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(Archived) Assistant Director I - Assistant Director, Recreational Sports at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas

Last Updated: 4/25/23

Job Description

Requisition 202300034S

Position Title Assistant Director I - Assistant Director, Recreational Sports

FLSA status Exempt

Hiring Salary This position is a pay grade 15. Please see Pay Grade Table at:

Occupational Category Professional

Department Recreational Sports

Division of Student Affairs

Educational Requirements for the Position

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

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

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.

Other Specifications

National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA), Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE), Professional Climbing Instructors Association (PCIA), Wilderness First Responder and certification desirable. First aid, CPR, and computer experience helpful. Must possess well developed communicative and interpersonal skills essential to working with small and large groups. Working hours may vary as required by the hiring department, including evening and weekend work. Attention and care is required in the performance of duties to prevent injury to self or others.

Up to 20% of this position, over the fiscal year during off-peak periods, may be performed remotely as determined by the supervisor.

This position may be designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA).

Full Time

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EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University 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.

Company Details

Huntsville, Texas, United States
A Great Name in Texas Education! Named for Texas’s greatest hero, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) continually honors its historical roots through academic excellence. For more than 140 years, SHSU has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, “The measure of a Life is its Service,” resonates among its approximately 21,612 students, eight college...