Working under direct supervision, this position performs a variety of housekeeping duties. The supervisor schedules the work and provides instructions. This position is a 50% FTE with a work schedule: Monday - Thursday 9:30am - 3:30pm.
General Maintenance (both public and private space)
Perform or oversee and manage all day to day housekeeping and light custodial needs for the main house and outbuildings, including garage, gardener's room and well house.
Supervise occasional heavy cleaning assistance.
Clean silver and other household items.
Keep outdoor furniture clean including cushions. Oil teak furniture annually in early autumn. Store cushions in winter. Deep clean in spring before setting out again.
Clean and prepare fireplaces; fill wood boxes.
Maintain adequate stock of cleaning supplies and bathroom supplies such as paper towels, soap, and toilet paper.
Work with other university staff to ensure efficiency and service in the residence.
Handle personal needs including laundry, ironing, shoe cleaning, pick up and delivery of laundry and cleaning.
If residents wish, tidy baths daily and straighten personal/private use areas.
Run other errands as needed.
Prepare occasional meals.
Work with residents to maintain stock of food items. Purchase and unpack groceries.
May assist with all entertainment functions at residence.
Prepare the residence including outdoor terraces for caterers and guests according to checklist.
Supervise delivery and pick-up of special equipment for events.
Assist event coordinators in the set-up and take-down for events.
Oversee set-up of equipment and audio visuals when necessary.
May purchase and prepare beverages and other refreshments for meetings and other functions.
Make sure Chiavari chairs are covered and properly stored in the well house between events.
At least three years' experience and proven expertise as a professional housekeeper.
Experience/ familiarity with social protocol for business events.
Some proficiency and comfort with meal preparation.
Ability to prioritize tasks and to work independently.
Ability to withstand extensive walking, pushing, pulling, stooping, and squatting
Ability to coordinate work and oversee projects.
Individual positions may require ability to lift moderately heavy items, range for most positions is 25 to 75 pounds
Ability to climb and work from stepladders
Good English language skills, written and oral.
Ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals.
Ability to maintain confidentiality, tact and discretion.
Availability to work occasional overtime or flexible time.
Valid California Non-commercial Class C Driver's license and car (must run daily errands).
Spanish language skills helpful though not necessary.
*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job. Additional Information
Location: Other, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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