1. Provides leadership, supervision, and coordination for a staff of supervisors providing daily maintenance and services to the assigned areas to include but not limited to the University's main campus, School of Medicine, West Campus, athletic fields, equipment maintenance repair facility, waste and recycling, and other University owned, leased, or rented properties. 2. Fosters a culture of teamwork both within Facilities Operations and with other departments. 3. Develops and implements sustainable landscape programs and initiatives and coordinates department activities with the University's principals responsible for developing University sustainability strategies. 4. Manages and leads various landscaping and construction projects. Plans and coordinates repairs, renovations and like activities. Consults as needed with other supervisors, trades people, planners, architects, and engineers for the timely and cost effective completion of work. Provides cost estimates on services and repairs as needed. Reviews project requirements, determining the deployment of supervision and trades people, work methods and procedures, tools, equipment, and other materials needed. 5. Develops policy and procedure protocols and supervises emergency response for all weather conditions and natural disasters, such as snow, ice, wind, rain, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, and other events that might alter normal operating conditions on campus. The director, supervisors, and grounds employees are considered essential staff and need to be on campus during such events. 6. Develops and implements training programs to include safety training and general landscaping education. 7. Coordinates services with both external and internal service providers. Meets with faculty, department chairs, Residential Heads of College, business managers, vendors, internal providers, and students. 8. Develops and implements plans to support University programs, activities, and events, to include, but not limited to, commencement, reunions and alumni events, opening and closing of school, summer programs and conferences, and athletic sporting events. 9. Monitors material purchases and costs from vendors. Coordinates with Materials Management / Purchasing department as well as vendors to select, bid out and purchase materials, tools, and equipment. Assures an adequate inventory of in stock supplies. Coordinates supply and material acquisition and distribution to work teams. Provides input and feedback on the quality of work delivered by contractors. Coordinates with Materials Management for supply and material acquisition and distribution to work teams. 10. May perform other duties as assigned.
Preferred Education: Bachelor's degree in Horticulture, Landscape Architecture or Design. Experience with sustainable landscape methodology. Experience managing solid waste and recycling disposal. Experience managing equipment/vehicle repair facility. Experience with Maintenance Management Software. Experience supervising unionized employees. Experience in higher education.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Bachelor's degree in Horticulture, Landscape Architecture or Design. Experience with sustainable landscape methodology. Experience managing solid waste and recycling disposal. Experience managing equipment/vehicle repair facility. Experience with Maintenance Management Software. Experience supervising unionized employees. Experience in higher education.
Required Skill/ability 5: Ability to work irregular hours (as the job mandates), including response to emergencies, and for special events such as move-in, move-out, commissioning, start-ups, commencement, reunions, etc.
Posting Position Title: Manager, Grounds
Required Skill/ability 3: Proven ability to manage and coordinate activities of supervisors and staff engaged in planning and scheduling of grounds maintenance services.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Associate Director, Landscape & Grounds Management
Required Skill/ability 1: Proven ability to develop and implement sustainable landscape programs and initiatives. Proven ability to manage and lead various landscaping focused construction projects.
Required Skill/ability 4: Proven ability to produce and maintain management reports using business software (Microsoft Word and Excel). Proven ability to develop, and manage scheduling, word processing, and spreadsheet documents and reports. Excellent verbal, written and organizational skills and the ability to communicate effectively with all organizational levels.
Required Skill/ability 2: Proven ability to provide strong administrative management to assess and maintain staffing needs, deal with employee relations and service the needs of University customers.
1. Bachelor's degree in a related field and eight years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 2. Experience with software tools such as Microsoft Office, Outlook, Timekeeping/Payroll.
Internal Number: 52414BR
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Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.