Skip to content

Lead Custodian - 1st Shift

Requisition Number:



Boulder, Colorado





Employment Type:

University Staff



Posting Close Date:


Date Posted:


Job Summary

Recreation Services at CU Boulder encourages applications for a Lead Custodian! This role supports the Custodian Supervisor by providing lead supervisory responsibilities and carrying out general custodial tasks. The Lead Custodian is a crucial role in maintaining the Recreation Center facility, and supporting an environment that promotes health and pride for the students. This role performs standard custodial and cleaning duties in Recreation Center buildings and supervises the day-time custodial staff in absence of the Custodial Supervisor.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The Division of Student Affairs consists of 30 departments that provide student support and services dedicated to helping students become successful, curious, competent individuals during their time at CU Boulder.

The work in Student Affairs supports all factors of the student experience, no matter what department a staff member may work in. This includes where students live, eat, make friends, build professional skills and find help if they need it. Many departments provide involvement opportunities, educational resources and support services to help students find their community and build lifelong skills. Student Affairs also has shared services departments that support the work and staff of our student-facing areas, including areas like assessment, business services, financial planning, human resources, marketing communications and information technology (IT).

With over 800 staff members in the Division of Student Affairs, our diverse team is uniquely positioned to personalize the student experience and advocate for students, enhancing their success inside and outside the classroom.

CU Boulder Recreation Services is a welcoming, valued, campus resource that promotes healthy lifestyles through high-quality, accessible, facilities and experiences. This student-fee-funded unit features a student-led CUSG Recreation Board and a diverse team of professional experts to help meet evolving recreational needs and support student engagement and success. Recreation Services oversees the LEED Platinum main campus Student Rec Center, a building with over 300,000 square feet of recreation and fitness activity space, as well as a satellite recreation center at Williams Village, outdoor basketball courts, a challenge ropes course, and eight turf and grass fields around campus. Throughout these facilities, members of the CU community can engage with a variety of programs that include ice skating, indoor rock climbing, intramural and club sports, yoga, aquatics and so much more.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be


  • Provides direction, training, performs inspections, assigns tasks and work review to the 1st shift custodian staff.
  • Organizes and assigns work, sets priorities, and follows up to ensure coordination and completion of assigned work.
  • Provides input into selection decisions, performance evaluations, disciplinary matters, and other personnel decisions.
  • Provides direction, feedback, and guidance that will enable staff to perform their jobs at a high standard.
  • Trains staff in the proper use of custodial equipment and supplies.
  • Maintains records and prepares reports of work performed. Performs related duties as required or assigned.

Administrative Functions

  • Assists the Custodian Supervisor with assigning daily/weekly/monthly tasks and follow up to make sure tasks are being completed.
  • Assists Custodian Supervisor with maintaining inventory and ordering supplies, materials and equipment when needed.

Cleaning Functions

  • Sweeps, mops, scrubs, vacuum, and polishes floors.
  • Dusts and polishes furniture and woodwork.
  • Empties, cleans, and lines waste receptacles and disposes of trash.
  • Washes doors, windows, walls, ceilings, furniture, and light fixtures.
  • Cleans and disinfects restrooms.
  • Restocks restroom supplies, closets, and carts, as necessary.
  • Reports the need for maintenance and repair.
  • Cleans and treat spots on carpets.
  • Closes windows, turns off lights, and locks doors to secure buildings.

What You Should Know

  • The schedule for this position is Monday - Friday 4:00am - 12:30pm.

What We Can Offer

  • The salary for this position is $41,710 annually.

Our outstanding benefits include:
  • Paid days off: 22 vacation days, 15 sick leave days and 11 holidays per year.
  • Access to medical, vision, dental and life insurance.
  • Tuition reimbursement.
  • A 10% employer contribution retirement plan.
  • EcoPass for free RTD rides.
  • Opportunity for career growth within the division of student affairs and the CU Boulder campus!


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be Statements

Be collaborative. Be inclusive. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • One year of custodial experience.

What You Will Need

  • Ability to communicate and maintain good working relations with all Recreation Center employees, vendors, contractors, and public entities.
  • Ability to plan, direct and schedule work of others.
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to meet goals with tight time constraints.
  • Ability to communicate in person, by radio, electronically and over the phone.
  • Ability to use computer equipment to complete reports, generate service orders, maintain inventories, etc.
  • May be trained in first aid certification/CPR and defibrillator training.

What We Would Like You to Have

  • High School graduation or equivalent.
  • At least one year experience with custodial or housekeeping in a recreational facility.
  • Strong knowledge of cleaning techniques, materials, and equipment.
  • Experience leading staff, directing work of others and/or ordering supplies
  • Bilingual and bi-cultural skills.
  • Experience with floor machine and power custodial equipment.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, if needed.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.

We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by December 11, 2023 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: