The Coordinator is responsible to provide professional leadership to the operation and programming of the Drexel indoor climbing wall facility located in the Recreation Center. Coordinator will provide comprehensive, dynamic and diverse programs that offer opportunities for climbing instruction, classes, free climbing and bouldering, climbing parties, teambuilding and special programs that incorporate the wall into the Drexel University experience. The climbing wall will offer opportunities that meet the needs and desires of all levels of climbers and accessible to the entire Drexel community including students, employees and Recreation Center members, while providing a safe environment that meet all accepted guidelines. In addition, the Coordinator will serve as the staff advisor to Drexel's Indoor Climbing Club and Weekend Warriors outdoor pursuits student organizations. In this role, Coordinator to provide professional oversight and quality environment for practices, trips and competitions to ensure positive developmental experience for students.
The recruitment, hiring, training, scheduling and continual development of all indoor climbing teambuilding and leadership program staff.
Develop and implement a plan for comprehensive, dynamic and diverse programs that meet the needs and desires of the Drexel campus and allows for all levels of climbers to stay engaged with the facility.
Establish and directly manage all risk management policies for indoor climbing wall, teambuilding and leadership programs.
Maintain consistent updates of all operation manuals, policies and forms to ensure safe and effective climbing operation.
Implement protocols and policies to reduce risk and meet nationally accepted climbing wall operational guidelines.
Complete and document all incidents, injuries as well as document routine inspection of equipment to ensure safety of the facility. Review all of the above with the Athletic Department and Office of Risk Management on minimum annual basis.
Develop, implement and manage the climbing wall budget, to include all equipment and program needs.
Responsible for marketing program, including website maintenance, and working with Membership Office to ensure quality and effective marketing plan to engage the campus and members.
Integrate the climbing wall and programs into University events and student life programs such as orientation, welcome back week, homecoming etc.
Serve as staff advisor of the Weekend Warriors (outdoor pursuits student organization) and Indoor Climbing Club.
Train trip leaders to ensure safe and quality developmental experience for the students. Maintain policy manual for the organization, including all related forms and documentation protocols.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree required in Recreation Management, Outdoor Recreation, Sport Management, Student Development/Higher Education or related field. Master degree preferred however exceptional professional experience will be accepted.
Minimum 1+ years of experience in the climbing wall and outdoor adventure program industry. Ideally, experience with hiring, training, and evaluating staff and experience with program development and implementation.
Professional Climbing Instructors Association (PCIA) Instructor Certified/American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA) Climbing Wall Instructor Certification or higher preferred.
Knowledge of the current industry standards and risk management practices for indoor climbing wall and outdoor trip programs.
Knowledge of leadership theory and teambuilding and experience in applying theory into programs involving climbing and/or outdoor pursuits.
American Red Cross CPR Certified , ideally Instructor Certified
Wilderness First Aid Certified, or higher.
Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of constituencies in a collegiate setting to meet program objectives.
Drexel University was founded in Philadelphia in 1891 to provide educational opportunities for women and men of all backgrounds. Now, as a comprehensive research university with over 26,000 students across its 15 colleges and schools, Drexel’s strength in co-operative education, experiential learning, and translational research provides its students and faculty with excellent opportunities for car...eer success. Known for innovation and dramatic growth, Drexel has earned top rankings from U.S. News & World Report, appearing among its Top 100 National Universities for the past seven years and on its Best Colleges list for the past 11 years.