Support Positions Richmond, California



Job Description

Title: Custodian

Division: School-wide

Location: Making Waves Academy Richmond

Reports To: Facilities Manager

Status:Full-time, Non-Exempt (Year-Round)


Position Summary

The Custodian, under the supervision of the site-based Facilities Manager, is to provide students and staff a safe, attractive, comfortable, clean, and efficient place to work, learn, and develop. This position coordinates with and informs the work of the contracted custodial team.


This is an exciting opportunity for an operations team member who understands that high-quality education cannot be delivered without a clean and safe campus. The ideal candidate is excited to leverage her/his operational expertise to help MWA fulfill its mission. 


Primary Responsibilities


Maintain a clean and safe campus

  • Clean campus throughout the day, including but not limited to:
    • Take out trash in meal service areas
    • Sweep, scrub, mop floors, hallways and student activity areas
    • Dust and wash necessary furniture
    • Pickup outdoor litter, sweep sidewalks
    • Wear appropriate protective gear
  • Maintain inventory and necessary equipment
  • Respond to requests for custodial support throughout the day
  • Complete light to moderate maintenance tasks on an as-needed basis
  • Create, document and address tickets in SolarWinds management online software program
  • Other duties as assigned


Coordinate with and inform the work of the custodial contractors

  • Remain in close communication with custodial contractors regarding daily cleaning needs
  • Attend custodial team meetings w/ supervisor and custodial contractors


Identify issues and make recommendations for improvement

  • Regularly inspect campus to identify areas needing cleaning and / or maintenance
  • Develop and maintain a daily inspection and cleaning schedule in conjunction with supervisor that prioritizes heavily used areas; make recommendations for adjustments to schedule based on facility needs
  • Attend maintenance and safety meetings
  • Identify trends and areas of concern and communicate issues and recommended solutions to supervisor


Additional Responsibilities and Expectations


Mission Alignment

  • Demonstrate knowledge of, and support, Making Waves Academy’s mission, core values, standards, competencies, and code of conduct outlined in the Employee Handbook
  • Participate in the school community – attending school competitions, performances, assemblies, and extracurricular activities



  • Perform additional duties as assigned





  • 3 - 5 years of custodial experience, preferably in a school setting
  • 1 year of custodial supervision experience, preferred



  • Knowledge of cleaning materials and techniques
  • Ability to operate power cleaning equipment
  • Proficiency in written and verbal communication
  • Ability to operate in self-directed fashion with minimal supervision
  • Ability to properly climb and work on a ladder
  • Ability to push/pull or carry objects that exceed 50 pounds
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting
  • Comfort with technology, including computer and internet use
  • Fluency in Spanish strongly desired



  • High school graduate or GED



  • Spanish language proficiency preferred but not required