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Director Peak Adventures

Associated Students, Inc. Sacramento State
Job Location:
Sacramento, California
Student Affairs and Services
The Peak Adventures Director (Director) assumes responsibility for the overall leadership, administration and operational oversight of the Peak Adventures program. This involves the management of program development, staffing, sales, marketing, policies, procedures, risk management and budgeting. The Director is responsible for program development, staffing, budgeting, department policies and procedures; and supports, communicates and consistently implements ASI policies and procedures.

  • Ensures the program provides quality outdoor recreational opportunities by maintaining high standards of excellence and keeping current with industry standards and trends.
  • Develops and ensures the implementation of programs, policies and procedures by regularly evaluating the diverse needs of the Sacramento State campus community and Sacramento-region.
  • Oversees the long-term direction and organizational structure of Peak Adventures, in partnership and consultation with the ASI Executive Director.
  • Collaborates with ASI Human Resources in relation to the recruitment, selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of all full and part-time employees of the program.
  • Supervises full-time employees while providing leadership to all staff.
  • Brings documented field experience in one or more of the program areas offered at ASI Peak Adventures (outdoor trips, challenge course, bike shop, youth camps).
  • Develops, manages, and evaluates the annual program budget. This includes preparation of future budgets, monitoring and evaluating the current budget, meeting established deadlines, and advising management of budget related issues.
  • Ensures compliance with all safety regulations related to OSHA standards, internal ASI standards, as well as outdoor adventure industry standards. Ensures that all equipment is properly maintained and meets safety standards. This includes the maintenance of the 12-passenger vans, trailers and golf carts. Oversees Class C driver training and driver drug testing.
  • Manages program risks by evaluating activity waivers, authorized drivers, emergency documentation, equipment inspections, etc. Ensures that staff is properly trained to inform participants and complete all necessary documents before participating in the activity. Maintains all necessary permits for operations, including annual land agency permits.
  • Monitors and directs the marketing of the program by determining the overall vision, working closely with the ASI Marketing Committee and ASI marketing team. Keeps current with marketing technologies to advance the participation of the campus target market, as well as outreach to the general public.
  • Ensure quality customer service for all areas of operation.
  • Participates as a member of ASI’s management team advising and providing input to the Executive Director regarding organizational issues such as long-term planning, policies and procedures, and finance matters. Participate in committees, retreats and special events related to ASI business.
  • Participates in a multitude of campus committees and various campus collaborations to fulfill the mission of ASI as well as to increase visibility and usage of ASI services by the campus community.
  • Drives program vehicle for classes, trips or activities as needed. A Class C license and adherence to ASI driving criteria is required. Must be available for any logistical or medical emergencies on weekends and evenings.
  • Incorporates ASI’s Core Values of Excellence in Service, Inclusivity, Operational Sustainability, Personal Wellness and Development and Enriching Experiences and Relationships into the day-to-day operations at Peak Adventures.
  • Other duties, as assigned.
  • Leading the Department: Manages and supports organizational transformation; aligns department initiatives with ASI’s mission and vision.
  • Leading Self: Adheres to the highest standards of ethics, is open to new ideas and approaches; and exhibits leadership behaviors.
  • Leading Others: Manages effective teams and work groups effectively; builds and maintains relationships.
  • Effective Communicator: Demonstrates open, honest and respectful written and verbal communication. Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing with staff, employees and public.
  • Flexible/Adaptable: Maintains effectiveness in varying work environments where circumstances and priorities are changing.
  • Resilient: Maintains high performance and composure under pressure, opposition or criticism.
  • Creativity/Innovation: Encourages new ideas and innovations in programming; questions conventional approaches.
  • Financial Management: Prepares, justifies and administers the program budget. Monitors expenditures and uses cost benefit thinking to set department priorities.
  • Policies, Process and Procedures: Acts in accordance with established guidelines; communicates and enforces Associated Students Inc. policies and procedures.
  • Partnership: Works effectively and collaboratively with campus constituencies to serve a diverse customer population.
  • Customer-Focused: proactively seeks and finds ways to provide the highest standards of service.
  • Problem-Solver: Demonstrates broad ways to analyze and handle complex problems and situations.
  • Cooperation: Works effectively with others in order to achieve a shared goal; follows instructions.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies, Business or related field
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Five (5) years of experience in the outdoor recreational industry with increasing responsibility
  • Two (2) years of full-time supervisory experience
  • Experience in budget planning and implementation
  • Intermediate knowledge of windows-based personal computers – Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Ability to maintain a Class C driver’s license and meet ASI driving criteria (must be obtained within first two months of employment)
  • Master’s degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies, Business or related field
  • Wilderness First Responder certification
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to fingers, handle, feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee must:
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to climb, kneel, squat, reach overhead
Combination of indoors and outdoors
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