Student Job: Building Manager


Department: Facilities


  • Working knowledge of EMS, Visio Documents, cleaning equipment, and proper usage of cleaning materials and chemicals.
  • Minimum 1 semester working with SUA
  • Highly detailed oriented

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year or more lead worker or supervisory experience

Title: Building Manager

Job Code: 2223 Student Food Services/Labor/Security

Level: Advanced

Essential Functions:

Building Managers work at either Coffman Memorial Union (CMU) or the St Paul Student Center (SPSC). Based on location, responsibilities include: opening and closing of the building, coordinating events, handling cash, ensuring building security and safety, and coordinating of cleaning and maintenance during evenings and weekends.

Please Note: A hiring offer is contingent on the successful completion of a background check.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervision of Facilities' Event Student Staff: Train and supervise in building cleaning and room set-ups; assign daily duties; coordinate work crews, plan and assign room set-ups / snow removal in season.
  • Monitor Facility Conditions: Ensures building and equipment are kept clean, neat, and organized; reports facility issues (i.e. equipment, fixtures, and lighting); conducts building rounds to ensure policies are being met by building guests.
  • Customer Service: Assist and solve customer/patron problems; create, post, and remove signage for large meetings and events; provide assistance as needed
  • Administrative Duties: Prepare daily reports including nightly reports, facilities reports, and incident reports; based on location, 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.