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.
Classification Title : Assistant Director of Campus Recreation
Department : Campus Recreation
Full-Time/Part-Time : Full-Time
Months per Year : 12 Months
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.
Minimum Education/Experience/Skill :
Master's Degree. May also consider a Bachelor's degree with significant equivalent experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Preferred Education/Experience/Skill :
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.
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About The University of North Carolina at Asheville
As the only dedicated liberal arts institution in the University of North Carolina system, UNC Asheville kindles learning by offering students an intellectually rigorous education that builds critical thinking and workforce skills to last a lifetime. Small class size, award-winning faculty and a nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program foster innovation as well as recognition.The cornerstone of a liberal arts education is the ability to explore the connections between many different subjects as well as the options available. So learning here expands well beyond the classroom walls. Focusing on undergraduate studies, we help students dig into learning, whether they participate in faculty-mentored research projects, undertake career-related internships, study abroad, or join service projects aimed at improving the quality of life at home and around the world. We encourage everyone to seek challenges, seize opportunities and become a doer as well as a thinker.At UNC Asheville, we’ve created an environment for exploring the world as well as more than 30 different majors. 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. Amid the culturally rich setting of Asheville, North Carolina, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, it’s all designed to spark a lifelong quest to know more — a fire that will grow brighter in the future.