Bard College is seeking a Manager for the Department of Environmental Services. This position is responsible for managing all daily operations of residential and academic cleaning campus-wide. The manager directly supervises all cleaning staff members and regularly inspects buildings and provides guidance and support to employees in their work, while also participating in all aspects of hiring, onboarding and performance.
Manage and directly supervise a workforce of Supervisors, Lead Environmental Specialists, and Environmental Specialists.
Liaison between Environmental Services and other departments and program areas.
Provide staff training to clean according to department standards.
Direct and guide staff members for completion of cleaning assignments and special projects.
Maintain daily schedules and direct priorities as needed.
Identify and resolve issues, working with the Department Director as needed.
Maintain all equipment and manage cleaning supply and equipment inventory and ordering.
Inventory and maintain all bedding, working with an outside linen distributer to manage supply as needed.
Keep written records of work and account for labor and materials used.
Carry out cleaning inspections and written assessments for buildings campus-wide.
Participate in the interview and onboarding process.
Conduct performance appraisals and engage in employee counseling and the disciplinary process as needed and in accordance with college policies and contractual obligations.
Evaluate productivity and make recommendations to improve efficiency.
Insure adherence to safety policies and procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
Associates Degree and three years constructions/maintenance experience OR High School Diploma or equivalent and five years of management experience.
Ability to communicate effectively and direct the efforts of a diverse workforce.
Good computer skills.
Commitment to providing a high level of customer service.
Ability to effectively manage, motivate and lead a team.
Excellent time management and organizational skills.
Must be resourceful and solution oriented.
Valid Driver's License.
Must be able to work weekends and evenings at times if needed
Must be able to traverse campus on foot in order to inspect buildings and determine cleaning needs.
Must be able to ascend and descend stairs in order to inspect buildings and determine cleaning needs.
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information.
Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.
Building on a 150-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College's mission has expanded across the country, around the world, and to meet broader student needs.Now, approximately 2,000 undergraduates study in Annandale and more than 200 graduate students study in Bard programs, plus nearly 1,000 students in our early colleges. Total enrollment for Bard College and its global affiliates is approximately 5,000 students. The undergraduate program at our main campus in the Hudson River Valley of upstate New York retains a reputation for scholarly excellence and civic engagement. We are committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow's thought leaders.