The Outdoor Pursuits Program Manager oversees the rock gymnasium, bike shop, and outdoor pursuits program at the University.
Oversight of the rock gymnasium includes, without limitation, development of a climbing program, safety policies, equipment maintenance, and summer/weekend climbing outings.
Oversight of the bike shop includes, without limitation, rental, repair, sales, and safety programs.
Oversight of outdoor pursuits program includes, without limitation, development of diverse programming that highlights outdoor activities in the Pacific Northwest, equipment rentals, and a safety program.
Outdoor Pursuits Program Manager works closely with student staff to help them develop skills in the outdoor recreation field as well as professional work habits.
Note: Please do not apply at Bluefish. To apply, go to: https://up.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=50259&job=outdoor-pursuits-program-manager
This is a full-time, exempt, 12-month position with benefits. Benefits include: medical and dental insurance, life insurance, sick time and vacation time consistent with University policies, long-term disability insurance, flexible spending account benefits, tuition remission benefits generally starting after 90 days (employee) or 2 years (spouse and children) of employment, retirement contributions generally starting after 2 years of employment, and eligibility for the University’s home purchase assistance program consistent with program requirements. (Benefits are subject to all relevant University policies, practices, contracts, and any other relevant materials.)
Education and Experience
Preferred: bachelor’s or advanced degree in relevant area such as education.
Preferred: previous management experience in a climbing facility.
Certifications and Licenses
Required: valid driver’s license.
Preferred: Wilderness First Responder (WFR) or Wilderness EMT (W-EMT) certification.
Preferred: Current instructor's certification in one or more of the following areas – WFR, advanced CPR, first aid, defensive driving.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment in making decisions.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and effectively handle highly sensitive and confidential information with sound judgment, tact, and discretion.
Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills (via phone or in person).
Ability to effectively manage a team; experienced supervisor.
Knowledge and skills related to budget management.
Ability to anticipate problems and take necessary action to eliminate or mitigate them; knowledge of and experience in developing risk management policies and procedures in a recreational facility setting.
Awareness and knowledge of adaptive recreation aimed at serving individuals who may need accommodations.
Ability to establish effective working relationships, professional rapport, and effectively accomplish work within a University setting that includes a wide array of policies, processes, individuals, and groups (including Board of Regents members and University donors).
Working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations or ability to be trained therein.
Demonstrated competence and commitment to diversity and inclusion, and ability to be an effective partner with diverse students, faculty, and staff.
Ability to use and learn computers, technology, software, and applications at the level of proficiency required for the duties of this position, including, without limitation, Microsoft Office and the internet.
Frequently: sit, perform desk-based computer tasks; use fine manipulation and grasp; use a telephone; write by hand; sort and file paperwork.
Frequently: stand and walk; reach; twist; lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 50 pounds, with or without assistance.
As needed: ability to attend events and activities on or off campus.
As needed: ability to teach indoor and outdoor classes and to lead outdoor excursions.
Frequently: ability to interact and communicate with members of the University and others as necessary.
Travel: ability to travel, mostly by car; ability to drive.
Completion of supplemental questions required. They are available at the link for the full job description.
Internal Number: 50259
About University of Portland
Founded in 1901, the University of Portland is a private, comprehensive, Catholic university with a mission of teaching and learning, faith and formation, service and leadership. We are an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER striving to employ personnel at all levels who will support and enhance our educational mission and purpose.