Faculty Careers - Agricultural Science, Faculty Careers - Other
The Point Loma Nazarene University community is, and intends to be, a decidedly Christian community, as exhibited by our shared beliefs, corporate practices, and Christlike character.
The Director of Outdoor Leadership Programs provides leadership, support, advocacy for the engagement and retention of students by providing educational, vocational, cultural, faith based and social programming and by providing optimal utilization of resources in the management of all assets through identified educational and entrepreneurial opportunities.
Responsible for the overall supervision and management of a comprehensive outdoor recreation and training program, through a strong partnership between the university’s academic units, admissions office and through local departments of recreation, park, and tourism offices.
Assists in the review and updates of all relevant training and comprehensive risk management procedures, policies, and processes used by the program in cooperation with the university’s Business and Finance Office; and maintains the high safety and competency standards that the program participants deserve.
Supervises and provides professional development for future coordinators and or graduate assistants, and supervision for a primarily student staff of trip leaders, instructors, and shop staff. Oversees the development and revision of course curricula for the Guide Development Program.
Teaches and leads trips, courses, technical training, workshops, and seminars in a range of outdoor leadership skills and topics; develops and manages several operating budgets; and ensures financial, capital, and human resources are used efficiently and effectively. Develops annual goals for adventure trips, academic courses, equipment rental and sales, and custom experiences that engage both campus and community users; promotes a positive student-staff partnership; and contributes to the development of student leaders, employees, volunteers, and student participants. Provide students with outdoor experiences that support opportunities for development of biblically based spiritual development in alignment with the university mission and identity.
Develop an institutional outdoor leadership skills certificate program in partnership with a nationally recognized licensing association.
Serves as the program's primary ambassador to a diverse range of campus departments and community organizations, an empowering mentor and role model to PLNU staff. Participates in progressive leadership positions in professional associations related to the field, and serves as a member of department and campus-wide committees. Manages equipment inventory and retail sales; implements wilderness freshman orientation programs, and works collaboratively with the PLNU marketing and creative services department to develop a comprehensive marketing strategy for the program.
QUALIFICATIONS: Review your qualifications prior to applying to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Resume and cover letter required.
Master's degree in outdoor recreation, environmental education, experiential education, or a related field, five years of experience working in outdoor leadership, university recreation, and/or other adventure programming, and three years of experience administering an outdoor recreation program, documentation of at least 300 field days in outdoor recreation leadership.
Possess a valid CA commercial class driver's license with the ability to be insured by Point Loma Nazarene University.
Possess a current Adult CPR certification and Wilderness First Responder certification
Must possess experience in teaching and leading three or more of the following areas: rock climbing, whitewater paddling, flat-water paddling, ice climbing, winter camping, cross country skiing, mountain biking, wilderness medicine, Leave No Trace, and backcountry travel. Ability to safely drive with a trailer and to perform a wide variety of strenuous physical activities, including but not limited to outdoor recreation activities, loading and moving gear inventory, and other related requirements. Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
Current certifications in at least two of the above outdoor recreation activities, not counting wilderness medicine.
The work is primarily sedentary and may require sitting for extended periods of time. Use of computer equipment: computer keyboard, mouse, and monitor. Vision to read documents, email and other correspondence, and reports on paper and computer monitor. Hearing and speaking to communicate effectively with others in person and by phone. Will also stand, stoop, push, pull, and lift up to 10 lbs throughout the day.
Point Loma Nazarene University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices or procedures. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide quality educational and employment opportunities, PLNU actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.
Internal Number: R0001780
About Point Loma Nazarene University
Point Loma Nazarene University is known for being forward-thinking. At PLNU, academics, faith, and community are all vital. Students benefit from this balanced approach to education and leave PLNU prepared to think, act, and contribute to the world.
In addition to more than 60 undergraduate areas of study, PLNU offers graduate program regional centers throughout Southern California. PLNU serves more than 3,500 students.