Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
The Associate Director of Intramurals and Adventure Programs serves as the catalyst in providing a vibrant and comprehensive intramural program for the campus community. Facilitates the University’s team building and challenge course program and new climbing wall (fall 2020). The AD will provide strategic vision, and manage and support all facilities and programs associated with the Office of Intramurals and Adventure Programs. Strong collaboration and intentional outreach is essential with numerous campus constituents associated with the undergraduate student body, the Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement, Student Activities, Residential Life, International Education, Athletics and the Law School.
This position will begin July 1, 2019.
STATUS: Full-Time, 12 Month, With Benefits WORK HOURS: 8:30-4:30 Monday through Friday with frequent evening and weekend hours FLSA: Exempt MINIMUM PAY: $48,063 / annual
Essential and Related Functions:
Serves as Student Affairs lead resource on intramural and related program matters. Administers comprehensive intramural program with responsibility for budget, facilities, equipment, scheduling, marketing, registration, student staffing, supervision, trends and assessment. Collaboration with members of Athletics staff regarding facility and field use.
Develops and plans year-long intramural schedule, including some summer opportunities. Develops programming for both league play opportunities and team sports tournaments/all day events along with a limited number of semi-annual recreation tournaments and competitions. Ensures that intramural activities are sufficiently staffed.
Develops positive work relations with students, faculty, staff, administration and community members. Proactive approach in facilitating campus programming with intentional connections to student organizations and influential student leaders in an effort to market and promote programs and events.
Develops marketing and outreach methods to engage students from all backgrounds and with a variety of athletic experience.
Facilitates student development, leadership initiatives, and comprehensive program planning. Encourages and supports student self-governance.
Actively participates in meetings, committees, and Student Affairs initiatives. Primary member of team that facilitates campus programs and events.
Facilitates team building programs for a variety of campus leaders and groups in athletics, residential life, Greek life, leadership development and inclusion and engagement. Supervises and facilitates groups on the Challenge Course (low and high ropes) and Alpine Tower. Provides monthly adventure night programs and student training opportunities. Coordinates course and tower inspections to ensure safety of equipment.
Assists in the management of indoor climbing facility and develops student training programs and opportunities for safe climbing experiences for campus community members. Maintains weekly open hours ensuring adequate staffing and rental equipment. Schedules and coordinates daily, monthly and annual facility inspections.
Recruits, hires, trains and evaluates student supervisors and sports officials in areas such as intramurals, outing club barn, pavilion and bike shop. Works in concert with Director of Outdoor Education and assists with Outing Club endeavors when available and prioritized.
Assists in the planning, leading and execution of a number of existing programs such as: Outing Club break trips and monthly series, Appalachian Adventure, First Aid/CPR/AED trainings, First Year Orientation and Perspectives tours.
Additional related duties as assigned.
Plan and Coordinate - Sets clear goals, prioritizes work plans and monitors progress regularly with an eye for detail. Organizes situations or events with the aim of efficiently and effectively using the University's resources (e.g., workspace, equipment, tools, etc.). Makes an effort to involve others in planning and decision-making (i.e., seeks their input and commitment).
Technical Skills - Demonstrates knowledge of professional-level concepts, applies skills over a broad scope of work and is adept at handling complex tasks and problems independently. Understands how functions and services across the University are interdependent and how they impact goals. Encourages continuous improvement of work methods and techniques by sharing success stories and lessons learned. Actively reviews development opportunities and seeks to learn about relevant tools, systems or technologies.
Results Focused - Adapts to other people's approach (e.g., work habits, learning styles, etc.). Keeps focused on goals despite challenges and helps others achieve their own by removing obstacles. Demonstrates initiative to accept new challenges and learn new procedures. Consistently thinks ahead, prepares and is able to implement contingency plans to avoid problems.
Communication and Relations - Able to effectively adapt communication style, method and level of detail to the needs of others. Consistently treats others in a manner that demonstrates a keen awareness and understanding of their needs. Acts as a role model by being able to work comfortably with people of differing work-styles, backgrounds, cultures, ages and gender.
Teamwork/Team Development - Sets personal and professional goals that support broader work group goals. Listens attentively to ideas and concerns of others and makes others feel heard and appreciated. Gives credit and recognition to work group member's contributions when objectives are met, and makes suggestions to enhance work efficiencies.
BA or BS degree in Recreation, Environmental Education or Physical Education preferred or a related degree or a combination of education and experience from which a similar skill set would be derived.
Preference for someone with experience in a higher education setting and a proven passion for providing opportunities and exposure to recreational programs for students from diverse backgrounds. This position requires the incumbent to portray a high energy level and be an active and successful team member who easily interacts with and engages students, faculty, administrators, staff and alumni.
Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.
Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time.
Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces. This factor is important if the amount and kind of balancing the amount and kind of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.
Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion.
Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
Crawling: Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.
The worker is subject to both environmental conditions: Activities occur inside and outside.
The worker is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
About Washington and Lee University
Washington and Lee University is an independent liberal arts university founded in 1749, named for an early benefactor (George Washington) and an innovative president (Robert E. Lee). The campus is a national historical landmark, the city offers small-town charm, and the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains provide unparalleled surroundings. Students govern themselves in a community based on trust and honor. The faculty of teacher-scholars pursues a student-oriented approach to scholarship and nurtures lifelong relationships with the pupils. The curriculum blends traditional liberal arts and sciences with pre-professional programs in business, journalism and law. W&L prepares graduates for a life of learning, achievement, leadership, service and engaged citizenship in a global society.