Faculty-Staff Director of the Team and Leadership Center

Job Posting: Faculty-Staff Director of the Montreat Team and Leadership Center (TLC)

Location: Montreat, North Carolina

Summary

Full-time staff-faculty position, with a 50% assignment as Director of the TLC and a 50% assignment (12 faculty credit hours) teaching in Outdoor Recreation Studies. The position reports to the Chair of Studies in Education and Outdoor Recreation, though all matters pertaining to faculty performance will be coordinated between the VPAA, the Director of the Faculty of Science and Human Services, the Chair, and appropriate faculty committees. This position also has accountability to the Vice President for Finance and Administration (or designee) in the running of the TLC as a business unit within the College’s charitable purposes.

Job Description

This position is multifaceted with two distinct areas:

1) Direct the TLC and offer programming to the public: The Director will offer challenge course experiences and adventure experiences such as rafting, canoeing, rock climbing and backpacking to Montreat College students, faculty and staff as well as the general public.

This individual also will manage and market the challenge course at the Black Mountain Campus. This facility boasts a vast array of high and low elements in a wooded, restorative setting. The TLC has two separate arial courses, including one individual challenge course and a high team’s course. The low elements are scattered throughout the surrounding woods. Directing the course means caring for the facility and the property surrounding the course and using Montreat College students to assist in programming and managing the course. Goals for total gross and net revenue for the TLC are set in advance for each year. The Director is responsible for meeting these goals, and for providing financial reporting on a regular basis. A basic fixed maintenance and student worker budget, along with a substantial marketing budget, is provided each year by the College. The Director is responsible for combining these resources with variable expense and revenue management from individual TLC bookings to meet operating revenue goals while growing the TLC as a business within the College’s charitable purposes. This individual will manage the array of equipment owned by the college for ORS and work closely with ORS and Business faculty to provide educational and experiential opportunities for students in these programs.

  • Challenge course management.
    • Marketing and programming of the challenge course at the TLC
    • Responsible for the development and implementation of college affiliated programs
      • Programs for teamwork and group development for college affiliated groups; including but not limited to, athletic teams, faculty and staff members, specific department student groups
      • Incorporate students from ORS challenge course classes as student leaders for both college affiliate and non-affiliated groups
    • Responsible for the development and implementation of programming for non-affiliated groups; including but not limited to,
      • local elementary, middle and high school groups – integrating NC State education curriculum into programming options.
      • corporate team building,
      • ACCT training host site
    • Course Maintenance
      • Keep up with regular challenge course maintenance, including mowing, mulching
      • Supervise work-study students to conduct maintenance of course
      • Schedule and oversee yearly maintenance check by a Professional Vendor Member (PVM)
      • Build relationships with local PVM (Alpine Towers International, INC.) for continued maintenance and management.

2) Faculty Position: Work with the ORS faculty in a number of roles to assist with academic course instruction, taking over many of the roles currently covered by adjunct instructors and overseeing field experience and intern students at the challenge course.

The following outlines specifics of each role mentioned above:

  • One-half time teaching load (12 faculty credit hours per academic year). These credits can all be taught by a person without a master’s degree, if they have proper certifications:
    • OREC 1120 Facilitating Outdoor Recreation Experiences (2 credits spring semester)
    • OREC 1241 Facilitation Low Challenge Courses (1 credit spring semester)
    • OREC 3242 Challenge Course Facilitation (2 credits spring semester)
    • Potentially teaching courses such as:
      • OREC 1721 Backpacking (1 credit spring and 1 credit fall semesters)
      • OREC 1731/1732 Rock Climbing (2 credits spring semester and 2 credits fall semester)
      • And one water sport, such as canoeing or kayaking (1 credit spring and 1 credit fall semesters)
      • And/or mange Field Experiences and Internships for students during fall and spring semesters.

Qualifications/Expectations

Successful candidate will affirm and support the Mission, Vision, and Statement of Faith of Montreat College.

The successful candidate will also demonstrate support for Christian liberal arts education and the specific ability to integrate faith and work in a compelling, thoughtful manner.

Education/Experience

Minimum training/experience qualifications:

  • Experience (2-3 years) in training student leaders and/or other recreational leaders in an academic setting
  • Experience (2-3 years) with course development at the university level
  • Have vision, self-direction, and drive for how to further develop a training center for challenge course facilitators
  • Hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s in outdoor recreation, outdoor leadership, experiential education, or a similar field.
  • Hold an ACCT Level 2 (be willing to attain Challenge Course Manager certification within 12 months).
  • Hold a WFR certification (or be willing to attain a WFR certification within 12 months).
  • Demonstrate business management skills/experience sufficient to meeting the business goals of the TLC

Preferred:

  • Experience (4+ years) in training leaders (students) in an academic setting.
  • Experience (4+ years) with course development at the university level.
  • Hold a master’s in outdoor recreation, outdoor leadership, experiential education, or a similar field or pertinent certifications.
  • Hold an ACCT Challenge Course Manager certification (have interest in pursuing ACCT Trainer/Tester Certification.)
  • Hold a WFR certification or above.
  • Significant business management experience or training

Application Process/Materials Required

  1. Complete Job Application
  2. Letter of Application
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Transcripts of Undergraduate and Graduate Work (unofficial transcripts are acceptable for initial screening; official transcripts required prior to employment)
  5. Statement of Faith
  6. Statement of Philosophy of Christian Higher Education
  7. List of Three References with Contact Information

Send materials by email to:
Dr. Mark Hijleh
Vice President of Academic Affairs
Montreat College
mark.hijleh@montreat.edu

About Montreat College

Montreat College is a Christian liberal arts college accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to offer master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees. The main campus is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains fifteen miles east of Asheville, North Carolina, a region recognized as one of the most attractive living environments in the United States. The College is committed to Christ-centered teaching and learning and is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.

Summary

Faculty-staff Director of the Montreat Team and Leadership Center (TLC)

Full-time staff-faculty position, with a 50% assignment as Director of the TLC and a 50% assignment (12 faculty credit hours) teaching in Outdoor Recreation Studies. The position reports to the Chair of Studies in Education and Outdoor Recreation, though all matters pertaining to faculty performance will be coordinated between the VPAA, the Director of the Faculty of Science and Human Services, the Chair, and appropriate faculty committees. This position also has accountability to the Vice President for Finance and Administration (or designee) in the running of the TLC as a business unit within the College’s charitable purposes.

Salary Currency: USD

Date Posted: 2022-05-27

Employment Type : FULL_TIME

Hiring Organization : Montreat College

Organization URL: https://www.montreat.edu

Organization Logo: https://www.montreat.edu/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/montreat-1080.jpg

Location: PostalAddress, 310 Gaither Circle, Montreat, NC, 28757, United States

Education Required:

  • Bachelor Degree

Experience Required: 24 Months