Educational Assistant II-Horticulture Leader

St. Louis Community College

St. Louis , Missouri

Essential Duties Performed:

  • Establishes and maintains high horticultural standards and practices; providing direction for the horticultural staff, students and volunteers.
  • Oversees crews to ensure quality work is being performed in a safe and efficient manner. Monitors and gives feedback to crew on a daily basis.
  • Trains all staff, as necessary, on all equipment use, maintenance practices, and safety procedures.
  • Manages and supports overall plant health and soil nutrition strategies for all gardens to include sustainable gardening practices and integrated pest management in the outdoor and indoor gardens.
  • Maintains a systematic plant record database and plant inventory collection.
  • Monitors that all operational facilities, systems, and equipment are kept organized, clean and operating properly.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of grounds facilities; mechanical systems, computer systems, irrigation systems, lighting, paths, site furnishings, and maintenance of all equipment.
  • Responsible for the planning, application, and documentation of all chemical usage in the outdoor and indoor gardens.
  • Collaborates as necessary with the Greenhouse Manager and College grounds and facilities departments or outside contractors to meet those responsibilities.
  • Implements the operational department budget, budget monitoring, strategic planning, and horticultural capital projects as needed (i.e, installation of new gardens).
  • Collaborates with Greenhouse Manager and Facilitator on scheduling, training, and supervising seasonal and volunteer staff assigned to assist in greenhouse operations.
  • Serves as part of the departmental team that creates and executes projects, events, and initiatives.
  • Collaborates and participates with department team in public engagement and off-campus activities to promote the program.
  • Participates in Advisory Board and Program meetings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent and over one (1) year of relevant full-time experience.
  • Certified Chemical Applicators License and Class C Driver’s License are required, or must be obtained within six (6) months of start date.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate degree in Horticulture or equivalent and over one (1) year of relevant full-time experience.
  • Must exhibit strong leadership, communication, and organizational skills. Must possess the ability to collaborate with Horticulture students, staff, and faculty to attain horticulture program goals.