Equity Education
  • Detroit, MI, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

JOB TITLE: School Custodian

DEPARTMENT: Operations

REPORTS TO: Principal/Director of Operations


 EQUITY Public Schools

Detroit Leadership Academy Elementary K-5 www.dlachampion.org

Detroit Leadership Academy Middle/High School 6-12  www.dlachampion.org

Detroit Innovation Academy K-8 www.diachampion.org

Detroit Delta Preparatory Academy 9-12 www.detroitdeltaprep.org

Detroit Collegiate High School 9-12 www.detroitcollegiate.org


Why Join EQ?

At EQUITY, we believe that creating and sustaining excellent and equitable schools for all children is the most critical issue today and that high-quality education is the only way to change the life trajectory and outcomes for kids. We are relentless in our pursuit and refuse to accept anything less than remarkable schools for our kids, regardless of their zip code.

We know the most effective way to make lasting change in schools is by recruiting, developing, and retaining strong people who are committed to their own development and to our belief that all students have the potential to be remarkable. As a values-driven organization, we seek talent whose values align with ours: empathy, relentless pursuit of quality, embracing the unconventional, taking initiative, tenacity, and commitment to teamwork.

The mission of EQUITY Education is to build a system of remarkable neighborhood schools for traditionally underserved students by manifesting potential.

EQUITY believes that access to a remarkable education is the most fundamental social justice issue today. As an organization, we aim to ensure access to the type of high quality education that grants students success in college and life as we work to dismantle systemic educational inequities.

EQUITY is a steadily growing organization. Student enrollment has increased from 900 students in 2014 to over 1,400 students in 2018. Because of our rapid growth, we need YOU!

We offer one of the most comprehensive compensation and benefits packages in the city of Detroit. EQUITY employees earn competitive salaries and a robust benefits package, including:

  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield Healthcare PPO including vision and dental with employer covering 80%
  • 401K with match options
  • Free Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • Free Basic Life Insurance
  • Free Basic AD&D
  • Supplemental insurance plans available
  • Wellness benefits
  • Free State Continuing Education Clock Hours offered
  • Paid time off, varying by role
  • Career development opportunities
  • Performance Bonuses


What are the major job responsibilities?

School Custodians perform cleaning, mopping, vacuuming, dusting and minor maintenance activities. With any duty that they perform, they need to take into account the safety of children. So if a school custodian has mopped the school hall, he should be conscientious enough to place a "wet floor" sign.


  • Clean school hallways, corridors and classrooms by dusting, sweeping and mopping floors Wash down bathrooms using a variety of cleaning liquids such as detergents and bleach Mix cleaning materials by following safe practices and dispose of any unused mixture in a safe manner Vacuum and shampoo carpets in school offices and reception areas Dust and polish all furniture in classrooms, offices and waiting areas Clean mirrors in bathrooms and ensure that floors and counters are disinfected properly Replenish toiletries such as soap, toilet paper and towels several times a day Empty all garbage cans from classrooms, toilets, cafeterias and offices and dispose them appropriately Clean cafeteria sinks and disinfect and clean drinking fountains Handle minor repair and maintenance activities such as bulb replacement and floor buffing Mow and trim green areas around the school building and ensure that school grounds are free from litter and debris Remove snow from sidewalks and parking areas by using shovels and snowplows Assist in the setup and tear-down of decorations and furniture for school events and programs
  • Order and store cleaning and maintenance supplies and maintain inventory on a regular basis
  • Make adjustments to HVAC systems within the school

What are the required qualifications?

High School Diploma

Experience as a custodian in a school setting


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