Grinnell Chamber

Assoc. Director of Fac. Mgmt.- Grounds, Landscape

Full time
Posted: 10/20/2021
Grinnell, IA
Human Resources


Grinnell College is a top ranked Liberal Arts institution that values diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, intellectual freedom, and social responsibility. We seek candidates that align with these values and have the ability and desire to advance our values and belonging within our community and the communities we engage. Ideal candidates will be prepared to collaborate and contribute to the mission and values of the college across all constituencies.

This position is responsible for all aspects of comprehensive planning, managing, directing, supervising and maintaining of the overall appearance of the college’s grounds and landscaping.  This is carried out through supervision of assigned Grounds Department staff, coordination with other Facilities Management trade shops, various departments and contractors. These responsibilities require extensive knowledge, ability and supervision in planning, initiating, and maintaining a comprehensive grounds maintenance program. 

Other Responsibilities

  • Develops landscape features, grounds maintenance expectations, landscape design standards, and landscape installation implementation
  • Serves as the professional grounds and landscaping consultant for the college
  • Leads planning and set up of large-scale events
  • Manages the moving of furniture, equipment, and supplies 
  • Manages mail/package delivery 
  • Oversees compost and recycling efforts of the college


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • The ability to manage and supervise multiple employees at once
  • Able to review and evaluate landscape plans to determine proper plant, material and placement for proper growth, development, and design intent
  • Bachelor’s degree or combination of Associate Degree and commensurate years of experience
  • 5 years of experience
  • Values Diversity Equity and Inclusion
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Ability to efficiently manage and organize projects 
  • Must effectively partner across all levels of campus constituencies

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Iowa Pesticide Applicator License
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture Science

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