Saint Xavier University Chicago Campus

Employment at SXU

Employment Opportunities


Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy College in the United States and is Chicago’s oldest Catholic university. Saint Xavier serves approximately 4,000 students at its campuses in Chicago and Orland Park. The University offers 43 undergraduate and 40 graduate degree programs in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing, as well as a variety of program options in continuing education and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier’s excellence in education, U.S. News & World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the Best Colleges in the Midwest.

Position Type: Staff
Department: Housekeeping
Position Scheduling: Full Time
Function: Initially works under the close supervision of the lead supervisor or an employee of higher grade, works more independently with acquired experience. Performs custodial tasks and maintenance of areas such as dormitories, classrooms, offices, auditoriums, kitchens, dining rooms, and lavatories including outdoor areas (e.g. trash around buildings), dusts, mops, sweeps, scrubs, strips, waxes, and polishes floors using appropriate equipment such as floors and other hard surfaces. Operates polishers and buffers, washes, dusts, and polishes glass including windows, woodwork, walls, furniture, and metal equipment, performs minor maintenance, inspects buildings for damage and reports conditions to supervisor, replenishes disposable products such as soap and paper towels, cleans chalkboards/whiteboards and other classroom surfaces, vacuums and spot cleans carpeted areas and other fabric surfaces, deep cleans carpets and fabric surfaces, cleans and sanitizes sinks, water fountains, and/or fixture in restrooms and similar environments, cleans and refinishes hard surface flooring, performs set-up for athletic and/or other University functions, maintains assigned closets and equipment in a neat, clean, and safe working condition, performs limited or minor repairs to equipment assigned, salts stairways and walkways, immediately reports any and all unsafe conditions and submits work order, reports need for repairs.
Qualifications: High School diploma or GED. One (1) year experience in work that could reasonably be expected to provide the experience and training and knowledge, skills, and abilities listed. Some interpersonal skills, some oral and written communication skills, ability to understand the concepts of University’s educational operation, ability to follow oral and written instructions, ability to operate, care for and perform minor maintenance on tools and equipment used in daily work, ability to follow directions and make decisions related to general cleaning practices and department procedures, ability to work with a variety of people and to work cooperatively with University staff and students in a teamwork environment. Requires a background check
Start Date: As Soon As Possible
Description of Hours: 2nd Shift- 3:30pm- 12:00am/ Weekends 7am-3:30pm
Temporary Position: No
Items to Include:
Cover Letter
Three References
Contact Information: Saint Xavier University
Office of Human Resources
3700 West 103rd Street
Chicago IL 60655

Understanding of and appreciation for the Catholic identity and Mercy heritage of the University required.
Saint Xavier University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity.  EOE/M/F/D/V