The mission of Campus Recreation is to enhance the quality of life of our unique members by educating and encouraging active participation in recreational opportunities that develop leadership skills, foster social interaction, and reinforce healthy behaviors. The Assistant Director, Adventure Programs will be responsible for the development, coordination and administration of all adventure programs and services provided through the Department of Campus Recreation.
Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Physical Education, Sport Management or related field.
Three or more years of professional experience in outdoor adventure programming or similar adventure programs; experience in a collegiate environment preferred. Two years as a graduate assistant will count as 1 year of professional experience.
Knowledge and demonstrated teaching experience in outdoor adventure activities. Activities may include, but are not limited to camping, climbing, gym climbing, caving, bouldering, canoeing, rafting, backpacking, kayaking, downhill skiing, and cross-country skiing.
Demonstrated experience as it relates to managing and operating a challenge course that includes both low and high ropes courses with dynamic and static elements.
Demonstrated experience in managing a team of students, employees, or volunteers to accomplish operations.
Demonstrated experience in the safe and effective management of an indoor rock climbing facility.
Demonstrated experience with the use and maintenance of a broad range of outdoor equipment.
Ability to communicate proficiently both verbally and in writing.
Demonstrated skills in budget and personnel management.
About Illinois State University
The Adventure program offers trips and activities to feed your spirit, team-building experiences to strengthen any group, high-quality rental equipment at an affordable price, and resources to help you experience the world around you. No matter what your next adventure might be, we've got you covered!