The Grounds Department at Saint John s University invites applications for a full-time, benefit-eligible position of Mechanic/Groundskeeper. Saint John's University (SJU) is a liberal arts college for men and a graduate School of Theology for both men and women and is also the home of the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library and the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research. The campuses are located in the central lakes area of Minnesota, surrounded by more than 3,000 acres of pristine forests, prairies, and lakes. The campus is minutes away from St. Cloud, an increasingly diverse regional center with a population of over 100,000, and 70 miles from Minneapolis and St. Paul. Some SJU faculty and staff choose to reside locally, while others commute from the Twin Cities. Both St. Cloud and the Twin Cities offer a wide range of fine arts, cultural, dining, recreational, and sporting opportunities. SJU is a Catholic college in the Benedictine tradition enlivened by values of community, hospitality, stewardship, and justice. The university is dedicated to cultivating an equitable, inclusive community founded on respect for all persons. Students, staff and faculty from many diverse belief systems and backgrounds collectively bring a rich dimension to the academic, cultural, and religious experience at SJU. Learn more in our Institutional Statement on Diversity and in our brochure regarding Higher Education in the Catholic and Benedictine Tradition. With a total enrollment of approximately 1,600 students, SJU has a unique coordinate partnership with the College of Saint Benedict (CSB), a liberal arts college for women. SJU and CSB are committed to the holistic transformational development of men and women within the context of a unified, coeducational experience. All students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to experience and engage with the two institutions. For further information, see http://www.csbsju.edu/about. SJU offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program Responsibilities: Mowing, trimming, and raking of lawns. Assist with proper planting, pruning, trimming, and general care of trees on inner campus. Assist with snow and ice removal to ensure safety of sidewalks, stairs, and parking lots, including hand shoveling. Assists with snow removal from roofs and sets barricades and signage to protect areas from falling snow and ice as requested. Repair and maintenance of all departmental tools and equipment. Maintenance and marking of athletic fields. Installation and repair of pavers. Direction and supervision of student workers of the grounds department. Campus refuse pick up and removal (secondary job function) Setting of cemetery headstone and closing of graves.
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