Summer Nova Logistics Coordinator - Unity College

Job Description:
The Nova coordinator assists the Nova Program Manager and Director of the Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC) with the safety and logistics of the Unity College wilderness orientation program (Nova) for incoming college students. Overall duties include assisting with emergency students, working with students that need special accommodations, substitute injured or sick leaders, and assist with other logistic duties pertaining to Nova. Specific duties include (but are not all inclusive):
Assist with emergency (physical, interpersonal, and/or emotional) situations
Assist with facilitating difficult group discussions or problems
Work directly with students who have specific special needs and find appropriate accommodations
Substitute Nova Leaders that are injured or sick (must have the skills to lead any Nova trip)
Assist with risk management appropriate to programs
Update Unity College Facebook and other media sites
Assist in the coordination of the equipment room
Assist with organizing pre-Nova trip logistics to include: food, equipment and trip routes
Purchase food and supplies
Assist in greeting new groups of parents and students
Effectively communicate program goals and information to students and staff throughout the program
Help promote the developmental goals of the program
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years undergraduate studies. Preference will be given to a current or past Unity College Student. Other requirements include:
Knowledge and experience in adventure therapy and outdoor leadership
Competence in a wide range of outdoor skills and group facilitation
Risk management skills to include understanding risk management and implementation appropriate to program.
First-aid skills: CPR for the professional rescuer or equivalent; WFR (Wilderness First Responder) certification or higher; lifeguard or water rescue certification recommended Ability to backpack, camp, and canoe in wilderness setting
Leave No Trace Trainer Training required
Mental Health First Aid
Ability to provide direction to and train Nova Co-leaders
Valid driver's license and good driving record; certified Unity College van driver
High level of motivation
Team player philosophy
Strong independent problem solving skills
Excellent organization skills with the ability to track records
Ability and willingness to work with incoming students from diverse political/socioeconomic backgrounds and a wide range of physical and academic abilities
Mature aptitude
Ability to represent Unity College and the Nova Program in a professional manner to students, staff, faculty, parents, and public
Attention to detail
Ability to multi-task
Great interpersonal communication skills; good oral and written communication skills
Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents and staff
Additional Information:
While performing duties in the field, is required to plan and navigate in the wilderness as well as backpack, camp, rock climb, and canoe. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.
Work is performed inside and outside. Occasional severe outside weather conditions and occasionally exposed to wet, cold, and/or humid conditions.
This position is temporary, seasonal, pre-semester work schedules from June 25 - August 24, 2018. Program requires staff to stay overnight. Must be flexible and cooperative in fulfilling responsibilities and in meeting the college's needs.
Application Instructions:
Interested and qualified candidates should go to www.unity.edu/jobs to complete an application and submit a cover letter and resume. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. We look forward to hearing from you!

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