Outing Club Student Manager
When & Where
About the Experience
The Outdoor Education & Leadership (OEL) Outing Club at Bucknell offers unique outdoor recreational opportunities, designed and lead by students for students. The primary goals of the Outing Club is to promote environmental awareness and give the Bucknell community the opportunity to explore the natural habitat of Central Pennsylvania and beyond. The Outing Club typically leads weekly off campus trips with a variety of activities, including hiking, camping, rock climbing, kayaking, mountain biking and more, as well as extended trips during semester breaks.
The Outing Club Student Manager will work alongside one peer Outing Club Student Manager to design trip experiences each semester, assist in the hiring, training, and ongoing mentorship of Outing Club student trip leaders, and promote an inclusive community in this integral part of OEL. This position reports to the Director and Assistant Director of OEL.
We are in search of motivated students, both eligible and not-eligible for work study, who are willing to begin work this spring semester and continue on our team for every semester during their time at Bucknell.
As a staff member of the Bucknell Outdoor Education and Leadership (OEL) team, the Outing Club Student Manager is first and foremost expected to foster a positive and engaging environment for all individuals and hold a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice. Outing Club Student Manager job responsibilities are as follows:
-Serve as a liaison to other branches of OEL (Buckwild, Rental Center/Bison Bikes, Challenge Course and Climbing Wall) for programming collaboration and committee work
-Attend weekly meetings with Co-Manager and Assistant Director of OEL
-Attend montly OEL manager meetings
-Work closely with Buckwild Student Managers to share resources and workload when necessary
-Collaborate with Co-Manager to create semester trip schedule-- including the intake of feedback and trip recommendations from Outing Club Trip Leaders
-Assist with back end operating documents and preparation of logistics for trips
-Track participation and completion of required duties by trip leaders after each trip
-Assist in the recruitment, hiring, training and ongoing mentorship of trip leaders
-Designate trip leaders for semester trips
-Assist in the organization of trip leader training and certification credentials
-Act as primary point of communication for trip leaders in regard to trip logistics and planning
-Collaborate with OEL Marketing Student Manager and other offices on campus as necessary to organize and promote trips, on-campus events and speakers
-Assist with other OEL duties and committees as needed
-Must be a sophomore or junior to apply
-Demonstrated enthusiasm for outdoor recreation and education
-Excellent written and oral communicator
-Must be available to work an average of 6-10 hours per week during the regular academic year
6-10 hours per week during the Fall and Spring Semesters, with possible opportunities for optional Summer hours. Hours may vary throughout the semester.
February 21, 2021
How To Apply
Interested applicants may apply by using the OEL Employment Application. This serves as a general application for all OEL employment opportunities. When completing this application, you will be prompted to select which areas of OEL you are most interested in working for. Interested Outing Club Student Managers should select the option associated with this position and the Outing Club.
To access this application, click the SIGN UP/APPLY button and fill in your contact information and submit. Check your e-mail for a confirmation message which will share a link to our online application.