Great River Golf Club (soon to be Sacred Heart University Golf Club) is a semi-private golf club owned by Scared Heart University located in Milford, CT. The golf course is 150 acres set along the Housatonic River and is a Par 72 playing around 7,000 yards. The course was designed by Tommy Fazio II and opened in 2001. Since then, it has been continuously rated one of the best in state and currently is rated the #16 collegiate course in the country. This year the university is in the process of installing a new irrigation system and renovating all the fairway bunkers on the course.
The course currently has 315 members and does on average 25,000 rounds annually. The golf club is also known as one of the best wedding venues in the state and prides itself on its scenic views and setting. The club has one of the largest practice areas in the state with a 20 player teeing area, short game area, and putting green.
The ideal candidate for the position must be a forward-thinking individual as Sacred Heart University will continue to invest in the property and continue to grow its position as one of the best clubs in the northeast and as a top-rated collegiate course. The club is looking for an individual that will provide insight and leadership for the short- and long-term development of the course and its amenities.
Key Responsibilities of the Golf Course Superintendent:
·Plans, organizes, and directs the maintenance of our championship golf course playing areas, main entrance, and award-winning wedding areas.
·Supervises the planting and cultural practices involved in growing various turf grasses, trees and ornamental plants
·Ensures that maintenance equipment is properly maintained, and inventory and service is logged.
·Procures supplies and materials within budgetary limitations.
·Keeps record of annual maintenance activities and costs.
·Implements sound purchasing procedures utilizing preferred vendors, when possible.
·Reconciles and provides timely coding of all invoices, payroll and other required documents.
·Coordinates snow removal.
·Ensures all company policies and procedures are followed including compliance with government and Scared Heart University regulations/policies.
·Ensures that they and all associates obtain proper training and/or licenses needed to perform job tasks safely and within city, state, and federal regulations. Addresses directly all real or perceived environmental concerns.
·Ensures proper mixing, calibration, and application of all chemical/fertilizers used on the course.
·Manages department members that may include, but is not limited to: Assistant Superintendent, 2nd Assistant Superintendent, Head Mechanic, Environmental Technician, Equipment Operator, Foreman, Greenskeeper, and Irrigation Technician.
·Assures that effective orientation and training are given to each new associate. Develops ongoing training programs.
·Incorporates safe work practices in job performance.
·Attract and develop assistant superintendents and interns in their careers.
A 4-year Bachelors Degree in Agronomy, Turfgrass Science, or Plant Science is preferred. Or an Associate’s degree (AA) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school in Agronomy, Turfgrass Management or Plant Science; and two to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must have a valid Driver’s License.
Must be able to pass background check
Possesses or is able to obtain a Connecticut Supervisors License within 90 days.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
Full Medical, Dental, Vision
Retirement and HSA Plans
Tuition reimbursement for employee and family members