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Greenhouse Manager Biological Sciences

Company name
The University of Cincinnati

Location
Cincinnati, OH, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Agriculture, Bluecollar, Sciences, Education

Posted on
Sep 30, 2021

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CURRENT UC EMPLOYEES MUST APPLY INTERNALLY VIA SUCCESSFACTORS > HTTP://BIT.LY/UCEMPL

 

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century - building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what's Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America's top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as the most ambitious campus design program in the country.

 

JOB OVERVIEW

The University of Cincinnati Department of Biological Sciences is seeking a Greenhouse Manager to oversee our modern greenhouse facility. This position is responsible for managing the daily greenhouse operation including: maintaining daily reports of greenhouse conditions/activities; working with researchers to facilitate their projects; assisting educators with plant-based courses; training and supervising 2-5 student workers and volunteers; integrated pest management, keeping mandated pesticide application records, ordering supplies including chemicals and pesticides; maintaining inventory lists and required MSDS sheets; supervising greenhouse safety/hygiene practices; design/oversee interiorscapes in various locations; and propagate, prune, and perform other hands-on work that is beyond the skill level of assistants.

 

The position is 80% FTE and the person is expected to work 32 hours per week, including availability on occasional weekends, as necessary. This position is eligible for benefits and also for three credits of tuition remission each semester.

 

The Greenhouse Manager reports to the Department Head of Biological Sciences and also designs, implements, and administers the greenhouse space and usage guidelines.  It is also expected that the Manager will be proactive in suggesting improvements to the facility and implementing repairs.  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

*Manage, design, develop, modify and present programs.  Perform program needs assessment and make recommendations. *Implement policies and procedures.  *Maintain budget, prepare contracts, approve and monitor expenditures, prepare budget requests and financial reports.  *Act as liaison to internal departments, external entities and community organizations. *May prepare and edit reports and/or newsletters and develop publication materials. *May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.). *Perform related duties based on departmental need.

REQUIRED EDUCATION

*Bachelor's Degree. *Seven (7) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

*Three (3) years of experience in program development or business administration. *May require supervision experience.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS CONSIDERED

*An advanced degree, such as a MS in Horticulture, Botany, or Biology is a plus, as well as an ability to contribute to departmental outreach activities. *Familiar with experiments and the need for controlled conditions as well as propagating and maintaining plants for plant-related courses in a time-sensitive manner. *Certified or willing to be certified in pesticide application for Commercial Greenhouses in Ohio (Ohio 6d certification) within 3 months of employment. *Three (3) years of prior experience in greenhouse management and/or horticulture

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT

*Lifting - over 50 pounds - Often

APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested and qualified applicants must apply online.  In addition to completing the online application, applicants must include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae/resume, and names and contact information for three references. Only complete submissions will be considered. Review of applications will commence on October 18, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

 

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a CONTRIBUTION TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION statement.

 

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER / MINORITY / FEMALE / DISABILITY / VETERAN.

 

REQ: 73025 

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Company info

The University of Cincinnati
Website : http://www.uc.edu

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