Ball State University Recreation Services is accepting applications for a Coordinator of Outdoor Pursuits. Responsibilities for this position include; administer and manage Outdoor Pursuit programs and informal recreation equipment operations; includes the following areas: trips and clinics, climbing center, expansive outdoor equipment rental center, informal recreation equipment checkout, and locker/apparel services; position has significant responsibility to ensure the health and well-being of all staff and patrons due to the unique offsite nature of programming; also serves to provide program staff management, facility coverage, and supervision of special events as needed; typical work schedule will include weekdays and weekends with some day, weekend, and extended trip management responsibility.
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. At more than 22,500 students, enrollment for the 2017-18 academic year is Ball State’s largest ever. Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.
The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.
The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit:
Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.
Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. At least one year of professional experience in managing outdoor programming including climbing wall, equipment rentals, and trips; must have a variety of experiences leading groups in outdoor settings; experience working within a recreational sport or outdoor recreation setting and have direct management of employees. Ability/desire to obtain Wilderness First Responder (WFR) at applicant’s expense by date of hire; possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and be insurable under the university’s auto fleet policy; must be able to work evenings and weekends.
Candidates must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Preferred qualifications: Master’s degree or higher in Outdoor Leadership, Recreation, Physical Education, Leisure Studies, Parks & Recreation Management, Sports Administration or related field from an accredited college or university. Possess current Wilderness First Responder (WFR); Professional Membership – National Intramural-Recreation Sports Association (NIRSA), Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE), or Association of Experiential Education (AEE); certification in American Canoe Association Level 1 Instructor or higher; American Mountain Guides Association or Professional Climbing Instructors Association Single Pitch Climbing Instructor or higher; WFA/WFR Trainer; Swiftwater Rescue Technician.
Apply online at: http://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/13589 Include the following documents with your application: cover letter addressed to Pat Langendorfer and resume. Although the option to upload copies of transcripts is available in the application, an official, original transcript showing the highest related degree earned is required at time of hire. Additionally, a degree verification will be ordered at time of hire. Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through June 26, 2018.
Internal Number: 104176
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