College of the Holy Cross
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 29, 2022

About College of the Holy Cross:

Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,000 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.

Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at the College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members -- students, faculty and staff -- in a community marked by freedom, mutual respect and civility. Job candidates of all ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Job Description:

The Facilities department is a service organization dedicated to support the College's Mission and its various constituents in a proactive manner. We provide a wide range of services to efficiently operate, maintain and protect our facilities, grounds and infrastructure, in such a way as to create and sustain a clean, safe, functional and aesthetic environment conducive to quality learning, living and working, while preserving our College's physical heritage for future generations.
  • Perform various landscaping duties such as grass cutting, raking, digging, pruning, trimming, planting and caring for trees, bushes, shrubs, flowers, grass, etc., consistent with the upkeep and maintenance of the grounds, greenhouses and the athletic fields. Additional focus on care and maintenance of shrubs, perennials and annuals.
  • Remove and dispose of rubbish and trash, sweep walks and roadways, remove debris. Shovel and salt walkways, stairs and streets.
  • Move equipment and materials between locations and maintain and clean equipment as needed or required. Use or operate hand and power equipment as required. Development of skill in the safe and efficient use and operation of department equipment
  • Indoor work and storage areas maintained in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Observe all safety rules, practices, and procedures. Defective and unsafe equipment and/or situations reported to supervisor immediately.
  • Available in times of emergency, inclement weather, and special functions. Shift change during the week and any other given function. 24-hour on-call from November through April for inclement weather. Required overtime is worked during Spring clean-up, commencement, Alumni Weekends and other campus functions.
  • Work for the good and morale of the organization, loyal to the chain of command and support the programs and policies of the Physical Department. Team solving of problems through the chain of command.
  • Supervise and direct temporary employees as necessary.


Previous laborer experience preferred, including corrective and maintenance pruning of shrubs and smaller trees, annual plant care, maintenance and installation. Working knowledge of perennials including proper identification, installation and maintenance a plus.
  • Must possess a Mass. Driver's License.
  • Must obtain and maintain a MA DOT Medical Card within the first two weeks of employment.
  • Must obtain and maintain MA Hoisting License within the first three months of employment.
  • Must obtain and maintain a MA Pesticide Applicators License within first six months of employment.
  • Horticultural skills and mechanical ability required. Ability to lift 100 pounds with assistance.
  • Must be able to change shifts as needed.
  • Have a positive attitude and enjoy working outside.
  • 24 hour on-call availability from November to April required.
HOURS: 7:30AM - 4:00PM(Academic Year)/7:00AM-3:30PM(Summer) - Monday through Friday (40hrs/52wks),

Offers of employment are contingent upon a pre-employment physical, criminal background check and professional references.

To prevent the infection and spread of COVID-19, and as an integral part of its public health and safety measures, College of the Holy Cross requires that all successful applicants show proof of full vaccination by an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine before beginning employment, unless an exemption from this policy has been granted. Applicants believing they need an accommodation of this policy because of a disability, sincerely-held religious belief, or otherwise should inform Human Resources after an offer of employment is extended; please do not include any medical, genetic, or religious information on your application materials.

Additional Information:

This is a full time, non-exempt position.

The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.

A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).

To review our Employee Benefit Options, please go to:

Application Instructions:

Please attach resume and cover letter.

Should you be a candidate for further consideration after hiring manager review, you will be contacted by a human resources representative.

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