| Reporting to the Director of Facilities Services, this key managerial role provides senior level leadership over the Grounds Management unit, inclusive of: supervision, and management of grounds maintenance activities for three campuses of University properties including: athletic fields, green roofs, historic trails and botanical gardens. |
The ideal candidate will lead, inspire and manage a team of supervisors providing all aspects of grounds maintenance, coordinating services with customers and service providers. He/she will develop and implement training programs to include: safety training, general landscaping education and sustainable landscape programs and initiatives, and develop procedures and processes to continually improve service and quality. In addition, this leader will be responsible for policy and procedure protocols and 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.
**Please note: this position does not include management of Yale's Golf Course.
Posting Position Title: Manager, Grounds
University Job Title: Manager of Grounds, Facilities Operations
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
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 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.
Required Skill/ability 3: Proven ability to manage and coordinate activities of supervisors and staff engaged in planning and scheduling of grounds maintenance services.
Required Skill/ability 4: 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 5: Ability to work irregular hours (as the job mandates), including emergency responses, and for special events such as move-in, move-out, commissioning, start-ups, commencement, reunions, etc.
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.
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