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Coordinator of Outdoor Education

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Position type: part-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Student Affairs

Bucknell University is seeking a Coordinator of Outdoor Education to provide temporary support to the Director of Outdoor Education. This position will begin immediately and end on June 30, 2019. This is a 30-hour per week, limited benefits eligible position.

Specific job duties include: 
• Oversee the indoor rock climbing wall: including supervision of students, managing risk, administrative tasks such as cleaning, organizing, and equipment inspections as needed.
• Oversee the OEL Rental Center that would involve supervising students, training and tracking all equipment.
• Manage and oversee gear repairs and replenishment.
• Assist in transitioning to a new rental center software system.
• Engage in OEL management team meetings every 3rd week and weekly 1:1's with the Director of OEL.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: 
● Bachelor’s degree
● One (1) year of work experience in an outdoor education field or setting
● Computer skills (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Google apps)
● Excellent communication and interpersonal skills - written and oral

Physical Demands:
● Must have the physical abilities to perform all tasks associated with Experiential Education (e.g. lifting gear/kayaks, hiking with 40 lbs backpack, climb challenge course poles)

About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its students. Residential life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a strong student commitment to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community

Located in central Pennsylvania, Lewisburg features a variety of restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), charming shops and boutiques, and the Barnes and Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living here is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and many opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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