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Venture Out Coordinator

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Venture Out Coordinator
Role Title: General Administration Supervisor I/Coordinator I
Posting Number: SW0180157
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The Venture Out Coordinator will: assist in the administration and management of all operations and programming aspects of Virginia Tech’s comprehensive Outdoor Program – Venture Out; oversee the day-to-day operation of the Hokie Team Building and Venture Aerial Challenge Course, including the development of custom programs for specialized communities and the recruiting, supervising, training, evaluating, and scheduling of staff; Aid in the supervision of program logistics while leading and evaluating selected programs (trips, clinics, workshops, trainings, and challenge course facilitations). The coordinator reports directly to the Assistant Director for Venture Out and works in conjunction with members of the Recreational Sports staff to enhance the quality of life for the university community by educating and encouraging participation in activities that promote healthy lifestyles, social interactions, and leadership skills. Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree in Education, Outdoor Recreation, Recreation Management,
Sports Management or related field; and/or equivalent experience.
- Outdoor Leadership portfolio including documented challenge course facilitation, as well as trip leading experience.
- Valid Wilderness First Responder certification with First Aid and CPR credentials.
- Experience working with Federal, State and Local Governments to obtain recreational permits; experience leading trips in variation of environments.
- Experience supervising student employees at a collegiate level.
- Ability to demonstrate initiative and leadership, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work with a wide and challenging range of students, parents, community members, and coworkers.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience staffing and managing a comprehensive challenge course;
nationally recognized certification(s) such as Association for Challenge Course Technology, American Mountain Guides
Association, American Canoe Association, Leave No Trace, American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education, International Mountain Bike Association, experience working within college outdoor
program(s), Outward Bound, The National Outdoor Leadership School or similar entity.

Employment Conditions: Must have an acceptable and safe driving record, Must have a driver's license check, Alternate work schedule - If other than M-F, 8-5 please describe below
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

Work Schedule:

11am – 5pm (may vary by season)

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

Application Process: Interested candidates must apply online at www.jobs.vt.edu, and include with the application a cover letter, resume and the name of three professional references with current contact information. Individuals with questions should contact Matt Lattis at lattis@vt.edu.

Employee Category: Hourly Wage Staff, limited to 1500 hrs/year
Appointment Type: Temp, non-salaried wage
If restricted or temporary, enter end date:
FLSA Status: Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Part-time
If part time, enter Percent Time:
Pay Band: 4
Pay Range: Commensurate with experience
Department: Recreational Sports
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: 11am - 5pm (may vary by season)
Posting Date: 03/06/2018
Review Begin Date: 04/02/2018
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/84685

Supplemental Questions

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  1. How did you first learn about this job opening?
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    • Indeed (www.indeed.com)
    • Roanoke Times Online (www.jobs.roanoke.com)
    • Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs (www.jobs.virginia.gov)
    • Virginia Tech job site (www.jobs.vt.edu)
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    • From a friend/acquaintance not associated with Virginia Tech (please name below)
    • From a Virginia Tech employee/representative/recruiter (please name below)
    • Veteran related event/site (please describe below)
    • Virginia Employment Commission - VEC
    • Other Virginia Tech affiliated website (please describe below)
    • Other job board such as Simply Hired, Career Builder, etc. (please describe below)
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  2. Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents