The University of Portland seeks an Athletic Field Manager to care, maintain and renovate all University of Portland intercollegiate athletic fields. The University of Portland is a National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Division I institution and West Coast Conference (WCC) member.
Develop and implement plans, policies, and procedures for successful maintenance of all athletic fields (natural & artificial) and athletic grounds on Franz River
Manage budget for field maintenance, equipment and supplies for all athletic fields
Purchase, maintain, and manage inventory of Athletic field maintenance equipment and supplies for all athletic fields.
Communicate and present recommendations of short and long term needs to Senior Associate Athletic Director of Business Operations and Vice President of Athletics.
Ensure adherence to relevant regulations, guidelines and standards for NCAA Division I athletic
Plan and execute all cultural practices for Athletic fields; including mowing, fertilizing, aeration, topdressing, etc.
Management of irrigation systems of Athletic fields.
Collaborate and maintain key relationships with the following stakeholders:
Men’s Soccer, Women’s Soccer, Baseball, Track head coaches to determine optimal playing conditions and execute a plan to achieve these targets.
Assistant Athletics Director of Equipment and Operations regarding facility scheduling and operational needs.
University of Portland Physical Plant employees including grounds manager, director of facility services, assistant director of facility services regarding broader campus issues.
Director of Recreation and Intramurals to determine optimal field conditions for club and intramural practices and competitions.
Assist in management and coordination of work by technical consultants and/or
Work with third party clients, community members, or friends of the University of Portland who rent athletic fields.
Responsible for supervision and training of Athletic Field Specialist, seasonal and/or student Supervisory responsibilities include participation in: hiring processes; setting of clear and measurable expectations; departmental communications with employees; training, development, and mentorship; performance management and evaluations; and advisement of any necessary disciplinary processes, including termination of employment, to the Senior Associate Athletic Director of Business Operations or designee.
Manage, monitor and record in-house and/or contracted maintenance performed to all artificial surfaces in accordance with manufacturer’s warranty specifications (repairs, blowing, sweeping, dragging, etc.)
Other duties as relevant to the duties of the position or as assigned by supervisor or supervisor’s designee.
Please note that the above list of duties is not comprehensive but generally demonstrates the types of matters under this position’s purview and responsibility.
The University of Portland offers a nationally competitive athletic program committed to athletic and academic success and the holistic development of student-athletes. Portland is often nationally-ranked among Division I-AAA schools in the Learfield-IMG Directors Cup standings on the playing field. The Athletic Department provides a positive and engaging environment for coaches and staff to do their best work supporting Pilot student-athletes, and the University offers a competitive salary and benefits package.