Assistant Director, Sports Turf and Grounds

  • Full Time
  • Orlando, FL
  • $ D.O.E.

UCF Athletics at the University of Central Florida, an NCAA Division I institution and Big XII member (effective July 1, 2023), is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Director, Sports Turf and Grounds.

Under the direction of the Director of Sports Turf and Grounds, the selected candidate will manage the daily activities for the Dixon Athletics Village, including UCF Athletic fields and adjacent facilities. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: development and execution of a maintenance program for Athletics game and practice fields; managing of field preparation and painting; supervision of grounds staff; inspection of work sites and equipment to ensure compliance with University and Athletics standards; coordination of fertilizer, pesticide, and chemical application of appropriate areas; assist with budget management; and oversight of safety training program related to grounds activities. May also include some game administration of sporting events.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and one (1) year appropriate experience; or high school diploma and five (5) years of appropriate experience. Must have, or be able to obtain, a Limited Lawn and Ornamental License, pesticide spraying license as governed by Florida Statutes 482 & 487.  Prefer sports turf or golf turf preparation and maintenance experience. Management experience also preferred. As a UCFAA, Inc. staff member, the selected candidate will be a person of integrity and character who shares a commitment for knowing and complying with NCAA, Conference, and institutional rules as they apply to the UCF Athletics program.

Cover letter, resume, and three professional references will be accepted until the position is filled.

Note: the person selected for this position will be employed by UCF Athletics, which is a Direct Support Organization (DSO) of the University of Central Florida.

UCF Athletics is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity, and fosters an environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and supportive for all members of our community. Qualified women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Our mission is to positively transform the lives of our students academically, athletically, and personally through a nationally competitive intercollegiate athletics program that enhances the reputation and visibility of the University. We strive to be Florida’s preeminent athletic program representing UCF and our community with distinction on the national stage as “Orlando’s Hometown Team”. To learn more about UCF and Athletics, please visit our websites at www.ucf.edu and www.ucfknights.com.

To apply for this job please visit ucfathletics.hirecentric.com.