Manages the daily operations of Outdoor Adventures program which includes adventure trips, equipment rental, educational skills clinics, rock wall, and leadership courses; recruits, hires, trains, supervises, schedules and evaluates staff positions to serve as graduate assistants, leadership course facilitators, adventure trip leaders, rock wall staff, rental facility staff, and customer service representatives; collaborates with director and assistant director for effective and efficient coordination of department programming and events; collaborates with University departments to provide leadership development training and outdoor programming; stays current on trends and education in the outdoor leadership/education field in order to develop new and improved programming; participates in state, regional, and national professional organizations, conferences and workshops; responsible for creating and incorporating leadership development curriculum as part of the adventure trips program; develops, recommends, and implements policies and procedures for the department's outdoor adventures department; responsible for developing and maintaining risk management standards and practices and emergency action plans consistent with industry standards; coordinates safety training and certification for student staff; assists in the development of the operating budget, student personnel budget and capital outlays; manages operating budget to ensure program alignment with fiscal allocation; researches, purchases, inventories, and distributes recreational equipment and supplies; collects and analyzes data on activities and events to assess and report on program participation and effectiveness; prepares monthly reports, presentations and proposals; participates in goal setting and long-range planning; develops goals, student learning outcomes, and objectives for outdoor pursuits; serves on assigned campus recreation and university work teams and committees as needed; serves as essential personnel and provides assistance in the event of an emergency on campus; organizes and leads workshops and tutorials centered around outdoor best practices and use of gear in the field; monitors student staff office hours to ensure time is being used appropriately and productively; supervises scheduled route setting of the climbing wall and verifies integrity and safety; designs, implements and evaluates all climbing wall policies and procedures as required; oversees the development and operations of the full service bicycle shop; hires, trains, supervises and evaluates student bike mechanics; partners with area bike groups to maintain safe on-campus trails; regular and prompt attendance; ability to work schedule as define and additional hours as required; related duties as required.
Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited institution as approved and accepted by the University of South Alabama, two years of directly related experience, and possession of a valid driver's license and maintenance of a driving record sufficient to maintain insurance coverage under the University of South Alabama. CPR, Red Cross Lifeguarding and Wilderness First Responder certifications are preferred.
Internal Number: 7512
About University of South Alabama
Education is a lifelong process; the University simply helps to lay the foundation for continued learning. Campus Recreation can be and should be an integral part of your learning foundation. The educational benefits afforded you by participation in recreation are great and varied. Our recreation program provides open recreation opportunities, structured intramural activities, fitness activities, outdoor recreation, aquatics activities, and sports clubs, all of which allow you to develop lifetime patterns of healthful living. In addition, through your involvement in positive recreational programs, you will meet people in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
Recreational involvement serves to augment your academic pursuits. The often used phrase "a sound body - a sound mind" is more than a trite platitude, for in developing genuine physical fitness, one develops beneficial habits, which flow into the intellectual realm.
The "whole" person must grow spiritually, mentally, and physically, with each area of growth being intertwined with the others. Recreation participation is a great way to work on physical development in wholesome, sociable surroundings.
The Campus Recreation Prog...ram is not designed for only a few athletically gifted individuals. It is concerned with offering a variety of activities that will give all individuals an opportunity to participate, regardless of their ability level. I hope everyone in the University community takes advantage of what our recreation program has to offer.