Director Of Outdoor Programs

Dartmouth College Hanover , NH 03755

Posted 3 months ago

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Director of Outdoor Programs Department Outdoor Programs Office Position Number 0016500 Hiring Range Minimum Please inquire. Hiring Range Maximum Please inquire. Advertisement Text Position Purpose

Dartmouth's sense of place in northern New England provides its students with a unique learning environment. The mission of the Outdoor Programs Office (OPO) is to find inclusive ways for all students to engage with the outdoors to better understand the natural world, themselves and others. OPO accomplishes this through three main endeavors: supervising the Dartmouth Outing Club (the oldest and largest collegiate outing club in the country), facilitating educational & community programs, and managing a wide variety of outdoor facilities across the State of New Hampshire. This position directs all internal aspects of the Outdoor Programs Office including program development, oversight of staff, operations and facilities. The Director is a member of the Student Life management team and works in collaboration with colleagues to establish a vision, mission and goals for Outdoor Programs.

Required Qualifications

Skills & Knowledge

  • Familiarity with the skills, language, central issues and concerns of outdoor disciplines.

  • Ability to address complex issues that include a wide variety of subject matter and a multi-faceted mission.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to a diverse population including students, faculty, staff, alumni/ae, etc.

  • Demonstrated commitment to the ideas of a liberal arts education and to promoting pluralism and intercultural understanding.

  • Demonstrated success in leading and developing a professional staff/team, including volunteers and students.

  • Outstanding communication skills, including public speaking, and ability to communicate effectively with all constituencies in the campus and greater community.

  • Demonstrated experience working both independently and collaboratively, with outstanding proficiency in teamwork, collaboration, flexibility, and organizational problem-solving.

  • Conceptual skills necessary to view the department holistically and make decisions for its overall welfare.

  • Strong organizational, budgetary, and financial management skills.

  • Ability to develop a multi-year vision while maintaining annual focus.

  • Knowledge of programmatic risk management.

Experience

  • Seven years of experience administering outdoor programs, or the equivalent.

Education

  • Master's degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications SEIU Level Not an SEIU Position FLSA Exempt Employment Category Regular Full Time Department Contact for Cover Letter Eric Ramsey, Associate Dean for Student Life Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Quick Link http://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/52774

Key Accountabilities

Key Accountabilities

Department Leadership (45%)

  • Assures all programs are properly vetted for alignment with the mission of Outdoor Programsmanaging risk appropriately, having proper leadership in place, are well-prepared, and adhere to the highest industry standards.

  • Provides leadership and supervision (including mentorship, task assignment, execution oversight and accountability) to the Outdoor Programs staff.

  • Responsible for hiring, evaluation, and termination of staff.

  • Directs the development, implementation, and on-going planning for departmental vision and direction, including participation in facility development and renewal planning, staff retreats and professional development, educational and recreational program planning, and fiscal planning.

  • Develops and administers the Outdoor Program Office's diversity and inclusion plan.

  • Builds intentional partnerships with other Student Life offices.

  • Collaborates with all areas of the campus; and, in conjunction with the Associate Dean, advocates for Outdoor Programs with a wide range of campus and community partners.

Program Management (15%)

Directs the management of a variety of Outdoor Programs. Examples include:

  • Student-focused outdoor education such as team building and leadership development programming, ropes courses, physical education classes, workshops, experiential learning opportunities, etc.

  • Outdoor facilities/programs such as Cross Country Ski Touring Center, Ravine Lodge, Ledyard Canoe Club, rental cabins, equipment rental service, a climbing gym, etc.

  • Departmental risk management protocols and programs, including those regarding wilderness medicine, transportation, chainsaw and other tool use, and basic leadership training.

Student Advising (15%)

  • Supervises the Dartmouth Outing Club (DOC).

  • Serves as an advisor to one or more of the Dartmouth Outing Club committees.

  • Builds positive, productive, professional relationship with student leaders.

  • Fosters an educational environment for students and staff.

Administration (15%)

  • Implements policies and procedures assuring compliance with College policy.

  • Serves on divisional and institutional committees and working groups, as assigned.

  • Participates in divisional or departmental emergency on-call rotations.

Fiscal Management (10%)

  • Develops and manages, with input from staff, all operating budgets.

  • Serves as primary steward for departmental award and/or grant programs. May chair the distribution committee, informs students of committee decisions, maintains records, and distributes reports.

  • Fiscal resource development such as grants, endowment and annual giving.

  • In consultation with Student Life, Student Affairs and Advancement staff, actively engages in fundraising to support the growth of the Outdoor Program Office. Identifies prospective supporters and works to steward and engage alumni stakeholders and prospects.

    • Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others. -- Performs other duties as assigned. Some night and weekend work required.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?

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  • BostonWorks

  • CareerBuilder

  • Chronicle of Higher Education

  • Chronicle of Philanthropy

  • Coroflot

  • Craig's List

  • CUPA

  • Dartmouth College Employee

  • Dartmouth Employment Web Site

  • Dice

  • Diverse Issues

  • Diversity, Inc.

  • Eagle Times

  • Educause

  • Employment & Staffing Office

  • HBCU

  • HERC

  • Higher Ed Jobs

  • Hispanic Outlook

  • IEEE Computer Society

  • Indeed

  • Info.com

  • Inside Higher Ed Jobs

  • Job Central

  • Job Fair

  • JobsinNH

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  • Manchester Union Leader

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  • NEHRA

  • SHRM

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  • Women in Higher Education

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