Eastern Nazarene College, a fully accredited Christian liberal arts college on Boston’s south shore, is seeking a Grounds & Maintenance Assistant to coordinate grounds maintenance of College owned properties as assigned. You will work with the grounds contractor to maintain campus appearance and enhance the grounds of the college campus to its full potential, provide as needed support to other functions of the department including building maintenance and repairs, and will support snow removal efforts. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Facilities, you will assist in coordinating the work of student employees assigned to perform grounds maintenance and snow removal to the college properties. Candidates must possess a committed Christian faith evident in daily life, and support the mission and educational philosophy of the College.
Please submit your resume, along with a cover letter, and provide a statement of faith – a statement of your Christian experience, including how your Christian commitment models the mission and values of Eastern Nazarene College and your church affiliation and involvement – to firstname.lastname@example.org.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:
- Maintain lawns, trim and edge around walkways, flower beds and structures on campus properties between contractor visits
- Plant grass, flowers, trees and shrubs. Water lawns and shrubs.
- Mulch flower beds and landscape areas as needed.
- Prune shrubs and trees to shape and improve growth.
- Spray lawns, shrubs and trees with fertilizer, herbicides and insecticides as needed.
- Maintain, repair and replace fence posts, gates, walls and walkways as needed.
- Rake, haul and compost leaves and clippings.
- Clean grounds and remove litter daily.
- Remove snow from walkways and driveways, spread salt on public passage ways to prevent ice buildup as needed.
- Clean out catch basins, drainage ditches and culverts on campus to facilitate proper drainage.
- Transport to the DPW all scrap metal and compost material.
- Maintain all equipment used for grounds maintenance including: mowers, edging tools, snow removal equipment, etc.
- Make minor repairs on equipment such as lawn mower, spreader and snow removal equipment when possible.
- Sharpen tools such as weed cutters, edging tools and shears.
- Maintain roof drainage, gutters, and down spouts.
- Assist with general maintenance duties as needed.
- Manage supplies inventory and submit requisitions as needed.
- Interpret, implement, and enforce all institutional policies and OSHA regulations for worker safety.
- Analyze and resolve work problems; or assist grounds personnel to solve work problems.
- Maintain time and production records.
- Follow proper College procedures when making any purchase of equipment or materials.
- Establish and manage work schedules of all grounds employees.
- Communicate on a daily basis with the Assistant Director all important issues as they develop.
- Present a professional, positive and helpful attitude at all times when interacting with guests, student employees and co-workers.
- Wear uniform issued by ENC at all times while working on campus properties.
- Other duties as assigned by Assistant Director of Facilities.
- High school diploma or equivalent required; two or more years’ experience and/or Technical training or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.
- Experience with landscaping and small engine repair.
- Strong leadership and interpersonal skills are necessary.
- Must be detail oriented and must demonstrate good decision-making skills.
- Must have the ability to prioritize and organize work effectively.
- Word processing and spreadsheet skills, writing and editing skills.
- Responsible for resolving complaints and staff needs and creating a climate of mutual respect and enthusiasm.
- Candidates must possess a committed Christian faith evident in daily life, and support for the mission and educational philosophy of the College is required.
- Commonwealth of Mass Dept. of Agriculture
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The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and fingers to perform computer functions and use telephone; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, reach with hands and arms, and lift up to 50lbs and seek assistance if over 50lbs.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet and there is moderate noise and occasional loud noise associated with operating grounds maintenance equipment.
- The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals associated with grounds maintenance.
Who We Are
Eastern Nazarene College is a fully accredited Christian liberal arts college and member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) with approximately 1,000 students distributed across residential undergraduate, graduate, and adult studies programs. Nestled in a residential neighborhood minutes from downtown Boston, the college’s picturesque New England campus is a window into the world. While our faculty are leaders in their fields, actively involved in publishing and research, they are devoted to teaching and mentoring students in a nurturing, spiritually informed, and academically supportive environment. Students are encouraged to travel, engage in service projects, and participate in internship experiences as a part of their education. Through their classes, work experiences in Boston, and mission trips around the world, students are challenged to open their minds and hearts, preparing them for a lifetime of meaningful work and service to our nation and the world.
Our benefits include health, dental, tuition benefits for employee and dependents, competitive retirement matching, generous paid time off, life and disability insurance, and more. In addition, as a staff or faculty member in our multi-cultural and close-knit community, you’ll enjoy a variety of unique benefits as you play an active role in achieving our mission and supporting our community.
Applicants should be committed Christians and active in a local church. Preference in hiring is given to those with Wesleyan convictions and background, though qualified applicants from other Christian traditions will be considered as well. www.enc.edu
Eastern Nazarene College provides a transformational education that equips diverse students to lead and serve our world as agents of Christ’s love and truth.
Eastern Nazarene College will be widely-recognized as a leader in innovative Christian education, renowned for excellence in student achievement, vibrant intercultural community, and global impact
- Holistic education: We provide a holistic educational experience in the liberal arts and professional studies that integrates spiritual, academic, emotional, and social development.
- Christian community: We facilitate the building of loving relationships so that we reflect the Spirit of Christ in our life together.
- Student-centered: We orient our work around the success of our students, making every effort to be responsive to the unique needs, aspirations, and backgrounds of each one.
- Wesleyan: Consistent with our rich Wesleyan holiness tradition, we create and maintain an environment which awakens and fosters truth, righteousness, and justice as made possible by God’s transforming grace through Jesus Christ.
- Civility and hospitality: We intentionally welcome and embrace people from diverse cultures, viewpoints, and faith traditions.
- Servanthood: We model servant leadership to our students and community by building a culture of listening, respect, encouragement, and support.
- Authenticity and transparency: We are deliberately honest in our relationships, candid in our communication, and transparent in our governance in order to foster trust and confidence.
- Excellence: In an effort to provide “the best in education and the best in Christian faith,” we strive for excellence that honors God in all our endeavors.
- Strategic innovation: While remaining deeply rooted in our mission, we are boldly creative and innovative in the methods we employ.
- Accountability: We keep promises, honor commitments, meet and exceed expectations, and are willing to be held accountable for the faithful fulfillment of our responsibilities.
Our lifestyle guidelines reflect the “Articles of Faith and “Agreed Statement of Belief” of the Church of the Nazarene and the Mission Statement of Eastern Nazarene College. The premise of our lifestyle guidelines is to exemplify such personal, moral, and religious conduct as shall be above reproach. This lifestyle premise is for everyone working and living on campus: students, faculty, staff, and administration. This lifestyle premise is a rationale for desirable behavior and attitudes. To be in accord with the purposes and spirit of the College and with the doctrines and standards of the Church of the Nazarene, our lifestyle practices exclude: drinking alcoholic beverages, engaging in sexual acts with anyone other than your spouse, viewing pornographic and violent videos/movies, using illegal drugs or misuse of prescription drugs, participating in gambling, or using tobacco in any form. The College also asks employees to follow dress code guidelines. The College expects all employees to live by this lifestyle premise. We ask for an understanding of the need for lifestyle standards, a good spirit in keeping them, and cooperative efforts in improving them. As ENC employees, we ask that you consider the larger picture that what we do and how we do it reflects on ENC and affects other people as well as ourselves. Our desire is to glorify God in all our efforts.
Eastern Nazarene College policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion*, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected class in all aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge. We actively encourage applications from underrepresented groups.*
*Christian Faith and employment at Eastern Nazarene College: Eastern Nazarene College is an expression of the Church of the Nazarene. It reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Section 702-703, U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964). Preferred candidates demonstrate a strong commitment to the Christian faith, active participation in a local church, and a philosophy of Christian higher education consistent with the Wesleyan tradition.