Botanic Gardens Manager
8AM - 5PM
$53,700 - $66,750
Manage horticultural, landscape, and facilities operations of the 40-acre UCR Botanic Gardens including diverse plants, gardens, and grounds. Work with Director to advance the mission and goals of the Botanic Gardens and work with Curator to manage and augment curated plant collection and install new gardens. Supervise permanent and temporary staff, students and volunteers who work in all areas of horticulture, propagation, landscape maintenance, pest control, and facility maintenance. Manage risk, liability, and public safety awareness in the Gardens. Coordinate and work with campus units and outside contractors performing tree care, machinery repair, and other landscape and facility work. Please note: Final candidates may be required to complete a skills assessment as part of the selection process.
Ability to provide plant and pest identification.
Working, effective interpersonal and work leadership skills to provide guidance to other personnel.
Working knowledge in landscape/groundskeeping services.
Working verbal and written communication skills in the English language, including active listening, flexibility, critical thinking, and the ability to multi-task and ensure effective time management.
Basic computer applications skills.
Working decision making and reasoning skills, and ability to develop original ideas to solve problems and conduct operations analysis and quality control analysis.
Demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic, diverse, outdoor environment under changing and sometimes extreme conditions.
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse staff and volunteers of all ages and abilities and to create a positive experience for visitors of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.
Skill working with computer software including Microsoft Office
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities'air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.
UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.
- Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey. \
- Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.
- In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.
- U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."
- Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."
- U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:
- Graduate School of Education - 62nd among ranked schools
- Bourns College of Engineering - 71st among ranked schools
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