1. Recruit, hire, train, schedule, supervise, and evaluate Outdoor Adventures student staff. Actively incorporate Departmental Vision, Mission, and Values into staff training and development. 2. Develop, promote and implement a comprehensive Outdoor Adventures program consisting of adventure trips, outdoor educational clinics, and team building initiatives. This includes the scheduling trips, clinics, and special events. 3. Implement risk management procedures for outdoor adventure programs. Develop and facilitate training for all Outdoor Adventure participants. 4. Work collaboratively with other departmental staff to define facility needs and schedule appropriately. 5. Develop, review, and enforce policies and procedures related to the climbing wall, low-ropes course, and adventure trips. 6. Communicate with Outdoor Adventures student staff regarding policies and rules, and schedules. 7. Work with the Business Services Staff in developing and managing Outdoor Adventures program budgets, payroll, spending, and revenue from external programming. 8. Work with the Assistant Director to create, implement and regularly review an ongoing 3 year plan for the Outdoor Adventures program to incorporate Divisional priorities as they relate to the Student Affairs strategic plan and student learning priorities.
Bachelor’s Degree in outdoor recreation, sports management, higher education, or related field. Experience: 2 years managing collegiate outdoor recreation programming or related experience.
Master’s degree in a related field.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community 2. Proficiency in written and oral communication skills and utilization of computers 3. Ability to foster a positive, cooperative work environment 4. Ability to plan, organize, and implement outdoor programs, clinics, and events 5. Ability to supervise and train student employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments 6. Employee development and performance management skills 7. Ability to work independently or as a member of a team 8. Ability to comply with all policies and regulations of Mississippi State University and enforce policies that apply to University Recreation programs and services
Working Conditions and Physical Effort:
Must be able to lead a variety of outdoor adventure trips. Will be required to work outdoors despite inclement weather conditions when necessary. Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.
Internal Number: 498744
About Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University is a comprehensive doctoral-granting land grant institution offering to a diverse and capable student body a wide range of opportunities and challenges for learning and growth. Current enrollment is approximately 22,000.
Mississippi State forms a cohesive town-gown community with the growing city of Starkville. Located in the northeastern part of the state, it is 125 northeast of Jackson, 130 miles west of Birmingham, and 170 miles southeast of Memphis.
For more information, visit http://www.msstate.edu
University Recreation at Mississippi State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, group affiliation, or veteran status.
Mississippi State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.