University of St. Thomas

Manager, Grounds and Property

St. Paul, Minnesota,
Nov 16, 2012
Dec 16, 2012
Employment Status
Full Time

Job Summary

The University of St. Thomas, Physical Plant, is accepting applications for a Property and Grounds Manager.

The St. Paul Seminary is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of its buildings as a separate corporation through its affiliation agreement with St. Thomas. This position would manage everything from day-to-day maintenance which are done in coordination with the University to capital improvement projects. This position works closely with the Rector and Finance Director.

This position is part-time 30 hours a week. Some flexibility in schedule is possible.

Duties include:
Manage all major construction projects
• Secure the General Contactor
• Develop budget guidelines
• Present plans to Finance Director and Rector for approval

Process all internal maintenance requests
• Determine if the project is to be completed using internal (UST) or outside vendor
• Follow up with workers to assure timely completion
• Work with guest master and other students involved in maintenance of the residence
• Be on call for emergency maintenance issues.
• Select and supervise summer student workers and special projects they complete
• Work to maintain St. Mark's residence with St. Mark's staff and prefect and priests on site
• Procure supplies for office when needed

Visual check of all facilities at SPS
• Walk the buildings to check on any maintenance issues
• Walk the grounds to check on any issues with trees, plants and grounds

Work with our two custodians to assure timely completions of tasks

Work with staff, faculty, Priests and Seminarians to assure proper maintenance of furniture
• Purchase needed furniture
• Purchase needed equipment


Equivalent to graduation from high school and three years of experience managing/maintaining a facility.

Knowledge of: Project management principles and practices; computer applications related to the work; business mathematics; techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone, often where relations may be confrontational or strained; correct business English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation; basic supervisory principles and practices.

Skill in: Reading and interpreting plans; establishing effective working relationships with contractors, staff and the public; explaining university requirements to engineers, and staff; preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials; maintaining accurate records and files; using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines; dealing successfully with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone, often where relations may be confrontational or strained; contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities.

Inspired by Catholic tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement. We offer a challenging, supportive work environment and an excellent benefit package including tuition remission.

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.


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