Campus Recreation and Intramurals: The Southern Adventures Program Director coordinates and administers all aspects of a comprehensive Outdoor Adventures Program to provide experiential learning opportunities through an outdoor recreation program that includes an adventure trip program, rental center, bike shop, challenge course, and climbing wall/bouldering cave. The position requires evening and weekend working hours and also requires working outside in various weather conditions.
Essential Functions: - Recruits, hires, develops, and supervises 25 – 35 Student Assistants including Graduate Assistant(s), Program Assistant(s), student trip leaders, challenge course facilitators, climbing wall and rental center attendants. - Fosters leadership development through all aspects of outdoor adventure programming. - Develops, implements, supervises, and evaluates creation and marketing of adventure trips, challenge courses, climbing wall/bouldering cave programming, rental center, campus cycle, and clinics. - Purchases and maintains the rental center and program equipment and inventory. - Manages facilities related to program area including climbing wall and challenge course. - Fosters community and campus partnerships including academic groups in support of the Southern Adventures Program. - Serves on University and departmental work teams and committees.
Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco Free Campus.
Bachelor’s Degree; Wilderness First Responder certified or ability to attain within six months of hire; one or more years of related work experience (additional education may substitute for some of the experience requirements); ability to operate University vehicle; ability to move objects up to 50 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation; effective communication (verbal and written), organization and human relations skills; ability to work well in a diverse environment; proficiency with computer and Microsoft Office Applications software including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases; legally authorized to work in the United States; successful completion of background investigation prior to employment.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s Degree in related field; Experience within a University setting; membership and active participant in NIRSA and/or AORE; CPR/AED and FA Instructor certified; experience leading adventure trips and water-based trips; ACCT Challenge Course Level I, II, and/or Manager certification; Climbing Wall Instructor certification; Single Pitch Instructor certification.
Application Deadline: May 22, 2019
TO APPLY: Please visit the Georgia Southern University employment website and complete the application process at https:georgiasouthern.edu/jobs.
The application process must be completed by the deadline to be considered. For more information, call the 24-hour job line at (912) 478-0629. Georgia is an open records state. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-5468 or HR-TDD: (912) 478-0791. Georgia Southern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution
Internal Number: STA002336
About Georgia Southern University
Georgia Southern University is the state’s largest and most comprehensive center of higher education south of Atlanta. With 141 degree programs at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern is designated a Carnegie Doctoral/Research university and serves more than 27,000 students on three vibrant campuses—the Armstrong campus in Savannah, the Statesboro campus, and the Liberty campus in Hinesville. Georgia Southern offers an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth. Nationally accredited academic programs prepare diverse scholars for leadership and service as working citizens.
Since 1906, the University’s hallmark has been a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success. Central to the University’s mission is the faculty’s dedication to excellence in teaching and the development of a fertile learning environment exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement. Faculty, staff, and students embrace core values expres...sed through integrity, civility, kindness, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and social responsibility.
Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern lays claim to being the most beautiful campus in the state. Comprising more than 690 acres, the University grounds are an arboretum-like treasure featuring gently rolling lawns, scenic ponds and soaring pines. The historic core of campus is the quintessential college portrait – Georgian-style red brick buildings with white columns around a sweeping, tree-lined circular drive. Beyond this circle, classic and contemporary lines blend to showcase continuing growth and expansion of facilities. Statesboro, a safe and classic Main Street community of approximately 30,000 residents, is located an hour from historic Savannah and beach resorts, and just over 200 miles from Atlanta.
Campus Recreation and Intramurals (CRI) is a team oriented/student learning workplace that is currently comprised of 30 full-time professional employees and over 350 student employees. Campus Recreation and Intramurals operates a state of the art, 215,000 square foot facility known as the RAC or Recreation Activity Center. The RAC is the center piece of the 15-acre M.C. Anderson Park which includes lighted fields to accommodate softball, flag football, soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, rugby and lacrosse. CRI also operates a 18-hole championship golf course located at University Park approximately 6 miles from campus. The course was rated one of the Top 25 new courses by Golf Digest for 2014. Opened in the Fall of 2015, CRI also operates the Shooting Sports Education Center (SSEC) adjacent to the RAC. It features 30,000 square feet of dedicated recreation space to the shooting sports of archery and firearms. CRI employs energetic and creative people who are highly motivated and have diverse talents. The department is seeking committed professionals to help advance our mission and strategic plan.