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Custodian- Immediate Opening

Lodestar | Oakland, CA | Part Time

Job Description

The Organization

Lighthouse Community Public Schools

Social justice movements come in all shapes and sizes.  Here at Lighthouse Community Public Schools, we are engaged in an educational movement that goes beyond our classrooms working to disrupt educational inequities by providing our students and families exceptional educational opportunities every day. Grounded in our core values of community, integrity, agency, love, and social justice rooted in EL Education Model, LCPS is a leader in fostering innovative schools achieving exceptional student outcomes where each child is at the center of their own learning. Our mission is to prepare diverse students for college, a career of their choice, and to be lifelong changemakers.

Founded in 2002, LCPS operates a high-achieving K-12 public charter school, and our K-8 sister site, Lodestar, that opened in Fall 2016; serving nearly 1,000 students in East Oakland. Lighthouse is a beacon for public education and our graduates fulfill the promise of a better, brighter Oakland. 95% of our graduates, almost all of whom are first-generation college students, are accepted into four-year colleges.  We were named the Hart Vision Charter School of the Year in 2013, and the #1 high school for closing achievement for low-income Latino students in 2016. If the work we do here at LCPS appeals to your values regarding quality education for all then please join our movement!  Learn more at  


About Lodestar—A New Way of Doing School

Lodestar is an innovative, new school that opened in East Oakland in Fall 2016. Lodestar teachers are excited by the possibility of transforming the traditional model of education to be student-centered and experiential. Our teaching pedagogy is built around:

  • Design principles of agency and belonging in the community

  • Students belonging to an educational community that provides personalized learning

  • Project-based learning expeditions using Making/Arts/Design

  • Rigorous, differentiated instruction in math and literacy

This model allows our teachers to specialize in. This year, we are adding grade 5  to our existing grade levels of K-4 and 6-8. We will continue to add grades until we are K-12.  Take a look at our work and watch our lab in action here!

The Custodian Role

Lodestar has one Part-time Custodian opening, evening shift need to support the learning environment for Lighthouse students. We are looking for an individual who demonstrates a commitment to Lighthouse’s educational environment and a high level of integrity while attending to the duties of the role.  



The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following in all aspects of his/her work:

  • Mission and Core Values Focus:  Inspired by our mission and belief that all students can achieve, models the LCPS’ values of community, integrity, love, social justice, and agency in their work and relationships.

  • Follow-through:  Demonstrates the ability to execute the responsibilities that he/she identifies or is given.

  • Integrity: Holds self to a high level of professionalism at all times.  




Custodial Duties:

  • Performs routine custodial maintenance of assigned facilities

    • Vacuums,  and spot cleans carpets, floors, and furniture on assigned schedule

    • Removes trash in accordance with assigned schedule – ensuring proper recycling and composting

    • Assists in maintaining a clean and organized trash bin area in back of building

    • Cleans and disinfects bathrooms and classrooms on regular schedule and as assigned

    • Reports and responds to emergency calls for janitorial assistance from Supervisor

    • Responds to service requests, coordinates resources, and implements the set‐up and take-down of furniture and equipment for a wide variety of campus and community events

    • Cleans outside yard area, blacktop, parking lot on a regular schedule

    • Cleans entrance and immediate school perimeter on a regular schedule

    • Cleans windows and door handles on regular schedule

    • Tidy up furniture throughout building to ensure items are properly in place

    • Identifies stains and uses proper chemicals for removal

    • Maintains inventory and submits requests for supplies

    • Works with other custodians using clear and respectful communication to conduct team duties

    • Checks in with supervisor on a daily basis for special assignments and/or feedback

    • Directs and greets students and families during morning drop-off

  • Keeps a punctual schedule and ensures timely opening of the facility

  • Keeps track of work email. Confirms/responds to work emails in a timely matter.

  • Performs various maintenance and custodial duties such as repair to or installation of fixtures, equipment, etc.

  • May occasionally be required to report to the building on weekends and non-school days for opening

  • Attend all staff professional development events 

  • Adhere to the company’s safety policies to create a safe work environment for everyone

  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor

Maintenance Duties:

  • Responsible to undertake upkeep and repair tasks at the interior or exterior of campus. Such as:

    • Identify and report to the Operations Associate the need for major repairs

    • Repairing and replacing light fixtures

    • Assembling and repairing furniture

    • Communicating and connecting with outside contractors regarding electrical, plumbing or HVAC repairs

    • Troubleshooting various facility needs (i.e



  • At least two years of related experience

  • Attention to detail and a self starter

  • Basic knowledge of maintenance tools (i.e. power drill, plumbing, drywall materials, painting)

  • Ability to lift objects up to 25 pounds

  • Must complete requirements for school-based hiring:

    • Background Check

    • CPR/First Aid Certification

    • TB Test

    • Mandated Reporter Training 



Part-time, with time off during some of the  LCPS’ school calendar but may require to work during non-school operating hours (ie, winter break, spring break, ect.)  Additionally, custodian will: 

  • Work hours as assigned by Supervisor

  • One Saturday per month (overtime may apply) and occasionally during holiday breaks 



This position reports to: Operations Associate



Non-Exempt Salary position; Commensurate with experience.

Competitive benefits package: retirement benefits included in this role.  Medical & dental coverage is available if employee assumes other responsibilities that bring employee’s FTE over .6 (24 hours per week).



People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Interested candidates should submit:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter describing why you are an optimal fit for this position

  • Submit 3 reference check contact and name 

Application submission screening and initial phone interviews will be completed on a rolling basis.  In-person interviews and performance tasks will take place on-site.


Lighthouse Community Charter Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.