OVC Graduate Assistant - will oversee the day-to-day operations of a climbing wall that is 2,500 square feet of top rope and lead climbing, with a stand alone 1,400 square foot boulder in the center of the facility reaching 14 feet tall. The Climbing Wall sees on average 12,00-15,000 climbers a year.
GA will coordinate training of Climbing Wall staff with the Assistant Director. PCIA Climbing Wall Instructor is the standard for OVC student staff. The GA will be given the opportunity to obtain a PCIA CWI certificate if needed.
GA assists the Assistant Director with all trips, workshops, and classes. Leads multiple off campus trips in front country and backcountry each semester. Plays an integral role in the planning of trips, workshops, and classes.
GA assists with the training of student trip leaders and the development of students outdoor skills.
GA works as needed in the Rental Center and in gear maintenance, inventory, and management.
Other duties are possible and can be assigned.
20 hours a week nights and weekends possible. OVC Graduate Assistant is expected to lead multiple trips and workshops each semester and assist with staff training throughout the semester.
Other responsibilities include supervision of the Wellness Center building and selected Campus Recreation special events; as well as, serving on appropriate committees for the University and community
Bachelor’s degree in Recreation or related field
Two years’ experience in outdoor recreation administration at a collegiate level
Experience in general risk management policy and procedure preferred.
Experience in risk management policy and procedure in outdoor recreation/pursuits required.
Wilderness First Aid and Adult CPR Certification minimum required.
Experience administering, renting and maintaining a diverse selection of specialized outdoor recreation equipment required.
Experience administering and operating a full spectrum of climbing wall programs, services and maintenance required.
Experience instructing and leading backpacking, top rope rock climbing, basic canoeing and kayaking required.
Experience instructing, leading or providing a spectrum of other outdoor pursuit activates preferred. Activities may include but shouldn’t be limited to outdoor leadership, photography, backcountry cooking, cross country skiing, first aid and basic life support, fishing, orienteering, winter camping, etc.
Additional Salary Information: tuition waiver
About University of Nebraska Omaha Campus Recreation
University of Nebraska Omaha is urban campus located in the largest city in Nebraska with the metro area having a population of around 750,000.
The University of Nebraska Omaha: The University of Nebraska Omaha is one of four campuses comprising the University of Nebraska system and has been a source of quality higher education since 1908. Offering a broad-ranged graduate and undergraduate curricula, UNO grants 95 baccalaureate, 66 masters programs, and 6 doctoral programs through its seven colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Continuing Studies, Education, Fine Arts, Graduate Studies and Research, and Public Affairs and Community Service.
Campus Recreation: Campus Recreation, a department within Academic and Student Affairs is aligned administratively within the School of HPER and the College of Education. Responsibilities of the Campus Recreation staff include planning, directing, organizing, and scheduling recreational programs for the University Community. Campus Recreation is also responsible for operating the 240,000 square foot HPER Building.
Major programs include: Aquatics, Fitness/Wellness, Intramural Sports, Sport Clubs, Outdoor Recreatio...n,“Mav Kids” Youth Programs, Injury Prevention & Care, and Special Events.
Facilities: HPER Building
$38.6 million renovation completed in October 2010 increased the size of the building to 240,000 square feet. Houses School of Health, Physical Education & Recreation (HPER) and Campus Recreation Features:
Four multi-use courts for basketball, volleyball, badminton, tennis.
MAC Court for indoor soccer, lacrosse and etc.
22 Hot Tub
1/8 mile Elevated Jogging Track with 3 lanes
North Fitness Center – 6,000 square feet
South Fitness Center – 7,500 square feet
Three Multi-Purpose/Group Ex. Rooms – two of 2,000 sq. ft. and one of 1,500 sq. ft.
Indoor Cycling Room – 1,000 sq. ft.
See more facility information at: http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/facilities.php