The Assistant Director of Outdoor Recreation will provide leadership and administrative oversight to the program areas of Adventure Trips, Riverfront Park, Challenge Course, Outdoor Resource Center, and Bike Shop. The assistant director will have supervisory responsibility for three full time staff and one graduate assistant, financial responsibility including budget management, risk management oversight, and administrative duties to handle requirements set forth by the University such as travel, purchasing, property control and marketing and promotions.
Supervisor of Challenge Course coordinator, Adventure Trip coordinator and Bike program/RFP coordinator (3 FTE)
Develop and manage budgets for all outdoor recreation programs
Manage purchasing for all Outdoor Recreation programs, including Bike programs
Marketing plan for Outdoor Recreation programs
Risk Management of all Outdoor Recreation programming, responsible for training and response to emergencies during program events (including during travel, at challenge course, and at RFP)
Responsible for outdoor recreation related community programs and outreach, including academic initiatives/collaborations
Schedule Riverfront Park and pavilion requests and reservations
Contribute to the overall management of Campus Recreation department as part of administrative team
Master’s Degree in Student Affairs, Outdoor Education/ Leadership, Recreation Management, Physical Education/Exercise Science or related field and three years of professional experience in outdoor recreation setting; or Bachelor’s Degree in same and five years professional experience in outdoor recreation setting.
Master’s Degree in Student Affairs, Outdoor Education/ Leadership, Recreation Management, Physical Education/Exercise Science or related field. Four years of professional experience in a collegiate outdoor recreation setting, specifically in the program areas of adventure travel, ropes course, bike programs and related facility management. Additional preferred skills and certifications as follows:
First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor
Wilderness First Responder
Wilderness First Aid Instructor
American Canoe Association certification
All interested candidates need to apply via careers@usf no later than February 17, 2019. Review of candidates will commence immediately following the deadline. The job opening ID is 19667, and a full job description can be found at the link.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive benefits package offered through State of Florida employment.
Internal Number: 19667
About USF Campus Recreation
The University of South Florida is one of America’s leading national research institutions and the ninth largest university in the nation. We currently have approximately 47,000 students with campuses at Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota-Manatee. USF employs over 7,600 faculty and staff. The University supports student success and achievement at all levels. Student Affairs supports student learning and development through diverse programs, services, and activities that enhance the student’s out of classroom experience.
The Campus Recreation department provides opportunities for USF students, faculty and staff to participate in a wide variety of recreational pursuits. Campus Recreation is a department within Student Affairs & Student Success. The department has 28 full time employees and 400+ part time employees. The budget for Campus Recreation is just under $3 million and the Campus Recreation Center alone has over 1,000,000 visitors per year.
The University of South Florida is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Equal Access Institution and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, identities, experiences, and perspectives who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.