OLP Equipment Room Manager - Part Time, non-benefited
About Greenfield Community College: THE COLLEGE:
Greenfield Community College is located in the beautiful and historic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, between the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains and the fertile farmland of the Connecticut River watershed. GCC is a public community college serving over 4,800 people annually in credit courses and credit-free workshops. Known for the caring and supportive attitude of the faculty and staff, and for the broad support it enjoys from the surrounding community, the college is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition to a strong Liberal Arts focus, the College offers a wide variety of innovative and successful programs including Gender and Women's Studies, Fine Arts, Nursing, Renewable Energy, and Outdoor Leadership, as well as varied learning environments, from traditional classrooms, to distance learning, peer tutoring, one-on-one faculty-student advising, workforce development, and learning communities that cater to specific needs and interests. Close to fifty percent of Greenfield Community College students transfer to four-year colleges, and it is Smith College's largest source of community college transfer students. Much of the College has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation that incorporates universal design principles to meet the needs of all our students. Greenfield Community College actively encourages and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development.
Job Description: THE PROGRAM:
Greenfield Community College's Outdoor Leadership Program has been preparing students to enter the outdoor adventure education and recreation industry as qualified professional leaders since 1980. Our flagship certificate program has been redesigned so that our courses can reach more students in more ways, in alignment with trends and developments in outdoor recreation and adventure tourism while maintaining our high standards of excellence.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
Under the supervision of the Outdoor Leadership Program Coordinator, the Equipment Room manager is responsible for the maintenance, organization, repair, and inventory management for all equipment used by students, staff, and instructors in OLP courses.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Maintain secure and organized gear room, gear shed, boat yard, and classroom;
Interview, select, mentor, and train gear room work study students;
Assist students throughout day in learning techniques and lessons associated with OLP;
Assemble all necessary and desired gear for trips, field work, practice, and daily activities needed for OLP;
Establish and maintain positive relationships with college employees;
Conduct inventory at beginning and end of each semester and submit to OLP Coordinator;
Maintain log of repairs of all gear;
Maintain, repair, and discard gear as needed;
Communicate with instructors on needs of gear;
Assist with transportation of gear and students as needed;
Ensure use of log, safe practices, and necessary use of climbing wall, challenge course, and all gear maintained by OLP;
Assist instructors, staff, and Coordinator of OLP with necessary tasks;
Ensure OLP is performing all essential tasks, safety procedures, and operating within guidelines of college, state, and federal policies in regards to- gear, gear repair, and other items as directed by leadership; and
Coordinate students in cleaning of areas used by OLP.
Requirements: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Extensive knowledge of outdoor equipment management and repair including rock climbing equipment, backpacking and camping equipment, canoes, kayaks, paddles, backcountry skis, snowshoes, camping stoves, canoe trailers, challenge course equipment and all other equipment used by the Outdoor Leadership Program;
Three or more seasons of employment working with and maintaining and repairing outdoor equipment;
Strong skills using tools to repair outdoor equipment;
Solid organizational, time management, and communication skills; and
Demonstrated ability to work independently and be self-directed.
Prior experience (employment or training) with a program similar to OLP;
Wilderness First Responder Certification;
Successful experience providing logistical support for an outdoor adventure program;
Commitment to the mission of the community college;
A demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace; and
Associate's degree or higher in a related field.
Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.
Additional Information: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
This is a part time, non-benefited position entailing approximately 10-15 hours/week during the fall and spring semesters. Weekly schedule varies (depending on OLP trip schedules) and may include evening and weekends.
SALARY: $15 per hour; 10-15 hours per week, Fall and Spring Semester
START DATE: August 2018
Application Instructions: TO APPLY:
In order to be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online.
Create a Greenfield Community College account by clicking on the Apply Now button below. You will be able to upload the following required documents for consideration:
Contact information for 3 professional references
When preparing your cover letter and resume, please refer to the minimum and preferred qualifications and, if applicable, include an equivalency statement.
Applications accepted up to and including July 20, 2018.
Applications received after July 20, 2018 MAY be considered until the position is filled.
A successful completion of a criminal background check may be required.
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GCC is an accredited public community college in western Mass. known for the helpfulness of the faculty and staff and for the strong GCC support from the local community. Whether students pursue a traditional liberal arts path or one of GCC’s innovative programs such as Renewable Energy, Fine Arts, or Outdoor Leadership, it’s GCC’s mission to teach what’s necessary for our students to reach their highest potential. Access and excellence are what drive every decision at GCC