George Fox University - Staff and Administrator
  • 04-May-2018 to 10-Jun-2018 (PST)
  • Community Life
  • Newberg, OR, USA
  • $43,483-$45,657
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Administrator Position

Position Overview:

In Collaboration with the Director of Campus Recreation, the Assistant Director provides leadership, oversight, programming and vision for the Student Center (SC) opening in August 2018. The Assistant Director of Campus Recreation will oversee the creation and implementation of programming for the climbing wall, outdoor rental center, and outdoor adventure programs.

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Assist the Director of Campus Recreation (DCR) with the development of the new Student Center (SC). This includes the creation of policies & procedures, daily operations, programming, staffing, and marketing aspects of the SC.
  2. Assist the DCR with the recruiting, hiring, training, supervision, scheduling and evaluation of the SC student employees.
  3. Provide leadership and supervision for the climbing wall including the creation of policies and procedures, staff training and supervision, and special events/programs.
  4. Provide leadership and direction for the outdoor equipment rental center including the purchase and management of inventory, budgeting, and the creation of policies and procedures.
  5. Develop and supervise an outdoor adventure program including the creation of a student guide development program, risk management plan and marketing plan.
  6. Develop and supervise an outdoor orientation program designed to serve incoming undergraduate students.
  7. Develop and manage a comprehensive risk management plan and maintain a record keeping system for all areas within the program.
  8. Manage all Special Use Permits and other unique permitting requirements with various land management agencies.
  9. Design and lead field-based staff trainings and serve as a trip leader as appropriate.
  10. Facilitate team building and leadership development activities across campus. This includes the development, implementation and teaching involved with such programs.
  11. Utilize various assessment measures to gauge student interest and develop new program offerings based on student feedback.
  12. Create measurable outcomes for the climbing wall, rental center, and outdoor adventure program and establish the collection, analyzation, and reporting of data.
  13. Communicate effectively and courteously with others, including employees, students and the public, in a spirit of teamwork, respect and customer service.
  14. By actions, words and lifestyle, be a Christian role model to students, whether through casual contact or in a formal advisory role.
  15. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  1. Master's degree in Outdoor Recreation, College Student Affairs or a related field is preferred. Bachelor's degree required.
  2. Minimum of one year professional experience in outdoor adventure programming, student activities, student involvement, recreational sports, climbing walls, other applicable leadership within student life, or ability to demonstrate transferable skills.
  3. An evangelical Christian commitment and lifestyle consistent with the university's mission as described on our website.
  4. Candidates should value an environment that reflects the diversity of God's kingdom, engages in global concerns, and connects culturally.
  5. Ability to challenge, support, mentor, interact with and relate to college students.
  6. Possess these strengths: communication, honesty, integrity, relational, interpersonal, problem solving, organizational and administrative skills, dependability, initiative (self-starter), flexibility, remaining calm in high pressure situations, forward thinking, envisioning big picture and detail oriented.
  7. Availability and willingness to work some evening and weekends.
  8. Current Wilderness First Responder (WFR) or higher, CPR and AED training and certification.
  9. Currently hold, or be willing to obtain, applicable climbing wall instructor (PCIA, AMGA, PCGI, CWI) certification.
  10. Demonstrated effective experience, knowledge, and ability to instruct rock climbing (beginning to advanced skills), and facilitate climbing wall instructor training.
  11. Communicate effectively orally and in writing.

As a Christ-centered university, GFU is an institution that values diversity as an essential dimension of God's design for human communities.  In seeking to become a more inclusive community, we especially encourage applications from women and candidates from racial and ethnic backgrounds that are underrepresented in our community.

For Your Personal Well-Being We Offer:

  • A beautiful and peaceful campus environment with areas to walk and coffee shops and restaurants close by
  • A strong Christian vision and mission-led organization with opportunities for your growth and contributions
  • Wonderful Christian peers and a vibrant student population
  • Free Fitness Center membership
  • Free parking
  • Rich employee benefits


We invite you to Be Known at Oregon's Nationally Recognized Christian University!

George Fox has been transforming student lives for over 125 years.

Each day we look to broaden our future for generations to come.

We have alumni from 52 countries and all 50 states.

We invite you to become a steward of our dreams using your God-given gifts.

Our Purpose: To educate and inspire students to pursue God's calling.

 **This position is subject to close at any time, regardless of the date on the posting.

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