EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
- Master’s degree in Experiential Education, Outdoor Education, Higher Education Administration, or related field desired.
- 3 or more years of experience in outdoor education/leadership or equivalent transferable experience
- Experience serving students in higher education; experience working in a Liberal Arts or Healthcare Education setting is preferred.
- Experience supporting minoritized communities along with cultural humility, knowledge, and demonstrated commitment to anti-oppression and social justice.
- Experience in leading or co-leading overnight and extended travel expeditions or related programs.
- Curriculum development and assessment experience or equivalent transferable experience.
- Extensive experience and qualified ability, with at least one area of expertise, in outdoor activities such as backpacking, rock climbing, mountaineering, skiing/snowboarding, whitewater kayaking, sea kayaking, and/or whitewater rafting.
- Experience supervising, training, and evaluating employees who work in outdoor pursuits, university recreation, student activities, or related offices.
- Experience with current industry standards and risk management standards for outdoor activities.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & BEHAVIORS:
- Current certification or license in (or ability and willingness to obtain them)
- Wilderness First Responder
- Industry certifications in rock climbing, water sports (CWI, SPI, ACA kayak instructor and/or swift water rescue, LNT Educator, etc.)
- Valid driver’s license
- Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, and an appropriate understanding and application of confidentiality and privacy.
- Ability to build and sustain rich collaborative relationships with university faculty, staff, and students of diverse backgrounds.
- Ability to prioritize and perform multiple projects, track data, meet timelines, respond to others in a timely manner, and work both independently and as a collaborative member of the University.
- Develop, implement, and maintain standard operating procedures, emergency response plans, protocols, and consistent application of industry standard practices.
- Ability and willingness to travel utilizing standard, commercial, and/or personal modes of transportation.
- Typical office environment and a variety of outdoor environments depending on the nature of the work on any given day.
- Some overnight, evening, and weekend Requirements.
- Occasional on call responsibilities as part of a collaborative rotation through the Division of Student Affairs.
✔Climbing ✔Balancing ✔Stooping ✔Kneeling ✔Crouching ✔Crawling ✔Reaching ✔Standing ✔Walking ✔Pushing ✔Pulling ✔Lifting ✔Fingering ✔Grasping ___Feeling ✔Talking ✔Hearing ✔Repetitive motion
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS :
✔ Sedentary work ✔Light work ✔Medium work ✔Heavy work ___Very Heavy work ✔ Visual acuity
In addition to your Resume & Cover Letter, please attach an Outdoor Resume describing any technical outdoor skills, personal or work related outdoor adventure experience, and/or relevant outdoor certifications, etc.
The priority application deadline is May 27 (but will remain open until filled) and preferred job start date is July 1. Flexibility may be given to the successful candidate(s) if/when needed.
We are dedicated to providing services that are authentic, holistic, equity minded, and responsive. Pacific University continues to develop our equity practices with a particular focus on racial equity.
Studies have shown that candidates that are female and/or BIPOC are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet all of the qualifications they find in the job description. We are seeking the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be a person who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply even if you dont meet every minimum qualification described or are unsure if your experience could be considered related experience.
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Pacific University is a small, but diverse learning community, where students thrive in a personal academic environment. Tracing its roots to 1849, when it was chartered as a school for orphans of the Oregon Trail, Pacific has long been devoted to making a difference in the world. Today, students study in a unique combination of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business, education, health professions and optometry. Located in Oregon, Pacific serves a diverse population of more than 3,900 students, with campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn. At Pacific University, students and faculty develop close, nurturing relationships that provide an extraordinary educational experience.
Today, students study in a unique combination of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the liberal arts and sciences, optometry, education, health professions and business. Pacific University has campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn, Ore., as well as an office in Honolulu. In addition, a variety of Pacific University health and eye clinics throughout the Portland area serve patients and provide students with practical experience.
At Pacific University, students and faculty engage in discovery through close, nurturing relationships that provide extraordinary learning experiences. International study, service learning, internships and co-curricular activities have been integral parts of the education of nearly 28,000 alumni worldwide who share in the Boxer spirit.
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It is the policy of Pacific University not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability, sex or gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, military, veteran or Vietnam Era status, or any other protected classification recognized by applicable law, in admission, access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or any other applicable state or federal law, or city ordinance. Questions or complaints may be directed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116, firstname.lastname@example.org.