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Athletics- Assistant Director, Outdoor Adventures

Boston College
Job Location:
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Athletics and Coaching
Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.

Job Description

The Outdoor Adventure program is an integral part of Campus Recreation at Boston College. The Assistant Director is responsible for the overall administration, supervision, and management of the program including staff training, program development, risk management, supervision, and assessment. The program includes trips, classes, professional certification and the management of both professional and student leadership staff. 

The Assistant Director oversees a budget in excess of $100,000 for staff, program funding and equipment. They oversee 1 Full Time Coordinator, 40+ student employees and 60+ student volunteer trip leaders.
The areas of oversight for the Assistant Director are:
The Leader Development program has 60+ volunteer trip leaders. These trip leaders lead 120+ wilderness trips each year in remote and dynamic environments.

Managing professional staff and student staff development. The assistant director provides oversight of 1 full time staff member and 40+ student employees.
Managing the Outdoor Adventure Center. This dynamic space contains classroom and learning spaces, equipment rental, program logistics, and student meeting and collaborative spaces.
The MCRC Rock Wall. This 24 foot wall is a centerpiece of the OA operation on campus. It has student and professional staff, recreational climbing opportunities, it is a teaching and learning space, and is utilized for general and specialized campus recreation programming.

The Assistant Director runs, day trips, weekend overnight trips, week long trips and extended trips. These trips are run locally, nationally and internationally. They are also charged with the overall management of the indoor rock climbing facility and an extensive equipment rental program.

  • Bachelor's degree in Outdoor Activities, Education, Sport Management or a related field along with five - ten years hands on experience in outdoor/adventure programming. 
  • Climbing Wall Instructor (CWI) certification
  • Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certification
  • Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification
  • Valid driver's license
  • Advanced Degree
  • Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Instructor Certification
  • Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Instructor Certification
  • Experience with Recreation Software's, such as Fusion and Subitup
Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:

  • Tuition remission for Employees
  • Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
  • Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Low-Cost Life Insurance
  • Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
  • Paid Holidays Annually
  • Generous Sick and Vacation Pay
  • Additional benefits can be found on

Boston College conducts background checks including education, and verifies COVID-19 vaccination as part of the hiring process.

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