Position Overview:
Swift is an 80,000 square foot 2.5 acre commercial and community campus in Hartford’s North End neighborhood. The campus was conceived and built by the community, for the community, and comprises commercial kitchens, a community business center, offices, a small K-1 school, an individual and family counseling facility, and much more. Learn more about the campus at www.swiftfactory.org.

The Custodian at Swift will work with the Community Solutions team to ensure the newly renovated Swift campus is presented in it’s very best light at all times, working to keep our building systems functioning, our spaces cleaned, our grounds and buildings maintained. We’re looking for someone who enjoys interacting with people, and would be comfortable assisting and interacting with tenants. We’re looking for someone who can care for our campus with the same passion and pride they would have for their own home. You will be a part of a team for which our role as stewards of this community investment is much more than a job, it’s a mission for a new kind of inclusive development.

About Community Solutions


Community Solutions is a non-profit working toward a lasting end to homelessness that leaves no one behind. Since 2015, we have led Built for Zero, a movement of more than 70 cities and counties using data to radically change how they work and the impact they can achieve — and proving that it is possible to make homelessness rare and brief. More than half of those communities have reduced homelessness in their communities, and 14 of those communities have ended veteran or chronic homelessness. In order to help communities equitably and sustainably end homelessness, we also work to identify solutions that can address gaps in housing, disrupt inflow into homelessness, and produce more racially equitable systems.

Community Solutions seeks leaders at every level: extraordinary, mission-oriented people not satisfied with the status quo. We are a team of values driven innovators motivated by results. We eagerly seek and support diverse applicants. We provide generous benefits and opportunities for inspiring and transformational professional growth. We pride ourselves in developing an inclusive workplace culture that encourages staff to bring their whole selves to work every day.

Defining Success for this Position:

Good interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to operate cleaning and grounds maintenance equipment, handyman and light maintenance, use of maintenance tools and equipment used in daily work; some ability in simple record keeping.

Physical Requirements:

Candidates must have adequate physical strength and stamina to lift, push and/or pull at least 50 lbs., Must have visual and auditory acuity and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties of this role. May occasionally be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Performs custodial and maintenance duties including to keep all interior areas of the campus clean, to perform routine maintenance, and to keep the grounds maintained, including but not limited to the responsibilities listed below.

Cleaning:

Kitchens - cleans commercial kitchens and kitchen equipment daily in accordance with our SSOP.
Bathrooms - complete cleaning and sanitizing
Floors - mopping, vacuuming, buffing
Fixtures - clean and polish
Dusting including high dusting
Detail cleaning
Removal of trash and recycling to approved areas
Window cleaning
Maintain inventory of cleaning supplies
Maintain cleaning equipment as needed

Routine Building Maintenance & Inspections:

Performs and logs daily inspections of the campus
Light handyman services
Changing light bulbs, painting, changing filters, minor repairs
Perform routine, operator-level maintenance, and inspections of primary building systems
Coordinate third-party maintenance of primary building systems

Grounds Maintenance:

Mowing lawn and weeding with provided equipment
Maintaining garden beds and mulching
Litter pick up
Perform weather related grounds clean-up as needed, including but not limited to light snow removal with provided equipment

Event Setup/ Moving/ Shipping & Receiving:

Tenant Move-in and Move Out
Function room set up and breakdown
Moving tables and chairs, furniture between buildings as needed and for events.
Meet with events coordinators for planning and execution of special events.
Receive packages and supplies for operations and tenants

Tenant Interfacing:

Positively engaging with tenants throughout the day, and fielding requests for service if necessary. Perform other related duties as required or assigned.

Professional Experience and Qualifications:

Current or recent custodial, mechanical, handyman, construction, or cleaning experience is a must.
Food business experience a plus
ServeSafe certification a plus and will be required within 30 days of start date.
Landscaping and or food business experience a plus
Current resident of Hartford’s North End is preferred.
Ability to function independently while operating effectively within a team environment.
Commitment to the mission of Swift & Community Solutions.
Professional, courteous demeanor and appearance; ability to engage positively and work professionally with tenants, youth, and staff members.
Non-traditional candidates are welcome. Community Solutions strives for representation and authentic inclusion of applicants and employees who have direct, first-hand experience with poverty, homelessness, and their root causes (including marginalization, discrimination, and inequity.
Formerly incarcerated applicants welcome.

Salary Range:

The salary for this position is $40,000 and will be based upon experience.

Work Environment:

This is a full-time position located at the Swift Factory in North Hartford, CT.
This position works closely with and reports directly to Property Manager and Administrative Coordinator in managing all of the above mentioned responsibilities. Some weekends and on-call may be required, with overtime potential, but generally this position is on site Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM.

Diversity and Inclusion:

We strive for inclusivity and diversity by attracting extraordinary people from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences. We seek to employ an all-star team of people who vary by their race and ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, age, culture, religion, veteran status, physical and mental abilities. We promote equal opportunity in the recruitment, selection, training, compensation, promotion, and benefits of all employees.

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate:

COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory for all Community Solutions staff—full-time, part-time, and contracted. Vaccination documentation must be provided to Community Solutions. Vaccination information is completely confidential between the staff member and HR.