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Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume): Bachelor's degree (foreign equivalent or higher). Two (2) years of full-time experience in outdoor adventure-based programming that includes components of ropes challenge course and group facilitation (student experience may be considered). Experience organizing and implementing a variety of outdoor adventure trips. CPR/AED certification. Experience with Microsoft Office and/or Google applications. Must have, keep and maintain the appropriate valid NYS Driver's License; have a motor vehicle record which is free from major violations or a pattern of repeat violations. (***Out-of-State Applicants, see "Special Notes").
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree (foreign equivalent or higher) in Outdoor Recreation Leadership, Outdoor Experiential Education, Recreation and Park Management, or related field. Master's degree (foreign equivalent or higher). Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician Certification including Red Cross, American Heart, or comparable CPR/AED Instructor Certification. Experience providing student outdoor leadership development opportunities in a college recreation setting. Experience developing marketing materials and/or utilizing social media to promote events.
Brief Description of Duties: The Department of Recreation and Wellness (RAW) is committed to being the collegiate leader in diverse, inclusive, outdoor recreation by empowering exploration for the University community with recreation opportunities and leadership training. RAW facilitates a variety of outdoor adventure activities for the university community, providing the Seawolves Outdoor Adventure Program during new student orientation, managing the outdoor project adventure low ropes course in addition to coordinating a wide variety of outdoor adventure trips and a variety of off campus trips throughout the year. The Manager of Special Programs and Events will assist the Assistant Director of Recreation and Wellness in a comprehensive Outdoor Adventure Program, the development of special events and innovate new and exciting off campus trips for our diverse student population. There will be emphasis on weekend activities. This position will work closely with Student Engagement Activities, Undergraduate Government, General Counsel, Center for Prevention & Outreach, SBU Police and other various departments within the University community. The incumbent will need to be accessible by cell phone and/or email. Major areas of responsibility include but are not limited to student staff supervision and training, management of the low ropes course, special events, oversight of campus trips, risk management and general administration of the outdoor program. Incumbent may also have a shared responsibility to close building on weeknights.
Plan, organize, staff, and provide training for a comprehensive array of outdoor program trips, to include both land and water-based opportunities.
Plan, organize and staff a variety of diverse off campus trips. Facilitate the Recreation and Wellness low ropes course to provide team building and group workshops for student clubs and organizations as well as various departments on campus.
Assist with the organization and management of the Seawolves Outdoor Adventure Program (SOAP) during pre-orientation.
Direct supervision of student staff working as student facilitators for the low ropes course, and split supervision for student staff assisting with outdoor trips. This will include the recruitment, hiring, training, daily supervision and evaluating of student staff.
Serve as the main Event Coordinator for all outdoor adventure trip to include but not limited to water rafting, skiing, sporting events, kayaking, amusement parks etc.
Work with campus partners to develop new and continue existing programs to meet the needs of the students.
Coordinate with internal and external groups to provide low ropes facilitation and team building activities.
Manage the Fusion software for event registrations and payments.
Assist in the creation and implementation of an effective risk management plan and procedures for the outdoor program, including maintaining accurate records of student staff certifications.
Maintain the outdoor adventure programs website to ensure information is accurate and timely.
Assist with the marketing efforts for the outdoor adventure program in conjunction with the departmental and University Marketing Team.
Assist with annual reports for the outdoor adventure program to include annual participation/utilization reports, budget reports, assessment reports, inventory reports, and other reports as needed.
Teach American Heart CPR/AED certification courses to the Department of Recreation and Wellness student staff.
Attend in-service education sessions and other divisional or departmental meetings.
Serve on University and divisional committees as needed.
Collaborate with the University Health Educator to incorporate campus-wide health and wellness programs.
Participate in other Division of Student Affairs initiatives/programs as required.
Seek opportunities with other university departments (especially within Student Affairs) to offer co-sponsored programs and events.
Supervise various evening and weekend activities as necessary.
Will oversee special events/off campus trips marketing and communications efforts including print and website, social media outreach, website upkeep and other content management efforts.
Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.
Special Notes: This is a full time appointment. FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.
The typical work week for this position is Tuesday through Saturday. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday hours will be determined at the beginning of each semester based on event needs. Total professional obligation is 37.5 hours per week.
Essential Position: This has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed. Positions that are designated as such may be required to report to work/remain at work even if classes are canceled, and the campus is working on limited operations in an emergency.
***Out-of-State Applicants: Please note as a condition of employment and in order for this position to be tendered, the successful incumbent will be required to provide evidence of a valid license and driving abstract from the state issuing the license within five business days of a conditional offer and must obtain a NYS driver's license within 30 days of acceptance of offer.
Evening and weekend work will be required.
In accordance with the New York State Department of Health (DOH) regulation that all hospitals and nursing homes "continuously require all personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19," Candidates who are not already vaccinated must obtain the first dose of the vaccine within three (3) calendar days of acceptance of conditional job offer and must obtain any subsequent doses in accordance with the vaccine protocol. Candidates who are partially vaccinated, but not yet fully vaccinated, must complete their vaccination series within three (3) calendar days of job offer or in accordance with vaccine manufacture protocol, whichever comes later. The regulation also includes those who may be affiliated with or interact with employees of a hospital or nursing home. The regulation allows for limited exemptions with reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable law.
Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.
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Job Number: 2201440
Official Job Title: Staff Assistant
Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Recreation and Wellness
Schedule : Full-time Shift : Variable Shift Hours : See Special Notes
Posting Start Date: May 6, 2022
Posting End Date: May 21, 2022, 3:59:00 AM
Salary:Commensurate with experience within the range of $53,000-$56,000 plus $3,026 location pay
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