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St. Lawrence University Outdoor Program - Assistant Director (temporary, full-time position) in Canton, New York

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Position Title Outdoor Program - Assistant Director (temporary, full-time position)

FLSA Exempt

Primary Responsibilities

St. Lawrence University seeks to fill a temporary, full time, Assistant Director position in the Outdoor Program. The Outdoor Program provides professional outdoor recreational and educational programming to the campus community, locally in the Adirondack Mountains, throughout North America, and internationally. Instruction and guiding is done with Outdoor Program staff, unless outside guide services are required. Our goal within the Outdoor Program, aligned with the Mission Statement, is to provide a safe, but challenging environment for students to develop their leadership skills, while encouraging a sustainable form of environmental and wilderness ethic.

Position responsibilities include the following:

  • Teach ½ unit field course during January break.

  • Team-teach the Outdoor Leadership Course (Guide Training) part time in Spring Semester.

  • Management of one of our campus facilities (indoor climbing wall, canoe livery, equipment room).

  • Supervision, management, and continued development of a technical skill program (either climbing, paddling, skiing or other skill set).

For a complete overview of programs currently offered, see the Outdoor Program website at

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Experience in outdoor education

  • Experience leading and instructing multi-day technical trips, leading extended wilderness trips, and teaching outdoor leadership.

  • Teach and lead technical outdoor courses in climbing, paddling, skiing or other technical skill set.

  • Wilderness First Responder & CPR or the ability to obtain before hire.

    Preferred Qualifications

Professional certifications from appropriate organizations are desirable. Professional experience with organizations such as NOLS , Outward Bound, or similar programs including college Outdoor Programs is preferred.

Status (FT, PT, Seasonal, Temp) Temporary

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number ST00911

Desired Start Date

Open Date (to accept applications)

Close Date (date applications will not be considered)

Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant

Interested and qualified applicants should complete the online application form uploading all required documents in the “applicant documents” section of the form. Also, copies of certifications should be submitted as “other documents”. Additionally, candidates should arrange for three reference letters to be sent, via email, to

For full consideration, applications should be received by June 12, 2022. Applications submitted after this date will be reviewed as needed. Questions about the position may be sent to Anna Carpenter at

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background (including criminal records) check.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application

  • Resume

  • Diversity Statement (a brief statement about your approach or ideas for promoting diversity and inclusion)

  • Trip Log

    Optional Documents

  • Other Document

  • Other Document 2