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Campus Operations, Rose Hill

Fordham University


Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution located in New York City.  Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its 9 Colleges and Schools. 


Fordham University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to its employees, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.
We offer tuition remission for employees and their dependents 
A generous employer match towards a 403(b) retirement plan.
As a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Fordham is considered a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, a federal program designed to forgive student loan debt for employees of certain public and certain nonprofit employers.
As part of its work-life balance program, the University provides generous PTO including 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, 2 personal days, 6 summer Fridays, and holidays that include paid time off between Christmas and New year.  
University employees have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP provides no-cost, professional, and confidential services, to help employees and family members address a variety of personal, family, life, and work-related issues.

Hybrid Policy:       

Please review the Hybrid Policy here.


Position Summary

Reporting to the Associate Director of Grounds and Transportation, the Groundsperson performs tasks in the maintenance of park grounds, equipment, street medians, trees, and other landscaped areas.


Schedule is Monday to Friday 6:00 am – 2:30 pm.


Essential Functions        

Maintains all campus grounds, including roadways, walkways, parking lots, and landscape.

Mows lawns, trims weeds, and rakes leaves as assigned.


Picks up and removes trash prior to mowing a designated area.

Empties trash and recycling containers.

Trims bushes, shrubs, and hedges.

Assists in preparing soil and planting flowers, bushes, hedges, or shrubs.

Plants trees and prunes them when necessary.

Maintains, cuts, and removes trees as needed.

Applies fertilizer and herbicides as directed.

Completes snow removal tasks such as shoveling sidewalks, steps, and campus entrances as needed during winter months.

Operates snow blower or snow plow to clear roads, driveways, and parking lots.

Performs routine checklist on power equipment.

Sets up items and other equipment as required for indoor and outdoor events.


Essential Functions Note

This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list.

The University may assign additional related duties as necessary.


Required Qualifications: Education and Experience        

High School diploma or equivalent.
Minimum of 2 years experience in grounds or other related duties.
Valid New York State driver’s license

Required Qualifications: Knowledge and Skills     

Extensive knowledge of landscaping techniques and processes.
Knowledge of standard tools of the trade and operation of power plant equipment.
Ability to operate manual transmission vehicles.
Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Minimum Biweekly Salary for Internal Applicants with 3 or more years of service: $2,108.80


Maximum Biweekly Salary for Internal Applicants with 3 or more years of service: $2,636.00


Minimum Biweekly Salary for New Employees: $2,108.80


Maximum Biweekly Salary for New Employees: $2,636.00


Union Affiliation: Local 810







Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools.  It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom. 


Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.


Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

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