Located on the northern tip of Sanibel Island, Florida, The Sanctuary Golf Club, a certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, encompasses 500 acres and is surrounded by a national wildlife refuge. This exclusive member-owned private club was founded in 1993 and is the only private club in the country that lies within a US Wildlife Preserve and is a five-star rated Platinum Club.
The Club provides its Members, their families and guests with exceptional experiences and considers itself to be a family club with a kind and gracious membership. While the Club is open year-round, much of the member activity is concentrated in the six months spanning November through April.
The Assistant Golf Course Superintendent is responsible for assisting the Golf Course Superintendent with management, direction, and leadership of all golf course and grounds operations. The Assistant will help ensure the goals of both the department and the Club are being met. With a very high degree of personal ethics and professional integrity, the Assistant will be a proactive, self-motivated team player, with the experience and ability to build a strong team, as well as partner with other department.
Hires, schedules, trains, supervises and evaluates department of approximately 18 employees.
Coordinates and schedules daily tasks / course setup and servicing.
Maintains accurate work records for personnel in the department, including timecard approvals.
Develops staff and fosters an environment where employees are working in the best and most efficient ways possible to achieve department goals.
Assists with planting, fertilizing, care and removal of turf, plants, shrubs, trees and other facilities on the golf course.
Inspects course regularly to evaluate and recommend improvements to help maintain course in proper playing condition.
Provides assistance with construction, maintenance and renovations on the golf course.
Helps with purchasing supplies and purchase proposals from golf course vendors.
Assists with selection of and preparation of proper fertilizers and nutrients for flora and fauna.
Supports Irrigation Manager with development and maintenance of drainage, irrigation and watering systems, minor water line repairs, and may perform other necessary repairs in an emergency.
Implements and enforces comprehensive safety program in compliance with local, state and federal laws.
Assists Golf Course Superintendent with preparation of annual budget for department in order to meet budget goals.
Works closely with Golf Course Superintendent to establish short-and long-range plans for the golf course.
Performs golf course maintenance tasks as assigned by Golf Course Superintendent, and other tasks as directed.
Degree or Certificate in Agronomy, Horticulture or Plant Science or equivalent experience
Current Florida turf and ornamental pesticide license (or ability to obtain within 3 months)
Understanding of the impact of daily operations on the game of golf; ability to evaluate course from players’ perspectives
Minimum 2 years of experience in similar role, including direct supervisory experience of a crew
Aptitude for administrative responsibilities, as well as effective oral and written communication skills and computer proficiency (Outlook, Word, Excel)
Knowledge of tools, methods and materials used in landscape and golf maintenance practices, including general irrigation maintenance and repairs
Must demonstrate initiative, lead by example and support and motivate employees to reach individual and team objectives
Strong follow-through on delegated tasks and assignments
Ability to analyze and solve problems and efficiently handle multiple duties under pressure
Strong work ethic and commitment to maintaining and promoting a safe work environment
The ability to communicate in Spanish is not required but is viewed as advantageous
Valid Driver’s License
Must be available to work a flexible schedule, including early mornings, late afternoons and weekends, typically 45+ hours per week required
Sculpted in the lush tropical landscape of Sanibel Island, The Sanctuary Golf Club is a private club situated just off Southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast. Members enjoy Florida warmth and sunshine with world class golf, modern amenities and year-round outdoor sports. The Sanctuary Golf Club is truly a unique Member-owned Club.