Campus Recreation offers a wide variety of programming, including Maine Bound, a well-known outdoor education and recreation program. Maine Bound is housed in the Maine Bound Adventure Center, a state of the art climbing and teaching facility. The primary purpose of this position is to ensure the successful operation, management and planning for Campus Recreation's premier outdoor education and recreation program.
Essential duties include: Planning, administering and providing relevant, safe and exciting outdoor adventure programming and services; Offering and scheduling programs on the Challenge Course, within the Adventure Center and outdoor adventure trips, clinics and courses, including staff hiring, training and supervision; Oversight and evaluation of the general direction of Maine Bound programming which includes water and land based programming, climbing center and challenge course programs and seasonal programming appropriate for Maine and New England weather conditions; Provide direct instruction for 2-5 Maine Bound courses per year and maintain standards of personal and professional performance and fitness appropriate to the terrain and educational goals of the programs taught; Instruct at a level capable of meeting or exceeding and able to certify participants in at least two of the following areas: Wilderness Medicine, search, search and rescue; Mountaineering, top roping and multi-pitch rock and ice climbing, high altitude mountaineering and glacier travel, avalanche science; Paddle sports and expeditions involving craft such as kayaks, canoes, sea kayaks, stand up paddle boards; High and low ropes Challenge Course activities; Backcountry travel and outdoor programming in seasons found in Maine and New England as well as other locales. More information and the complete job description can be found at https://umaine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=52614&job=assistant-director-maine-bound
Master's Degree in Outdoor Recreation or related field
Wilderness First Responder
Maine Guides License required (or ability to obtain within 3 months of employment)
Position should have additional training or certification in at the instructor level through such organizations as the American Canoe Association, American Mountain Guides Association, Wilderness Education Assocation, Project Adventure, etc.
Required to maintain certifications and to participate in ongoing continuing education programs
At least three years of full-time experience in program administration, leadership and operations. Two years of a related graduate assistantship may be substituted for one year.
Materials must be submitted via the UMaine employment website at umaine.hiretouch.com. Use keywords Maine Bound to find the position or job ID 52614.
Additional Salary Information: The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.
Internal Number: 52614
About University of Maine
The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,200 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System’s flagship university. As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels.
UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live.
The University of Maine is an EOE/AA employer.