Outdoor Pursuits Graduate Assistant

Fort Myers, FL
Mar 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Information

Job Title Outdoor Pursuits Graduate Assistant

Job Description

The Outdoor Pursuits Graduate Assistant will provide leadership in the areas of outdoor adventure trips, Eagle Challenge Course programming, outdoor skills clinics, and equipment rentals.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from a regional accredited institution.

Demonstrated experience with outdoor adventure programming.

Application will be considered if degree is conferred by start date.

Preferred Qualifications

Wilderness First Aid Certification

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Salary Range $14.00 per hour

Job Duties

Essential Job Duties

•Assist in the design, implementation, and evaluation of all programming areas. This includes, but is not limited to, outdoor gear rentals, outdoor skill clinics, trips, and challenge course programs.

•Assist in creating programs that are intentionally designed, and well sequenced, to provide appropriate skill development progressions for beginner to advanced participants.

•Assist in the daily operations of all Outdoor Pursuits programming areas; outdoor equipment rentals, waterfront rentals, trips, and challenge course.

•Ensuring monthly inventory and inspection of all program related gear are completed.

•Maintaining an orderly and efficient bike repair area.

•Assisting with researching and purchasing new gear and storage materials for the program areas.

•Assist with hiring, training and supervising of a student staff of 15-20 rental specialists, challenge course facilitators, and assistant trips leaders.

•Assist in creating effective trainings to provide opportunities for students to grow in the core skill areas.

•Assist in bi-monthly in-service trainings for student staff.

Other Duties

•Participate in staff development activities sponsored by FGCU, Division of Student Affairs, and/or the Department of Campus Recreation.

•Represent the Department of Campus Recreation as needed within the University and surrounding community.

•Available to take on other duties as assigned by the Outdoor Pursuits Coordinator.

•Serve on departmental committees as assigned.

•Maintain daily office hours. Some early morning, late evening, and weekend work will be required.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number TS52P

Open Date 01/23/2017

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants


Experience leading outdoor adventure trips

Experience repairing and inspecting outdoor equipment

Knowledge of outdoor adventure educational activities and programs

Knowledge of challenge (ropes) course activities and operation
This position is contingent on acceptance to a graduate program.

This is a temporary, non-benefit earning, part-time position; approximately 25 hours per week.

As a temporary employee, you will not be eligible to participate in all employee benefit programs (e.g., paid leave, retirement, or tuition reimbursement).

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess a Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have demonstrated experience with outdoor adventure programming?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please indicate the number of years of directly related work experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please explain your directly related experience to the position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please indicate how you first learned of this position.
    • Job Board
    • Print Advertisement
    • Social Media
    • Job Fair/Conference
    • FGCU Website
    • Employee Referral
    • Other
  6. * Per the question above, please specify the name of where you FIRST learned of the position?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of 3 Professional References
Optional Documents


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