Assoc Dir-Campus Recreation/Outdoor Programs

Cheney, WA
Apr 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title Assoc Dir - Campus Recreation/Outdoor Programs

Job Summary

We are currently seeking skilled and team-oriented applicants for the following position:

The Associate Director of Campus Recreation/Outdoor Programs (ADCR) reports to the Director of Campus Recreation Programs, serves a leadership role for the EWU Campus Recreation, and assumes primary management of the planning, operation and evaluation of EPIC Adventures, EWU's comprehensive outdoor adventure and student leadership program. As a leader within Student Affairs and the university, the ADCR models Eastern's values and mission.

Administrative: Under the guidance of the Director of Campus Recreation Programs, the ADCR plays a leading role in defining Campus Rec goals and objectives to facilitate EWU student engagement, retention, and success. The ADCR manages the development, execution, and evaluation of EPIC programs, manages day-to-day program budgets, and designs/implements comprehensive risk management plans. The ADCR drives internal and external communications/brand management and oversees the EPIC Rental Center, all equipment purchases, inventory and life-cycle management. Evaluating staff performance and providing timely feedback is an ongoing function of this position.

Field: The ADCR is primarily an administrative position, but it requires time in the field to train staff and to directly oversee activities with potential for significant objective hazard. The amount of required field time will vary based on program needs. All field tasks will involve evaluating staff performance while providing timely feedback. A high level of physical fitness is required.

Eastern Washington University offers a highly competitive compensation package, including market-based salary and excellent benefits.

EWU expands opportunities for personal transformation through excellence in learning.

About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Diversity Statement

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Conditions of Employment

This position, during the course of university employment, will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value. The position may involve unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults and children under the age of 18. Successful applicants will be required to pass a background check and show proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. pursuant to federal immigration laws.

Physical Demands

Optional: Contact Saundra Godin in Human Resources at to obtain a copy of the Essential Functions Analysis which will describe conditions of employment, such as physical demands.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in recreation management, outdoor education, or closely related field

A minimum of two years of professional administrative experience in outdoor recreation, outdoor education, or related field

Extensive, documented field experience in a leadership capacity

Current W-EMT or Wilderness First Responder certification

Advanced skills (train-the-trainer level) in at least two of the following activities: backpacking/expedition, rock climbing/mountaineering, whitewater rafting/kayaking, backcountry skiing/ski mountaineering

Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency and/or diversity.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's degree in recreation management, outdoor recreation, or closely related field

Leadership experience dealing with college age students and/or young adults

Additional advanced skills (train-the-trainer level) three or more of the following activities: backpacking/expedition, rock climbing/mountaineering, whitewater rafting/kayaking, backcountry skiing/ski mountaineering

Instructor-trainer/course-provider status with national certification granting organizations (e.g. SPI provider with AMGA, whitewater course provider with ACA, WFR instructor, etc.)

Leave No Trace Master Educator certification

Other Skills and Abilities: