The Assistant Director of Campus Recreation (Outdoors) has responsibility to develop, plan, implement, supervise, and evaluate a comprehensive outdoor leadership program for UNC Asheville Campus Recreation. The outdoor program comprises outdoor trips, outdoor guide training and development, youth outdoor experiences, the rental and gear center, bike shop, team building and pre-orientation programs.
The Assistant Director develops and expands current program offerings, develops and manages budgets, and implements, supervises, reviews, and administers the outdoor program activities and operations. The employee recruits, hires, trains, and develops student guides, bike mechanics, outdoor gear technicians, and team building facilitators. They also design, develop, and implement a comprehensive training and leadership development program for students. Training topics such as safety and risk management, travel, wilderness medical and emergency response, rock climbing (including anchor building and top rope site management), orienteering, backpack and camp skills, leave no trace, permit and trip planning, winter skills and water activities such kayaking, canoeing, and swift water safety shall be incorporated into the program.
The position is directly responsible for incorporating student development theory, learning outcomes and assessment into the outdoor program design, as well as marketing and recruitment of participants. The incumbent works in collaboration with other members of the department and campus community for special events and to provide content for group and custom programs.
The position is also responsible for teaching undergraduate level courses in outdoor leadership, which includes curriculum development, lectures, small group discussions, skill labs, and field experience.
Master’s degree in Recreation, Sport Management, Exercise Science, Higher Education Administration or a related field plus 1-3 years of experience working in a campus recreation or equivalent programs.
Experience administering a comprehensive outdoor leadership program, budgeting, knowledge and adherence to national standards and best practices for the outdoor industry, experience developing student learning outcomes, leadership development, facilitation skills, and applying college student development theory, evaluation and assessment in a higher education environment.
Experience and certifications preferred includes:
Understanding of the theories of college student development and how they can be implemented in university outdoor programming.
Student learning outcome assessment, analysis and implementation.
Demonstrated leadership abilities.
Experience working with college-age population including hiring, training, supervising and evaluating student staff.
American Mountain Guide Association Trainings.
Leave No Trace Training/Certifications.
American Canoe Association Instructor Certifications.
Wilderness First Responder.
Swiftwater Rescue Certification.
Wilderness EMT or ability to teach wilderness medicine certification courses.
FA and CPR Instructor Certification.
Challenge Course or team-building trainings/experiences.
Bike mechanic trainings/certification.
Excellent communication, organization and time management skills.
Proficient in Microsoft office, Google Apps, and knowledge or ability to learn other computer software programs.
Additional skills and abilities include leading and teaching facilitation skills, team building, wilderness medical care, climbing, caving, hiking, backpacking, whitewater paddling, flat-water paddling, open water paddling, stand-up paddle boarding and cycling/mountain biking.
Additional Salary Information: The work schedule will be flexible based on the activities for which this person is responsible. There will be significant evening and weekend hours. This is a full-time exempt salaried position which includes university medical, dental, and retirement benefits.
All applicants must apply through the university career website.
Internal Number: 000612
About UNC Asheville Campus Recreation
Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, UNC Asheville is the designated public liberal arts campus in the University of North Carolina system. UNC Asheville is nationally known for the quality of our student-centered teaching, mentoring of undergraduates in research, interdisciplinary learning, and striving to be an inclusive campus community.
UNC Asheville is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Staff members are encouraged to take an active role to engage in the institution’s efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion throughout the workplace. The successful candidate is expected to foster an inclusive work culture where uniqueness of beliefs, backgrounds, talents, capabilities and ways of living are respected and welcomed. Women, traditionally under-represented minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
About 3,900 undergraduate students and about 330 full- and part-time faculty bring the campus alive with a genuine hunger to understand and contribute to the human experience. The Asheville, NC m...etro area is one of the fastest growing areas in the country. With a population of 450,000 residents in the greater metro area and close to 11 million visitors annually, Asheville is a culturally rich city nestled at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is a destination city known for its critically acclaimed restaurants, galleries, boutique shopping, breweries and an active outdoor lifestyle.
UNC Asheville is committed to increasing and sustaining the diversity of its faculty, staff, and student body as part of its mission and its commitment to excellence in the liberal arts. We are very committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities. It is the policy of UNC Asheville to conduct pre-employment background investigations on all candidates selected for employment. If hired, the candidate will be required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice.