The Manager – Adventure and Leadership is responsible for coordinating the development and administration of a comprehensive outdoor adventure and recreation (OAR) program that includes the Green Bike program, Odyssey Challenge Course, outdoor adventure trips, and equipment rentals. Responsible for teambuilding and leadership development of Health & Well-Being students and staff by facilitating trainings and creating related programs. Serves on the Facility Manager rotation team.
All applicants must apply using a University of Richmond application on the Human Resources website: https://hr.richmond.edu/careers/index.html
No applications for this position can be accepted on Bluefish.
Coordinates and leads all aspects of outdoor adventure trips including scheduling, contract negotiations, promoting, facilitating, staffing, chaperoning, enforcing policies and procedures, risk management, and communicating with participants.
Coordinates all aspects of outdoor equipment rentals including development of policies and procedures, training OAR staff, purchasing, inventory, storage, and repair and maintenance of equipment.
Coordinates the Green Bike (University Bike Share) Program including purchase, inventory, repair and storage of bikes.
Serves as departmental liaison to Challenge Discovery and Virginia Commonwealth University to manage the Odyssey Challenge Course. This includes coordinating all facility/equipment needs, scheduling the Odyssey III High Ropes course and ensuring that all tenants follow and enforce policies and procedures in compliance with University standards. Purchases all equipment, maintains inventories, and oversees inspections, repair and maintenance for the course.
Responsible for coordinating and facilitating staff training and development programs, including employee orientation, mid-year training, and on-going competency/skill development.
Partners with campus groups to offer and facilitate custom OAR trips.
Collaborates with campus departments and groups related to Adventure and Leadership. Areas may include Well-Being Living-Learning communities, academic classes and co-curricular programming.
With direction from Assistant Director – Sports & Risk Management, develops written policies and procedures for outdoor trips on campus. Maintains current manuals on trailer procedures and risk management procedures for OAR trips. Oversees and monitors compliance with other campus groups who host outdoor trips.
Recreation & Wellness: (20%)
Teaches three WELL 085 sessions each year (alcohol education and prevention).
Serves as Facility Manager (FM) during scheduled shifts (approximately 10hpw) to resolve challenging situations that may impact the operation of facilities and programs. Supervises student and part-time/temporary employees working in facility and program areas and ensures employee compliance with departmental policies and procedures. Performs facility and equipment inspections during each FM shift, and enforces facility policies. Serves as point of contact to resolve customer service challenges, and is point of contact during emergency situations to ensure emergency action plans are followed.
Develops, monitors and annually reviews/updates all associated budgets to provide sound fiscal management for the OAR program areas of the department. Budgets include operating expenses, labor, and revenue.
Hires and supervises part-time and student staff including hiring, scheduling and assigning work, reviewing performance, recommending salary increases, promotions, or terminations.
Monitors websites, social media, digital and print postings for designated areas. Work with marketing team to meet revenue and participation goals.
Organizes and facilitates Youth Summer Camp/Programs each summer.
Attends and participates in departmental employee training programs. Facilitates in-service trainings for employees in assigned areas.
Serves on University and Student Development committees as assigned.
Knowledge, skills & ability:
Wilderness First Aid Certified
Wilderness First Responder Certified within 6 months of employment
ACA Kayak Certification (Level 4 minimum) within 6 months of employment
AORE Member within 6 months of employment
Leave No Trace Member within 6 months of employment
Computer proficiency and ability to learn specialized software
CPR/AED and First Aid certification required within 30 days of employment
University approved driver within 2 months of employment
Bike Repair Basics
General knowledge of recreation, athletic or fitness facility operations
Ability to read, interpret and enforce policies and procedures
Ability to resolve disruptive situations and maintain confidentiality
Ability to balance a variety of tasks with competency and accuracy
Previous experience leading/facilitating outdoor trips is required
Previous experience in recreation and facility supervision is preferred
Demonstrated ability to instruct a minimum of (3) of the following activities (national certifications if applicable): kayaking, white water kayaking, canoeing, white water rafting, skiing/snowboarding, mountain biking, backpacking, hiking, rock climbing, stand up paddle boarding, WFA/WFR trainer
Additional Salary Information: position is a grade 5
Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia the University of Richmond (www.richmond.edu) blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. Richmond offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs. Our School of Arts & Sciences anchors Richmond as a nationally ranked liberal arts... university. A ranked business school, the nation’s first school of leadership studies, a highly respected law school, a nationally recognized international education program and the community focused School of Professional and Continuing Studies build on that strong foundation and make this university something unique. The University has approximately 1,500 employees.