Bachelors Degree in Recreation Administration or related field
Full time experience in management of outdoor recreation program at college or university level
Current CPR, First-Aid and AED Certifications
Documentable and verifiable backcountry/wilderness trip experience
Wilderness First Responder Certification (80 hour course) Certified or higher EMT/WEMT, or obtain within the first 3 months.
Significant experience as a ropes course facilitator including high & low elements
Demonstrated ability to manage a budget and grow revenue and participation
A valid driver's license that is maintained throughout the duration of employment
Masters Degree in Recreational Administration or related field
Ability to teach or become qualified to teach Wilderness First Aid (16-hr courses)
Experience directly supervising Outdoor graduate assistants, and/or professional Outdoor staff
PCIA CWI Provider
Active member in two or more of the following professional organizations: AORE, NIRSA, AEE, AMGA, ACA, AIARE, AAA
American Canoe and Kayak Association with Instructor Level Trainings/Certifications in kayaking, stand up paddle boards, or canoeing
Software systems such as: Fusion, Windward, all Microsoft Office Suite, Rock Gym Pro, Smart Waiver
Experience with planning and implementing a new student wilderness orientation program, budgeting, recruiting and training staff, participant registrations, program evaluations
Permitting on public and private lands- Access experience with the NPS, NFS, BLM, state parks, country parks, city parks
Minimum of two years full time experience in management of outdoor recreation program at college or university level *ACCT Level I or II Certification
200 or more hours as a ropes course facilitator including high & low elements
Job Description: The Assistant Director will manage program operations at the Outdoor Center, SRC Rock Wall, Sewell Park and the University Camp, including the GOAL Challenge Course and the Adventure Trip Program.
Job Duties: Hiring/Training/:
Supervise two graduate assistants and work closely with Outdoor Center student supervisors and students
Supervise Program Area Coordinator and administrative assistant.
Hire, train, and evaluate Outdoor Center student employees (15), Rock Wall student (20) employees, Adventure Trip staff (10), and GOAL program staff (12)
Manage field work/interns, as necessary
Conduct Outdoor Center, Rock Wall, ATP and GOAL trainings as necessary
Oversee reservation system for group use of Sewell Park, University Camp, GOAL
Schedule maintenance work at the Outdoor Center, Sewell Park, and the University Camp, as necessary
Schedule course maintenance and yearly inspection of GOAL program and Rock Wall
Provide PCIA Climbing Wall Course Training each semester
Plan, coordinate, procure permitting to facilitate adventure trip programs each semester
Research and scout new recreation areas and activities
Ability to climb and perform rescues at heights of 40-60ft.
Accounting / Statistics:
Manage $300,000 budget
Keep and analyze Outdoor Recreation program participation statistics on a monthly basis to create a comprehensive annual report
Manage daily income generation operation at the Outdoor Center, Rock Wall, ATP, GOAL and submit daily deposits to the department's accounting clerk
Maintain rope and gear logs for all areas
Supervise the GA in the development of semester Outdoor Center Trip Schedule and Rock Wall
Communicate with university media to publicize activities
Oversee production of flyers and marketing dispersal to promote program
Talk to campus student groups and classes as requested
Develop promotion plan for GOAL program for campus community at San Marcos
Maintain inventory for the Outdoor Center, GOAL program, and Rock Wall
Oversee management and use of program survey for rental customers and trip participants, GOAL program, and University Camp
Evaluate job performance of Outdoor Recreation graduate assistants Perform annual/bi-annual/etc. performance assessments of Outdoor Recreation Graduate Assistants
Be a member of Student Affairs Program Committees.
Attend all professional staff meetings of Campus Recreation Office and Campus Recreation Advisory Board meetings Operate program area with professional best practices and industry standards Other:
In accordance with the Student Affairs Division/Campus Recreation Office Strategic Plans, other duties as assigned
This position requires a flexible work schedule which at times will require frequent attendance during evenings. Additional hours may be required during peak periods
Additional Information to Applicants:
Documentable and Verifiable backcountry/wilderness trip experience
Job Open Date: 01/31/2018
Job Close Date: 2/27/2018
Open Until Filled: No
Normal Work Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Normal Work Hours Start: 8:00AM
Normal Work Hours End: 5:00PM
Posting Notices: YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO ELECTRONICALLY ATTACH A RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO YOUR APPLICATION
Legal and Required Notices: Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans' status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.
Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.
Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.
Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions
For a detailed description of this position and to apply, visitjobs.hr.txstate.edu or call (512) 245-2557 or visit our office at 601 University Dr., J.C. Kellam Bldg., Suite 340.
About Texas State and San Marcos: Texas State University is a emerging research institution located in the burgeoning Austin-San Antonio corridor and in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. It is the largest of eight campuses in the Texas State University System and one of the 75 largest universities in the country, with over 38,000 students and approximately 4,000 faculty and staff
Texas State is located in San Marcos, a growing community of over 50,000 people located about half way between Austin and San Antonio. Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas universities. The beauty of the crystal-clear San Marcos River and the stately cypress and pecan trees on the campus add to the charm of the university's picturesque setting. Our location on the banks of the San Marcos River provides outdoor recreational activities throughout the year.
Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon a criminal history background check.
Texas State University is a tobacco free campus.
Texas State University is an EOE and a member of the Texas State University System.