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St. Lawrence University seeks to fill a full time, 10-month position of Assistant Director in the Outdoor Program. The Outdoor Program provides professional outdoor recreational and educational programming to the campus community, locally in the Adirondack Mountains, throughout North America, and internationally. Instruction and guiding is done with Outdoor Program staff, unless outside guide services are required. Our goal within the Outdoor Program, aligned with the Mission Statement, is to provide a safe, but challenging environment for students to develop their leadership skills, while encouraging a sustainable form of environmental and wilderness ethic.
Position responsibilities include the following:
Teach two courses with outdoor related themes in the First Year Program (http://www.stlawu.edu/fyp), one in the Fall semester and one in the Spring semester.
Teach ½ unit field course during January break.
Team-teach the Outdoor Leadership Course (Guide Training) part time in Spring Semester.
Management of one of our campus facilities (indoor climbing wall, canoe livery, equipment room).
Supervision, management, and continued development of a technical skill program (either climbing, paddling, skiing or other skill set).
For a complete overview of programs currently offered, see the Outdoor Program website at www.stlawu.edu/outdoor.
Interested applicants must apply online at https://employment.stlawu.edu/postings/2333, uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be sent to Phil Royce, Director of the Outdoor Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.
Candidates must have a M.A. or M.S and have experience in outdoor education. Experience is required leading and instructing multi-day technical trips, leading extended wilderness trips, and teaching outdoor leadership. In addition, candidates should be able to teach and lead technical outdoor courses in climbing, paddling, skiing or other technical skill set. Wilderness First Responder & CPR or the ability to obtain before hire.
Professional certifications from appropriate organizations are desirable. Professional experience with organizations such as NOLS, Outward Bound, or similar programs including college Outdoor Programs is preferred.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Comprehensive salary and benefits package
About St. Lawrence University
Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.
The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit http://www.stlawu.edu.