This position will work with advising student organizations and their leaders recognized by the University in UREC’s Outdoor Adventure Program and Broadstone Park Program, to assist with program planning to meet their desired objectives and goals within Outdoor Adventure Programming.
Duties of the position include:
Development and implementation of a leadership based curriculum designed to teach students effective leadership, management, and organizational development skills for Challenge Course staff, Climbing Wall staff, Blue Ridge Parkway Corps staff and volunteers, two Graduate Assistants, and undergraduate student staff working directly with these programs.
Directly recruiting and training new staff and volunteers each semester.
Oversight of undergraduate Program Assistants through training, evaluation, and feedback.
Advise and counsel the Blue Ridge Parkway Corps which is comprised of student staff and volunteers.
Assist in developing partnerships with outside vendors in order to provide wilderness medical courses at Broadstone Park.
Work directly with student groups/organizations and campus departments to create Challenge Course programming to meet their objectives.
Market Challenge Course programs in conjunction with student publicity staff.
Developing and maintaining comprehensive statistical reports for the Climbing Wall, Challenge Course Programs and the Blue Ridge Parkway Corps.
Directly manage and oversee the daily operations of the Indoor Climbing Wall to include staff recruitment, training and development.
Assist with the summer Camp UREC program
Evaluation of student staff on a regular basis with the purpose of developing the skills and experiences that allows for maintaining program quality.
Work closely with the Associate Director and Director of University Recreation to implement and manage a Risk Management System that prescribes proper safety for all Challenge Course Programs and facilities, the Climbing Wall and the Camp UREC program.
Provide Medical Training Courses (serve as Instructor) to all UREC student employees in the areas of CPR/AED, First Aid, BBP, etc.
Good Time Management is a must.
Bachelor’s Degree required.
Three or more years of experience working in the College Student Development field.
Experience working with Challenge Course programs, management of facilities, advising, managing, supervising student leaders directly involved with outdoor adventure programs.
Experience working with youth and providing age appropriate activities for a day camp setting.
Maintain WFR, CPR/AED, First-Aid, and Blood Borne Pathogens Instructor Certifications
Master’s Degree preferred.
Current instructor certification for teaching the following:
American Red Cross; CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer; Standard First-Aid; Blood Borne Pathogens.
WFR Certification Preferred.
Internal Number: 066321
About Appalachian State University
Appalachian State University is lcoated in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northwestern North Carolina and is one of 16 constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina. Appalachian is a comprehensive university enrolling more than 18,000 students and offering 96 academic majors at the baccalaureate level and more than 70 academic majors at the master's and intermediate levels. Its major clientele is the traditional undergraduate student and its primary mission is that of instruction.
The Student Recreation Center (SRC):
The SRC includes a total square footage of approx. 125,000 sq. ft.. Features in the SRC include a smoothie bar, a 50 ft. climbing wall, a cardio room, a weight room area, an indoor walking/jogging track, a 50M swimming pool, UREC Central Offices, and the Outdoor Outing Center. Two gymnasiums used for Intramural activities, Club Sports, as well as Informal use (freeplay). The SRC opened in April 2006 and is home to Intramural Sports, Club Sports, Aquatics, Fitness, Outdoor Programs, and Informal Recreation.