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Academic Building Superintendent

Apply now Job no: 503906
Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: Facilities

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.


About the Opportunity:

Perform a variety of duties to assist in the maintenance and repair of Academic buildings as assigned by Academic Operations Manager and Academic Supervisor of the Building Services Department.



Service and clean offices, classrooms and common areas by vacuuming, replacing light bulbs, servicing all recycling containers, and emptying trash receptacles. Superintendent will clean entryway glass on a daily basis as well as dust and wash walls, furniture and glass in offices partitions as needed. Will service restrooms by filling soap dispensers, sanitary napkin dispensers and paper towel and toilet paper dispensers. As necessary, will mop up water, leaks/spills and will unplug/unclog sinks and toilets. Superintendent is responsible for opening and closing buildings and keeping the entryways accessible. This includes sweeping debris off stairs and sidewalks in front of the building. Superintendent will be responsible for shoveling snow and applying deicer as needed to stairways, handicapped ramps and the building perimeter. Person is responsible for putting away delivered stock items such as toilet paper, paper towels and soap and transporting them to their stock room. The daily work routine includes touring buildings daily; checking for any needs such as work orders. It is the responsibility of the Superintendent to enter and track work orders until completion. Must assist other superintendents in setting up staging and tables/chairs for university functions as well as moving and setting up residence hall furniture. Must also cover other buildings if another Superintendent is out.

Follow prescribed safety rules and regulations. *40-hour work – SCHEDULES LISTED BELOW. Permanent membership on the Snow Team is a requirement of this position. Job description subject to change based upon the University needs and demands.




• Suitable references and the ability to follow directions and interact with a variety of people.
• Must be able to work overtime during the week and on weekends when needed.
• Must have a valid Massachusetts driving license and DOT certificate.
• Must be able to lift up to a minimum of 50 lbs.
• Must be able to work alone and climb multiple sets of stairs, work off ladders, staging etc.
Ninety days after employment employees are required to become a member of Union Local 32BJ, District 615.

Preferred Qualifications:

 This position requires a criminal background check.


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Additional Information:

Ninety days after employment employees are required to become a member of Union Local 32BJ, District 615.

*40-hour work – Permanent membership on the Snow Team is a requirement of this position. Job description subject to change based upon the University needs and demands.









Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see



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