The Graduate Assistant for Outdoor Adventure is responsible for assisting the Assistant Director of Outdoor Adventure in developing and organizing a comprehensive outdoor recreation and education program. This includes operating our new climbing wall, training and mentoring student instructors, leading trips and other operational needs.
The Boston College Outdoor Adventure program is a new and growing program offering fantastic opportunities to develop as an outdoor professional. The program serves a diverse university community of nearly 15,000 students and faculty/staff with programs that include classes, backcountry trips, certification programs, and extended expeditions. This position will support these endeavors and support the mission on both Campus Rec and the Outdoor Adventure Program.
This is a new and exciting time at Boston College! BC Rec is set to redefine the future of fitness and recreation at Boston College with the opening of The Margot Connell Recreation Center. The 244,000-square-foot, four-story structure is set to open in the summer of 2019.
Attention: If you plan on attending the NIRSA Conference Please submit your resume to Eli Crispell (Assistant Director, Outdoor Adventure Program) at firstname.lastname@example.org. He will be conducting interviews at the conference. If you’re not attending please still submit your resume to Eli because he will conducting phone interviews outside of NIRSA.
Lead trips and other educational programs for the BC community.
Mentor OA student instructors on their journey to become outdoor professionals
Take leadership roles in gear rental, logistics, and in operations.
Other Responsibilities Include:
A daily contribution to the positive atmosphere of Boston College Campus Recreation, specifically the Outdoor Adventure Program and its students.
Conduct performance evaluations with the OA student leaders.
Assist in coordinating the logistics of the program including staffing the rock wall and Gear rental center.
Responsible for the direct supervision of the student trip leaders and office staff.
Assist the Assistant Director of the Outdoor Adventure Program Intramurals in overseeing the day to day operations of the Outdoor Adventure Program.
Assist in the maintenance and tracking of OA equipment, and make suggestions for equipment budget allocations.
Participate in the revision of OA policies and procedures.
Plan a comprehensive and complete calendar of all OA events for the full academic year.
Track, maintain, and organize OA participation statistics for annual reports
Adhere to daily office hours.
Assist with departmental special events.
Assist in maintenance of OA Social Media accounts.
Track, maintain, and organize OA participation statistics for annual reports.
Work to improve self and program on a daily basis.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Graduate Assistant is expected to work 20 hours per week for each semester.
Graduate Assistant will attend the Monthly BC Rec Sport staff meeting.
Graduate Assistant will Co-direct the Campus Recreation Student Staff Advisory Board.
If at any time a Graduate Assistant cannot make a scheduled event or needs time off for personal reasons they are required to notify their direct supervisor.
Nights and weekends are required.
Should have experience in the majority of program areas of the Outdoor Adventure Program and Instructor/ Instructor Trainer level experience in at least one of the following:
Climbing Wall Operations
Rock climbing (AMGA/PCIA certification preferred)
Avalanche (AIARE Certification Preferred)
Cross Country Skiing
Alpine Touring Skiing
Stand Up Paddleboarding (ACA Certification preferred)
Coastal Kayaking (ACA Certification Preferred)
Whitewater Kayaking (ACA Certification Preferred)
Canoeing (ACA Certification Preferred)
Surf Kayaking (ACA Certification Preferred)
Must be Accepted into one of the Graduate schools:
Must be enrolled in minimum 6 hours per semester (or receive special permission) to receive graduate assistantship, stipend and tuition waivers
Stipend, Tuition, and Insurance
$14,000 over an-8 month period for the fall and spring academic year
$20,000 Tuition Waiver per academic year
Appointment is renewable at Associate Director of Programming’s Discretion
Travel allocation for professional development and certifications per approval
Hourly Summer & Winter Break Employment
When applying to this position, please include a cover letter (your letter of interest and application materials should specifically address the qualifications indicated in this position announcement), resume, outdoor skills resume/logbook, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references.
Please submit your resume to Eli Crispell (Assistant Director, Outdoor Adventure Program) at email@example.com
Additional Salary Information: Stipend, Tuition, and Insurance
•$14,000 over an-8 month period for the fall and spring academic year
•$20,000 Tuition Waiver per academic year
•Appointment is renewable at Associate Director of Programming’s Discretion
•Travel allocation for professional development and certifications per approval
•Hourly Summer & Winter Break Employment Available
About Boston College
Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.
Campus Recreation cultivates life-long health and active lifestyle experiences for the BC community. We honor the Jesuit Catholic commitment to the formation of the whole person through diverse programming in a safe, inclusive environment.