Grounds Manager

Working as Athletics Grounds Manager, you will be responsible for the overall management of the athletic fields & surrounding areas at Palm Beach Atlantic University-RAC. You will be responsible for successfully coordinating all work activities of grounds personnel. You must also supervise, direct, and develop hourly employees in accordance with company guidelines, & ensure customer satisfaction through high quality standards, while maintaining an environment that is safe & equitable.

In the Athletic Grounds Manager role, you will be responsible for assigning duties, inspecting work to include athletic field management, irrigation systems & landscape.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversees an effective, proactive, detailed management plan for all playing surfaces & common areas.
  • Develops & maintains working relationships with client, coaches, umpires, etc.
  • Perform daily field inspections, ensuring the safety & quality of the playing surfaces.
  • Meets with staff daily to review task completion and future projects.
  • Cross trains and develops employees for multiple positions.
  • Trains employees in grounds methods, procedures & proper operation of equipment.
  • Guides completion on projects to make sure they are completed timely and within budget.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong understanding of both baseball/softball field management.
  • One to two years in a supervisory role in Grounds Management, Golf Course, Athletic Field Management, or service-related field with high customer/client contact required.
  • Strong work ethic, intense drive, & initiative for quality and customer service.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills both one-on-one & in group situations.
  • Ability to engage & motivate staff.
  • Understanding of budgeting processes & awareness of profit and loss concepts.
  • Excellent administrative &organizational skills & an ability to prioritize.
  • Excellent time management skills required.

Physical Demands & Working Environment:

  • Required to work long hours, standing, and walking around during athletic seasons & any extra events.
  • Sitting, standing, walking reaching with arms & hands, climbing balancing, stooping, bending, lifting, pushing pulling, kneeling, or crouching are all part of this position.
  • Must be able to handle weather related elements such as rain & heat.

Please reach out to Eric Harshman (856) 723-6333, Chris Metcalf (630) 777-0118 or Neil Cathey (856) 316-4669 for more information or questions about the position.


To apply for this job email your details to eric.harshman@sscserv.com