Grounds Supervisor

Allegheny College, a small selective national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of Grounds Supervisor.   This is a full-time, exempt position in the Physical Plant which may require work outside the normal business hours as needed.  The position reports to the Associate Director of Physical Plant.

Primary responsibilities will require the qualified individual to provide principal supervision and support for the college grounds and associated work. Under the general supervision of the Associate Director, the Grounds Supervisor will plan, organize and supervise all functions of the campus grounds and related facilities including daily operations, long-term planning, grounds budget, event set-up, safety, energy conservation, sustainability, and oversight of major capital projects and repair as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have strong supervisory skills with the ability to schedule, coordinate and direct activities for personnel assigned to him/her. Must have knowledge of equipment operation, arboriculture, landscaping activities and experience in the maintenance of paved and unpaved areas. Must have experience in snow and ice control operations and in the operation of snow removal equipment. This person must demonstrate success in multi-tasking in an extremely busy environment involving multiple customers. This person must have experience in successfully operating within a defined budget.

Associate’s degree required, bachelor’s degree preferred, and a minimum of five years of experience in the supervision of maintenance activities involving paved and unpaved areas.

Allegheny College is a Carnegie I national liberal arts college that ranks among the top 7% of liberal arts colleges in the production of future Ph.D.’s, business leaders and other professionals.  The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits.  The College is located in Northwest Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh, near Lake Erie. The 32nd oldest college in the country, Allegheny celebrated its bicentennial in 2015.  Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of just under 2,000 with students from 41 U.S. states and 47 countries.  Its picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

Please submit a letter of application, resume, and three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA  16335 or by e-mail to  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

posted 6/28/17