Graduate Residence Director for Outdoor Recreation

Date Posted: 02/05/2014

The Graduate Residence Director for Outdoor Recreation is a live-in 10 month, 2 year commitment, overseeing a residence hall of up to 150 and a staff of 4-5 Resident Assistants, with responsibilities of planning, promoting, implementing, attending and supervising the college’s outdoor recreation events (12-14 annually). Applicants must be accepted into one of West Virginia Wesleyan College’s graduate programs (MBA, MSN, MEd, MFA, or MSAT) before being considered for the position. The stipend includes tuition, full room and board, and $3,500. Hours include weekday office hours, weeknight hours and duty rotation, and several weekend trips. The position reports to one RLC and the Director of Campus Life.

Duties and Responsibilities:
 -Maintains the daily operation of a 150 student residence hall
 -Supervises 4 – 5 RA’s, with programming, discipline, administrative duties
 -Participates in duty rotation with professional staff
 -Responsible (along with another Outdoor Recreation GA) for planning, promoting, implementing, attending and supervising weekend outdoor recreation trips
 -Responsible for maintaining a budget as well as other administrative duties
 -Responsible for oversight of equipment rental inventory, maintenance and replacement
 -Responsible for ensuring that student participants adhere to safety guidelines and follow appropriate emergency/accident procedures

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
 -Supervision skills
 -Knowledge of various computer programs, i.e. MS Office, Outlook, Adobe, etc.
 -Knowledge of social media advertising
 -Skills in leading backpacking trips, kayaking, rock climbing, horseback riding, camping, paintball, etc.
 -Abilities to assist professionals with whitewater rafting and skydiving.

Qualifications, REQUIRED:
 -Bachelor’s degree
 -Residence Life experience
 -Acceptance into a master’s level program at West Virginia Wesleyan College
 -Must meet the requirements of WVWC’s Vehicle Policy as a van driver
 -Position subject to background check
 -Position begins August 1, 2014 and ends May 31, 2015

Qualifications, PREFERRED:
 -Resident Director experience
 -Wilderness First Responder
 -Experience in leading trips and certification in multiple outdoor recreation activities
 -American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor certified, or the ability to obtain within 30 days of employment

To APPLY: Email letter of interest, resume and three references to the following.

Contact Information:
Alisa M. Lively
Director of Campus Life

West Virginia Wesleyan College
59 College Avenue
Buckhannon, WV 26201


West Virginia Wesleyan College is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the College to create a favorable work environment in whichall employees, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or religious affiliation, can enjoy equal opportunities in their employment relationship with the College.