Garden Manager

Job description


Posting Number:


Classification Title:

Building/Grounds Supervisor II

Internal Title:

Garden Manager



Work County:



Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support


SAAS Sustainability

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Advertised Minimum Salary :


Advertised Salary Range:

$35,168 - $40,443

Part/Full Time:

Full Time

Hours per Week:


Work Schedule:

Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm with one hour for lunch

Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Type of Staff Position:

Full-time Equivalent (FTE)

Basis :

12 months

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About UofSC:

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Diversity Statement:

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

Benefit Eligibility Type:

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)

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Advertised Job Summary:

Under limited supervision, provides garden related programming for the campus and community. Manages the Sustainable Carolina Garden using Permaculture principles. Develops partnerships across the campus and community to engage in the garden as a living-lab. Mentors, trains, and supervises student peer leaders and projects.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions):

High school diploma and 4 years related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Permaculture Certification preferred but not required


Demonstrated experience related to garden/farm management, Permaculture, environmental education, and or sustainability related outreach and education. Demonstrated evidence in developing, coordinating and implementing programs. Experience working with diverse groups and individuals as well as partnership building and collaboration. Proven speaking and writing skills as well as basic planning and budgeting experience. Knowledge of sustainability issues and trends.

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

We are only accepting applications submitted by June 20, 2021

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EEO Statement:

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.




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Job No:
Posted: 5/8/2021
Application Due: 6/20/2021
Work Type: Full Time