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Graduate Residence Director for Outdoor Recreation

Position: Full-time
Date posted: January 17, 2020

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, 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 Assistant Director of Campus Life 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.
  • Driver’s license


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
  • CPR
  • Interest in the Outdoors
  • Position begins August 1 of each year and ends May 31 of each year


Qualifications, PREFERRED:

  • 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 Alisa M. Lively, Director of Campus Life at  Preference will be given to applications received by March 2,2020.

Contact Info

Alisa Lively
Director of Campus Life