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Appointment Type: Staff Full-time
Department: President's House
Categories: Staff

Work Days: Monday-Friday, this may vary based on events.
Shift Start/End Time: Day shift 
Hours Per Week: 30
Weeks Per Year: 48

This is an eleven month position that will be off four weeks per year which will most likely in July. 

House Manager 

Pay Status and Classification: Non-exempt, Regular Full Time

Supervisor: Executive Assistant to the President

Position Purpose: Oversees the general organization, management, and cleaning of the College owned residence of the President of Union College. Provides cleaning services in Feigenbaum Hall. Plays a key role in planning events and functions that take place at the President’s house.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. House Management: Manages all aspects of internal and external house management including housekeeping, dining, maintenance, etc. Observes and reports any and all defects, deterioration and wear and tear on the facilities. Submit and complete appropriate follow-up documentation for maintenance requests. Ensures the President’s House is locked and secure. Supervises, directs, and controls maintenance performed by external vendors and ensures tasks are performed accurately and safely.
  2. Cleaning: Performs various cleaning actions such as dusting, washing linens, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, cleaning ceiling vents, restroom cleaning etc. in both the President’s house and Feigenbaum Hall. Performs and tracks routine inspections. Supervises, directs, and controls custodial duties performed by external vendors and ensures tasks are performed accurately and safely. Monitors inventory of custodial and cleaning supplies and replenishes supply and equipment needs when necessary. 
  3. Collaboration: Communicates regularly with campus partners to coordinate house maintenance, organize events, and ensure house maintenance is completed. Coordinates, oversees and works during social events at the President’s House such as board and donor dinners, student events, and more. Pitches in to assist colleagues as needed.


  1. High School diploma and a minimum of two years of professional cleaning experience and/or a combination of relevant education, training, certifications, and/or work experience.
  2. Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends. 
  3. Ability to operate standard housekeeping equipment.
  4. Ability to lift moderately heavy items (up to 50 pounds) required.
  5. Ability to stand, bend, stoop, and walk up stairs for extended periods of time required.
  6. Demonstrated customer service experience.
  7. Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills to interact with individuals at all levels of the College.
  8. Demonstrated experience to maintain high levels of confidentiality and ability to treat confidential matters/information with discretion.

Preferred Qualification:

  1. Previous event planning experience.

We offer exceptional benefits including, but not limited to the following:

  • Generous Vacation, Sick and Personal Time
  • Winter Recess Break in Addition to Paid Holidays
  • Healthcare, Dental, and Vision Insurance (Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts)
  • Free On-Campus Fitness Facility Access and Discounts for On-Campus Wellness Programs
  • Employee Scholarships toward Certifications, Seminars, Training and Professional Development
  • Pre and Post Tax participation in a 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Salary Continuation Program in the event of Disability
  • Tuition Assistance Program for Employee, Spouse and/or Dependents

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, criminal history background check and pre-employment physical where applicable.

Union College

Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

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