The Director of Agronomy is primarily responsible for the planning, coordinating and implementing of a comprehensive maintenance and development plan for 18 holes of golf as well as various landscape areas. This position works in partnership with the Director of Golf to ensure optimal conditions exist year around for all guests and club members. Other responsibilities include financial management of the operations as well as staff training, development and retention. The Director of Agronomy will oversee all aspects of the maintenance program while fostering a culture of teamwork and respect.
Essential: 1) Minimum three (3) years experience as golf course superintendent at an upscale golf facility. 2) Must be a Certified Golf Course Superintendent in good standing. 3) Valid California Drivers License. 4) Working knowledge of the required daily maintenance of golf course machinery and equipment. 5) Current state certification as a licensed pesticide applicator. 6) Ability to communicate in Spanish. 7) Knowledge of the proper maintenance of golf course machinery and equipment. 8) Computer literate. 9) Knowledge of state of the art computerized irrigation system. 10) Previous experience with budget preparation and cost controls. 11) Thorough understanding of the rules of gold and strategies of the game of golf.
Desirable: 1) Previous resort golf experience. 2) Bilingual English/Spanish with the ability to speak, read and write Spanish. 3) Proficient golf skills.
About Ojai Valley Inn
Nestled in the idyllic enclave of Ojai is the historic Ojai Valley Inn, a luxurious retreat that has been one of California's most revered destinations since opening in 1923. Located just 90 minutes north of Los Angeles, the resort overlooks the unspoiled natural beauty of its mountain surroundings and celebrates the relaxed glamour of California's past to create an unparalleled resort experience that is quintessentially Ojai. The resort continues to turn the page to a new chapter with a series of fresh elements that further elevate the resort experience while remaining true to its authentic spirit. Fresh touchpoints and additions include: apiary and immersive beekeeping program and the debut of The Farmhouse at Ojai in early 2019.
Set on 220 oak studded acres, the resort offers an abundance of active and peaceful pleasures with a George C. Thomas designed golf course; soul soothing spa therapies at the 31,000 square foot Spa Ojai; instruction that encourages creative consciousness in the Artist Cottage; essential oil blending in the Apothecary; multiple pools, and more than five dining outlets with settings that range from fast-casual to fine dining, recognized by Wine Spectato...r with the 2016 Best of Award of Excellence. In 2016, the Inn was honored as the #5 Best Resort in Southern California by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler and ranked #8 Resort Hotel in California in Travel + Leisure's 2017 "World's Best Awards." These and other accolades affirm the Inn as a treasured destination that authentically combines the regions unspoiled spirituality with 21st century luxury.