Assistant Director I - Assistant Director, Recreational Sports
Sam Houston State University
Location: Huntsville, Texas
Internal Number: 33797
Occupational Category (Staff Positions Only): Professional
Hiring Salary: Monthly-Staff
Department: Recreational Sports
Bachelor's degree in recreation, parks and recreation, sports management or a related field. Two years of experience in a professional, supervisory capacity of a recreation-oriented program or experience in a related field. Adventure trip leading, climbing wall management, and/or challenge course experience preferred. Additional education may be considered in lieu of experience
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Oversees or assist in the planning, organizing, directing, and controlling of the daily operations and personnel within the Outdoor Program, Bearkat Camp, Challenge Course, Student Development and Gear Rentals.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Coordinates the outdoor recreation program of Sam Houston State University (SHSU) to include climbing center, adventure trips, gear rental, Bearkat Camp, Bearkat Transfer Camp (extended orientation programs for incoming students that focus on the spirit, pride and tradition of Sam Houston State University). Assists in coordinating the University Camp, challenge course and student development. Assists in the marketing and supervision of Bearkat Camp and other outdoor programs. Assists in providing outdoor programming opportunities through the campus outdoor recreation program to the university community. Serves on committees as needed. Performs other related duties as assigned.
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," resonates among its 22,000 students, eight colleges and well beyond its historical roots through research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.
SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to students. With over 90 bachelor degrees, 50 master’s, and 11 doctoral programs—including the nation’s first Ph.D. in forensic science, SHSU provides an exceptional college experience for every student: traditional or non-traditional; first generation; international; or online.
Service to self and others is paramount at SHSU and reflected in all university organizations and programs. In fact, the university was named to USA Today’s Top 50 in the U.S. for “commitment to civic engagement and global awareness,” in addition to being classified a "Community Engaged Campus" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. This honor, bestowed to only 311 public institutions nationwide, acknowledges th...e university's significant commitment to service.
Sam Houston State University has a small town feel with large scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas, Huntsville provides area residents with a sense of community and belonging, although just an hour drive north of Houston.
SHSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215. SHSU is committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. The University acknowledges and values our responsibility to cultivate an equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff, and community recognize the benefits of collaboration and mutual respect through diverse identities and experiences.
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