Reporting to the Associate Director of Campus Recreation, the Assistant Director of Outdoor Adventure directs a comprehensive outdoor program that includes the Basler Challenge Course, indoor climbing wall, Buc Bikes rental program, gear rental, trips program, skill clinic/special events, and University trail system. This position is responsible for providing personnel, risk management, and fiscal oversight of program budget.
Develops and implements a comprehensive outdoor adventure program that includes Basler Challenge Course, indoor climbing wall, BucBikes rental free bikes program, Gear Rental, trips program, and University trail system including goal setting, fiscal oversight, and personnel management; provides organizational leadership to the outdoor adventure program including supervision of graduate assistant and student staff; provides usage reports to Associate Director.
Creates, implements, and leads a comprehensive Outdoor Adventure trip programs during fall and spring semesters that includes day hike, weekend/overnight trips, and multiday trips; ensures all travel occurs within Departmental and University guidelines.
Develops and implements special summer trip programs for specified groups including Roan Scholars, Niswonger Scholars, and New Student Adventure, providing instruction, staffing, and risk management.
Directs and oversees Buc Bikes rental program including, but not limited to, completing administrative tasks such as providing customer service to renters, scheduling student employees to assist with rental program, maintaining inventory, providing repair service, and applying for Green Fee funds and other grant-based funding.
Recruits, hires, trains, and evaluates student employees within departmental and University guidelines and ensures all staff members have completed all required certifications prior to working; monitors, tracks and approves payroll and hours worked by employees.
Ensures training student employees in proper risk management and emergency response occurs and ensures accident/incident report are completed by employees; maintains documentation related to all accident/incidents.
Oversees outdoor gear rental program including, but not limited to, maintaining inventory, replenishing/purchasing new equipment, and managing inventory in point of sale software.
Ensures compliance with all states regulations related to the Basler Team Challenge Course including scheduling, documenting, procuring, and maintaining records of required inspections and permits, and required staff trainings.
Provides strategic planning for program growth, initiatives, and capital projects.
Assists with Outdoor Adventure related areas facility maintenance (climbing wall, challenge course, trail system) through preventative maintenance schedule and provides replacement/replenish/project recommendations for associated programs to Associate Director.
Coordinates with the Office Coordinator to track and ensure prompt payment of invoices for challenge course facilitation; provides monthly and annual reports to Associate Director regarding usage and revenue.
Assists the Associate Director in overseeing two (2) departmental vans with adherence to University policy including driver training for Outdoor Adventure staff, maintenance, and replacement.
Bachelor’s degree required. Experience and knowledge in leading outdoor trip programs, challenge course facilitation, climbing wall operations, and freshman outdoor orientation programming. American Red Cross CPR/AED certification or ability to obtain within first 60 days of employment required. Wilderness First Aid certification or ability to obtain within first 60 days of employment required.
Master’s degree in Recreation, Sports Management, Higher Education, Business Administration, or related field preferred. Two (2) years of professional full-time employment in Outdoor Recreation in a collegiate setting preferred. ACCT Challenge Course Manager Certification (or equivalent) preferred. Wilderness First Responder certification preferred.
ETSU at a Glance East Tennessee State University was founded in 1911 as East Tennessee State Normal School. Enrollment is over 15,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. The main campus is in Johnson City, Tn (population 61,990) nestled within the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains and bordered by Virginia and North Carolina.ETSU Colleges and Schools:-Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy-Claudius G. Clemmer College of Education-College of Arts and Sciences-College of Business and Technology-College of Clinical and -Rehabilitative Health Sciences-College of Nursing-College of Public Health-Honors College-James H. Quillen College of Medicine-School of Continuing Studies-School of Graduate StudiesAthletics sponsors 17 intercollegiate sports within the Southern Conference, NCAA Division I. Team Name: BuccaneersSchool Colors: Navy Blue and Old Gold