Assistant Building Manager, Union and Involvement Services

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October 1, 2021

This position reports directly to the Executive Director for the Student Union and Campus Recreation and is supervised daily by the Student Union Building Manager. This role has shared responsibility with other Union and Involvement Services staff members to ensure the efficient, safe, and effective functioning of the Student Union. It will work collaboratively with staff to provide excellent, thorough assistance to ensure quality customer service for students, faculty, staff and community members. This is a twelve month, full time position.

Position generally works 6:30 AM -3:30 PM Monday through Friday. Adjustments may occur for occasional weekend work when scheduled in advance.


  • Perform room setups and teardowns based on room usage schedule. This includes, but is not limited to setting up chairs, tables, sound, lighting, computer projection and other equipment. Sets up will be a mix of standard and special set ups.
  • Assist clients with use of building specific equipment and resources (furniture, technology, etc.) by troubleshooting and problem solving when the need arises
  • Perform basic security of supplies and building property; report concerns to supervisors appropriately. 
  • Oversee with the maintenance of entryway safety and cleanliness (i.e. shovel snow from entrances during inclement weather, wet floor signs and rugs during heavy rain, dispose of leaves, etc.)
  • Performs maintenance and repairs, such as changing light bulbs, painting, cleans equipment, etc.
  • Makes recommendations on replacement or repair/reupholster of equipment and furnishings.



  • Maintain a clean building ensuring a positive environment for all customers by executing work with appropriate safety equipment, chemicals and supplies.
  • Clean bathrooms daily by continuously monitoring cleanliness and supply needs.
    • Wet mop floor once a day, clean and sanitize toilets, urinals, and sinks, frequently clean mirrors and walls, check for graffiti.
  • Operate floor care machines including stripping, buffing, vacuuming (both wet and dry), and carpet cleaning machines.
  • Wet and Dry mop and Sweep all horizontal and vertical surfaces using appropriate equipment
  • Remove trash to outside dumpster and place recycling receptacles out for pick up on as needed basis
  • Spot Wash, Dust, and/or Polish furniture, walls, and windows; Use appropriate materials such as disinfectants, waxes, polishes, etc.
  • Clean and sanitize drinking fountains
  • Remove leaves from outdoor storm drain
  • Make recommendations regarding equipment/product purchases.



  • Assist with the hiring, selection, training and evaluation of student employees. Provide direct supervision to ensure work assignments are performed correctly and safely.
  • Provide necessary equipment, instructions and support for student to complete duties without supervision
  • Ensure that student employees know the mission and goals of the University, Student Life and Union and Involvement Services;
  • Ensure that student employees demonstrate excellent service for internal and external customers;
  • Serve as an advocate for students and their needs; and
  • Other related duties as assigned by the supervisors;




  • Provide a welcoming environment for all customers that interact with Union and Involvement Services;
  • Engage in professional development/training to remain up-to-date and to network;
  • Strive to ensure that the needs of colleagues, clients, and visitors are met in a timely, courteous, and competent manner.
  • Manage resources wisely;
  • Understand the vision of the University, Student Life, and the Union and Involvement Service and work toward the achievement of related goals;
  • Keep current on legal and ethical considerations as related to the position;
  • Understand and advocate for the needs of diverse student populations;
  • Comply with University and Union and Involvement policies and expectations;
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal, written, oral, and presentation communication skills;
  • Model professional behavior for student staff, external constituencies, and clients;
  • Make presentations per request;
  • Work alternative shifts if needed/necessary.


  1. Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50-75 pounds.
  2. Must be able to communicate by telephone, email and two way radio on a daily basis.
  3. Must be able to operate computers, complex cleaning machines, etc. 
  4. Must be able to handle multiple and complex tasks simultaneously.
  5. Must be able to communicate through direct contact on a daily basis.
  6. Must be able to perform basic mathematical functions.
  7. Must be able to work with university hardware and software as needed.
  8. Must be able to appropriately delegate work to students and role model professionalism and pride in their work.



Required qualifications include:

  • High school diploma or equivalent;
  • Ability to read and write at a level appropriate for the duties of the position.
  • Basic knowledge of the methods, materials, and equipment used in custodial work and room set ups.
  • Ability to perform work involving regular physical activity, observe safety requirements, and adhere to safe work practices and methods (examples, include by are not limited to: climbing steps or ladders, shovel snow, move furniture, operate heavy power-driven cleaning equipment, etc).
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions to ensure safety.
  • Ability to operate and care for custodial equipment and supplies applicable to the position.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships.
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Position may require the ability to safely move up to 50-75 pounds
  • Ability to translate written instructions to physical setups in rooms and for events.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Two or more years of full time professional work experience;
  • Prior experience working in building maintenance and/or custodial field;
  • Working knowledge of computers and technology;
  • Supervisory experience including, but not limited to training and managing employees, ability to provide clear directions and respond accordingly to employees, implement strategies to build a successful team, and mentoring.
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills to represent and support departmental initiatives across campus and with community partners;
  • Familiarity with EMS Software or comparable space request software

TO APPLY:  Please submit a staff application and contact information for 3 references at or mailed to:

Truman State University

Human Resources

McClain Hall 101

Kirksville, MO 63501


Review of applications will begin October 11, 2021 and continue until position is filled.  Final candidates will be expected to undergo and successfully pass a background check.  Questions may be directed to Human Resources at 660-785-4031 or

Truman State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.  In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, Truman State does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.  Inquiries may be directed to the Institutional Compliance Officer, 660-785-4354 and

Truman State is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.  To request this document in an alternate form or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources, McClain Hall 101,  100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO  63501, 660-785-4031 or

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