Assist in the management of Outdoor Adventures (OA) for Campus Recreation Services (CRS). Outdoor Adventures provides the University community with outdoor equipment rentals, cooperative adventure trips, special events, and cooperative programming with other university departments.
In collaboration with the Senior Manager, organize, manage, and supervise daily operations of OA. This Includes the management of daily rental operations, trip program oversight, hiring, training and supervision of student staff, and providing support for various University Departments.
Equipment Rental, Retail, Resources & Services. Assist Senior Manager with the inventory, maintenance, 15% computer rental system, and upgrading of equipment. Assist students with problem solving and guest assistance. Assist in merchandise management. Provide support of services, including ski and bike repair. Manage the resource Library and maps.
Cooperative Adventure Trips. Management of the trip program that provides the University community with 50% a diverse schedule of outdoor adventures each semester. This includes Trip Leader training and development including, but not limited to, Beginning Outdoor Leadership Training (BOLT), supervision of Graduate Assistants who assist with scheduling, hiring, training, and supervising trip volunteers, obtain permits, schedule transportation, plan provisions and equipment and conduct pre-trip meetings. Oversee Graduate Assistants in their roles facilitating incoming student orientation programs (Swoop Camp) and Living-Learning community (Outdoor Leadership Floor).
Student staff supervision, assist Senior Manager in interviewing, hiring, training, scheduling, evaluation, 15% and payroll.
Administrative. In collaboration with the Senior Manager, manage and organize the following: Program Risk 10% management academic department support; supervision of student staff; administration of events such as the Banff Film Festival; establish guidelines and procedures for OA; ensure compliance with policies, rental fees, administration requirements, and rental rates; submit participation reports, annual report and other required program information,
Problem Solving. In collaboration with the Senior Manager, the incumbent provides independent oversight and decision 10% making for equipment management, activities, programs, scheduling, and staffing for OA. Appropriate application of guidelines and policies is crucial, as selected staff are responsible for making decisions in life threatening situations. Communicates effectively with all guests and program participants. Ability to work with multiple levels of personalities and respond to both operational changes and emergency situations.
Reporting Relationship. This position reports to the Senior Manager Outdoor Adventures.
This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field plus two years of related experience or equivalency. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.
Department Specific Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree. Two/three year’s full-time experience in the management of an outdoor recreation Program or equivalency preferred; demonstrated knowledge of the technical skills related to outdoor recreation equipment and programs; demonstrated experience coordinating outdoor adventure trips; instruction in outdoor activities and leader training; product purchasing; knowledge of risk management, permit procurement and environmental factors; excellent guest service skills, CPR and First Aid Certificates, and a valid Driver’s License.
Master’s Degree and Wilderness First Responder, or higher level training preferred.
Internal Number: PRN25475B
About University of Utah Campus Recreation Services
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