Outdoor Adventures Professional Intern

Loyola University Maryland - Baltimore, MD4.1

If Temporary or Visiting, Estimated End Date: 05/15/2019 Position Summary and Duties
The Outdoor Adventure Intern will assist in the administration coordination, implementation and supervision of safe outdoor adventure based programs for students, faculty, administrators and staff. Assist in the supervision of Climbing Wall Attendants, Climbing Wall Supervisor and/or Outdoor Adventure Leaders.
Assist the lead administrator responsible to evaluate, develop and perform quality checks of the emergency action plan, in-service trainings and administrative standards for all outdoor adventure based programming. Serve as First Responder for all OA emergencies, questions and program details for student staff, administration, participants; serve as a secondary contact on OA EAP. Assist in the implementation and support comprehensive standard training requirements for all OA staff. Assist in continuous risk management training and continuing education for all OA staff. Serve as secondary evaluator of student leaders and OA staff’s technical abilities through extensive and ongoing training programs throughout the academic year. Update and implement OA staff manual with standard safety protocols and operating procedures. Provide support and guidance for all staff when in the field for programming.
Maintain current Wilderness First Aid certification and CPR/AED. Participate in the highest risk programs and institutes within the Outdoor Adventure program. Seek and provide advanced certification(s) for self and staff/administrators to ensure added program/facility safety and variety.
Assist in the monitoring all preparatory/risk management procedures for each program/facility area, to include comprehensive record keeping of program participation, incident/accident reports and liability/health risk assessment form. Select, properly maintain, assess, evaluate, and inspect all equipment used for programming. Select and evaluate all possible service providers. Ensure safety of participants in all areas of oversight and programs by monitoring environmental conditions. Serve as secondary risk manager for areas of oversight and when working department programs/events.
Assist in the design, implementation, and delivery of four-night/ five day Pre-Fall Orientation wilderness experience for first-year students, including all logistics, programming, participant screening, parent orientation sessions and OAE student leader training. Assist in the planning and implementation of the adventure-based program Discovery, a week-long wilderness experience for sophomore students to explore their vocational calling. Assist in the development of curriculum; provide wilderness instruction, logistics, program details and soft-skill and life-lesson instruction.
Assist in the facilitation of custom team-building workshops to fit the learning outcomes for various departmental groups and campus programs, including FE 100 and Messina sections, RA’s, athletic teams, CCSJ and a variety of other such organizations. Keep abreast of industry standards for team building.
Assist in conducting a comprehensive student leader training model to provide skill mastery for all OAE leaders in the skill disciplines offered by OAE. Facilitate all technical trainings for the volunteer OAE student leaders. Deliver, each academic year, the Wilderness Institute.
Create opportunities for volunteer OAE student leaders to practice and refresh medical training each academic year. Facilitate and conduct the volunteer OAE student leaders selection process. Evaluate the volunteer OAE student leaders ability and suitability for wilderness offering and the guiding of technical trips, including written assessments, skill practicum, in field assessments, written evaluations, and pre- and post-trip debriefs.
Implement climbing wall manual detailing all policies, procedures and best practices for the climbing wall as maintained in the Continuity Binder. Maintain detailed inspection logs of the climbing wall and all hardware used. Train all student employees in the proper policies and procedures for the climbing wall setting, supervision, instruction of certification class and daily operations. Oversee and administer annual climbing competition.
Keep current with industry standards for rock climbing walls. Oversee the maintenance, replacement and inspection of all gear checked out by users from the equipment room.

Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree and 1 to 3 years of Outdoor Adventure experience.
Proficient with Microsoft Office programs and the ability to adapt to learning in-house systems of management/logistics/daily operations of recreation facilities. Knowledge of the following, supported by skills and abilities: relevant equipment, policies, procedures, programs and strategies associated with administering a comprehensive program of recreational activities in a university setting; meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction; budget management; equipment/supplies purchasing; computers and related software.
Possess strong leadership, oral and written communication skills, conflict resolution skills and supervisory and training skills when working with student employees. Ability to work well with others within a team focused environment. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors and co-workers.
Team-oriented individual with strong interpersonal, organizational and customer service skills. Detail oriented and highly organized. Ability to multi-task and the ability to deal with a variety of situations in a fast paced environment. Ability to communicate with clarity, tact and diplomacy with a variety of people, and when dealing with the public, in a balanced way. Ability to serve as a mentor for students; principles and processes for performance management. Ability to maintain accurate records and files. Ability to make sound independent judgments and possess strong critical thinking skills. Ability to work appropriately with high level constituents

Preferred Qualifications
Masters Degree

Job Posting Date 12/07/2018 Priority Application Deadline Date Job Close Date Anticipated Start Date 01/14/2019 University Description
Loyola University Maryland is a Jesuit, Catholic university committed to the educational and spiritual traditions of the Society of Jesus and to the ideals of liberal education and the development of the whole person. Accordingly, Loyola inspires students to learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and changing world. Loyola’s beautiful, historic Evergreen campus is located in Baltimore, and its graduate centers are in Timonium and Columbia. Loyola enrolls 4,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students across the Sellinger School of Business and Management, the School of Education, and Loyola College of Arts and Sciences. Founded in 1852, Loyola is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and the first to bear the name of Saint Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus.

Diversity Statement
Loyola University Maryland strongly values the benefits that diversity brings to the workplace. In accord with its Ignatian values, the University is committed to creating and promoting a community that recognizes the inherent value and dignity of each person. Loyola University Maryland does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, or any other legally protected classification. The University recruits, hires, and promotes in accord with this policy and its Core Values.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Successful candidates for any staff, faculty, or administrative position at Loyola University Maryland will be subject to a pre-employment background check.