The Outdoor Adventure program is part of Campus Recreation under the Division of Student Affairs at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN. We are recruiting staff to support our diverse summer programming efforts.
July will focus on training and preparing for the Buccaneer Outdoor Adventure (BOA), a four-day, three-night outdoor orientation program for incoming freshman at ETSU. August will be programming intensive with BOA sessions and the Roan Scholar Outdoor Challenge. The Roan Scholar Outdoor Challenge is an intensive outdoor program lasting seven days for incoming scholarship students.
Work as a team member to implement the four-day, three-night BOA experience. There will be three sessions during the month of July and August, with training taking place in July. Each session will consist of between 6 – 16 incoming students, the Lead Instructor and two or three Assistant Instructors. All instructors will report to the Outdoor Adventure Assistant Director. Assistant Instructor(s) will report to a Lead Instructor while in the field.
The ideal candidate will possess passion and commitment for experientially based adventure education, integrity, excellent communication skills, problem-solving ability, maturity, and willingness to serve others in a physically demanding environment.
Primary Duties • Pre-trip equipment, vehicle, food and supplies preparation • Instruct and lead a variety of land and water based activities • Provide participant support and facilitate group dynamics in accordance with the program design and objectives • Provide supervision of meal preparation and daytime as well as evening activities • Post trip equipment maintenance and program debrief
Minimum Qualifications: • Ability to lead group discussions and processing • Valid driver’s license • Eligible for hire with ETSU Campus Recreation • Current Wilderness First Aid certification
Preferred qualifications: • 21 years or older • Experience leading multi-day multi-sport outdoor overnight activities • Challenge Course leadership experience • Ability to drive a large van with a trailer
Internal Number: SS00224P
About East Tennesse State University
ETSU at a Glance
East Tennessee State University was founded in 1911 as East Tennessee State Normal School. Enrollment is over 15,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. The main campus is in Johnson City, Tn (population 61,990) nestled within the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains and bordered by Virginia and North Carolina.
ETSU Colleges and Schools:
-Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy
-Claudius G. Clemmer College of Education
-College of Arts and Sciences
-College of Business and Technology
-College of Clinical and
-Rehabilitative Health Sciences
-College of Nursing
-College of Public Health
-James H. Quillen College of Medicine
-School of Continuing Studies
-School of Graduate Studies
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Southern Conference, NCAA Division I. Team Name: Buccaneers
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