The University of Florida Department of Recreational Sports is now accepting applications for the position of Assistant Director for Outdoor Recreation. This position is responsible for the oversight of the outdoor recreation programs, facilities and services for the Department of Recreational Sports (RecSports), which includes Lake Wauburg North and South Shores, the UF Outdoor Team Challenge Courses, and the Center for Outdoor Recreation and Education (CORE). This position will have oversight, provide leadership and manage the day-to-day operations of two lake based outdoor recreation facilities, spaces and programs; the day-to-day operations of CORE, outdoor trips, workshops, clinics, equipment rental and library; oversee the hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, coaching and evaluation processes for all Outdoor Recreation Staff; coordinate all aspects of risk management, maintenance and preventative maintenance procedures and plans, assessment and documentation for Outdoor Recreation; and develop, recommend and oversee the Outdoor Recreation budget.
The minimum requirements for the position are a Master’s degree in appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience or a bachelor’s degree in appropriate areas of specialization and four years of experience.
Preferred Skills: Three years of lakefront operations experience; understand operational systems for low and high challenge courses and climbing walls; ability to teach lifeguarding courses; two years of experience in outdoor trips and education at the college/university level; understand outdoor recreation management operations; two years of challenge course operations management and program facilitation; knowledge of static belay traversing, dynamic belay traversing and dynamic belayed vertical; understand operational systems for low and high challenge courses and climbing walls; understand student development theories; ability to work with minimal supervision, to think laterally and to undertake initiatives; ability to effectively supervise; and is self-motivated, adaptable, a great team player and customer focused.
The University of Florida is one of only 17 public land-grant universities that belong to the Association of American Universities. With an enrollment of 50,000 students, UF provides high quality instruction to prepare the future leaders of the state and nation. The Department of Recreational Sports strives to provide an extensive array of leisure and recreational opportunities. Approximately 84 percent of UF students participate in RecSports programs and services, which include the Center for Outdoor Recreation and Education (CORE), two recreation centers, two strength and conditioning areas, an assessment center, a training center, an indoor track, nine multi-purpose field areas, an outdoor recreation complex, two lakeside parks and the UF Outdoor Team Challenge Courses.