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Groundskeeping Associate Manager

Professional, CT

  • Custodial

  • Salaried

Job Description

We are looking for a talented Groundskeeping Manager to join our team at the University of Hartford.
The Groundskeeping Manager is responsible for supervision of grounds operations and improvement initiatives including, but not limited to, landscape operations, tree and shrub maintenance and duties related to inclement weather, such as snow removal. May also oversee other services such as transportation, pest control and turf maintenance. Manages a team of grounds professionals and ensures achievement of departmental goals and client expectations.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assists in the planning, development, prioritization and management of all grounds maintenance and horticulture programs in accordance with the seasonal calendar and best practices of Sustainable Green and Natural Landscape for a particular client location
  • Responsible for the hiring, training and performance management of supervisors and ensures to effectively communicate departmental policies and safety regulations
  • Generates work orders, organizes and assigns work to be completed based on established deadlines, safety standards and sustainability practices
  • Oversees grounds and construction projects as well as develops relationships with clients/campus community in conjunction with facility/property leadership
  • Inspects acreage to identify areas for landscape upgrades as well as evaluates all equipment associated with grounds operations making repairs and providing technical assistance as needed
  • Adheres to budgetary requirements, including the purchase of supplies, tools, equipment and other outside services
  • Accountable for a culture that creates a safe work environment
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable OSHA, EPA and other local, state and federal regulations and communicates such regulations to grounds staff

At Aramark, developing new skills and doing what it takes to get the job done make a positive impact for our employees and for our customers. In order to meet our commitments, job duties may change or new ones may be assigned without formal notice.


  • 3-5 years previous experience in groundskeeping/horticulture required 
  • 2 years previous supervisory experience 
  • Non-commercial driver’s license required
  • Possess knowledge of groundskeeping principles and power landscape equipment in order to troubleshoot equipment issues
  • Work involves exposure to unusual elements and extreme temperatures 
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with all levels within the organization as well as external vendors and contractors
This role may have physical demands including, but not limited to, lifting, bending, pushing, pulling and/or extended walking and standing. This role may also require uniforms and/or usage of Personal Protective equipment (PPE).

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Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet.

At Aramark, we believe that every employee should enjoy equal employment opportunity and be free to participate in all aspects of the company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

About Aramark

The people of Aramark proudly serve millions of guests every day through food, facilities, and uniform services in 19 countries around the world. Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet. We believe a career should develop your talents, fuel your passions, and empower your professional growth. So, no matter what you're pursuing - a new challenge, a sense of belonging, or just a great place to work - our focus is helping you reach your full potential. Learn more about working here at or connect with us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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