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Assistant Director of Campus Life, Outdoor Education Programs - School of Arts and Sciences
Tufts University

Date Posted Nov. 23, 2020
Title Assistant Director of Campus Life, Outdoor Education Programs - School of Arts and Sciences
University Tufts University
Medford\/Somerville, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Teaching & Learning
    Student Affairs
    Residential Life

Assistant Director of Campus Life, Outdoor Education Programs – School of Arts and Sciences – (20001680)

The Office for Campus Life (OCL) coordinates a wide range of services to support the whole student. The Office for Campus Life serves as a resource for life outside of the classroom, promoting and encouraging a healthy balance between curricular and co-curricular experiences and opportunities. The staff of the Office for Campus Life is responsible for student leadership development, campus programming, student organization advising and mentoring, as well as the daily operations of the Mayer Campus Center and other affiliate spaces. The Office for Campus Life takes a leadership role in the planning and implementation of New Student Orientation.

The Assistant Director of Campus Life – Outdoor Education Programming manages all aspects of Outdoor education programing including the Tufts Mountain Club and the Tufts Wilderness Pre-Orientation program, the two largest student involvement programs on campus. The position also assists with general OCL pre-orientation programming efforts/responsibilities and support additional student organization needs. Serves as a member of the Student Affairs emergency administrator on-call system.


Basic Requirements:

Knowledge and experience typically acquired by:

Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Management, Outdoor Education, Orientation or relevant discipline with 3 years’ experience (including one year of experience managing an outdoor experience).
Must have Wilderness First Responder Certification and technical expertise in Outdoor education/recreation including Leave No Trace principles, rock climbing (including top rope site management) kayaking, canoeing, backpacking and wilderness camping.
Experience with outdoor education skills teaching, knowledge of current trends and industry standards in outdoor education programming and higher education are also a plus.
Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree.
A least 1-year experience with an accredited higher education level outdoor program.
Experience with first year orientation wilderness programs at a university level.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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