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Vanderbilt University Housekeeping Supervisor - 1st Shift in Nashville, Tennessee

Housekeeping Supervisor - 1st Shift (Job Number: 1901238)


The Housekeeping Supervisor is part of the Facilities, Plant Operations department, at Vanderbilt University and is responsible for supervising 1st shift housekeeping staff performing general housekeeping and cleaning duties in various buildings across the Vanderbilt University campus. The Housekeeping Supervisor will provide supervision and support to front line staff, to ensure compliance with University cleaning standards, sustainable cleaning practices, safe workplace practices, and applicable regulatory codes to maintain a clean and safe environment for students, faculty and staff. Reporting to the Building Services Manager, this role will work as a partner and in collaboration with all departments throughout the VU campus daily.

Plant Operations provides facilities support for all construction, renovation, and routine maintenance of University Central space and facilities; housekeeping services for approximately 5.8 million square feet of academic, administrative, residential, and recreational space; grounds care for 330 acres that are a registered arboretum; turf care for athletic fields; and utilities for the University Central and the Medical Center.

Administration and Supervision

  • Supervise a custodian staff of upto 20 employees in performing safe housekeeping duties

  • Coordinate work schedules,schedule special assignments, determine efficient workflow

  • Respond to and address customercomplaints

  • Manages personnel actions;including hiring, performance/disciplinary actions and terminations

  • Review and process payroll timelyand accurately

  • Manage attendance and PTO usage

  • Administer union contract for theassigned areas

  • Respond to emergencies in atimely and professional manner

  • Provide information to customersregarding work order status; follow up with the customer after the work iscompleted

  • Inspect work in progress toensure proper custodial work assignments and procedures are followed andutilization of time and standards are maintained


  • Train new employees on propercleaning procedures and use of cleaning equipment

  • Ensure compliance with health andsafety standards

  • Report maintenance deficienciesand generate the necessary work orders; close work order when work hasbeen completed

  • Maintains inventory of custodialmaterials, equipment and supplies, requisitions custodial materials,equipment and supplies to ensure adequate stock levels followingestablished guidelines

Profile of an Ideal Candidate

  • High School Diploma or GED isrequired.

  • Three years of previous experienceincluding one year of supervisor or management experience isnecessary.

  • Strongorganization, communication and interpersonal skill, relevant technicaland functional expertise, leadership and personal effectiveness is required.

  • Strongtime management, multi-tasking, quality assurance and customer relationsskills are required.

  • Knowledge ofMicrosoft Word, Excel and Power Point is required.

  • Knowledge ofAiM is preferred.

About Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is a top-15 private research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Vanderbilt is situated on a 330-acre campus near the thriving city center, serving more than 12,000 students and employing almost 7,000 faculty and staff. The university’s students, staff, and faculty frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of the Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. Vanderbilt was recently named as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” and the top employer in Tennessee and the Nashville metropolitan area in 2019 (Forbes).

About Vanderbilt Benefits

Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses, and dependent children.

Commitment to Equity,Diversity and Inclusion

Vanderbilt University is committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our campus values.

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: United States-Tennessee-Nashville

Organization: 37530 - Custodial Services

Job: Service/Maintenance Supervisor

Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action