View Our Website View All Jobs

Custodian (School-Based)

What You’ll Do

One of our campuses, CICS Longwood, is in need of a dedicated night custodian. The night custodian will play a key role in keeping this 3rd grade through 12th grade campus clean so that its staff and students have a safe and pleasant environment that supports teaching and learning.

Specific responsibilities include but may not be limited to:

  • Clean assigned areas, which may include the following activities:
    • Scrubbing
    • Disinfecting
    • Vacuuming
    • Sweeping
    • Mopping
    • Dusting
    • Stripping/Buffing/Waxing/Sealing Floors
    • Shampooing carpets
    • Window washing
  • Assigned areas include hallways, classrooms, restrooms, offices, cafeteria, auditorium, gym, library, multi-purpose spaces, exterior grounds, parking lot, playground, and any other area assigned by the Custodial Supervisor.
  • Use chemicals and equipment to perform duties.
  • Empty trash from trash receptacles.
  • Clean and sterilize restrooms and water fountains.
  • Clean up bodily messes including vomit, feces, urine and blood in accordance with training.
  • Assist Custodial Supervisor with cleaning projects or tasks.
  • Help Custodial Supervisor train new employees in housekeeping procedures.
  • Participate, successfully, in the training programs offered to increase the individual’s skill and proficiency related to the assignments.
  • Review current developments, literature and janitorial sources of information related to job responsibility.
  • Ensure adherence to OSHA and maximum safety procedures.
  • Perform other duties as delegated by Supervisor.
  • Follow federal and state laws, as well as company policies.
  • For Day Custodians: report for duty from 6:30am to 3:00pm on all workdays.
  • For Night Custodians: report for duty from 2:30pm to 11:00pm on all workdays.

What You Bring


  • Experience serving in a custodial role desired.
  • Experience in a school environment preferred.


  • Commitment - You have a zest for keeping spaces clean and meeting expectations.
  • Customer service orientation - You are committed to providing high-level of customer service to colleagues and students.



Who We Are

The mission of the Chicago International Charter School (CICS) is to be a vibrant network of unique Chicago charter schools that prepares students to thrive in college and life and empowers educators to innovate and lead. We strive to be a hub of excellence and innovation in Chicago education where every student flourishes, every school meets the unique needs of its students and community, and every success catalyzes citywide improvement.

CICS is entering an exciting time, embarking on the implementation of a new strategic plan. Joining our organization at this critical point in our history is an opportunity to be a part of leading CICS in a new direction.

We will continue to partner with high-performing school operators, but we will sharpen our focus on innovation, recruiting talented education entrepreneurs and supporting their efforts to innovate inside our schools and classrooms—ultimately, better serving Chicago’s students and their families.

Our plan is to develop CICS into a consistently high-performing network of academically rigorous, pedagogically diverse, forward-thinking schools that prepare every student for success in college or career – and the Director of Network Learning will play a critical role in meeting that ambitious plan.


What We Value

Our values keep us honest and help us determine the best course of action to meet our mission and vision.

  • We are determined optimists. We believe quality of our schools must match the boundless potential of our students. We are uncompromising on quality and equity, fueled by the urgency to improve, and grounded in the belief that anything is possible if we keep striving.
  • We are driven to make the world better for students. Our core purpose is to improve our world through education. All decisions are made through the lens of what is best for students. We have the courage to make tough calls that benefit students in the long term and a deep commitment to our work.
  • We nurture new ideas. We give brave approaches the space to take root and the support to flourish. We are driven by data, embrace constant iteration, and have the curiosity to learn alongside our students so we can constantly improve.
  • We get stuff done. We believe in hard work and humility. We’re focused on delivering results and we always maintain high expectations—for our students and ourselves.
  • We are powered by people and partnership. We value our partners and our relationships. We maintain trust through transparency, direct communication, and integrity. We work together with compassion and without ego because we know the best solutions are forged collectively.
  • We prioritize diversity and authenticity. Diversity and authenticity are non-negotiable in education. We bring our whole selves to work and school, tackle questions of race and equity, listen, and tap into the power of our differences individually and as a network.


What We Offer

We offer a competitive compensation package, including: salary commensurate with experience; paid-time off; a benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance; a flexible spending account option; commuter benefits; disability as well as life insurance.  In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside dedicated colleagues committed to providing high-quality, innovative educational options for families across Chicago. 


Key Relationships


  • Reports to Custodial Supervisor
  • Interacts with the CICS network team, school personnel, fellow custodians, and 3rd through 12th grade students.



Apply right here, right now!

Please submit your application as soon as possible. You may apply using this online application. Alternatively,  you may email it to Lydy Vega (! Otherwise, they can be hand written and sent or dropped off at:

  • Chicago International Charter School: 11 E Adams, Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60603


  • CICS Longwood: (Attn: Mike Stephens) 1309 W 95th St, Chicago, IL 60643

If you plan to email, send, or drop off your application, download it here: 

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis; we will contact you if/when we are ready to conduct the interview process. If you have any questions, please let us know at


Our Commitment to Diversity and Equity

We are profoundly committed to ensuring that our schools serve as models of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Not only is it the right thing to do – it’s also the most effective way to advance racial and social justice. Because we live, learn and work in a diverse city and a diverse world, we value and expect cross-cultural competence and the continuous self-reflection and self-awareness it demands. Through our policies, practices, and attitudes, we cultivate a culture that prepares staff and students to respect, embrace, and champion diversity, equity, and inclusion within our schools and beyond them.

Chicago International Charter School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.


An Important Note if you Apply with our Online Application

Submitting your online application signifies that you understand the following. The information I submit is true and correct. I understand that any false answers, statements, implications, misleading or derogatory information made by me based on information supplied in my resume or other related documents, or if I have failed to give any information herein requested, may be considered sufficient cause for denial of employment or discharge, regardless of the time elapsed after discovery.

I authorize CICS to inquire into my educational, professional and past employment history references as needed to research my qualifications for this position. I hereby give my consent to any former employer to provide employment-related information about me to CICS and will hold CICS and my former employer harmless from any claim made on the basis that such information about me was provided or that any employment decision was made on the basis of such information.

I understand that nothing in the granting of an interview or my subsequent employment with CICS is intended to create an employment contract between myself and CICS under which my employment could be terminated only for cause. On the contrary I understand and agree that, if hired; my employment will be terminable at will and may be terminated by CICS or me at any time and for any reason. I understand that no person has any authority to enter into any agreement contrary to the foregoing.

If employed, I will be required to provide original documents, which verify my identity and right to work in the United States. The document(s) provided will be used for completion of Form I-9. When I submit my application, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the above statements.


Read More

Apply for this position

Apply with Indeed
Attach resume as .pdf, .doc, .docx, .odt, .txt, or .rtf (limit 5MB) or Paste resume

Paste your resume here or Attach resume file