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Assistant Director of the Outing Club

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Please include a statement of educational philosophy and experience in the field.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Title Assistant Director of the Outing Club
Posting Number S00421JP
Department Outing Club
Job Summary

Work with a team of dynamic outdoor enthusiasts and educators to lead the largest student organization on campus in daily operations and organized outings, and supervise the club’s student employees. The Outing Club is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming space at the Schwartz Outdoor Leadership Center and to make our programs accessible to all Bowdoin students.

Education/Skills Requirements

• A proven ability to mentor and develop student leadership skills
• The physical ability to undertake outings/trips requiring specialized technical proficiency in the field for periods of up to 14 days, and to maintain and develop technical proficiency in several outdoor recreational disciplines
• Proven field leadership and teaching abilities with a clear understanding of field risk management and critical decision-making in the field
• Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
• Strong organizational and logistics management skills
• A Bachelor’s degree

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents

• Experience working with diverse student populations
• A demonstrated commitment to fostering personal and professional intercultural competence
• A Wilderness First Responder certification and experience in outdoor recreation/education field, including extensive field experience
• Demonstrated expertise in diverse outdoor pursuits, including whitewater paddling
• A valid driver’s license is required along with the ability to meet the eligibility requirements for the College’s current Motor Vehicle Policy

Standard Work Days and Hours

Flexible schedule that varies widely throughout the academic year. Administrative responsibilities may be handled during day shift hours (8:30 – 5:00). Evening and weekend hours are required to teach and run meetings. Outings and trips may require extensive time (2-14 days) in the field over weekends during variable and sometimes extreme weather conditions.

About Bowdoin

Bowdoin College is a highly selective liberal arts college, enrolling approximately 1,800 students. Through a need-blind admissions policy, the College meets 100% of students’ demonstrated financial need with no loans. 32% of students identify as students of color, an additional 5% are international, and 45% receive financial aid. Bowdoin is a dynamic living and learning community committed to fostering pluralism, building intentional community, and nurturing a commitment to the common good.

The College seeks academically and culturally diverse faculty and staff, welcoming applicants from diverse backgrounds, and/or who have experience working collaboratively with diverse populations. Bowdoin is set in the coastal New England town of Brunswick, Maine. Brunswick, a town of 22,000 residents, brings together elements of both city and country living including cultural offerings, a variety of restaurants, and four season activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Bowdoin’s historic 215-acre campus, comprising 120+ buildings, is a brief walk to downtown Brunswick, and is 25 miles from Portland and about 120 miles from Boston.

Shift N/A
Employment Category Full Time Year Round
FTE 1.00
Benefits Eligible Yes
Pay Type Salaried
Background Check Package Requirements Administrative Staff + MVR
Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job? Yes
Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? Yes
Posting Date 01/23/2018
Applications Accepted Until
Open Until Filled Yes
Type of Posting Internal/External
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please include a statement of educational philosophy and experience in the field.

EEO Information

Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. 

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Response to Special Instructions
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