• Full Time
  • Scranton, PA
  • Applications have closed

Website University of Scranton

University of Scranton


Caretaker, Retreat Center


Non-Discrimination Statement

The University of Scranton embraces diversity and inclusion through its mission, Jesuit identity, strategic plans, community outreach programs, and numerous diversity programs. The University of Scranton is an Equal Opportunity employer and actively solicits applications from historically underrepresented candidates. Please see our full non-discrimination statement below.


The University is committed to providing an educational, residential, and working environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. Members of the University community, applicants for employment or admissions, guests and visitors have the right to be free from harassment or discrimination based on race, color, religion, ancestry, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, national origin, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.


Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs or in the context of employment.


Anyone who has questions about the University’s Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy, or the University’s Non-Discrimination or Anti-Harassment Policy, or wishes to report a possible violation of one of the policy should contact:


Elizabeth M. Garcia

Title IX Coordinator

The Office of Equity and Diversity

Institute of Molecular Biology & Medicine, Rm 311


(570) 941-6645



University Mission

The University is a Catholic and Jesuit University animated by the spiritual vision and the tradition of excellence characteristic of the Society of Jesus and those who share in its way of proceeding. All candidates must indicate how they would help communicate and support the Catholic and Jesuit identity and mission of the University. The University’s mission statement and a description of the history and concepts of the Ignatian teaching philosophy may be found at https://www.scranton.edu/about/jesuit-tradition/index.shtml.






Job Purpose:


The Caretaker is responsible for the general maintenance and cleaning of the Retreat Center facility. Specific areas of responsibilities include housekeeping, minor laundry, events set up and grounds work around the facilities. Provide access to buildings for scheduled events and securing premises after completion of events. Caretaker is considered essential personnel and is expected to be available in the event of emergencies.


Essential Duties:


– Performs all types of general maintenance duties both inside and outside of the facilities and sets up furniture and furnishings for scheduled events – Performs mopping, stripping, waxing, and buffing of resilient and wood floor surfaces – Maintains room furnishings and perform minor repairs as needed – Observes and reports, through the work order system, all defects, deterioration, and wear and tear on the Retreat facilities – Performs grass cutting, tree trimming, lawn raking, snow removal and grounds maintenance using powered equipment such as tractors, weed whackers, chain saws, and powered lawn mowers and snow blowers, snow plowing of parking lots – Communicates and coordinates with the Supervisor and, at times, staff on special events setups and functions that may require special furnishing arrangements and other duties that may be required; ensures access to the building for all scheduled events and securing of the premises after such events is required – Inspects all buildings and grounds on a routine basis and assure that deficiencies are corrected – Performs planting and maintenance of landscaping materials including seasonal flowers, shrubs, and mulching – Upkeep of all grounds equipment and keeping it operational for the retreat center – Performs minor repair/replacement tasks on mechanical, plumbing, and electrical fixtures; monitors the heating and air conditioning systems to ensure the systems are working properly


• All types of general maintenance duties both inside and outside of the building

• General cleaning of sleeping rooms, shower rooms, kitchen, restrooms, storage areas, chapel, dining room, and all public spaces

• Cleaning of light fixtures and air diffusers; relamping of lights

• Window washing, Power Washing of building, cleaning rain gutters

• Trash removal

• Responsible for the setup of dock area during the summer including bouys for swimming areas, labeling the dock, and gathering weekly water samples


Additional Skills Required:


– Possess and maintain a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license. – Possess good communication skills, with the ability to express ideas, orally and in writing

– Possess good problem solving skills – Basic knowledge of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems – Must be willing to seek training to enhance or learn new skills – Must be accessible and available in the event of emergencies or when needed to meet the ongoing mission of the University – Possess basic traits of self-motivation, honesty, integrity, loyalty, and confidentiality

– Must be able to lift materials, including bags of ice melt, rock salt fertilizer and other materials, tables, and equipment that weigh 50 pounds – Must be able to support the University’s commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture

– Must be able to respect, support and contribute to the University’s Catholic and Jesuit mission


Minimum Education Requirements:


– High school diploma or equivalent


Preferred Education:


Minimum Job Experience Requirements:


– Three (3) years experience in the care and maintenance of similar facilities


Preferred Qualifications:


Years of Experience: 3


University Classification: Maintenance


FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt


Schedule/Work Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time


Annual Schedule: 12


Special Instructions to Applicants:


Posting Number: S0819P


Open Date: 04/11/2024


Close Date: 04/26/2024


Open Until Filled: Yes


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