Responsibilities include management and operations of a low and high ropes course and climbing wall, cultivating relationships with internal and external agencies to create experiential education and recreation opportunities for students and the public, budget management, and supervision and training of associated staff.
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (Business, Recreation, Sport Management, Higher Education or related field) and three (3) years of experience directly related to the specialty area to include a minimum of one (1) year of supervisory experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Bachelor’s degree in recreation, education, psychology, management, communication, human development or other relevant field. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Possession of, or ability to obtain by time of hire, a valid driver’s license.
Master’s degree in recreation, education, psychology, management, communication, human development or other relevant field.
Demonstrated challenge course and/or climbing wall management experience including strategic planning, budget management, equipment purchasing and maintenance, and risk management.
Current Level II Challenge Course Practitioner in accordance with the standards as set by the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT), or equivalent.
Current Challenge Course Manager certification in accordance with the standards as set by the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT), or equivalent.
Current certification as a Climbing Wall Instructor in accordance with standards set by Climbing Wall Association (CWA), American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA), or Professional Climbing Instructors Association (PCIA), or equivalent.
Current Provider of Climbing Wall Instructor course with either Climbing Wall Association (CWA), American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA), or Professional Climbing Instructors Association (PCIA), or equivalent.
Current Wilderness First Aid (or higher) certification.
Demonstrated success in training and supervision of multiple part-time staff according to industry standards and best practices.
Professional experience developing and administering successful curriculum to a diverse audience, according to client learning outcomes.
Demonstrated success in collaborating with individuals, departments, and student groups.
Experience in higher education recreation or student service setting.
Demonstrated pursuit of personal professional development through participation in a national industry association or organization.
Experience in route setting for a university or recreational climbing wall.
Certification as a Red Cross Instructor for First Aid and CPR.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
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