All applications are to be made online at http://hr.csi.edu/employment/.
This announcement invites applications for a position beginning in August for Fall Semester.
Under limited supervision, this position is responsible for all phases of recruiting, planning, organizing, promoting, implementing, and supervising a comprehensive outdoor recreation leadership certification program. The mission of this program is to provide outdoor educational leadership oriented services that result in students finding employment opportunities. The College of Southern Idaho’s Outdoor Recreation Leadership Program consists of an ITC and a BTC in Recreation Leadership, and an AA degree in Outdoor Recreation. The program director role will include advising, as well as consistency in maintaining a cohort based career and technical education program on the college campus.
Plans, organizes, promotes, implements, and supervises year round Outdoor Leadership Programs and degrees.
Abides by all applicable rules and laws of the federal and state government, and obtains the proper permits required by the government to work in the backcountry, when applicable.
Abides by all college policies, rules, and regulations including the Student Code of Conduct during any program on or off campus.
Maintains a positive, helpful, constructive attitude and work relationship with their supervisor, college staff, students, and the community.
Oversees program catalog requirements.
Creates and maintains a supportive, diverse, and inclusive environment for staff and participants.
Develop learning outcomes and program assessment for ITC and BTC programs.
Proficient in teaching and presenting information in an engaging, hands-on learning environment.
Required to teach up to 18 hours within a 12-month period.
Responsible for creating and implementing the core class curriculum for ITC and BTC.
Instructs and models proper outdoor stewardship and “Leave No Trace” skills and ethics.
Coordinates with Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC)
Equipment use, maintenance, scheduling, and purchasing:
Works with ORC Coordinator in the scheduling of gear requests in advance of all trips and classroom needs.
Assists in the care, repair and maintenance of all Outdoor Recreation equipment and facilities.
Coordinates with the ORC on all gear purchases and needs.
Works with the ORC Coordinator when scheduling programs special events, clinics, classes, presentations, trips and projects sponsored for the Outdoor Recreation Leadership Program.
Trip and class scheduling:
Risk management policies and protocols:
Works with the ORC to write and establish operations protocol in a manual format that includes policies, procedures, and practices, emergency response and evacuation plans, emergency contact information, forms and checklists, and equipment maintenance guides.
Manages current certifications of instructors, students, and staff.
Seeks out industry contacts and maintains relationships with a variety of outdoor professionals to aid in curriculum development and job opportunities.
Builds and maintains advisory board and organizes bi-annual meetings with board members.
Attends local, state and/or national meetings and conferences associated with the Association for Outdoor Recreation Education (AORE) or other relevant professional organizations, including but not limited to AEE, WRMC, OAA, and the OR Show.
Foster partnerships with internal and external departments and agencies to enhance program quality and opportunities for students as it relates to outdoor programming.
Directly responsible for risk management and assessment of all Outdoor Recreation Leadership programs.
Provides proper emergency and rescue care (limited to the scope of certification) as warranted at all times in all aspects of the Outdoor Recreation Leadership Program.
Meets with Risk Management Committee to discuss best practices and policies on a semester basis to stay current with industry trends and standards
Scheduling, Budget, Motor Pool and Adjuncts
Overseeing program itineraries, timelines and procedures
Menus for programs that include meals
Equipment and supply requests
Liability releases and emergency contact forms.
Oversees the Outdoor Recreation Leadership program budget, including:
Accurate and organized accounting of student funds when purchasing services or supplies for the program.
Organization of program receipts and a written account of all program expenses to the Business Office, in accordance of college policy.
Works with department chair on re-certification schedule and funding needs.
Works with college motor pool on the scheduling and requisition of vehicles for program needs.
Works with motor pool on van driver certification for all adjuncts and volunteers.
Adjunct Supervision, including:
Assisting all adjuncts and volunteers in performing duties related to on and off-campus activities and events.
Providing support to instructors and disseminating information to them in a timely manner.
Tracking and maintaining records of certifications required by the college and the outdoor industry of adjuncts and volunteers.
Advising and Mentoring
Provide feedback to instructors regarding programming, equipment, and operations by conducting observations/engaging in class sessions with instructors and using equipment/facilities.
Provide program and job direction for students in the program.
Work with the Registrar’s office to fulfill program and graduation requirements.
Work with programs at other schools to provide transfer program opportunities and alignment of degrees.
Attends job fairs, visits local schools and classrooms, and engages with the community to market the program to potential students and job employers
Up to 50% of the job requires travel within the lower 2/3rds of the state of Idaho. CSI vehicle provided.
Other duties as assigned.
Must have direct employee supervision experience and program management experience.
Ability to operate standard office equipment including phone, fax, copier.
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong organizational and budgetary skills
Strong supervisory skills
Strong customer service skills
Proficient skills using Microsoft Office applications
Ability to conduct effective training and presentations
Ability to be effectively teach in a minimum of three of the following course types: Backpacking, Rock Climbing, Rafting, Kayaking & Swift Water Travel, Winter Travel, and Mountain Biking
Preferred Technical Knowledge
Knowledge of outdoor industry trends.
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Must possess current certifications in the following: First Aid; CPR - Adult, Child, and Infant
Ability to obtain and maintain Wilderness First Responder and other pertinent certifications within the first six months of employment, including: Swiftwater Rescue, Land-Based Rescue.
Education and Training Required
Bachelor's degree in Recreation, Physical Education, and Sports Management, Parks and Recreation Management or other related field.
Five or more years of professional experience in program management including but not limited to:
Leading groups in outdoor settings
Technical experience in water sports, map reading and navigation, rope rescue, Nordic and alpine skiing, and survival skills.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, which include:
Frequently being required to stand; walk; sit; use fingers and hands to keyboard or type and to handle materials and reach with hands and/or arms; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell.
Specific vision abilities including close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Frequently lift and/or move and/or carry up to 50 pounds, and occasionally up to 100 pounds, with or without assistance and with or without the aid of devices and/or equipment designed to assist in the lifting effort.
Aptitude to heights in varying conditions.
Strong Swimmer (Able to swim a minimum of 100 yards in strong moving water with gear on).
Work Schedule and Conditions (Include any variations, split shifts, on-call status, and/or rotations, and environment)
9 month Flexible Contract
Works nights and weekends as programs require
Potential to work remotely for up to 2 weeks during wilderness courses
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