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Adventure Program Director - School of Health and Kinesiology

Collegedale, Tennessee
Location: School of Health and Kinesiology
Hours - Full-Time, Salary

Job Summary: The Adventure Program (AP) Director will assist in providing quality Outdoor Leadership (OL) laboratory experiences through the Adventure Program, while building greater community connections and generating a positive revenue stream. The AP Director will also continue to develop a vibrant Southern Outdoor Adventure Program (SOAP) to connect students and employees to their Creator through nature.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Plan, organize, and direct all SOAP and AP activities
  • Oversight of OL/SOAP/AP gear and facilities
  • Build new connections with the community locally and beyond while maintaining connections already established both locally and in other states
  • Increase the annual revenue to cover the cost of the AP Director position
  • Booking, staffing, and billing for all adventure programming events, including:
    • Environmental education programming
    • Adventure programming
    • SOAP events
  • Perform all other reasonable business-related functions as assigned
  • Risk Management of all areas of responsibility
    • Responsible for training staff and in-service training
    • Responsible for emergencies during program events (including during travel)
  • Strong leadership and organization with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Attend all mandatory staff and department meetings
Special Requirements: Must have an expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist church, and an SDA church member in good and regular standing. Must have a desire to serve in a cooperative, spiritually redemptive, and soul-winning atmosphere. Must practice confidentiality of information at all times. 

Qualifications: Master’s degree preferred. Certifications in ropes course, rope technician, First aid/CPR/AED, and Wilderness First Responder. Minimum 2 years leading adventure programming events.

Typical Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 80 pounds. Requires manual dexterity and physical strength. Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

Working Conditions: Essential tasks are performed under all conditions, with varying temperatures.

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