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Assistant Director – Adventure Recreation

first_imgVacancy NumberE546Position Number1244Location of WorkplaceMain UNCW CampusDepartmentCampus Recreation – 40120DivisionStudent Affairs – 40000 DivisionBrief Summary of Work for this PositionThe Assistant Director of Adventure Recreation reports to theAssociate Director of Campus Recreation. The Assistant Director isresponsible for the overall planning, assessment and implementationof programs that focus on educational and development needs ofstudents including leadership, team building, outdoor recreationskills, and healthy leisure activities.These programs include adventure trips, Challenge “Ropes” Course& Climbing Wall, clinics, workshops, equipment rental servicesand resource library. The Assistant Director alsosupervisors/mentors the Adventure Recreation Coordinators, managesassigned Special Events and is responsible for variousadministrative or maintenance tasks.Minimum Education and Experience RequirementsPost-baccalaureate degree, or a bachelor’s degree plus alternativeor equivalent professional training and experience may besubstituted for the advanced degree.Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills &ExperienceMaster’s degree in Recreation, Physical Education, OutdoorEducation, experiential education or related field (all degreesmust be received from appropriately accredited institution).Four – Five years collegiate adventure recreation programmingexperience with professional staff and student personnelsupervision.Supervisory or related transferable skills.Ability to delegate tasks as appropriate.Demonstrated experience leading groups in outdoor adventuretrips/clinics/programs.Demonstrated experience leading groups in challenge coursefacilitation to include group development with emphasis on innergroup dynamics.Leadership experience with Outward Bound or the National OutdoorLeadership School preferred.Certifications or Licensure (may be acquired after hire):-Wilderness First Responder- CPR / AED /Standard First Aid Instructor or Instructor TrainerCertification – ACCT Challenge Course Level 1, 2 and ChallengeCourse Manager Certification -American Canoe Association Instructoror training (Stand Up Paddleboarding, Canoe, Kayak and CoastalKayak) – PCIA, CWA, or AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor Certification- WEA Certificate of Outdoor Leadership or equivalenttraining/course participation -Leave No Trace Trainer CoursecompletionRequired Certifications or LicensuresWilderness First Aid (may be obtained after hire).CPR / AED /Standard First Aid Certification (may be obtained afterhire).Leave No Trace Awareness Training (may be obtained afterhire).Primary Purpose of Organizational UnitThe Department of Campus Recreation organizes and administers avariety of structured and self-directed recreational services thatenhance the overall wellness of the university community. Ourprimary goal is to provide quality recreational experiencesdirected toward positive change in the physical, cognitive andsocial domains of the university community thus enhancing theoverall educational experience. This goal is accomplished byoffering a wide variety of recreational activities, conductingeducational workshops and providing professional training. TheDepartment of Campus Recreation provides a multi-faceted program,which includes: Group Exercise/Fitness Programs, Competitive Sports(Intramural Sports and Sport Clubs) Seahawk Adventure Programs,Aquatics, and Special Events. Campus Recreation at UNCW takes a“something for everyone” approach to programming.College/School InformationUniversity InformationThe University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastaluniversity, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring,research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-classfaculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national levelfor scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerfulacademic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and criticalthinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and globalperspectives.A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers afull range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as wellas doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology,nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learningoptions, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to- BSNprogram, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for workingprofessionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree programfocused on coastal engineering.The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarlyactivities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “DoctoralUniversities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University)by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of HigherEducation.UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since1969.EEO StatementAt the University of North Carolina at Wilmington ( UNCW ), ourculture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization,ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed toproviding equality of educational and employment opportunity forall persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, genderidentity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color,national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexualorientation, political affiliation, veteran status, militaryservice member status, genetic information, or relationship toother university constituents – except where sex, age, or abilityrepresent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications orwhere marital status is a statutorily established eligibilitycriterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believesthat embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff andstudents is critical to our success and paramount in beingrecognized for our global mindset.Eligibility for EmploymentFinal candidates are subject to criminal & sex offenderbackground checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motorvehicle checks. UNC Wilmington participates in E-Verify. Federallaw requires all employers to verify the identity and employmenteligibility of all persons hired to work in the UnitedStates.Number of OpeningsSingle IncumbentSpecial Notes to ApplicantsMonths Per Year12 MonthsType of PositionPermanentAnticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited PositionsJob Posting Date04/21/2021Posting Close Date05/24/2021Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResumeCover LetterList of 3 Professional ReferencesOptional Documents Posting Specific QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). * How did you learn of this opportunity with UNC Wilmington(2021)?UNCW WebsiteUNCW Facebook PageUNCW Linkedin PageUNCW Twitter AccountUNCW Employee ReferralChronicle of Higher EducationCraigslistDiverse Issues in Higher EducationGlassdoorHigher Ed JobsHispanic OutlookIndeedInside Higher EdNorth Carolina Job NetworkWomen In Higher EducationOther Posting DetailsWorking TitleAssistant Director – Adventure RecreationExternal Link to Postinghttps://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/20418last_img read more