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George Fox University - Staff and Administrator
Newberg, OR
Expired: May 19, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
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George Fox University's Plant Services department is seeking a skilled, adaptable, and energetic Temporary Groundskeeper to join their team.

About the Job:

The Temporary Groundskeeper will have the opportunity to make a lasting impact on our students and employees by maintaining attractive, functional, and safe grounds at the George Fox University main campus. This position is primarily responsible for the maintenance and care of University landscapes to keep them looking beautiful, inviting, and safe for everyone who visits.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Performing various landscape maintenance including, but not limited to, the following: bark dusting, edging, lawn mowing, planting, weeding, blowing, pressure washing, pruning.
  • Assisting in landscape installation including: creating new lawn and bed areas, forming swales and contours, installing landscape products, structures and hardware, planting plants, trees and or shrubs, and installing irrigation.
  • Safely operating various landscaping equipment such as tractors, trucks, and riding mowers.
  • Communicating effectively and courteously with others, including employees, students, and the public, in a spirit of teamwork, respect and customer service.
  • By actions, words, and lifestyle, be a Christian role model to students, whether through casual contact or in a formal supervisory role.
  • Demonstrating awareness, respect, and appreciation for diversity of culture, background, race, sex, political views, expressions of faith, etc. and works well with a variety of people.
  • Other duties as assigned.

We're looking for candidates who have:

  • A clean driving record along with the ability to provide proof of a valid driver's license and pass the University Driver Certification to operate all types of mechanized groundskeeping equipment on campus including Gators and tractors.
  • The capacity to work well in a team setting and independently, with a strong emphasis on precision and inclusion.
  • The innate ability to respond positively to emergency situations and to work cooperatively with other departments.
  • The ability to communicate effectively in English, orally and in writing, including on telephone, and to understand and follow instructions, especially when responding positively to emergency situations.
  • A personal commitment to Jesus Christ and express their Christian testimony in a church. In addition, employees agree to live in agreement with the Community Lifestyle Statement and affirm the theological commitments expressed in the Statement of Faith.

Job information:

  • Hours Per Week - 40 hours (7:00 am to 4:00 pm)
  • Duration - This temporary position will conclude within 6 months.
  • Work Location - Newberg Campus
  • Working Conditions - Physical requirements include frequently lifting more than 50 pounds, standing and/or stooping for extended periods of time, and traversing campus grounds for up to two hours while navigating rough terrain, slopes, and stairs in all types of weather.
    • Exposure to various outside working and weather conditions, including inclement weather, on a regular basis.
  • Supervisor - Superintendent of Grounds

George Fox University has been transforming student's lives for over 125 years. We are a Christ-centered community that prepares students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion. Our vision is to be the Christian university of choice known for empowering students to achieve exceptional life outcomes. We put students first, with Christ at the center of our work, embracing change in order to improve. We are looking for enthusiastic candidates to join us in creating transformational experiences for our students.

Being a part of our community means a commitment to faith and to a lifestyle that is consistent with the university's mission as described in the Statement of Faith and Community Lifestyle Statement on our website.

As a Christ-centered community, George Fox University is an institution that values diversity as an essential dimension of God's design for human communities. In seeking to become a more inclusive community, we especially encourage applications from women and candidates from racial and ethnic backgrounds that are underrepresented in our community.

What is most appealing about working at George Fox University?

  • Faith-friendly: Our culture is unique for higher education. At George Fox you can pursue academic excellence while integrating scriptures, praying with staff members and students at work, and helping to make an impact on the world in a way that promotes Christian values.
  • Unapologetically Christian: As a university, we have an enduring commitment to Christ, his kingdom and the truth of God's Word.
  • Live out your calling: You are able to use your God-given talents and abilities while having a profound influence on students as they deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Equip students for kingdom work: You can be a part of helping students discover their callings, at which they will be able to glorify the kingdom of God just as they have seen you do.

For your personal well-being we offer:

  • A strong Christian vision and mission-led organization with opportunities for your growth and contributions.
  • Wonderful Christian peers and a vibrant student population.
  • A beautiful, peaceful campus environment with areas to walk and coffee shops and restaurants close by.
  • Free Fitness Center membership.
  • Free parking.
  • Rich employee benefit package.

Application Procedures - kindly apply only through this website

When completing the online application, please upload the following as Word or .pdf documents in the section marked Letter of Interest and Curriculum Vitae or Resume:

  • Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume
  • Other supporting materials may be requested at a later stage of the review process.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

We invite you to Be Known at Oregon's largest private and nationally recognized Christian University!

**This position is subject to close at any time, regardless of the date on the posting.
**Have questions or need assistance with our application process? Contact


George Fox University - Staff and Administrator

Newberg, OR
97132 USA
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