Custodian - Pitkin Facilities

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The Pitkin facilities custodian is responsible for ensuring the Ascend Public Charter Schools standard for cleanliness, repair, and aesthetic appearance are met. He or she is responsible for both directly cleaning the building as well as managing any additional cleaning staff to keep the facility and its surroundings at the highest levels of cleanliness. Additionally, the custodian handles small maintenance tasks and is responsible for notifying and coordinating with the network facility team on major repairs. The custodian will work closely with the director of operations to ensure that that building maintains Ascend aesthetic standards, including but not limited to how posters and signs are displayed, lobby areas are organized, and items are appropriately stored.

Why extraordinary professionals choose Ascend

Ascend is a network of K-12 public charter schools serving 5,500 students across 15 schools in Central Brooklyn. Our mission is to lead our students on a great intellectual journey, providing them with an exceptional education and placing them firmly on the path to success in college and beyond.

We guide our students to think critically and independently and to enjoy education as an end in itself. We teach a rich and rigorous liberal arts curriculum that nurtures students' natural curiosity about the world. We foster a positive, non-punitive school culture where students feel connected, empowered, and safe to take academic risks. Even our school buildings are designed to reflect our high aspirations for teaching and learning and the notable accomplishments that occur within our walls.

To create this kind of vibrant learning community, we invest heavily in our team members by providing ongoing, best-of-class professional training and support. We encourage them to collaborate closely and push one another to achieve great outcomes.

You can learn more about the Ascend approach by visiting our website.


The Pitkin facilities custodian maintains cleanliness of exterior and interior building grounds as well as manages any cleaning staff. Additionally, the facility custodian will:
  • requisition supplies and equipment needed for cleaning and maintenance duties
  • empty all trash receptacles and sanitary receptacles throughout the building; replace bags as needed
  • wash all receptacles as needed to control odor
  • remove building trash to curbside for daily sanitation pick up and properly follow all recycling protocol
  • clean classrooms and building offices
  • assess and stock bathrooms; ensure sinks, urinals and toilets are clean/flushed/unclogged, floors are dry, soap and paper goods are replenished; ensure cleanliness of water fountains
  • clean building floors by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, and vacuuming, including all classrooms, offices, bathrooms and common areas (cafeteria, gym)
  • clean all fixtures (bathroom, lights, doorknobs, etc)
  • dust furniture, walls, machines, and equipment
  • strip and wax classroom, office, and common area floor space as required
  • sheetrock and paint small areas
  • affix baseboards
  • replace ceiling tiles and light bulbs
  • remove debris and weeds from exterior building grounds
  • remove snow from sidewalks, driveways, and parking areas, walkways, steps and entrances to all doors
  • set up, remove, move furniture or equipment, as needed
  • clean building windows inside only
  • monitor premises for presence of vermin and apply appropriate measures to remove pests
  • inform director of operations and facility head of any abnormal building conditions or major maintenance tasks
  • participate in network-wide cleaning and maintenance projects

Staff and reporting relationships

The facilities custodian will report to the director of building operations.

  • At least one year's experience cleaning, maintaining and managing a large building to the highest possible standards. Educational setting preferred.
  • Move and/or carry items up to 75 lbs
  • Ability to climb 6 -7 ft. ladder
  • Capacity to walk up and down 6 flights of stairs with ease
  • Knowledge of cleaning methods and the use and care of cleaning materials and equipment
  • A thorough attention to detail and an obsessive focus on making the building look its best at all times
  • A “can do” attitude and the enthusiasm to be a hard-working, team player who is relentless in the pursuit of the school's objectives
  • An openness to accept and implement feedback and engage in a process of self-improvement
  • A winning personality and professional demeanor and a desire to help at all times
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks of varying complexity and to stay organized in a fast-paced environment

Diversity at Ascend

Ascend is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community, both through our hiring practices and our focus on creating a culture and environment where diverse perspectives, ideas, and identities are valued and integrated into our way of working and educating students. Ascend staff represent a wide diversity of racial, socio-economic, gender, religious, and national identities—opening a window to the entire Ascend community on the richness of humanity. We welcome all applicants who share our mission and vision to join us in our deeply consequential work.


Ascend offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

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The Pitkin facilities custodian is responsible for ensuring the Ascend Public Charter Schools standard for cleanliness, repair, and aesthetic appearance are met. He or she is responsible for both directly cleaning the building…

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