Adventure Trips Program and Special Events Graduate Assistant
Old Dominion University
August 8, 2018
Contract - Entry Level
4 Year Degree
The Recreation and Wellness Outdoor Adventure Trips Program & Special Events Graduate Assistant (GA) will assist the Assistant Director of the Outdoor Adventure Programs with the administration of the Outdoor Adventure Program, specifically the Adventure Trip program and special events.
The general responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Assist with the development and management of the Outdoor Adventure Program, specifically the Trip program and multiple special events
Hire, train, and supervise student employees including, the Adventure Trip Manager, and Trip Leaders.
Assist the Assistant Director in the design and implementation of staff trainings for the Outdoor Adventure Center and Trip Leader programs including a yearlong training for Apprentice Trip Leaders.
Assist in the development of the semester Trip schedule including trip destinations/activities, budget design, staffing, marketing, and assessment.
Plan and lead Trips during the semester and some holiday breaks as needed.
Evaluate student employees through verbal and written reports.
Assist the Assistant Director in the budgeting of student payroll and operational expenses.
Promote and market the Outdoor Adventure Program to the ODU community.
Supervise staff compiling statistical information of participation in Trip program and the Outdoor Adventure Center and contribute monthly highlights.
Supervise staff performing equipment inventory and make purchasing recommendations to the Assistant Director.
Serve as a committee member on the Race the Sun annual event.
Assist with Recreation & Wellness special events and other duties as assigned.
Serve as a contributing member to the Recreation and Wellness Department.
Bachelors Degree in Recreation, Outdoor Education or related field.
Acceptance to one of the following Old Dominion University academic majors: Sports Management, Higher Education, Physical Education, or other closely related field
Demonstrate strong leadership and organizational skills, and a strong work ethic.
Experience with a collegiate adventure program leading diverse participants in backpacking and at least one of the following areas: rock climbing, canoeing, sea kayaking, mountain biking, surf kayaking or surfing.
Knowledge of use and maintenance of various types of outdoor equipment.
Knowledge and experience in employee supervision and training.
CPR, First Aid, and AED certification or the ability to obtain within 30 days of hire.
Possess excellent written and verbal skills.
Computer proficient with various software including MS Office, Adobe, Outlook.
Valid Driver’s License and ability to meet University’s vehicle policies and procedures.
Position subject to criminal background check.
Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness First Aid.
Experience in multiple outdoor recreation activities.
Experience in bicycle maintenance.
ACA, AMGA, PCIA or LNT Certifications
Trip leading, guiding, and trip leader training experience
Additional Salary Information: The stipend of $10,000 will be paid over the fall and spring semesters. There is a 61% tuition and fees waiver for eligible out-of-state students. A full tuition waiver will be offered for Ph.D. students. Summer employment may be available.
About Old Dominion University
Old Dominion University is Virginia's forward-focused, public doctoral research university for high-performing students from around the world who want a rigorous academic experience in a fast-paced and profoundly multi-cultural community.
With an enrollment of more than 24,000 students, the university offers 70 bachelor's, 54 master's and 42 doctoral degree programs and 2 educational specialists degrees. ODU's eminent scholarship and innovative and engaging teaching foster nationally recognized programs. A determined entrepreneurial approach to problem-solving drives cutting-edge research and strategic partnerships with government, business, industry, organizations, and the arts.
In addition to its 185-acre main campus in Norfolk, Old Dominion operates higher education centers in Hampton, Virginia Beach, and Portsmouth. The University also offers over 100 academic programs through a thriving distance learning network.
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