The Harlem Commonwealth Council offers professional and challenging career opportunities with high growth potential and we're always looking for talent! 

If you are interested in working or interning with the Harlem Commonwealth Council, please email your resume to

NOTE: Only those candidates under consideration will be contacted. 

If you do not have access to email, mail your cover letter & resume to: 

Human Resources 

Harlem Commonwealth Council 

361 West 125th Street - New York, New York 10027 

Harlem Commonwealth is an equal opportunity employer. Women, trans, gender non-conforming people, people of color, Indigenous people, LGBTQIA, and people from poor and/or working-class backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.





To take care of our building and carry out cleaning, maintenance and security duties. The goal is to keep our building in a clean and orderly condition.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Clean all building floors by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, or vacuuming them. 

  • Clean windows, glass partitions and mirrors, using soapy water or other cleaners, sponges, and squeegees. 

  • Clean the bathrooms on each floor i.e. sinks, toilets and floor should be swept every day. 

  • Empty the garbage in the bathroom every night. 

  • Polish the desks on the third and fourth floor every night. 

  • Gather and empty waste paper baskets in offices on the first, third and fourth floor each night. 

  • Responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the boardroom (cleaning the desk and mopping the floor. 

  • Responsible for cleaning the elevator. 

  • Responsible for maintaining a clean and orderly lobby area. 

  • Responsible for cleaning the board kitchen (this includes putting away cutlery, dishes and cleaning the stove top)

  • Responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the staff lounge. 

  • Steam-clean or shampoo carpets. 

  • Dust furniture, walls, machines, and equipment. 

  • Empty the mop water each night. 

  • Empty the drains on the water cooler every night. 

  • Clean the water coolers of all stains and dirt. 

  • Requisition supplies and equipment needed for cleaning and maintenance duties 

  • Monitor building security and safety by performing such tasks as locking doors after operating hours and checking electrical appliance used to ensure that hazards are not created. 

  • Follow procedures for the use of chemical cleaners and power equipment, in order to prevent damage to floors and fixtures. 

  • Move heavy furniture, equipment, and supplies, either manually or using a hand truck. 

  • Remove snow from sidewalks using shovels and spread snow-melting chemicals. 

  • Set up, arrange, and remove decorations, tables, chairs, ladders, and scaffolding to prepare facilities for events such as banquets and meetings. 

  • Performs other duties as assigned. 


  • High School Diploma or its equivalent. 

  • A minimum of two years related work experience. This person must have a Certificate of Fitness, from the Bureau of Fire Prevention. 

  • This person will also need to have knowledge of cleaning machines, the ability to operate the equipments as needed. 


Competitive salary; plus, health and dental, vision insurance; retirement savings match; generous paid time off policy; paid holidays. 


How to Apply: 

Please complete the online application