Senior Executive Director, Outdoor Industry Leadership Program
Company: The University Of Denver
Posted on: November 26, 2022
Apply now Job no: 495831
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Athletics / Recreation, Business Operations / Services,
Admin / Executive / Office Support, Academic Administration
The Leadership in the Outdoor Recreation Industry Program at the
University of Denver (DU) will provide inclusive and
interdisciplinary training to individuals seeking to enter the
outdoor industry and those within the industry seeking to acquire
advanced industry-specific knowledge. Colorado is the epicenter of
the outdoor industry, making DU the perfect home for such a
program. The program will be interdisciplinary in nature, with
courses taught by faculty from the Daniels College of Business, the
Josef Korbel School of International Studies, and the Sturm College
of Law. Leveraging DU's academic strengths in business, law, and
policy will create distinctive learning experiences to prepare and
elevate leaders in the outdoor industry. The program will be
administratively housed in the Daniels College of Business.
The University of Denver is the oldest independent university in
the Rocky Mountain Region, and is home to more than 14,000
students. DU is classified as a Doctoral/Research university with
high research activity ("R1" status). The Daniels College of
Business is the eighth oldest collegiate business program in the
U.S. and has held AACSB accreditation since 1923.Position
SummaryThe inaugural Senior Executive Director of the Leadership in
Outdoor Recreation Leadership Program will be responsible for
building the program, including supporting curriculum development,
recruiting students and ensuring high-quality curricular and
co-curricular experiences that prepare students for successful
careers and leadership roles in the outdoor industry.Essential
- Support faculty in the Daniels College of Business, the Josef
Korbel School of International Studies, and the Sturm College of
Law in developing coursework related to outdoor recreation
- Establish and execute a strategy to recruit and admit students
to the program, with a particular focus on students from
historically underrepresented areas of the outdoor recreation
- Build partnerships with other academic institutions, especially
those that serve underrepresented populations, to create pipelines
of potential students.
- Establish relationships with corporations in the outdoor
recreation industry as well as with industry associations within
Colorado, nationally, and globally.
- Build and execute a B2C marketing plan for the program.
- Coordinate with the Daniels College of Business Associate Dean
of Finance and Business Operations to develop a five-year growth
plan and operational budget. Be accountable for revenue achievement
and cost containment. Identify opportunities for revenue
- Other duties as assigned.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Deep understanding of and passion for the outdoor recreation
- Ability to network with industry leaders and build
relationships with volunteers.
- Demonstrated skill in successfully recruiting and retaining
students in an academic setting.
- Ability to actively manage budgets and deadlines.
- Ability to serve as an active and collaborative partner with
faculty and staff across campus to foster strategic, effective, and
collaborative educational practices.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including verbal, written and
- Exceptional attention to details, high level of organization,
and commitment to quality.
- Model "One DU" leadership.Required Qualifications
- 5+ years' experience in the outdoor recreation industry.
- 10+ years' Project Management and leadership experience.
- Bachelor's degree in business or related discipline.
- Demonstrated record of success in creating and successfully
executing new initiatives.
- Passion for the outdoors.Preferred Qualifications
- 10+ years' experience in the outdoor recreation industry.
- Experience in an academic or non-profit setting.
- Experience with recruiting students in an educational
- Master's degree or higher in business or related field.1.
Standard office environment.
2. Unexpected interruptions occur often and stress level is
moderate to high.
3. Noise level is quiet to moderate.Physical Activities1. Ability
to sit in front of a computer for an extended period of time.
2. Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the
capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs.Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by
4:00 p.m. (MST) December 14, 2022.Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered.
Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 17.
The salary range for this position is $163,900-$206,500.The
University of Denver has provided a compensation range that
represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay
for the position at the time of posting. The University may
ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The
salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based
on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate,
departmental budget availability, internal salary equity
considerations, and available market information, but not based on
a candidate's sex or any other protected status.Benefits:
The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including
medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO
pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that
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