Assistant Director, Outdoor Programs
Rice University - Houston, TX

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The Assistant Director for Outdoor Programs is responsible for serving as a leader within the Recreation Center. Typical duties include overseeing the daily operation of the Outdoor Rental Center, planning, developing and implementing the outdoor adventure events, assisting with the annual budget, policy development, and short and long term planning and promotion. The Assistant Director is also responsible for recruiting, hiring, training and evaluating all staff for the Outdoor Program, and instructing courses within the Lifetime Physical and Summer Youth Activity Programs.

Education Required
Bachelor's Degree

Recreational sports or related field.

Experience may not be substituted for the education requirement.

Experience Required
2 years

Outdoor adventure program management and overseeing and leading adventure trips.

May substitute additional related education, above and beyond what is required, on an equivalent year for year basis in lieu of the experience requirement.

License/Certification Required

Other Skills Required
Active involvement in professional organizations related to outdoor education.

Education Preferred
Master's degree in recreational sports or related field.

Experience Preferred
Advance knowledge, experience, skils and teaching ability in outdoor skills such as: camping and backpacking, rock climbing, gym climbing, caving, bouldering, canoeing, rafting, kayaking, etc.
- Experience working with a diverse student population in a university environment, or related experience.
- Teaching experience.
- Currently active in one or more of the following professional organizations: AORE, NOLS, NIRSA, etc.

License/Certification Preferred
Outdoor skills and / or instructor certifications such as ACA Kayak / Canoeing, Swift Water Rescue, Leave No Trace, AMG, and WFR.

Other Skills Preferred

Physical Demands
Applicants must be able to participate in extensive physical exercise and exertion during outdoor activities as well as the ability to occasionally lift and carry loads of more than 30 pounds. (For example: backpacking for extended time periods)

Working Conditions
(e.g. Weekend/evening work, travel, inclement weather, hazards)

- Work time is spent in the office and at outdoor program events. When preparing and administrating programs outside the weather conditions may be very hot/cold, rainy, etc. Unless the weather is extreme outdoor program activities take place in inclement conditions.
- Schedules must be flexible to include occasional weekend and evening programs. Travel for programs and professional association conferences are encouraged.
- Working conditions are often cold in the winter and hot and humid in the summer.

Grade
13

Salary Information
Salary Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications

Benefits Eligible
Benefits Eligible

Eligible for Overtime
No

Work Schedule
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Eligible for Shift Differential
Not Shift Differential Eligible

Security Sensitive
Yes

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