Assistant Director of Recreational Sports for Outdoor Pursuits
SUNY Cortland Recreational Sports Department
March 23, 2018
Cortland, New York
Full Time - Experienced
POSITION: Assistant Director of Recreational Sports for Outdoor Pursuits (Senior Staff Assistant, SL3). Full-time position, reports to the Director of Recreational Sports. Anticipated Start date is June 1, 2018.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Professionally manages and supervises all aspects of SUNY Cortland's comprehensive Outdoor Pursuits Center/Program; working with the Assistant Director for Facilities and Aquatics, responsible for scheduling, overseeing, and maintaining the Rock Climbing Wall, Bouldering Wall, and the entire Outdoor Pursuits Center in the new Student Life Center (evening and weekend hours required); work closely with the Director of the Center for Environmental and Outdoor Education to plan, schedule and implement various outdoor pursuits activities at the center through our tripping program; recruit, interview, hire, train, schedule, supervise, and evaluate all student employees (approximately 50) for the Rock Climbing and Outdoor Pursuits Program for the positions of group leaders, belayers, service desk supervisors, and equipment checkout supervisors; oversee operation of the outdoor recreation equipment checkout/rental service including equipment management, the Cortland Bike Project, and cash management; attend all Recreational Sports Department staff meetings; plan, develop and implement a comprehensive tripping program; supervise/lead various tripping activities such as white water rafting, skiing, rock climbing, caving, cycling, canoeing, hiking, backpacking, camping and kayaking; manage and supervise all aspects of the Adirondack Trailblazers Program; and supervise the Graduate Assistant for Outdoor Pursuits and the Graduate Assistant for Outdoor Pursuits/Bike Program.
The State University of New York College at Cortland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (AA/EEO/ADA) employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree in Physical Education, Recreation, Sport Management or related field; prior work experience in a campus Recreational Sports program; experience in experiential/outdoor education or other relevant field; experience in recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, and evaluating student employees; outdoor recreation equipment management experience; experience planning/managing/directing a variety of outdoor recreation activities such as white water rafting, skiing, rock climbing, caving, cycling, canoeing, hiking, backpacking, camping and kayaking; knowledge of outdoor adventure ethics and best practices; current CPR/First Aid/AED certification; and a valid U.S. driver's license, with the ability to drive 12-passenger vans.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Current Wilderness First Responder or EMT certification; CPR/First Aid Instructor certification; NIRSA Certified Recreational Sports Specialist (CRSS) certification; professional membership in AORE or NOLS; proficiency in computer applications, especially in web-based personnel scheduling programs; experience managing an outdoor pursuits center and/or rock climbing wall in a college setting; experience in the assessment of outdoor pursuits programs; and experience in bike shop management.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive, plus excellent fringe benefits.
About SUNY Cortland Recreational Sports Department
The Recreational Sports Department at SUNY Cortland offers a comprehensive Campus Recreation Program to the entire College community. We offer 40 intramural sports and special event activities and 36 sport clubs with over 1,200 participants. We opened a new $56 million, 148,000 square ft. Student Life Center in February, 2015 which has a vast array of physical recreation components, as well as a variety of social spaces. The number one priority for the SLC is Informal/Open Recreation, and the most distinguishing feature is a one-fifth mile, suspended jogging track. The department has a staff of five full-time professionals, one full-time support staff, eight graduate assistants, and approximately 250 student employees.