Goshen College seeks a full-time Groundskeeper, responsible for mowing, trimming, and upkeep of assigned campus lawns, trees, shrubs, and beds, and making sure that irrigation needs are met. Groundskeepers also remove snow and ice from sidewalks and other common areas in the winter, along with other assignments required by the Grounds Supervisor. This person will also assist in the installation of new campus landscaping and grounds related projects and the repair of existing landscaping due to other campus projects. This position requires the ability to supervise 5-10 student employees, and to provide supervision to all student grounds crew in the absence of the Grounds supervisor.

This is a full-time position eligible for full benefits :

  • Medical, dental and vision
  • Life insurance (at no cost to the employee) including, AD&D, LTD, EAP
  • Retirement
  • Paid vacation, sick and holidays
  • Tuition Discounts
  • Meal Discounts
  • Free membership to the Recreational Fitness Center
  • Free campus events – Music Center/Theater/Athletic Events

Essential Functions:

  • Mow lawns, trim, pull weeds and remove leaves in assigned areas.
  • Edge sidewalks as needed
  • Pick up and remove trash prior to mowing a designated area.
  • Empty outdoor trash and recycling containers.
  • Set up irrigation systems in the summer months as needed.
  • Trim trees, bushes, shrubs, and hedges.
  • Prepare soil and plant flowers, bushes, hedges, or shrubs.
  • Plant trees and prune them when necessary.
  • Cut and remove trees as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Duties:

  • During winter months, clear sidewalks of snow and ice, including chemically treating ice  on sidewalks as necessary. Operate various snow removal machines, and shovel steps and doorways as needed. This may require early morning hours to accomplish.
  • Assist the campus mechanic with the maintenance of all mowers and power equipment.
  • Be part of the moving crew campus wide during the academic year.
  • Assist the supervisor of the grounds department on all campus landscape projects as required.
  • Assist other physical plant departments as needed during down times.
  • Supervise 5-10 student employees and assist the Grounds Supervisor in the hiring and training of students workers.

About Goshen College:

Goshen College is a liberal arts institution dedicated to the development of informed, articulate, sensitive and responsible Christians.  It is nationally ranked for its study abroad programs.  As a ministry of the Mennonite Church, the institution seeks to integrate Christian values with educational and professional life.  Goshen College has adopted five core values around which programs are built:  1) Christ-centered; 2) Passionate Learners; 3) Servant Leaders; 4) Compassionate Peacemakers; and (5) Global Citizens.  The college is located in the heart of Elkhart County, centrally located within several hours of Chicago, Indianapolis and Detroit.  Residents of Goshen enjoy a culturally diverse small-town atmosphere with an active arts community, a vibrant downtown, the Maple City Greenway network of bicycle paths and affordable housing prices.

How to Apply:

Please be sure to provide all required materials noted below, as incomplete applications may not be considered.  Application materials may be attached to the Staff Application Form or sent electronically to

This position pays $13.50-$14.50 per hour depending upon experience.

Goshen College is an equal opportunity employer, committed to enhancing diversity across the institution. Goshen College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or any legally protected status. To protect the welfare and provide for the safety of the students, employees, visitors and resources of Goshen College, background checks are conducted by the Office of Human Resources on all new and re-hired employees.

Human Resources
Goshen College
1700 S. Main Street
Goshen, IN 46526-4795

Telephone: (574) 535-7111