This Assistant Director of Outdoor Programs at the University of Nebraska at Omaha provides leadership and performs organizational duties to assure the successful operation of a comprehensive collegiate Outdoor Program. This Assistant Director is to conduct activity programming; personnel recruitment, hiring, training, and evaluating graduate and undergraduate personnel; student development and assessment; budget development and administration; interpretation and application of university policies and procedures; collaboration with colleges and departments throughout Academic and Student Affairs, Athletics, and Business and Finance; and participation in and promotion of Campus Recreation and Wellness Subdivision programs, activities, and events.
Develop, promote, administer, implement, and evaluate all aspects of the Outdoor Recreation programs (Trips, Workshops, and Classes) within suitable industry standards. Employee will lead and instruct programs for the Outdoor Venture Center -- trips, workshops, and classes in outdoor pursuit activities. Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate a Graduate Assistant to assist in all aspects of OVC programs and services. (20% of job)
Recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate a core of volunteer and paid leaders to assist with programming tasks; or recruit services and contract through other agencies or businesses as appropriate. Trip and Workshop staff training should advise students on required University policies and procedures related to travel, appropriate use of funds, and risk management. Additional topics and issues include; program planning and implementation, leadership, activity related skills, activity risk management, navigation, first aid, and documentation requirements. (10%of job)
Develop, promote, administer, implement, and evaluate all aspects of the Outdoor Equipment Rental program. Recruit, hire, train, supervise and evaluate student staff. Oversee the process of conducting equipment safety inspections, the provision of proper maintenance for rental center equipment, maintain an accurate inventory, and purchase equipment suitable to the needs of the Outdoor Venture Center and its rental clients. (25% of job)
Develop, promote, administer, implement, and evaluate all aspects the Climbing Wall and associated programs within suitable industry standards. Recruit, hire, train, supervise and evaluate student staff.Oversee the process of conducting safety inspections and the provision of proper maintenance for the climbing wall and support equipment. Maintain and accurate inventory of equipment. Purchase replacement suitable replacement equipment as necessary. (25% of job)
Serve as member of Campus Recreation Central Staff Leadership Team and Wellness Subdivision Risk Management committee. Assist in the development of joint programs, policies, and procedures for the operation of Campus Recreation. Complete departmental administrative duties including reports, budgets, purchasing, and statistics. Participate in programs and services offered in the Wellness Center. Serve on University, Division and Subdivision committees. Collaborate on associated programs and seek opportunities for academic partnerships. Represent the University to various community, state, regional and national organizations; and stay current in industry practices, trends, and technologies. (15% of job).
Previous experience in a supervisory or administrative capacity with climbing walls.
Experience with outdoor program equipment rental, maintenance and purchasing.
Familiarity with liability and risk management in outdoor programs and services.
Ability to develop student leaders in program and service areas.
Minimum: Wilderness First Aid and Adult CPRCertification or equivalent.
American Red Cross Instructor Certification or the ability to get it shortly after being hired.
Application Requirements: Each applicant should submit a cover letter and resume with references in their application. Applicants asked to interview will be asked for a trip log as well.
About University of Nebraksa Omaha
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