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Interim Golf Course Manager

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Posting Date

6/11/2021 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

Working Title:  Interim Golf Course Manager
UW System Title:  Administrative Specialist

Essential Job Functions

This position reports to the Vice Chancellor of University Inclusivity & Student Affairs and manages all aspects of the clubhouse operations including the pro shop, daily plan, leagues, outings, membership development, customer relations, and potentially dining services.  This position also coordinates the golf course maintenance program and oversees and participates in maintenance activities. This position is scheduled to end of November 19, 2021. 

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Manage and direct the day-to-day operational needs of the Shorewood Golf Course Restaurant and Pro Shop operations.
  • Coordinate all leagues, outings, membership development, and customer service activities.
  • Oversee the maintenance and care of the course that influences customer play.
  • Determine golf course maintenance and improvement priorities.
  • Assign, monitor, and review the work of temporary employees, student workers, and/or other workers or volunteers assisting with golf course maintenance activities, restaurant, and pro shop.
  • Manage and oversee the annual golf course budget.
  • Coordinate annual and semi-annual training on responsible beverage service for all Shorewood Golf Course restaurant employees.
  • Recommend purchase of equipment, supplies and materials.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with golf professionals and other golf personnel.
  • Inspect the course on a daily basis, determine work priorities, and make assignments.
  • Oversee and participate in the mowing, watering, and maintenance of greens, tees, fairways, roughs, sand traps, and related golf course areas.
  • Determine watering, aerification, and topdressing requirements.
  • Identify turf and soil diseases.
  • Oversee and participate in the mowing, watering, and maintenance of greens, tees, fairways, roughs, sand traps, and related golf course areas.
  • Use and operate a variety of equipment, such as riding and push mowers, manual and automated irrigation systems, thatches, chemical sprayers, fertilizer spreaders, sod cutters, tractors, front-end loaders, dump and pickup trucks.
  • Assure safe operation and use of equipment and tools.
  • Inspect, clean, and perform routine maintenance on equipment, tools, and golf course structures.
  • Maintain woody plants and trees on golf course.


  • Bachelor's degree in Turf Grass Management, Horticulture, Golf Course Management, Business, or related field at time of application
  • 3 years related experience of golf course operations or equivalent management/operations experience
  • Possession of or eligibility to obtain a valid Wisconsin Driver's License upon appointment
  • Possession of or eligibility to obtain a commercial pesticide applicator license and successfully maintain it during employment (certified in Category 3.0 - Turf and Landscape) upon appointment

  • Master's degree in Turf Grass Management, Horticulture, Golf Course Management, Business or related field 
  • Ability to track operating expenses for labor, supplies, and equipment for specific tasks and activities
  • Ability to develop appropriate work plans, anticipate seasonal conditions, set priorities, coordinate multiple tasks, and assign work to effectively accomplish desired outcomes
  • Ability to source and procure the necessary supplies, tools, and specialized power equipment necessary to effectively support all work activities
  • Understanding of the operations, maintenance, and repair procedures necessary to ensure the proper and safe operation of all mechanical and power equipment
  • Strong working knowledge of maintenance requirements for golf course tees, fairways, and greens
  • Ability to identify common turf diseases and symptoms of insect damage
  • Knowledgeable in current cultural and appropriate chemical treatment alternatives
  • Ability to understand, operate, and maintain an automated course irrigation system and associated pump house equipment
  • Excellent judgement including sensitivity to personal and confidential information


  • Physical strength and stamina to perform required work, including being able to bend, stoop, kneel, climb, lift up to 80 pounds, and work on your feet for a long period of time

The successful candidate will be expected to work inclusively and respectfully within a diverse campus community and practice civility in the workplace. The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of inclusivity and equity as crucial components in the pursuit of organizational excellence.

In addition, the successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to work independently and as part of a collaborative team. The University invites applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.

Conditions Of Appointment

The Shorewood Golf Course is open all days aof the week during the season. Work hours are not confined to the traditional 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. time period, but remain flexible to ensure being attentive to working when the need is most appropriate. Ability work nights and weekends as needed and respond to emergency call-ins as necessary is required. 

This position will require the ability to tolerate extreme outdoor temperature and weather conditions on a year-round basis. 

Position is a full-time, Academic Staff appointment through November 19, 2021.  Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s). A criminal conviction investigation and pre-work screen examination will be conducted on the finalist(s). In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.


Full time equivalent annual salary of $50,000 prorated based upon appointment period.

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The UW System provides an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement System.

To Apply

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Search Jobs" screen,
  • Click "View All Jobs"
  • Select "Interim Golf Course Manager"
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Sign In."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references

You must select "Submit" to forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Jeni Van Beek
Phone: (920) 465-2886

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Monday, June 21, 2021.

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Community section. For Campus Safety information see our University Police website and our Annual Security Report (for a paper copy please contact the Office of Human Resources at (920) 465-2390). This report includes statistics about reported crimes, as well as information about crime prevention and campus security policies and procedures.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.