Director of Athletic Facilities and Sports Turf

Must be a Christian who is a member of a church that holds Jesus Christ to be their Savior and Lord, and who holds solely the Old Testament and the New Testament as sacred Scriptures.

As the Director of Athletic Facilities and Sports Turf, you will be responsible for the comprehensive management and maintenance of all athletic facilities, including physical facilities and sports turf. You will oversee the scheduling, coordination, and chemical applications, maintenance, and watering protocols for the sports turf surfaces. In this role, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the overall success of our athletic programs by ensuring top-quality facilities and playing surfaces. Other related duties may be assigned to support the overall functioning of the department.


  • Knowledge of basic facilities maintenance including cleaning, plumbing, electrical, landscaping, and light construction.
  • Knowledge of cultural practices and fertigation for golf and soccer facilities.
  • Knowledge of synthetic sports turf maintenance and care.
  • Must obtain a Texas Pesticide Applicator’s License within 6 months of employment.
  • Must obtain a Texas Landscape Irrigators License within 6 months of employment.
  • Knowledge of mechanics and equipment preventative maintenance.
  • Computer skills (Word processing and spreadsheets).
  • Knowledge of NCAA requirements for field set-up for collegiate soccer is preferred.
  • Personnel management experience.
  • Strong leadership experience


  • Bachelor’s degree related to turf management
  • 2-3 years of soccer and golf sports turf management experience.
  • 1-2 years of facility management experience preferred.


  • Oversee the daily or annual maintenance of athletic buildings including Sadler clubhouse, Tabor Guest House, Horner Ballpark, Sedwick Field House, and the Burg Gymnasium.
  • Develop and maintain an annual maintenance plan for each athletic facility.
  • Oversee the scheduling of all treatments, maintenance, and watering of athletic fields including the Patriot Golf Green.
  • Game day and special events field preparation.
  • Reviews overall work schedules related to athletic events.
  • Administer all responsibilities in accordance with all applicable NCAA rules and guidelines.
  • Communicate and present short and long-term needs to the Director of Athletics and Assistant VP for Administrative Affairs
  • Collaborate and maintain key relationships with men’s soccer, women’s soccer, baseball, track, and cross-country head coaches to determine optimal playing conditions and execute a plan to achieve those targets
  • Determine optimal playing conditions for collegiate, club, and intramural games and practices
  • Oversee management and coordination of work by technical consultants or contractors
  • Responsible for supervision and training of the sports turf supervisor, and student employees.
  • Duties include the hiring process, setting expectations in accordance with Dallas Baptist University standards and expectations, departmental communication with employees, and mentorship.
  • Collaborate with other departmental directors to ensure a high level of communication well in advance of events/needs in conjunction with the Assistant VP of Admin affairs.
  • Stay current with industry best practices and recommend modifications to operational plans based on feasibility.
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Director of Athletics and the Assist. Director of Athletics for Baseball.

As agreed upon with the administration.

Regular hours between 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday but regularly flexible hours will be required. Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays.

To apply for this job email your details to robertl@dbu.edu