to cover school and external events.
Ordering and maintaining cleaning and lavatory supplies for bathrooms and common use areas.
Ordering and maintaining floor and furniture cleaning supplies.
Summer Work schedule including floor prep, waxing and refinishing.
Follow-up and monitor custodial staff regarding assigned cleaning areas to ensure proper techniques are followed and spaces are cleaned and free of dust and debris.
Any other duties assigned by the Assistant Principal of Operations.
Ensure spaces are prepared for the next day by taking out trash, tidying furniture and dusting surfaces
Sweep and mop floors and vacuum carpets
Wash and sanitize toilets, sinks and showers and restock disposables (e.g. soap, toilet tissue and paper towels)
Wipe mirrors and windows
Maintain outer premises by cleaning entrances
Report major damages to maintenance staff.
Secure facilities after operating hours by locking doors, closing windows and setting up the alarm
Undertake occasional custodial and janitorial tasks (shoveling snow from the sidewalk, lifting heavy items, moving chairs etc.)
Act as an ambassador in any setting, supporting both the school’s mission and handbooks; support students in both the context of the job and involvement in their extra-curricular and co-curricular activities. 
Perform other additional duties as specified.

Essential Duties include but are not limited to cleaning the following:  
Entrances, Lobbies, and Corridors 
Classrooms and laboratories 
Offices, lounges, and conference rooms 
Restrooms, Locker rooms, Showers and Dressing Areas 
Cafeterias and lunch areas 
Gyms, locker rooms and multipurpose rooms 

Compensation & Benefits
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. InspireNOLA offers a comprehensive benefits package.

InspireNOLA is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. People from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Spanish language proficiency is a plus.  

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