This position reports to the Associate Director of Programs. The Assistant Director of Outdoor Recreation will oversee the organization and administration of all outdoor recreation programs, supervise outdoor recreation staff, and manage outdoor recreation resources and equipment. The Assistant Director will work as a collaborative team member and leader providing outdoor programming, indoor climbing wall operations, challenge course facilitations and outdoor equipment rentals.
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THIS POSITION INCLUDE:
Oversight of outdoors recreation trips and experiences
Collaborate with on campus partners to provide outdoor recreation programs
Manage students serving as outdoor recreation supervisors
Supervise and support the professional development of staff
Responsible for inspection, inventory, and purchasing outdoor rental equipment
OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEADERSHIP:
Develop innovative operations for our brand-new challenge course.
Over the last five years, UREC has grown outdoor education significantly. In preparing to open a brand-new challenge course that meets the needs of today’s users, the Assistant Director of Outdoor Recreation will be vital in leading the operations of our expanding challenge course and outdoor recreation offerings. Early priorities will include examining how we program during open hours for LSU students and promote its use to LSU and others who wish to rent the course for team development. The position will also create a plan for revenue generation through our rental options.
Strengthen UREC on the Geaux program through a lens of “every campus is a park.”
UREC on the Geaux is a new initiative that prioritizes engaging students in play and recreation at locations on campus outside of the recreation center and satellite locations. The Assistant Director will help mobilize various aspects of what UREC does to promote health and wellbeing through play near academic buildings, residence halls, and other places on campus where students live, study, and learn. Through engaging our students outside in nature and on campus, we have a chance to show the role recreation plays in learning.
Elevate a trips program that highlights the amazing outdoor opportunities that Louisiana and the Alabama/Florida gulf coast has to offer.
Incredible outdoor adventure opportunities exist within driving distance of campus. The Assistant Director will have the opportunity to re-think new ways to provide experiences for students in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region where they can play, learn, and experience personal restoration in nature.
3 years of experience in collegiate recreation OR 1 year of experience with a master's degree
Valid Driver’s License
Master’s Degree in Sport Management, Parks and Recreation, Kinesiology, Higher Education, Business, Public Administration, or related field
4 years of experience in collegiate recreation, specifically recreation services, operations, memberships, or events.
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