This position is within the Student Involvement and Leadership Center, part of the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU), and collaborates with the School of Public Health.
The Assistant Director is responsible for the overall management, supervision, and leadership of a comprehensive indoor and outdoor recreation program, through a strong partnership between the Indiana Memorial Union and the School of Public Health. The mission of IU Outdoor Adventures (IUOA) and Bowling & Billiards is to promote purposeful recreation by providing diverse programs, products, and services for Indiana University and the surrounding communities. IUOA fosters personal growth and active lifestyles through experiential education, facilitated reflection, environmental stewardship, and leadership development.
The Assistant Director’s responsibilities include planning and implementing recreation opportunities and academic courses, supervising professional and student staff, generating revenue, and overseeing equipment inventory. Supervises and oversees four professional staff, one-two graduate assistants, and approximately 100 trip leaders and student employees. Supervises the manager of the IMU Bowling & Billiards department and oversees that operation.
The Assistant Director serves as the program’s primary ambassador to a diverse range of campus departments and community organizations. Assists in the review and update of all relevant training and risk management materials used by the program, as well as maintains the high safety and competency standards that the program participants deserve.
Oversees the development and revision of course curricula, and authorizes grading procedures for all of IUOA’s academic courses through the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies within the School of Public Health. Ensures the indoor recreation program and facility meets the needs of the campus community and operates on a sound financial basis. Develops and manages an annual operating budget in excess of $600,000. Ensures financial, capital, and human resources are used efficiently and effectively, and that the budget is well managed to meet the needs of the IMU and the School of Public Health. Provides leadership and support for adventure trips, courses, technical trainings, workshops, and seminars in a range of outdoor leadership skills and topics. Maintains comprehensive risk management procedures, policies, and processes in cooperation with the Office of Insurance, Loss Control, and Claims. Shares in the direction and administration of the overall IMU through serving as a member of the Leadership Team. Leads and/or participates in committees, task forces, or projects as assigned. Represents the IMU to the campus, community, and professional associations through involvement in programs, committees, and projects as appropriate.
Master's degree in Outdoor Recreation, Environmental Education, Experiential Education, or a related field and three years of experience working in outdoor leadership, university recreation, and/or other adventure programming and three years of experience administering an outdoor recreation program, with documentation of at least 300 field days in outdoor recreation leadership.
Possess a valid driver's license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University.
Certified in Adult CPR.
Certified Wilderness First Responder.
Experience teaching and leading in three of the following areas: rock climbing, whitewater paddling, flatwater paddling, ice climbing, winter camping, cross country skiing, mountain biking, wilderness medicine, Leave No Trace, and backcountry travel. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook. Ability to safely drive with a trailer.
Certifications in two of the above outdoor recreation activities, not counting wilderness medicine. Knowledge of bowling and billiards. Experience managing a revenue-producing operation or business unit. Experience in Adobe Creative Suite and website design.
Working Conditions / Demands
Expected to perform a wide variety of strenuous physical activities, including but not limited to outdoor recreation activities and loading and moving gear inventory. Some travel is required.
Additional Salary Information: Salary Plan PAE
Salary Grade 3AX
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Indiana University is the #1 largest employer in the state and home to seven beautiful, unique campuses in multiple locations, including the core campuses of Bloomington and Indianapolis. Our hallmarks of innovation and creativity translate into a stimulating work environment where employees contribute to the greater good and enjoy lifelong careers. When you’re among our more than 20,000 full-time faculty and staff, you receive an extensive benefits package of health care, retirement, and insurance plans as well as generous paid time off, an educational tuition benefit, and free wellness programs.