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21 Jun 2016

Other Outdoor Assoc. Director-Campus Recreation/Outdoor Programs

Eastern Washington University – Posted by Eastern Washington University Cheney, Washington

Job Description

Working Title: Associate Director-Campus Recreation/Outdoor Programs

Job Summary/Essential Functions: We are currently seeking skilled and team-oriented applicants for the following position:

The Associate Director of Campus Recreation/Outdoor Programs (ADCR) reports to the Director of Campus Recreation, serves a leadership role for the Campus Recreation department and assumes primary management of the planning, operation and evaluation of EPIC Adventures, EWU’s comprehensive outdoor adventure and student leadership program. As a leader within Student Affairs and the university, the ADCR models Eastern’s values and mission.

Administrative: Under the guidance of the Director of Campus Recreation, the ADCR plays a leading role in defining Campus Rec goals and objectives to facilitate EWU student engagement, retention, and success. The ADCR manages the development, execution, and evaluation of EPIC programs, manages day-to-day program budgets, and designs/implements comprehensive risk management plans. The ADCR drives internal and external communications/brand management and oversees the equipment purchases and life-cycle management. Evaluating staff performance and providing timely feedback is an ongoing function of this position.

Field: The ADCR is primarily an administrative position, but it requires time in the field to train staff and to directly oversee activities with potential for significant objective hazard. The amount of required field time will vary based on program needs. All field tasks will involve evaluating staff performance while providing timely feedback. A high level of physical fitness is required.

Eastern Washington University offers a highly competitive compensation package, including market-based salary and excellent benefits.

EWU expands opportunities for personal transformation through excellence in learning.

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing and retaining the diversity of its faculty, staff, students and academic programs. We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Conditions of Employment: Contact the Office of Human Resources at 509-359-2381 to obtain a copy of the Essential Functions Analysis which will describe conditions of employment, such as physical demands.

This position, during the course of university employment, will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value. The position may involve unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults and children under the age of 18. Successful applicants will be required to pass a background check and show proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. pursuant to federal immigration laws.

Required Degree: Bachelor’s degree

Degree required by: Date of application

Required Discipline(s) for Degree: Recreation Management, Outdoor Education, or closely related field

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in recreation management, outdoor education, or closely related field

Two years of professional administrative experience in outdoor recreation, outdoor education, or related field

Extensive, documented field experience in a leadership capacity

Current W-EMT or Wilderness First Responder certification

Advanced skills (train-the-trainer level) in at least two of the following activities: backpacking/expedition, rock climbing/mountaineering, whitewater rafting/kayaking, backcountry skiing/ski mountaineering

Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency and/or diversity.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in recreation management, outdoor recreation, or closely related field

Additional advanced skills (train-the-trainer level) three or more of the following activities: backpacking/expedition, rock climbing/mountaineering, whitewater rafting/kayaking, backcountry skiing/ski mountaineering

Instructor-trainer/course-provider status with national certification granting organizations (e.g. SPI provider with AMGA, whitewater course provider with ACA, WFR instructor, etc.)

Leave No Trace Master Educator certification

Special Instructions to Applicants:

It is strongly recommended that you print a copy of these instructions and the position posting *before* you begin to complete the online application, as the instructions will not be viewable once you begin the application process.

Required documentation includes all of the items listed below. Please note that there is a file size limitation of 2MB for each individual document attached.

1. Attach a detailed cover letter in which you explain how you meet each of the required minimum qualifications [and preferred qualifications, if applicable]. It is preferred that you provide that information in a bulleted list or within a table within your cover letter.
2. Attach a chronological resume including work experience, education, and applicable certifications. Please include the names, addresses and phone numbers for 3 professional references in your resume.
3. Complete the online application form and respond to the online questions.

Other Document: Detailed overview of outdoor experience.

% Full Time: 100

Term of Appointment: 12

Work Schedule: Varies, depending on activity schedule

Pre-Placement Physical Yes

Hearing Test No

Medical Monitoring Post Hire No

Protective Equipment Inclement weather gear and sun protection for outdoor work

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


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