Glenville State College has an opening for a Director of Outdoor Adventure and Activities. This is a full time position with state benefits. The Director of Outdoor Adventure and Activities reports to the Vice President of Student Life and Athletics and is responsible for all specific administrative tasks as well as any other related duties assigned.
Examples of Duties
Director of Outdoor Adventure and Activities is responsible for coordinating the development and administration of a comprehensive outdoor adventure and activities (OAA) program that includes outdoor adventure trips, and equipment rentals. Responsible for teambuilding and leadership development of students and staff by facilitating trainings and creating related programs.
Outdoor Adventure and Activities:
Coordinates and leads all aspects of outdoor adventure trips including scheduling, contract negotiations, promoting, facilitating, staffing, chaperoning, enforcing policies and procedures, risk management, and communicating with participants.
Coordinates all aspects of outdoor equipment rentals including development of policies and procedures, training OAA staff, purchasing, inventory, storage, and repair and maintenance of equipment.
Will develop a College Bike Share Program including purchase, inventory, repair and storage of bikes.
Serves as departmental liaison to our High Adventure Club.
Leadership and Academic:
Responsible for coordinating and facilitating staff training and development programs, including employee orientation, mid-year training, and on-going competency/skill development.
Partners with campus groups to offer and facilitate custom OAR trips.
Collaborates with campus departments and groups related to Adventure and Leadership. Areas may include Living-Learning communities, academic classes and co-curricular programming.
With direction from the Vice President of Student Life and Athletics, develops written policies and procedures for outdoor trips on campus. Maintains current manuals on trailer procedures and risk management procedures for OAR trips. Oversees and monitors compliance with other campus groups who host outdoor trips.
Develops, monitors and annually reviews/updates all associated budgets to provide sound fiscal management for the OAR program areas of the department. Budgets include operating expenses, labor, and revenue.
Hires and supervises part-time and student staff including hiring, scheduling and assigning work, reviewing performance, recommending salary increases, promotions, or terminations.
Monitors websites, social media, digital and print postings for designated areas. Work with marketing team to meet revenue and participation goals.
Attends and participates in departmental employee training programs. Facilitates in-service trainings for employees in assigned areas.
Serves on college committees as assigned.
Typical QualificationsBachelor's degree required. Prior experience planning and directing social activities and managing and supervising others is helpful. Master's Degree preferred.
Desired Qualifications & Knowledge:
Wilderness First Aid Certified
Wilderness First Responder Certified within 6 months of employment
ACA Kayak Certification (Level 4 minimum) within 6 months of employment
AORE Member within 6 months of employment
Leave No Trace Member within 6 months of employment
Computer proficiency and ability to learn specialized software
CPR/AED and First Aid certification required within 30 days of employment
University approved driver within 2 months of employment
Bike Repair Basics
General knowledge of recreation, athletic or fitness facility operations
Ability to read, interpret and enforce policies and procedures
Ability to resolve disruptive situations and maintain confidentiality
Ability to balance a variety of tasks with competency and accuracy
Previous experience leading/facilitating outdoor trips is required
Previous experience in recreation and facility supervision is preferred
Demonstrated ability to instruct a minimum of (3) of the following activities (national certifications if applicable): kayaking, white water kayaking, canoeing, white water rafting, skiing/snowboarding, mountain biking, backpacking, hiking, rock climbing, stand up paddle boarding, WFA/WFR trainer
Applicants must include a letter of interest, current resume, and names and contact information for at least three references.
Glenville State's 30-acre main campus is located near the geographical center of West Virginia. Founded in 1872, Glenville State is a four-year, public college that serves the higher education needs of central West Virginia. The College has gained wide recognition for its teaching excellence and student-centered community.
Current enrollment is 1,700 students, with 80 percent representing count...ies across West Virginia. Glenville State offers more than 30 academic programs and awards both associate and bachelor degrees. Providing a challenging academic program in an engaged, learning environment, faculty members are committed to knowing students as individuals and helping prepare them for successful careers. The faculty includes 59 full-time and 27 part-time members. The current faculty-to-student ratio is 18:1.
Most campus facilities have been recently renovated, including the Mollohan Campus Community Center and the Science Hall. The Mollohan Center has a 94-seat auditorium with 300-watt surround sound, multi-function conference rooms with plasma display, and a state of the art cyber café with a big screen television. Most classrooms have Smart Boards, data projectors and plasma screens to enhance the educational experience. The campus is equipped with wireless internet.