The University of Missouri seeks a coordinator to provide administrative leadership for Venture Out. Venture Out provides the University and surrounding communities with outdoor education programs utilizing low-ropes course initiatives, a high ropes course, and a variety of other training opportunities/workshops. Venture Out charges for the use of the course and uses the revenue generated to pay for the expenses of the program. The program is housed in the Office of Student Engagement. Programs of the Office include the Women’s Leadership Conference, Emerging Leaders, Mizzou Alternative Breaks and Caring for Columbia. The office advises student government and is the central campus resource for recognized student organizations. For more information about Venture Out, visit ventureout.missouri.edu.
Duties and Responsibilities
Work collaboratively with multiple university stakeholders to develop programs that meet the diverse needs of students, student staff, faculty, professional staff, and community representatives
Provide on-going staff development opportunities
Manage all risk management trainings and guidelines for Venture Out programs
Generate at least $100,000 in revenue through sales to sustain self-funding program
Serve as a professional mentor to student staff members.
Recruit, supervise, mentor and training a diverse student staff
Inspect and maintain Alpine Tower, Odyssey High Ropes Course, and low ropes course facilities
Develop and implement marketing campaigns for all programs
Market, design and facilitate corporate training programs
Serve on various campus-wide committees
Assist with a variety of university programs sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement (e.g., family weekend, orientation, campus activities).
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree required.
Excellent written and oral communications skills
Experience managing a budget and generating income
Strong interpersonal skills that would allow for frequent and comfortable conversations with administrators, staff, faculty, and students
Organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks
Demonstrated success in marketing efforts
Ability to work outside and participate in physical activities such as climbing.
Master’s degree in Experiential Education, Outdoor Recreation, Higher Education or a related area strongly desired
Be knowledgeable of student development theory and philosophy to appropriately support students and also to encourage learning and development.
Demonstrated experience managing a revenue generating experiential education operation
Ability to develop a wide variety of programming including programs that serve large groups
Ability to expand and sustain revenue sources
Demonstrated commitment to student development/student learning
Ability to create and maintain collaborative partnerships with students, faculty, staff, and community members
How to Apply:
To apply for this position go to the MU HR WebsiteJob Opening #: 33126
All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter, current resume, and three references that include an immediate supervisor.
For fullest consideration, applications must be received by Wednesday, April 1, 2020.
For any questions, please contact: Bryan Goers Senior Coordinator of Student Engagement firstname.lastname@example.org 573-882-7635
Internal Number: 33126
About University of Missouri
The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase territory. MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one — it's a major land-grant institution and Missouri's largest public research university.
Considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions, Mizzou has a reputation of excellence in teaching and research, and is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System. It is one of only 34 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities. MU offers more than 265 degree programs — including 30 online degree options — and is designated as comprehensive doctoral with medical/veterinary by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Mizzou has a diverse enrollment with 33,000 students from every county in Missouri, every state in the nation and 100 countries.The favorite classroom for the best and brightest, Mizzou attracts more valedictorians, Curators Scholars and twice as many of the state’s Bright Flight Scholars than... any other college or university in Missouri. Nearly one-third of freshmen come from the top 10 percent of their high school classes.
The Department of MizzouRec Services and Facilities at MU services the recreational and competitive needs of an active and engaged campus culture. State of the art athletic and fitness facilities support nationally recognized MizzouRec programs and services. For more specific information regarding MizzouRec facilities, programs, and services, please link to mizzourec.com.
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