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28 Sep 2018

Other Outdoor Assistant Director, Outdoor Programs

University of Nebraska at Omaha – Posted by rradel Omaha, Nebraska, United States

Job Description

Job Title Assistant Director, Outdoor Programs
Department Student Services
Essential Functions
This position provides leadership and performs organizational duties to assure the successful operation of a comprehensive collegiate Outdoor Recreation program. This Assistant Director is to conduct activity programming; personnel recruitment, hiring, training, and evaluating graduate and undergraduate personnel; student development and assessment; budget development and administration; interpretation and application of university policies and procedures; collaboration with colleges and departments throughout Academic and Student Affairs, Athletics, and Business and Finance; and participation in and promotion of Campus Recreation and Wellness Subdivision programs, activities, and events. Coordinate and oversee facility related problems and repairs with the Associate Director of Facilities. Provide Leadership for Campus Recreation student staff and assist in the development of opportunities for student success.

Work Schedule Regular work week, occasional evenings and weekends as programming requires
Additional Duties
Develop, promote, administer, implement, and evaluate all aspects of the Outdoor Recreation programs (Trips, Workshops, and Classes) within suitable industry standards. Employee will lead and instruct programs for the Outdoor Venture Center — trips, workshops, and classes in outdoor pursuit activities. Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate a Graduate Assistant to assist in all aspects of OVC programs and services. (20% of time)

Recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate a core of volunteer (student, faculty / staff, and general public) and paid leaders to assist with programming tasks; or recruit services and contract through other agencies or businesses as appropriate. Trip and Workshop staff training should advise students on required University policies and procedures related to travel, appropriate use of funds, and risk management. Additional topics and issues include; program planning and implementation, leadership, activity related skills, activity risk management, navigation, first aid, and documentation requirements. (10% of time)

Develop, promote, administer, implement, and evaluate all aspects of the Outdoor Equipment Rental program. Recruit, hire, train, supervise and evaluate student staff. Oversee the process of conducting equipment safety inspections, the provision of proper maintenance for rental center equipment, maintain an accurate inventory, and purchase equipment suitable to the needs of the Outdoor Venture Center and its rental clients. (25% of time)

Develop, promote, administer, implement, and evaluate all aspects the Climbing Wall and associated programs within suitable industry standards. Recruit, hire, train, supervise and evaluate student staff. Oversee the process of conducting safety inspections and the provision of proper maintenance for the climbing wall and support equipment. Maintain and accurate inventory of equipment. Purchase replacement suitable replacement equipment as necessary. (25% of time)

Serve as member of Campus Recreation Central Staff Leadership Team and Wellness Subdivision Risk Management committee. Assist in the development of joint programs, policies, and procedures for the operation of Campus Recreation. Complete departmental administrative duties including reports, budgets, purchasing, and statistics. Participate in programs and services offered in the Wellness Center. (10% of time)

Serve on University, Division and Subdivision committees. Collaborate on associated programs and seek opportunities for academic partnerships. (5% of time)

Represent the University to various community, state, regional and national organizations; and stay current in industry practices, trends, and technologies. (5% of time)

Required Qualifications
Required Education:
• Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Physical Education, Sports Management, Student Affairs or related field.

Required Experience:
• One year full-time, administrative experience in outdoor recreation (NOTE: 2 years Graduate Assistantship = 1 year full-time experience.)
• Demonstrated leadership experience in outdoor pursuits activities (i.e. backpacking, climbing, paddling)
• Previous experience in a supervisory or administrative capacity with climbing walls.
• Experience with outdoor program equipment rental, maintenance and purchasing.
• Familiarity with liability and risk management in outdoor programs and services.
• Ability to develop student leaders in program and service areas.

Required License/Certification:
• Minimum: Wilderness First Aid and Adult CPR Certification or equivalent.
• American Red Cross Instructor Certification or the ability to get it shortly after being hired.

Application Requirements:
Each applicant should submit a cover letter and resume with references in their application.
Applicants asked to interview will be asked for a trip log as well.

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Education: Master’s degree

Preferred License/Certification: Instructor Certifications from outdoor industry agencies. Certified Wilderness First Aid & Adult CPR Instructor.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions: Regularly sits, stands, walk, run, swim, climb. Must be able to see, hear, speak and use of hands.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Regularly works indoors and outdoors. Noise level is low to moderate. Will have to assist moving heavy equipment occasionally. Expected to monitor / supervise / participate in outdoor pursuits activities both indoors and outdoors under a variety of environmental conditions.

Salary Commensurate with experience

How to Apply

Apply online at http://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/postings/6726

Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Other Outdoor.

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