Hiring Organization: Winona State University
Employment type: Full-Time
Application Deadline: May 3, 2014
Job Location: MN
MSUAASF, Range C
Commensurate With Experience
Winona State University has an opening for a Landscape Services and Arboretum Director. The individual in this position will provide vision, planning, education and training, skilled leadership, coordination and supervision involving all aspects of the development and maintenance of the WSU grounds and allied properties as a regional landscape arboretum for education, enjoyment and scientific study.
This position also involves direct responsibility for and participation, as a working supervisor, in all aspects of the development, care and maintenance of the campus trees, forested properties, gardens, turf, landscape features, irrigation systems, and hard-scape surfaces. Additionally, this position involves a high level of knowledge and experience with all dimensions of providing landscape services: hiring, training and supervising grounds staff; landscape planning and design, using environmentally sustainable grounds and road/walkway (hard-scape) surface maintenance practices; utilizing advanced arboriculture and horticulture knowledge and skills pertaining to the selection, acquisition or cultivation, planting and care of native and non-native trees, flowers, ornamental grasses, shrubs and turf; and the use, care and maintenance of common forms of power equipment employed for landscape and hard-scape maintenance.
Finally, this position will also entail coordinating landscape services staff and resources with the WSU Land Steward, academic programs, faculty and students to provide educational and public outreach programs to on-campus and community groups; working collaboratively with campus offices and groups (e.g., administration, Facilities Services Manager and staff, campus Land Steward, Arboretum and Land Stewardship Committee, students and faculty) to develop a written strategic plan (vision, mission and goals) for the campus arboretum; and performing such other supervisory, maintenance and training/education and promotion activities as may be assigned.
ISA Certified Arborist;
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in forestry, urban forestry, botany, plant ecology, ornamental horticulture or closely related horticulture field;
At least four years’ experience as an arborist and/or ornamental horticulturist;
The applicant should demonstrate a knowledge of and interest in diverse cultures and populations.
The mission of Winona State University is to enhance the intellectual, social, cultural and economic vitality of the people and communities we serve. We offer undergraduate programs based on the traditions and values of the arts and sciences and an array of graduate and professional programs that are especially responsive to the needs of the Upper Midwest. We prepare our graduates to serve generously, lead responsibly and respond imaginatively and creatively to the challenges of their work, their lives and their communities. A community of learners improving our world!
POSITION AVAILABLE PENDING BUDGETARY APPROVAL
ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE ABLE TO LAWFULLY ACCEPT EMPLOYMENT IN THE UNITED STATES
Please submit the following materials in addition to the online application: 1) A cover letter addressing how you meet the responsibilities and qualifications in the order listed above; 2) Resume; 3) Transcripts (undergraduate and graduate); and 4) a list of at least 3 references, with addresses and telephone numbers. *Persons writing letters of reference should be advised of Minnesota's open record law which can make such letters available to applicants upon request.
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