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Housekeeping Assistant

Housekeeping Assistant

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Maintenance, Housekeeping, Laundry
US-MN-Minneapolis/St. Paul

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Abiitan, a new Ecumen development located in the heart of the Mill City neighborhood of Downtown Minneapolis, is seeking a Housekeeping Assistant to join their team. Ecumen is seeking an energetic, passionate, and skilled professional to serve the Abiitan community.

Abiitan, an Entrance Deposit community, will consist of 86 Independent Living residences, as well as an additional floor of residences for those requiring Memory Care. 

Ecumen creates home for older adults wherever they choose to live and Abiitan is the newest and most innovative senior living concept in the upper Midwest. Our employees are dedicated to empowering our customers to lead richer, fuller lives. We have consistently been recognized as a "Best Place to Work" by the Minneapolis-St.Paul Business Journal. We are looking for team members who can embrace creativity and deliver excellent customer service to make Abiitan the best place to work in Downtown Minneapolis.




3-4 hour shifts on weekdays Monday - Friday (start time negotiable)

This position will start at 15-20 hours per week with the possibility of becoming full-time within the next year





Benefits at Abiitan

In addition to the benefits provided through Ecumen (medical, dental, vision, HSA, FSA, 401(k) with match, life insurance, disability, EAP, paid personal leave, holiday pay, Verizon discounts, tuition reimbursement, tuition discounts) Abiitan employees have access to:

  • FREE underground parking (while availability lasts)
  • 50% off food and non-alcoholic beverages at the Porter Cafe and at the Smith & Porter Restaurant
  • Discounts at the on-site G-Werx fitness center


The Housekeeping Assistant is responsible for maintaining facility in a clean, sanitary, orderly and attractive condition.  Specific responsibilities include:

  • Performs cleaning procedures in accordance with facility policy and departmental standards.
  • Properly uses chemicals, understands and adheres to facility Right to Know policy, and is knowledgeable of MSDS for chemicals used to perform functions of job.
  • Maintains all areas assigned in the facility in a continuous state of sanitation, odor free and safe, reporting any maintenance concerns.
  • Ensure housekeeping supplies are stocked and refill products when needed.  Reports supply needs to supervisor.
  • Observes and uses proper procedures for waste disposal per facility policy.
  • Maintains equipment and supplies in a clean and orderly manner. Assist with other environmental service functions as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Responsibilities for all Ecumen Positions:


1.      Acting with Honor and Character

  • Ethics and Values: Engages in open and honest dialogue with others.  Treats individuals respectfully, professionally and fairly.
  • Integrity and Trust.  Shows consistency between words and actions.  Protects confidential (and sensitive) information.  Effectively handles emotions, including anger and frustration.

2.      Honoring Brand

  • Personal Alignment: Models commitment to Ecumen's mission, vision, values. Demonstrates an understanding of how their role contributes and adds value to their business unit and Ecumen.
  • Drive and Initiative: Sets high standards for his or her performance.  Accepts responsibility for taking initial action.

3.      Creating the new and different

  • Creativity: Is willing to challenge the status quo.  Encourages others to try new methods and approaches.  Supports his/her team, even when the initial efforts are unsuccessful.

4.      Empowerment

  • Customer and Team Focus: Establishes and maintains effective customer relationships.  Demonstrates effective listening skills.  Involves others in shaping plans and making decisions that affect them.  Uses customer perspective, feedback and data for decision making and improvements in service delivery.  Reliably and consistently demonstrates timely follow through and responsiveness to customer needs and requests.  Champions initiatives that drive increased customer satisfaction.


Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Relevant Experience: 1-2 years housekeeping/laundry experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Other knowledge, skills and abilities: Able to follow all safety rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the facility including but not limited to: Vulnerable Adult and Abuse Policy, Resident’s Bill of Rights, OSHA, Universal Precaution, Right-to-Know, and Globally Harmonized System (GHS). In Minnesota this also includes A Workplace Awareness and Injury Reduction act (AWAIR).



Equal Opportunity Employer

EOE/AA. Drug Free Workplace.

Ecumen is an equal opportunity employer. Ecumen considers candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.