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Reporting to the Associate Director of Adventure Programs in Recreation and Wellness, the Assistant Director is responsible for supporting the administration, development, strategy and implementation of the Outdoor Center and adventure programming for the campus community. Specific responsibilities include supporting the day-to-day administration of the Outdoor Center, equipment rental program, serving as an instructor for outdoor education courses, and supporting program marketing. This position helps coordinate the outfitting of adventure trips and ensures appropriate inventory for the Adventure Program store. Using advanced technical and professional knowledge, this position will implement university and department policies and procedures.
IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL:
Administrative Responsibilities 25%
Review and administer services, make recommendations, and influence decisions issues with regards to rental and outfitting operations.
Collect and analyze data to prepare reports on user statistics, membership, and inventory control.
Assist with the administration of financial processes.
Maintain rental center, store, and trip outfitting inventory to optimize availability to the general public as well as assuring availability for academic course offerings.
Execute cleaning protocols for returned equipment rentals prior to re-shelving.
Maintain records for chemical solutions for industrial cleaning equipment.
Maintain library and resource center. Purchase new books and resources to be maintain most recent professional information relevant to the Adventure Program.
Staff Management 25%
Recruit, hire, train, and coach staff, volunteers, student and temporary workers.
Provide general guidance and counsel to students and contingent staff on policies, services and planning for future needs.
Apprise students of opportunities and participate in related student recruitment and selection for Outdoor Center Leadership opportunities.
Community Engagement 25%
Working in close collaboration with the Associate Director of Communications and Engagement, support and activate the development of strategic marketing activities for the Adventure Program, assist in planning and developing communication services, outreach functions, newsletters, and social media campaigns
Serve as a basic information resource to other departments, divisions, and units about Outdoor Center related support opportunities.
Assist with the planning and execution of major Adventure Program events such as SPOT, SWEAT, and CRAG.
Plan and implement community events including but not limited to annual gear sale.
Academic Instructional Responsibilities (25%)
Teach or assist in the teaching and administration of 10-12 course units per year.
Write lecture material and handouts used in activity, seminar, and practicum course.
Monitor expenses, budgets, and expenses of courses.
Lead or facilitate instructor development workshops.
Engage in critical analysis of student performance based on course outcomes.
Analyze feedback from students and peers to improve teaching methodology.
Change and adapt course material following current research and trends.
Administer field sections in accordance with University and Adventure Program standards.
Participate in Outdoor Education instructor meetings.
Work collaboratively with peers within the Health and Human Performance academic program.
TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS POSITION, YOU WILL BRING:
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience. Advanced degree preferred.
Professional certifications and demonstrated experience in at least two of the technical skill areas (rock climbing, whitewater kayaking, sea kayaking, mountaineering, canyoneering, backpacking.)
Member of professional organizations such as AMGA, ACA, AORE, PCIA or equivalents.
Instructor Certifications in professional organizations such as AMGA, ACA, PCIA or equivalents.
Wilderness First Responder and CPR certifications.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
Knowledge of current risk management practices in recreation and outdoor education settings.
A general understanding of all recreation and adventure programs.
Ability to learn and understand compliance with legal, financial, and university policies and external regulations.
Good teamwork with a strong attention to detail and follow through
Ability to operate a vehicle for university purposes while possessing and maintaining an appropriate license.
Frequently sit, perform desk-based computer tasks.
Occasionally stand, walk, twist, use fine manipulation, grasp, use a telephone, write by hand, sort and file paperwork, lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
Occasionally work extended hours, evenings or weekends.
May be required to travel to and work in a campsite and/or wilderness environment for up to 6 consecutive days.
Travel on campus to schools/units as needed.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu/.
DAPER’s Integrity: This position, along with all DAPER coaches and staff, is responsible for the integrity of Stanford’s intercollegiate athletics program and for the reputation of Stanford University. This position is responsible for ensuring that his/her involvement with Athletic Department activities maintains the integrity of the University’s reputation and does not negatively impact the relationship between the University and its faculty, staff, students and alumni. Additionally, this position must comply with University policies and procedures, NCAA and PAC-12 rules and regulations.
*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Why Stanford is for you: Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture.We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you.Climb our rock wall or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
Discovery and fun.Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
From its founding in 1891, Stanford University’s leaders have believed that physical activity is valuable for its own sake and that vigorous exercise is complementary to the educational purposes of the university. Within this context for human development, it is the mission of Stanford’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation to offer a wide range of high quality programs which will encourage and facilitate all participants to realize opportunities for championship athletic participation, physical fitness, health and well being.