The Assistant Director of Sports Turf Operations will assist the Associate Director of Sports Turf Operations with day-to-day operations related to maintaining the surfaces of various natural and artificial turf athletic fields and landscaping of the athletic facilities. This position will function as the primary Sports Turf Operations contact in the director’s absence. This position is designated as weather/event essential. This is a one-year appointment, renewable based on the need for the position, availability of funding, and continued satisfactory level of performance in the role.
Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher learning
Experience in baseball field management
Bachelor of Science in Turf Grass Science, Biology, Sports Management, or a related field from an accredited institution of higher learning
At least three years of supervisory experience in athletic field and turf management
Arkansas certified pesticide license in the categories necessary to meet all EPA and State laws and regulations pertaining to Sports Turf Management or the ability to obtain within six months of employment
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to interface effectively with coaching staff and other employees to provide a cohesive working environment
Ability to obtain an Arkansas certified pesticide license in the categories necessary to meet all EPA and State lases and regulations pertaining to Sports Turf Management within six months of employment
Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,600 students with 200+ academic programs. U of A students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent all 50 states and 120 countries.
The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life. Arkansas is a natural wonder of forests, mountains and lakes framed by picturesque riv...ers and streams. Some of the best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are a short drive from campus.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.