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  • 11/18/2019 4:08 PM | Anonymous

    Click here to see the full job posting:

    https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/kirkwoodcc/jobs/2628382/program-specialist-golf-course-athletic-turfgrass-support?keywords=Turf&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

    Program Specialist, Golf Course & Athletic Turfgrass Support

    Salary 

    $43,500.00 Annually

    Location 

    Cedar Rapids, IA

    Job Type

    Full-Time Board-Approved

    Division

    Academic Affairs

    Job Number

    JOB GOAL:

    To advance the college's mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.
     
    GENERAL JOB SUMMARY: 
    Under limited supervision, the Turfgrass Program Specialist provides turf laboratory management and maintenance along with instructional support to the Golf Course and Athletic Turf Management Program.  This position will support the turf program student learning community through mentorship, coaching, recruitment in addition to classroom / laboratory instruction.  This position will work closely with industry and Kirkwood's Grounds Dept. 
     
    UNIVERSAL CORE COMPETENCIES: 

    • Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.
    • Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions.
    • Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.
    • Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.
    • Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence.
    DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Supervision, management, and maintenance of academic turf laboratories including the Bergman Golf & Recreation Facility.
    • Manage and maintain Horticulture departmental equipment as it relates to program and maintenance needs.
    • Manage and maintain Horticulture departmental shop and storage spaces at it relates to program and maintenance needs.
    • All turfgrass industry networking including conference, workshops and internship programming.
    • Assist with Academic advising, laboratory coordination, and program recruitment.
    • Coordinate and Assist with program student travel.
    • Coach competitive turfgrass program teams.
    • Act as the Turf club advisor.
    • Liaison between Academics and Facilities on shared turf laboratories & Equipment.
    • Teach introductory turf management credit courses up to 6 credits per semester.
    • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
     
    PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS:
    • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences. 
    • Ability to work in a cross-functional team-based environment and collaborate with others in setting goals and problem solving.
    • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues, staff, administrators, and the general public.
    • Assume responsibility; deal effectively with problems and exercise independent judgment when making decisions.
    • Plan, organize and implement initiatives through collaboration, initiative, and self-direction.
    • Demonstrate independent judgment, initiative, organizational and problem-solving skills for the successful operation of programs and services.
    • Must be able to work effectively in an environment where interruptions of work in progress occur frequently, where work on multiple projects is common, and where timelines on project completion are tight.
    • Operate equipment using appropriate safety precautions.
    • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions in the job involved.
    • Manage a classroom setting in a way or manner that is acceptable and consistent with department and College objectives, guidelines, policies and practices.
    • Possess the ability to organize and present various concepts to a wide range of students with varying backgrounds and abilities, and adjust teaching techniques accordingly.
    The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.

     PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES WITH/WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:

    Position involves working in an office setting. Occasional (10-33%) standing, pushing, pulling and grasping. Frequent (34-66%) reaching and viewing a computer and other types of close visual work.  Constant (67-100%) sitting, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing. 

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    • 2 year degree is Turfgrass or Horticulture related discipline with 3-5 years of turfgrass industry experience.
    • Ability to obtain Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicators license within 60 day of employment
     
    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS:
    • 4 year degree in Turfgrass or Horticulture related discipline with 3-5 year of turfgrass industry experience
    • Teaching experience or academic advising in Higher Education
    • Work experience in Golf Course, Athletic Field Maintenance industries
    • CDL, Commercial Driver's License
     
     
    EEO STATEMENT:
     
    Kirkwood Community College declares and affirms that it values and respects diversity and inclusion in all College-sponsored events, all employment practices, and all educational programs and activities. The College will not tolerate unlawful discrimination or harassment of persons on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, religion, or disability.
     
    Anyone who has questions or complaints should contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, or by phone to (319) 398-5572, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560, Fax: (312) 730-1576, Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

    AgencyKirkwood Community College

    Address6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW

    Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 52404

    Phone319-398-5572  

    Websitehttp://www.kirkwood.edu

  • 10/28/2019 3:30 PM | Anonymous


    Location:  Omaha

    Closing Date:  Until filled

    Job Summary

    Responsible for selling new and used golf and turf equipment. Focuses on external customers as well as phone calls and email inquiries.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    -Represents the company for golf and turf equipment sales in assigned territory within Nebraska

    -Maintains current product knowledge on features and benefits of all equipment potentially sellable by the dealership

    -Monitors competitive activity/products and communicates feedback to management

    -Maintains all customer information for sales management

    -Knows and follows a defined sales process

    -Assists with the preparation and execution of customer events

    -Conducts new equipment demonstrations

    -Maintains current knowledge of financing options and sales promotions to assist customers with securing the purchase of new and used goods

    -Attends applicable sales training events/seminars

    -Ability to use the quoting tools provided in Pathways to submit information to the appropriate manager for appraisal

    Position Qualifications

    -1+ years of sales experience preferred within the equipment industry

    -Strong knowledge of golf and turf equipment or operational practices required

    -Ability to use standard desktop applications such as Microsoft Office and Google Drive

    -Ability to work flexible hours

    -Excellent customer relationship skills

    -Ability to analyze and interpret basic sales reports

    -Willingness for overnight travel within Nebraska required

    -High School Diploma or equivalent work experience

  • 09/12/2019 1:23 PM | Anonymous


    • Company Overview

      Turfwerks is a leading distributor of turf equipment and irrigation systems. Operating in nine Midwest states, the company sells new and used whole goods to clients, in addition to parts and service. Clients include golf courses, sports complexes, parks and recreation facilities, university athletic fields and commercial landscaping businesses.

      Summary

      Turfwerks seeks an Irrigation Territory Sales Representative, in or around the Des Moines, Omaha or Lincoln metro area, to drive sales of Rain Bird golf products and pump stations in Iowa and Nebraska while supporting the strategic objectives of Turfwerks’ irrigation division. This position is responsible for all sales and service coordination in this territory.

      Essential Functions

    •     Communicate with existing golf course customers to generate project and pump      sales 
    •       Develop and follow up on prospective customer leads
    •       Coordinate and manage Irrigation projects
    •       Provide irrigation service and support 
    •       Maintain safe working conditions and adhere to safety practices as outlined in the company’s safety manual and OSHA regulations
    •       Maintain positive customer relations to ensure future sales 
    • Other Responsibilities

    •       Maintain current and accurate customer information
    •       Promote the Turfwerks brand on social media
    •       Represent Turfwerks at industry trade shows and other sponsored events 
    •      Attend required trainings and team meetings
    • Qualifications 

    •       Thorough knowledge of Rain Bird golf products; or the ability to quickly gain this knowledge
    • ·       Basic understanding of golf course irrigation systems and pumps; ability to interpret irrigation plans and schematics
    •        Excellent interpersonal and selling skills; able to communicate and negotiate with people at all levels; handle objections, gain customer confidence and commitment, close deals, and maintain post-sale relationships
    •       Good organization and time management skills; able to prioritize workload in alignment with company goals
    •     Highly motivated, self-starter; able to work responsibly and independently 
    •     Computer skills including the ability to use Microsoft Outlook, CRM, and operate industry-specific software 
    • Special Considerations

    •     In general, work occurs during regular business hours, Monday - Friday; however, work outside normal hours, including overtime and weekend hours are required during peak seasons and to meet service deadlines
    •       This position supplies his/her own hand tools; specialty tools are supplied at Turfwerks’ discretion
    •      Day travel to golf courses or project sites is required daily; overnight travel is frequently required
    • Physical Factors

    •       The demand of this position often requires a medium level of physical endurance. Work requires a minimum exertion of 50 lbs. of force occasionally and 20 – 30 lbs. of force frequently to lift and move objects
    •       While performing the requirements of this job, employee is frequently required to walk, sit, stand, reach with hands and arms, bend, stoop, kneel, and crouch for extended periods
    •       Feeling, handling and grasping with the hands when performing inspection or repairs of equipment by using hand tools, power tools and small parts is required
    • Pay and Benefits

    •        Starting pay range $50,000 - $65,000 annually, commensurate with skill and experience
    •       Commissions in accordance with compensation plan
    •     Benefit package includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, Life Insurance, Accident, Short-term disability, 401(k), ESOP, Paid Time Off
    •      Company truck, laptop and mobile phone provided by Turfwerks

    Apply online at http://www.turfwerks.com/careers/

    Equal Employment Statement

    Turfwerks is dedicated to equal employment and advancement opportunities. It is Turfwerks’ policy to hire and promote qualified individuals on the basis of their qualifications, interest and aptitude, without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other protected group under applicable state, federal or local law. 

  • 07/01/2019 8:45 AM | Anonymous

    The Company

     

    Formerly known as John Deere Landscapes, SiteOne Landscape Supply is the largest and only national wholesale distributor of landscaping products in the United States and Canada. We have a long history of serving residential and commercial landscape professionals who specialize in the design, installation and maintenance of lawns, gardens, golf courses and other outdoor spaces. 

    Through our network of over 460 stores across 44 states and five provinces, we offer a comprehensive selection of more than 90,000 products including irrigation supplies, fertilizer and control products, nursery goods, hardscapes, landscape lighting, drainage and erosion control products, tools, and other landscaping accessories and supplies. With a world-class team of over 2,700 industry experts, we also provide industry- leading complementary services and business assistance to support our product offering and to help our customers operate and grow their businesses; all tailored to meet each customer’s specific needs. 

    Watch Our Brand Anthem Video: https://www.siteone.com/home/brandanthem.aspx 

    At SiteOne, we are committed to five key business objectives: 

    1. Be a great place to work for our associates. 
    2. Deliver superior quality, service and value to our customers. 
    3. Be the distributor of choice for our suppliers. 
    4. Achieve industry-leading financial performance and growth for our shareholders. 
    5. Be a good neighbor in our communities. 

    By leveraging the strength and capabilities of a large company with the passion, drive, experience and commitment of our talented local teams – we can consistently achieve these objectives and make our customers the most successful professionals in the Green Industry. We know our customer’s business better than anyone in our industry and together with our customers and suppliers, we can achieve exceptional success.

    The Role – Project Services Designer I

    The Location – Cedar Rapids, IA

    PURPOSE:

    Under direct supervision, this position contributes to value-added customer support by producing basic irrigation designs via a Computer Aided Design (CAD) system.

    OUR VALUES: 

    • Talent Focused: We recruit, develop, mentor and retain the best
    • Customer Obsessed: We are relentless in making our customers successful
    • Fast Moving: We hustle and make it happen…safely
    • Team Players: We respect and support each other and put team first
    • Solution Oriented: We get the facts and solve problems; find win-wins
    • Agents Of Change: We are always looking for the better way
    • Professional: We do everything with quality and integrity
    • Competitive: We have fun… serving our customers and winning!

    IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL: 

    • Create less complex irrigation designs utilizing CAD software under supervision of experienced designers
    • Review and communicate design specifications to customers and employees

    SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

    • Computer skills – Excel, Word, Outlook
    • Knowledge of sales management and managing personnel
    • Strong knowledge of nursery products
    • Must have a positive attitude 

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    • Associates Degree in business or supply management discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience
    • One to three years of experience in supply management and inventory management
    • Managerial and supervisory experience, including leadership, team building, and performance management
    • Computer experience and excellent communication skills
    • Ability to multi task in a fast paced environment

    BENEFITS:

    • 401k with company match
    • Medical, Dental, and Vision plans
    • Company-paid Life Insurance
    • Optional Life Insurance
    • Company-paid Short Term Disability Insurance
    • Company-paid Long Term Disability Insurance
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Paid Time Off
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Paid Holidays
    • Product Discounts
    • Competitive Compensation
    • Opportunities for advancement

     Apply at www.siteone.com

    THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF ALL RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES AND QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED OF INDIVIDUALS PERFORMING THE JOB. THE QUALIFICATIONS DETAILED IN THIS JOB DESCRIPTION ARE NOT CONSIDERED THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS NECESSARY TO PERFORM THE JOB, BUT RATHER AS GUIDELINES. THEY MAY VARY FROM POSITION TO POSITION.

     

  • 07/01/2019 8:41 AM | Anonymous

    The Company

    Formerly known as John Deere Landscapes, SiteOne Landscape Supply is the largest and only national wholesale distributor of landscaping products in the United States and Canada. We have a long history of serving residential and commercial landscape professionals who specialize in the design, installation and maintenance of lawns, gardens, golf courses and other outdoor spaces. 

    Through our network of over 460 stores across 44 states and five provinces, we offer a comprehensive selection of more than 90,000 products including irrigation supplies, fertilizer and control products, nursery goods, hardscapes, landscape lighting, drainage and erosion control products, tools, and other landscaping accessories and supplies. With a world-class team of over 2,700 industry experts, we also provide industry- leading complementary services and business assistance to support our product offering and to help our customers operate and grow their businesses; all tailored to meet each customer’s specific needs. 

    Watch Our Brand Anthem Video: https://www.siteone.com/home/brandanthem.aspx 


    At SiteOne, we are committed to five key business objectives: 

    1. Be a great place to work for our associates. 
    2. Deliver superior quality, service and value to our customers. 
    3. Be the distributor of choice for our suppliers. 
    4. Achieve industry-leading financial performance and growth for our shareholders. 
    5. Be a good neighbor in our communities. 

    By leveraging the strength and capabilities of a large company with the passion, drive, experience and commitment of our talented local teams – we can consistently achieve these objectives and make our customers the most successful professionals in the Green Industry. We know our customer’s business better than anyone in our industry and together with our customers and suppliers, we can achieve exceptional success.

    The Role – Outside Sales Representative I

    The Location – Cedar Rapids , IA 

    PURPOSE:
     
    We are seeking an Outside Sales Representative with strong agronomic experience for our team.

    OUR VALUES: 

    • Talent Focused: We recruit, develop, mentor and retain the best
    • Customer Obsessed: We are relentless in making our customers successful
    • Fast Moving: We hustle and make it happen…safely
    • Team Players: We respect and support each other and put team first
    • Solution Oriented: We get the facts and solve problems; find win-wins
    • Agents Of Change: We are always looking for the better way
    • Professional: We do everything with quality and integrity
    • Competitive: We have fun… serving our customers and winning!

    IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL: 

    • Manage the existing and potential customer base within an assigned geographic area.
    • Support the efforts of the Commercial Lead Services department in job lead management.
    • Communicate, support and manage company sales and marketing programs to the existing and potential customer base.
    • Assist the customer base as needed in product training, troubleshooting, service issues, etc.
    • Assist the Credit Department in procuring necessary customer information in order to facilitate sales.
    • Maintain knowledge and awareness of the competition, key competitors' employees, market size, market conditions, and trends within the assigned area of responsibility.
    • Supports the industry through participation in local chapter meetings and events in order to develop a strong working relationship with local manufacturer representatives.
    • Maintains consistent communication with the local branches and area management team.

    SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

    • Possess knowledge, which may include wholesale sales experience or field installation experience.
    • Basic computer skills - Excel, Word, Outlook.
    • Strong communication, organizational, time management, and negotiation skills.
    • Must be a motivated self-starter.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    • Degree in a business/management discipline or equivalent education.
    • One to three years of experience with irrigation, and/or landscape supplies (including field practice).

    BENEFITS:

    • 401k with company match
    • Medical, Dental, and Vision plans
    • Company-paid Life Insurance
    • Optional Life Insurance
    • Company-paid Short Term Disability Insurance
    • Company-paid Long Term Disability Insurance
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Paid Time Off
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Paid Holidays
    • Product Discounts
    • Competitive Compensation
    • Opportunities for advancement

    Apply online at www.siteone.com

    THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF ALL RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES AND QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED OF INDIVIDUALS PERFORMING THE JOB. THE QUALIFICATIONS DETAILED IN THIS JOB DESCRIPTION ARE NOT CONSIDERED THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS NECESSARY TO PERFORM THE JOB, BUT RATHER AS GUIDELINES. THEY MAY VARY FROM POSITION TO POSITION.

  • 07/01/2019 8:31 AM | Anonymous

    The Company

    Formerly known as John Deere Landscapes, SiteOne Landscape Supply is the largest and only national wholesale distributor of landscaping products in the United States and Canada. We have a long history of serving residential and commercial landscape professionals who specialize in the design, installation and maintenance of lawns, gardens, golf courses and other outdoor spaces. 

    Through our network of over 460 stores across 44 states and five provinces, we offer a comprehensive selection of more than 90,000 products including irrigation supplies, fertilizer and control products, nursery goods, hardscapes, landscape lighting, drainage and erosion control products, tools, and other landscaping accessories and supplies. With a world-class team of over 2,700 industry experts, we also provide industry- leading complementary services and business assistance to support our product offering and to help our customers operate and grow their businesses; all tailored to meet each customer’s specific needs. 

    Watch Our Brand Anthem Video: https://www.siteone.com/home/brandanthem.aspx 



    At SiteOne, we are committed to five key business objectives: 

    1. Be a great place to work for our associates. 
    2. Deliver superior quality, service and value to our customers. 
    3. Be the distributor of choice for our suppliers. 
    4. Achieve industry-leading financial performance and growth for our shareholders. 
    5. Be a good neighbor in our communities. 

    By leveraging the strength and capabilities of a large company with the passion, drive, experience and commitment of our talented local teams – we can consistently achieve these objectives and make our customers the most successful professionals in the Green Industry. We know our customer’s business better than anyone in our industry and together with our customers and suppliers, we can achieve exceptional success.

    The Role – Customer Sales & Service Representative I

    The Location – Cedar Rapids, IA

    PURPOSE:

    Serve customers with passion – obsessed with their success - and consistently deliver the best overall customer experience possible. Use knowledge of the products, of SiteOne capabilities and of our customer’s needs to provide proactive assistance and creative solutions that help the customers be successful with SiteOne as their partner.

    KEY FACTORS FOR SUCCESS:

    1. Be a Team Player:

    ·          A reliable teammate with  a “can do” attitude who assists with all store tasks including, but not limited to, deliveries, cycle counts, inventory spot counts and the end of day process.

    ·          Builds trust, mutual respect and transparency with other associates on the team and contributes positive ideas and creative solutions to make the team better

    ·          Coach and assist less experienced staff in exceeding customer service and store performance expectations

    2. Deliver Customer Value:

    ·          Proactively probe customers to understand their needs and be the best at exceeding the expectations of our customers in terms of product, service and partnership

    ·          Unyielding belief in our products, services and partnership capabilities; know the  needs of customers and provide simple, but creative solutions

    ·          Develop strong personal relationships with customers in order  to gain trust, valuable feedback and discover unmet needs

    3. Achieve Performance, Growth and Safety Results

    ·          Work safely and proactively identify potential safety concerns; assist with developing and implementing solutions and promoting safe behaviors amongst the team

    ·          Help maintain the cleanliness of the store, keeping it neat, organized and safe at all times

    ·          Proactively identify and capitalizes on opportunities to grow sales with current and potential customers

    ·          Assist with merchandising products and managing inventory to ensure we have what our customers want, when they need it

    ·          Contribute strongly to the overall performance and growth of the store and achievement of excellence for all stakeholders

    4. Drive Continuous Improvement

    ·          Embrace change and proactively raise new ideas to improve the performance of the store and area

    ·          Champion and/or play a lead role on major store improvement initiatives

    5. Build Business Acumen

    ·          Develop deep product knowledge in one or more lines of business while having a strong understanding of all store product lines. Know our customers, our services, our partnership capabilities and our competition.  Product Knowledge should include product capabilities and performance, end use and applications 

    ·          Commit to continuous learning and capitalize on all training and development opportunities in order to grow professionally 

    SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

    ·          Understands principles of excellent communication, negotiation, conflict resolution and customer service skills

    ·          Consistent attention to detail, sense of urgency and problem solver

    ·          Ability to think quickly and make decisions

    ·          Good understanding of managing product inventory

    ·          Good understanding of various department specific computer programs

    ·          Understands principles of nursery, irrigation and landscape products

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    ·          High School or secondary diploma or equivalent preferred

    ·          Experience in retail nursery and irrigation industry a plus

    ·          Wholesale distribution experience a plus

    BENEFITS:

    ·          401k with company match

    ·          Medical, Dental, and Vision plans

    ·          Company-paid Life Insurance

    ·          Optional Life Insurance

    ·          Company-paid Short Term Disability Insurance

    ·          Company-paid Long Term Disability Insurance

    ·          Flexible Spending Accounts

    ·          Paid Time Off

    ·          Tuition Reimbursement

    ·          Paid Holidays

    ·          Product Discounts

    ·          Competitive Compensation

    ·          Opportunities for advancement

    WORKING CONDITIONS

    ·          This position requires long periods of standing and candidate must be able to lift 50 lbs.

    Can apply on line at www.siteone.com


    THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF ALL RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES AND QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED OF INDIVIDUALS PERFORMING THE JOB. THE QUALIFICATIONS DETAILED IN THIS JOB DESCRIPTION ARE NOT CONSIDERED THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS NECESSARY TO PERFORM THE JOB, BUT RATHER AS GUIDELINES. THEY MAY VARY FROM POSITION TO POSITION.

     


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