The Department of Recreation, Fitness, and Wellness at the University of Southern Indiana, invites applications for a full-time Assistant Program Director of Outdoor Adventure to begin in June, 2019.
Essential Functions: • Oversee day to day operation of climbing wall and bouldering area • Responsible for planning, scheduling, supervision and safety for all outdoor adventure trips • Develop and operate within a budget to provide and offer trips • Oversee daily operation of outdoor adventure equipment checkout and care • Organize, coordinate, administer, and evaluate Low Ropes program • Inventory and purchase all equipment • Establish and oversee risk management policies • Recruit, select, train, and schedule student workers
Essential Knowledge and Skills: • Bachelor's degree in education, recreation, sports management, natural sciences, social sciences, student personnel or related field required; master's degree preferred. • Two years of experience in a Climbing Facility, Outdoor Adventure programs and leading trips required. • Advanced Wilderness First aid, CPR, and Wilderness First Responder certification preferred. • Excellent leadership, organizational, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills required. • Possess significant personal experience and knowledge of rock climbing and climbing wall safety procedures. • Supervisory experience required. • Ability to teach beginner indoor rock-climbing classes and train students to instruct beginner climbers. • Have the knowledge, skills and physical abilities necessary to lead trips in the Outdoor environment such as camping, hiking, rock climbing, caving, white water rafting, canoeing, ice skating and snow skiing and various other outdoor activities. • Ability to work with a diverse student and professional population preferred. • Valid driver's license and clean driving record required. • Have a willingness and flexibility to work with students at variable hours and on weekends.
As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, the University of Southern Indiana considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy or marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other category protected by law or identified by the University as a protected class.