DUTIES: Reports to the Director of Outdoor Education and Recreation. Assists with facilitation of all aspects of the college's outdoor programs in support of the college's distinctive academic program. General responsibilities include: provide leadership, support, and safety for undergraduate and graduate students; support and aid in the running of the Outdoor Program, and provide SAC operational support.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Work closely with OP student workers and assist with oversight of day-to-day Outdoor Program operations, including: vehicle safety checks; meal planning, food purchase, and expense tracking; trip advertisement; submission of internal and external trip documentation; management of HIPAA documents; coordination of pre-trip information meetings, including reservation of spaces; coordination of pre-trip communication with all trip participants; participant record keeping for growth initiatives as well as OP participant awards; inventory maintenance and monitoring; equipment rental program; other tasks as required.
Assist with special events and tasks as needed. May include monthly movie screenings/speaker nights; guiding or driving for OP outings; assistance with trails program development and oversight; assistance with curriculum development and facilitation of educational series.
To maintain a cooperative working relationship with internal and external customers.
To perform job related duties in a timely, professional manner.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
Previous experience in a leadership/supervisory role.
Two to five years of professional guiding or outdoor/experiential education experience.
Robust personal or professional experience in at least three of the following skill areas with a willingness to further develop skills in other areas: hiking/backpacking; off-trail navigation and map and compass use; single-pitch rock climbing; whitewater rafting/kayaking/canoeing; sea-kayaking; mountaineering; backcountry skiing; inbounds alpine skiing and/or snowboarding; canyoneering; mountain biking; paddle-boarding; etc.
Previous experience in a collegiate outdoor program with a demonstrated desire and ability to improve and develop competencies.
Bachelor's Degree or current enrollment in a degree-track program.
Current Wilderness First Responder and CPR or ability to acquire within six months of hiring.
Professional certifications such as Single Pitch Instructor, Pro 1/Rec 2 Avalanche, Swiftwater Rescue Technician, etc. is preferred.
Ability to respond to student concerns and behaviors.
Demonstrated understanding of issues facing college students.
Outgoing personality, ability to engage students of all skill levels to participate in the outdoor programs.
Ability to foster and maintain an all-inclusive environment.
Strong organizational, written, and oral communication skills.
A valid driver's license.
Two to five years of managerial experience.
Demonstrated ability to work without direct supervision.
Familiarity with St. John's College and its liberal arts curriculum.
Some evening, weekend, and holiday hours required.
COMPENSATION: Grade 9 (Minimum hourly $15.97)
Excellent benefits package, including but no limited to: Medical, Dental, Vision, Tuition Assistance, Retirement Contributions, and more!
St. John’s College is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We invite applications from candidates with unique backgrounds and strive to create and maintain an environment that is inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.