The Outdoor Pursuits (OP) program at Fort Lewis College is accepting applications for an Operations Coordinator. The position is a 12-month, full-time, salaried exempt staff position. The Operations Coordinator works under the direct supervision of the Assistant Director of Recreational Services—Outdoor Pursuits. The Outdoor Pursuits program is a part of the Recreational Services Department of the Division of Student Affairs.
Outdoor Pursuits is a student funded recreational program that has been on the campus since 1977. The Outdoor Pursuits program leads weekly trips, operates an equipment use program, manages a climbing wall, and a ski/bike shop. Outdoor Pursuits is housed in the Student Life Center, an award winning, state-of-the-art recreation facility. Outdoor Pursuits has over 800 student members, and the program is an integral part in Fort Lewis College’s commitment to student life.
The Operations Coordinator provides oversight and management of Outdoor Pursuits’ equipment inventory and storage facilities including both the Outdoor Center and the Ski & Bike Shop. Responsibilities also include the procurement of trip food and related equipment, the management and training of student staff, as well as creating and improving all logistics procedures and policies. The Operations Coordinator oversees the Outdoor Pursuits’ student outdoor leadership program (SOL) as well as Peak Experiences (a pre-college trip program for incoming students).
This position must be able to work flexible hours including weekends, holidays and nights.
Assist with the management and oversight of the equipment inventory.
Assist in the supervision and management of the internship position, the outdoor center student staff, and the Ski & Bike shop staff.
Assist with the operational logistics of trips and the equipment use program:
Responsible for the procurement, inventory, repair, and maintenance of equipment.
Maintain bulk food and consumable supplies (i.e.: stove fuel).
Oversee the purchase of food for trips.
Check equipment out/in from trips.
Prepare all trip related administrative paperwork.
Maintain and resupply first aid kits and repair.
Assist with vehicle shuttles for trips and on occasion be available for field evacuations.
Manage professional ordering and vendor relationships.
Application materials received by September 25, 2017 will receive full consideration.
Position will remain open until filled.
The successful candidate will be required to submit original, official college transcripts,
and pass a background check.
Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political beliefs, or veteran status. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment, admission, and education shall be extended to all persons. The College shall promote equal opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff.
About Fort Lewis College and Durango
Fort Lewis College is Colorado's public liberal arts college, offering baccalaureate degree programs in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences as well as professional programs in applied sciences, teacher education, and business administration. The college has a diverse student body with an enrollment of about 4,000 from 46 states and 22 nations, 24% Native American, and 11% Hispano.
The campus is located on a mesa top at the foothills of the San Juan Mountains as it converges with the desert Southwest. The College contributes directly to the cultural and economic vitality of the area.
Durango is the hub of Southwestern Colorado, situated in a beautiful mountain valley with nearby peaks reaching 14,000+ feet. A mild four-season climate allows numerous opportunities for skiing, fishing, biking, golfing, etc. With an area population of 45,000, Durango is cosmopolitan for its size and is served by major airlines with direct connections.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university.
Two years of demonstrated working/life experience in related outdoor programming.
Outdoor skills and experiences in at least four of the following activities: Rafting, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Hiking/Backpacking, Backcountry Skiing/Boarding, Rock/Ice Climbing, Mountaineering.
Experience with the design and facilitation of trainings common to outdoor skill activities and outdoor leadership.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Publisher and Outlook.
Current Wilderness First Responder certification, including CPR.
A driving record that will qualify for a State of Colorado Commercial Driver’s License (Class B with air brake and P2 endorsements).
Work experience with a college/university outdoor program, commercial guide or outfitter, or work with the National Outdoor Leadership School, Outward Bound, or similar.
Purchasing and procurement experience in the outdoor industry.
Repair and maintenance experience of outdoor equipment including ski/board tuning, bike repair, and sewing skills.
Knowledge of the outdoor recreational opportunities in the Four-Corners region
Knowledge of and experience teaching Leave-No-Trace ethics.
Retail and/or rental operational experience.
Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
Effective communication skills including listening, speaking, and writing.
Ability to work collegially and effectively with faculty, staff, and administrators at all levels.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation
Salary is $42,000 plus a comprehensive benefits package. This is a full-time, 12-month exempt staff position.
Location: Durango, Colorado
Campus elevation: 6,872 feet
Year founded: 1911
Undergraduate education: Our sole focus
Educational tradition: Liberal arts (the arts befitting a free people)
Vision: We strive to be the finest public liberal arts college in the Western United States.
Mission: Fort Lewis College offers accessible, high quality, baccalaureate liberal arts educa...tion to a diverse student population, preparing citizens for the common good in an increasingly complex world.
College accreditation: Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Program accreditations: Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, American Chemical Society, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, National Association of Schools of Music
Number of majors, minors, certificates, & special academic programs: 96
Most popular majors for 06-07 graduates: Business Administration, Interdisciplinary Studies, Exercise Science, English, Psychology
Number of students: 3,907 in Fall 2006
Number of student clubs and organizations: 70
NCAA Division: II
Varsity sports: Basketball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer, softball, volleyball
Club sports: Baseball, cycling, ice hockey, lacrosse, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, wrestling