Student Job: Student Building Manager


Department: Facilities


  • Current UMN-TC degree seeking student. See Student employment eligibility
  • Minimum 1 semester completed at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
  • Available to be scheduled between 10 and 15 hours per week including weekday and rotating weekend shifts
  • Motivated to work independently and in teams
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically and solve problems independently
  • Strong organizational and customer service skills
  • The successful completion of a background check.

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year or more lead worker or supervisory experience
  • Familiar with cleaning equipment and proper usage of cleaning materials and chemicals
  • Previous event planning and/or coordinating experience
  • Adaptable to new software and technology (space management software)

Title: Building Manager

Job Code: 2223 Student Food Services/Labor/Security

Level: Advanced

Essential Functions:

Building Managers work as a Building Manager at Coffman Memorial Union (CMU) or at the St Paul Student Center (SPSC).

Building and Event Managers will provide support for the day-to-day operations of the Student Union and the events hosted within our spaces during mornings, evenings, and weekends.

Based on location, responsibilities include: opening and closing of the building, acting as point of contact for event clients, providing leadership for regular tasks during evenings and weekends.

The position requires the successful completion of a background check.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Building Operations: Follow opening and closing procedures of the building; ensure building, furniture, and equipment are kept clean, neat, and organized; communicate maintenance and custodial issues to appropriate staff members; provide leadership to the Event Services staff when full-time employees are not present; conduct building rounds to ensure policies are being met by building guests; report, interpret, and enforce building policies; execute building emergency procedures when necessary; assist with snow removal in season
  • Event Management: Greet clients at the beginning of an event and continually check-in during and after event; assist with client’s event requests or problems; provide event set up, changeover, and teardown assistance; work closely with Event Services Team staff to ensure cleaning of event spaces and common areas; assist with audio-visual equipment in venues; manage signage for large meetings and events
  • Administrative Duties: Daily shift reports, answer building and event phone calls, distribute cash bags & provide change to Retail areas
  • Other duties: Special projects or tasks as assigned.

Opportunities for Skill Development on the Job:

Students participate in experiences outside the classroom which allow them to develop and demonstrate life skills. These skills and characteristics for success and citizenship are learned and refined during their college years and beyond. The Office for Student Affairs has developed seven Student Development Outcomes that the Student Unions & Activities has incorporated into the student employment system in the Unions. Here is a listing of the Student Development Outcomes with some examples of how you can learn or further develop your own skills set.


  • Takes on a leadership role among co-workers and is comfortable training new student employees
  • Actively supports policies in daily job and confronts policy violations
  • Attends all scheduled meetings and skill building sessions, suggesting future agenda items and topics


  • Develops and shares new ideas and initiatives that will improve work area with supervisor and co-workers
  • Works without supervision and is the go to person for co-workers when there is an issue

Goal Orientation

  • Takes on additional tasks and duties without any direction from supervisor
  • Seeks alternative ways to finish tasks in a more efficient manner


  • Uses personal strengths to help unit meet departmental goals
  • Serves as a knowledgeable resource for co-workers and assists them in their professional challenges
  • Consistently demonstrates professionalism and acts as a positive role model for coworkers and customers


  • Adapts behaviors in response to instruction and constructive criticism from supervisor
  • Uses bad experiences to proactively find ways to prevent them from happening in the future
  • Effectively handles last minute changes to tasks and can work efficiently under time constraints

Appreciation of Differences

  • Seeks out others with different backgrounds and/or perspectives to improve decision making
  • Role models respectful behavior toward all customer, peers and supervisor and expects same behavior from others
  • Values the importance of diversity and conveys this to other staff members

Tolerance of Ambiguity

  • Able to handle an error or challenging customer and seeks to find unknown information independently
  • Able to undertake a project with little or no direction and seek out information independently of supervisor

*The employer reserves the right to change or add duties to this position as long as the changes and/or additions are consistent with the job classification.

As of 01/31/2022