Assistant Director: Ropes Program

Job Description

Job Number 201901177461
Full/Part Time Full Time
Schedule Other
Salary $36,600 - $72,200

Position Information

Reporting to the Associate Recreation Director- Programs, the incumbent is a critical member of the Recreation programming team responsible for the development, management, implementation, oversight and daily operations of the UCR Recreation Ropes Programs which includes the Team Excursions Challenge Course, the Mobile Rock Wall and The Rock" indoor rock climbing and bouldering facility. Important duties include risk management, staffing, program development and implementation, oversight of facilities maintenance, and supervision of staff. Incumbent will work closely with departmental, divisional, campus, and community partners to ensure the provision of client service based programming that meets the needs of and is inline with departmental, divisional, and campus goals.

 

Education Requirements

DegreeRequirement

Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Required

Master's Degree in Recreation, Physical Education, Exercise Science or a related field from an accredited institution.
Preferred

 

Certifications

CertificationRequirement

Red Cross CPR.
Required

Standard First Aid Training Certification.
Required

Certification in the following: Single-Pitch Climbing Instructor and Climbing Wall Instructor-Course Provider
Required

Wilderness First Responder certificate
Preferred

The Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) or similar certification
Preferred

 

Conditions

ConditionRequirement

Acquire ACCT or similar certification within 6 months of start date
Required

 

ExperienceRequirement

Minimum of 3 years of experience managing a Challenge Course/Climbing facility.
Required

Minimum of 3 years of rock climbing and route setting experience.
Required

6 - 10 years of related experience.
Required

Demonstrated experience developing and implementing program budget, and risk management.
Preferred

Minimum of 3 years experience supervising staff.
Required

Special Conditions

Special ConditionRequirement

Ability to successfully pass FBI and DOJ Criminal Check.
Required

Minimum Requirements

Excellent verbal and written communication skills in the English language. Demonstrated ability to incorporate key program information for inclusion in web-based and other marketing materials.
Strong leadership and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively across the organization.
Highly effective service orientation; program management, sound judgment and decision-making, critical thinking skills, skills to develop original ideas, creative problem solving skills in a varied and challenging environment.
Demonstrates advanced client service leadership, entrepreneurial spirit and creative thinking skills to resolve non-standard issues.
Advanced knowledge of program activity and best practices. Demonstrated ability to analyze and improve programs and processes as needed.
Advanced proficiency in the use of computer applications relevant to job duties.
Advanced knowledge of campus policies and procedures.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Informations

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.
 

  • UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."

 

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

 

  • In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.

 

  • UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.

 

  • In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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