The Outdoor Adventures Assistant Director manages a large and diverse outdoor recreation program with both water and land-based wilderness activities, including but not limited to, whitewater rafting, whitewater kayaking, sea kayaking, rock climbing (indoor and outdoor), backpacking/camping, and snow sports. In addition, the position oversees the guide development programs for these activities.
The position manages the daily operations for Outdoor Adventures (OA) programs, services and facilities including the Rental Center, as well as manages administrative, payroll, purchasing and registration data, all in accordance with university policies and procedures. Trains staff and supervises the delivery of 150 classes and trips with more than 1500 participants annually. Manages a total annual budget of $120,000. Also participates and supports larger departmental initiatives and efforts including but not limited to meetings, committees, staff development and events.
Technical skill, specialized knowledge, and experience in the management of a wide variety of outdoor recreation programs including both land and water-based activities.
Leadership and supervisory experience to select, supervise, motivate and evaluate student employees relative to work performance, crisis management, and peer relationships as demonstrated through past supervision of staff.
Fiscal management experience to develop and manage short and long range complex budgets, monitor and analyze income and expenses, project revenue and propose rates.
Skills to implement safety and risk management practices as they relate to recreational facilities and programs as demonstrated through past facility and program management.
Communication and interpersonal skills to work supportively, collaboratively and diplomatically with a wide variety of colleagues, faculty, patrons, and students both inside and outside the department.
Organizational skills to prioritize workload in order to meet deadlines and make timely progress on multiple assigned tasks and duties.
Knowledge of student development principles.
Skills to provide development opportunities for student staff.
Experience working and collaborating in a large and complex department or organization.
Experience in an outdoor program in a collegiate setting.
Additional Salary Information: Salary range listed is based on position classification, actual salary determined at the time an offer is made.
The Memorial Union is a department within the division of Student Affairs that supports the academic mission of UC Davis by providing outstanding recreation and leisure experiences, serving as a dynamic and inviting center for student life and assisting students and the campus community. It does this through operation and administration of the following: the Memorial Union, the MU Information Desk, the Games Area and Outdoor Adventures.