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Experiential Education Manager - Outdoor Adventure Center
Utah Valley University


Date Posted May 25, 2022
Title Experiential Education Manager - Outdoor Adventure Center
University Utah Valley University
Orem, UT, United States
Department Recreation & Wellness
Application Deadline 06/30/2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Experiential Education Manager - Outdoor Adventure Center


Position Category: Staff - Full-Time

Summary:

The department of Recreation & Wellness provides opportunities for Utah Valley University students, faculty, and staff to participate in a wide variety of recreational & wellness pursuits. Recreation & Wellness is a department within Student Affairs.
  • The Experiential Education Manager will educate the Adventure Trip Leaders (ATLs) in all aspects of planning excursions and administering High Impact backcountry experiences for the UVU community.
  • Supervise, advise, and implement day and multi-day outdoor adventure learning excursions.
  • Develop and coordinate student training to ensure safety through proper decision making, critical thinking, group management and development, risk management, and certifications.
  • Assess and evaluate ATLs skills. Establish, formulate, and conduct marketing, social media, and program website.


UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

Required Qualifications:

Three years of experience leading groups in an outdoor setting. Current Basic First Aid and CPR Certifications, Wilderness First Responder, Safe Driver Training (will provide within 3 months of hire) Graduation from and accredited Institution in Recreation or a related field of study. Two years experience supervising. Experience in writing budgets and operating procedures.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of various outdoor activities; climbing, canyoneering, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, white water rafting and kayaking, backpacking, and camping.
  • Technical knowledge with outdoor equipment use, maintenance, repair, and care.
  • Experience with Expedition Behavior, Group Development, Outdoor Leadership and Leave No Trace.
  • Educated in current Industry Standards and Rubric.
  • Three years of experience teaching and leading in an outdoor setting.
  • Effective verbal and written skills.
  • Decision-making skills.
  • Maintain a professional presence and provide superior customer service.
  • Facilitate academic and non-academic, experiential group experiences in the outdoors.
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills. Supervisory skills.
  • Ability to manage budgets.
  • Ability to lift heavy equipment.
  • Work independently and creatively with minimal supervision.
  • Work in a fast-paced, chaotic environment.
  • Work with diverse age groups and demographics.
  • Ability to work with students, staff, and faculty and communicate clearly.
  • Ability to maintain a professional manner and be an example to trip leaders and participants.


Preferred Qualifications:

Physical Requirements:

Physical ability to train in various fitness formats and work in a general office environment.

Benefits Summary:

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: $36,577 - $48,831

Advertisement Number: STA135722

Open Date: 05/23/2022

Review Start Date: 06/06/2022

Close Date: 6/30/2022

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant: Priority consideration will be given to those who apply on or before the "review start date." This advertisement may close at any time after the review start date.

To apply, visit: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/28415

Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicants qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


 
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