The function and purpose is to assist the Assistant Director in oversight of a comprehensive adventure recreation and experiential learning program which includes the oversight of indoor climbing area and challenge course.
35% Event Management:
Develop, implement and manage all climbing area programming; Assist with planning trips, clinics, and challenge course programs; Manage day-to-day operations of the indoor climbing area; Structure operations to meet industry standards and safety regulations through development of policies and procedures.
25% Program Development:
Coordinate/lead trips including backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, etc.; trips will contain experiential education, service learning, and leisure components; Assist with the training of student staff to become trip leaders; Build working relationships and collaborative programs with campus departments to foster student involvement in university programs; Assist with the development of learning outcomes and program assessment tools and tactics.
20% Administrative & Personnel:
Assist with hiring, training, supervising, and evaluation of students employees; Maintain student payroll and tracking; Manage individual trip budgets; Research and recommend needed equipment and supply purchases; Assist with the preparation of monthly and annual usage reports.
20% Program & Professional Involvement:
Provide feedback regarding departmental programs, equipment, and operations by conducting daily observations/engaging in programs and using equipment/facilities; Immediately report safety concerns to the functional area supervisor; Be active professionally through research, publications, presentations, speaking engagements, and involvement in professional associations; Maintains positive co-worker relationships and fosters an environment of trust and inclusion; Contribute positively to the work environment by participating in honest dialog that is indicative of the department’s culture of teamwork; Represent University Recreation for various University/community functions, committee work, and other duties as assigned; Willingly shares all information with department teammates in an effort to provide high quality outcomes that contribute to student success; Provide staff coverage during evenings, weekends, and special events as determined by department & function need.
Bachelor's degree with one year of experience working in adventure/experiential education, with particular emphasis in university recreation and facilitating climbing programs for diverse client groups.
Master's degree in outdoor recreation, recreation, sport management, experiential education, or related field with three years of experience working in adventure/experiential education with particular emphasis in university recreation and facilitating climbing programs for diverse client groups.
Special or Physical Qualifications:
Proficiency in range of outdoor skills including but not limited to backpacking, rock climbing, paddling, and group facilitation. Mobility within these outdoor activities is required; including swimming, climbing, hiking, etc. Ability to work flexible hours. Driving LSU state vehicles is required. A valid Louisiana Class E drivers license is required (ability to obtain within 1 month of employment). Ability to lift 50 pounds. Strong leadership, oral/written communication, organizational, as well as supervisory/training skills are essential for success. Due to the nature of this position and/or position responsibilities, this position is subject to random drug & alcohol testing in accordance with University Policy Statement 67.
AMGA/PCIA Single Pitch Instructor: (or higher) Required Certification (ability to obtain within 3 months of employment)
Wilderness First Aid : (or higher) Required Certification (ability to obtain within 3 months of employment)
Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.
Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; annual and sick leave; 14 paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption; training and development opportunities; employee discounts and more!
LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity/equal access employer.
About LSU University Recreation:
The mission of LSU University Recreation is to provide exceptional recreation facilities, programs and services that inspire, educate and empower students and the LSU community to cultivate active healthy lives.
The University is in the building phase of an $81.5 million expansion and redesign project that will increase recreation space at LSU to approximatel...y 250,000 sq. ft. The project is expected to include an outdoor leisure pool, an adventure center, as well as additional fields, courts and multipurpose studios. LSU UREC operates the Student Recreation Center, the UREC Challenge Course, and the UREC Field Complex that includes competition fields,.
About Louisiana State University:
Since 1860, Louisiana State University has served the people of Louisiana, the region, the nation, and the world through extensive, multipurpose programs encompassing instruction, research, and public service. LSU is one of only 30 universities nationwide designated as a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant institution. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional degrees.