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Manager of Grounds

The Manager of Grounds provides short and long range perspectives for planning and implementation of Academy goals; oversees a team of 11 groundskeepers; manages a fleet of 30-plus vehicles; manages turf, trees, athletic fields, and elm trees; facilitates communications with the Office of Physical Plant and other campus departments; works in close collaboration with Academy representatives regarding sustainability efforts and directs daily operations and services to maintain a historic campus.  Additional responsibilities include management of an annual budget in excess of $1 million.

This position establishes standards and priorities for campus maintenance programs; works with architects, consultants, Trustees, and faculty committees on long-range campus planning; manages capital program for landscape improvement, tree plantings, athletic facilities, and general campus site improvements.  Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture; five years of landscape design experience; training in horticulture, turf management, and landscape project management; 7–10 years’ management experience with demonstrated professional growth; excellent writing and communication skills; and strong computer proficiency.  This position is an ‘on-call’ position on a rotating basis.  When emergencies and/or extreme weather conditions occur, the functions of this job may be deemed essential, and the employee must report to work and/or remain on duty.  Full background check required.

If interested, please complete an application, and include a resume and cover letter outlining your interest in this position.

Review of applications to begin immediately.  This position will remain open until filled.

Phillips Academy is pleased to offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes group medical & dental, generous employer contributions to HSA/HRA for eligible employees, 403(b) retirement plan, paid vacation/personal/sick time off, 13 paid holidays as well as many other benefits.

Phillips Academy requires that all faculty, staff, and administrators, subject to disability and religious accommodation exceptions under federal and state law, be up to date with their COVID vaccination, which includes any boosters that have been added to meet the CDC definition of up to date which now includes the new bivalent booster.

Phillips Academy is an equal opportunity employer. Phillips Academy is an intentionally diverse and inclusive residential community “committed to creating an equitable and inclusive school in which students from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences—including race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, socioeconomic class, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, and ability—learn and grow together.” The ideal candidate supports the inclusive and diverse nature of the community. Any offers of employment will be contingent upon successful CORI/SORI and fingerprinting background checks as well as unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.

Phillips Academy | 180 Main St. Andover, MA 01810 | 978-749-4000 |