This Coordinator will assist in the administrative management of all operational and programming aspects of Virginia Tech’s comprehensive outdoor program, Venture Out. This position will aid in the supervision of program operations/logistics while leading and evaluating selected programs (i.e. trips, clinics, workshops, trainings, and challenge course and team building facilitations); help recruit, supervise, train, evaluate, and schedule Venture Out student staff members; facilitate office operations in rental, retail, climbing wall staffing and reservation coordination; oversee routine promotion and tailored social media/marketing of all adventure trips, clinics, challenge course and other VO programs; work to recruit and develop custom programs for specialized communities. This coordinator will supervise several student workers in office and field settings. Other duties as assigned with program and departmental needs.
The Coordinator reports directly to the Assistant Director for Venture Out and works in conjunction with members of the Recreational Sports staff to enhance the quality of life for the university community by educating and encouraging participation in activities that promote healthy lifestyle; creating inclusive spaces and social interactions for all; determination; and leadership skills.
Bachelor’s degree in Education, Outdoor Recreation, Recreation Management, Sports Management or related fields; and/or equivalent experience.
Outdoor recreation and leadership portfolio (i.e. Documented challenge course and team building facilitation, climbing wall operation, trainings, trip leading and outing experience)
Knowledge, skill, and ability to serve as lead instructor for at least two of the following Outdoor Program activities: skiing, hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, mountain biking, caving, flat-water canoe, sea kayak, whitewater rafting, whitewater kayaking, or other clinics and workshops (such as swift water rescue, wilderness first aid, leave no trace workshops, team building/group initiatives)
Experience with computer systems,(Microsoft Office)
Experience working with Federal, State and Local Governments to obtain recreational permits; experience leading trips in variation of environments
Ability to function independently and to complete projects with limited supervision; manage ambiguity and collaborative decision making structures; have strong problem-solving skills; show high levels of flexibility and adaptability; excellent mentoring skills; and ability to work effectively with a diverse student population
Experience with social media applications and information management.
Experience with presenting to and training groups
Experience supervising student employees at a collegiate level
Experience staffing and managing a comprehensive challenge course
Valid Wilderness First Responder certification with First Aid and CPR credentials within 90 days of hire
Nationally recognized certification(s) such as: Association for Challenge Course Technology, American Mountain Guides Association, American Canoe Association, Leave Not Trace, American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education, International Mountain Bike Association, experience working within college outdoor program(s), Outward Bound, the National Outdoor Leadership School or similar entity
Ability to demonstrate initiative and leadership, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work with a wide and challenging range of students, parents, community members, and coworkers
Employment Conditions: Must have an acceptable and safe driving record, Must have a driver’s license check, Alternate work schedule - If other than M-F, 8-5 please describe below
Must have a conviction check: Yes
11am – 5pm (may vary by season)
How to Apply for this Job:
Application Process: Interested candidates must apply online at www.jobs.vt.edu, and include with the application a cover letter, resume and the name of three professional references with current contact information. Individuals with questions should contact Matt Lattis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employee Category: Hourly Wage Staff, limited to 1500 hrs/year
Appointment Type: Temp, non-salaried wage
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FLSA Status: Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Part-time
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Pay Band: 4
Pay Range: Commensurate with experience
Department: Recreational Sports
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: 11am - 5pm (may vary by season)
Posting Date: 06/12/2019
Review Begin Date: 06/24/2019
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:
Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.
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About Virginia Tech:
Virginia Tech, founded in 1872 as a land-grant institution, is currently ranked as a Top 25 Public University by US News & World Report and a Top 25 Public Research University by the National Science Foundation. The main campus is located in Blacksburg, Virginia which was recently named the "Best Place in the US to Raise a Family."
Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto: Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). As the Commonwealth's most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech serves a diverse population of 30,000+ students and 8000+ faculty and staff from over 100 countries, and is engaged in research around the world.
Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.
For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Accessibility at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Recent Rankings for Virginia Tech:
Top 25 Public University - US News & World Report
Top 25 Public Research University - National Science Foundation
#1 Fittest College - Active Times 50 Fittest Colleges
#1 Top Universities for Food & Dining
#1 Research Park - Association of University Research Parks
#5 Best College Campuses in the US
#5 Best Quality of Life
#7 Happiest Students
#13 Best Skilled and Educated Graduates
About the Community:
Nestled on a plateau between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountains, the Town of Blacksburg is part of Montgomery County in the heart of Virginia's New River Valley. Because of the town's award-winning services, reasonable cost of living, safety, moderate climate, and abundant leisure activities, Blacksburg is consistently ranked among the nation's best places to live and has a nationwide reputation as a well-managed, growing, and forward-looking community.
Recent Rankings for the Community:
#1 Best Place in the US to Raise a Family
#1 Best college Town in the South
#2 Best College Football Town in America
#8 College Town in the nation
#14 America's Most Educated Small Towns
#39 Best Small Place for Business and Careers
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"Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.
For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Accessibility at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061."
Location/Region: Blacksburg, VA