Grounds Supervisor

Physical Plant Department

Blackburn College, a unique four-year, liberal arts college with a student-managed work program located in Carlinville, IL, seeks applications for the position of Grounds Supervisor.  As a teaching supervisor, the employee is expected to work alongside a student crew, ensuring the 80-acre campus is maintained in an effective and professional manner. The supervisor should possess skills necessary to teach students how to properly maintain a wide array of trees, shrubs, and perennials in an appropriate, industry-recognized way. This position also oversees the maintenance of all athletic fields, campus events, recycling, and the maintenance of the Physical Plant vehicles as well as all grounds maintenance equipment.

Blackburn College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks to build an inclusive community that can engage the interests of a diverse population.  We are committed to fostering, cultivating, and sustaining a culture that reflects the diversity of our country, and as such we particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups such as women, people of color, LGBTQ+, veterans, and those with disabilities.

In order to apply, please send a resume, cover letter including a diversity statement describing what diversity means to you and why it is important, and the names/addresses/phone numbers of three current, professional references to:  Marshall Petty, Blackburn College, 700 College Ave., Ludlum 110, Carlinville, IL  62626 or email Employment-based immigration sponsorship is not offered for this position.  Phone calls or walk-ins not accepted. Review of applications will begin September 22, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.  For full consideration, please submit application materials by October 6, 2023.