Primary Function:Career Band:
This 1-year term position will maintain and lead improvements to recreational assets of the Domain, including trails, camping areas, and access portals. Coordinate with conference services, Sewanee Outing Program, and other stakeholders for outside event planning and scheduling.
This position reports to the Domain Manager. Assistance with other positions in OESS as needed.
Typical Duties & Responsibilities:
Monitor trail network for obstructions and general conditions. Prioritize trail improvements in coordination with the Domain Manager.Manage trail signage program and monitor for effectiveness.Supervise and mentor work-study students responsible for trail maintenance.Assist with planning, layout, and design of new trails as directed.Maintain University web presence related to Domain Recreation.Update recreational maps and trailhead kiosks as needed.Communicate with students, staff, and community about trail and recreational safety.Maintain camping areas, bridges, outhouses, and other improvements of the recreation infrastructure. Participate as needed in other management activities carried out by OESS staff.Judgment Required:
Judgment and discretion as to the use of established policies are required to perform the essential duties of this position.Machines & Equipment Used:
Truck, Tractor, ATV, and bicyclePersonal Interaction/Communication:Student Contact:
Frequent interaction with Domain Manager and Domain RangerExternal:
As needed with community membersAttributes of a Successful CandidateEducation:
Recent college graduate with a Natural Resources or Recreation Management backgroundExperience:
Trail building and management experience preferredJob-Related Skills:
Communication skills, judgment, diplomacy, and confidentiality. Local knowledge of the South Cumberland plateau and associated conservation challenges.Supplemental InformationConfidential Information:
University planning documents related to recreation. Working Environment:
Field positionAny additional requirements specific to this position:The University of the South, commonly known as Sewanee, comprises a nationally ranked residential College of Arts and Sciences and a School of Theology. The University is strongly committed to the values of intellectual inquiry, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and living and serving in community. Situated on 13,000 acres atop Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, Sewanee is known for its stunning natural beauty while providing easy access to Chattanooga, Nashville, and Huntsville. The University is affiliated with the Episcopal Church and seeks to help employees of all backgrounds and identities flourish. DEI Institutional Statement:
At the University of the South, our commitment to inclusion and belonging is grounded in our core values of community, courage, flourishing, and inquiry. We seek to build a community enriched by our diversity and centered on equity, justice, mutual respect, and shared responsibility.Equal Employment Opportunity:
The University of the South is an equal-opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.