University of Virginia Department of Intramural-Recreational Sports
October 3, 2018
Commensurate with Experience
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
The University of Virginia is revitalizing the Department of Intramural-Recreational Sports and seeks vibrant and engaging leaders at all levels of the organization that will demonstrate a keen understanding of programming in a University setting that also is accountable for a revenue generation, auxiliary business model through excellent student & member services on the UVa Grounds. We seek qualified professionals that demonstrate integrity, accountability, team work and customer service to direct and/or support high quality skills acquisition instructional programs and experiential learning opportunities in diverse departmental programs, facilities and services.
The UVa Director of Outdoor Adventure is a University Staff position and works as a full-time professional staff member within the Department of Intramural-Recreational Sports, a division of Virginia Athletics. In alignment with the Department's mission, the successful candidate will lead and direct all aspects of coordinating comprehensive Outdoor Adventure programs and services including overall administration; recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling, and evaluating OA personnel; financial program management; marketing & promotions; and risk management to ensure programs deliver skills acquisition and experiential learning in a safe environment; financial goals and objectives; staff leadership training; and supporting University/departmental policies, procedures, and personnel. Currently, Outdoor Adventure at UVa consists of operational program elements through instructional and experiential Field Programs; a First Year Summer Orientation Field Program; Poplar Ridge Experiential Learning Center (high and low ropes/challenge course); and a new Equipment Rental Center that includes a recently opened indoor Climbing Center consisting of a 2,000 sf climbing and bouldering wall. As the area leader, the Director of Outdoor Adventure will manage all operations for a comprehensive, educationally-based program on a University campus while planning and making decisions with competence based knowledge, maturity, sound judgment, and a comfort with occasional ambiguity that may require fluid decisions aligned with department mission. This position supervises one full-time Assistant Director of Outdoor Adventure as well as student and non-student wage instructional, facilitation, customer service and climbing wall staff.
Bachelor's required; Master's preferred in Outdoor Recreation Leadership, Outdoor Education, Sports Management, Health/Physical Education, Athletic or Public Administration, Recreation Management, Leisure Studies or related field.
This Position Search will remain open until filled, candidate reviews begin November 2, 2018.
Complete a job application online and attach a targeted cover letter indicating the functional area(s) for which they are applying and how their qualifications allow them to contribute to the programs/services of the functional area(s), resume, and contact information for three references.
All candidates must be submit materials through the University of Virginia's Jobs@UVa website.
Internal Number: 0624197
About University of Virginia Department of Intramural-Recreational Sports
The University of Virginia, founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, is a state-supported institution with an enrollment of 20,500 students in a community bound by The Honor Code. Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the University is within three hours of Washington, D.C. and the Atlantic. The Department of Intramural-Recreational Sports, a division of University of Virginia Athletics, currently has 48 full time faculty and staff positions with an annual operational budget in excess of $12 million. Guiding Intramural-Recreational Sports is the mission to serve the University community through activity engagement that fosters wellness, develops lifetime fitness habits and encourages the wise use of leisure time. Facility resources include four full-service recreation centers, an outdoor recreation center with an indoor climbing & bouldering wall, and specialized squash center featuring a glass-walled international show court. Additional outdoor resources include over 38 acres of fields/courts/greenspace including a 23 acre multi-sports field complex and two-300' x 400' artificial turf sports fields with lights; softball fields; tennis courts; basketball courts; as well... as a high/low experiential learning ropes course. Departmental program components include intramural sports, group exercise/fitness classes, personal training, instructional recreation enrichment classes for adults and youth, outdoor recreation, club sports, and aquatics.