The University of Wyoming is excited to announce the position opening for the Outdoor Program Coordinator.
Essential Duties include:
Responsible for administering all aspects of the Outdoor Program. Develop, organize and carry out a wide range of outdoor activities, outings and clinics each year. Oversee operations of an outdoor equipment rental center. Demonstrate knowledge and technical skills associated with standard outdoor programming and climbing wall facilitation and management.
Oversee 25-30 student employees and multiple Graduate Assistants. Interview, hire, train, supervise and evaluate up to 2 Graduate Assistants and 25-30 part-time employees. Coordinate training for Outdoor Program student employee positions in Campus Recreation
Maintain and update safety protocols and procedures for outings and the climbing wall. Coordinate safety training for Outdoor Program employees. Evaluate and reinforce safety procedures during weekly student staff meetings. Assist in the development, oversight and enforcement of travel policies for Campus Recreation programs.
Collaborate with Academic Affairs, Admissions, Student Affairs, and other departments/programs on campus to support academic aspects of Campus Recreation and the Outdoor program. This may include teaching academic classes.
Develop and monitor budget for Outdoor Program.
Represent Campus Recreation by contributing to university-wide committees that further the overall mission of the University especially toward recruitment, retention and graduation efforts. Serve on departmental committees and complete necessary tasks which advance the objectives of the department.
Bachelor's Level Degree and two years of comparable experience in collegiate outdoor recreation programming.
Defensive Driving or ability to obtain within three months of employment.
Wilderness First Resp/Emg Training or ability to obtain within three months of employment.
CPR Certification or ability to obtain within three months of employment.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
Incomplete application packets will not be considered.
Master's level degree is preferred.
Two years full-time professional experience administering an outdoor recreation program.
Experience supervising, training and evaluating student staff.
Professional Climbing Instructors Associations (PCIA) or American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA) Instructor Certification.
Demonstrated knowledge and technical skills associated with standard outdoor programming in multiple areas, including, but not limited to: backpacking/hiking, rock climbing, fishing, climbing wall management, biking/bike maintenance, mountaineering, camping, snow sports, and water sports/canoeing.
Documented experience in outdoor leadership.
Experience researching and purchasing quality outdoor related equipment.
Experience with retail/rental area operations.
Knowledge and experience in repair and maintenance of outdoor equipment.
Experience teaching and implementing Leave-No-Trace ethics.
Knowledge and experience with current industry standards and risk management standards for indoor climbing facilities.
Wilderness First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Certification is preferred.
Complete on-line application and upload the following as one document: Cover Letter, Resume, and contact information for three work-related references. Please apply through the University of Wyoming HR Website. The position can be found under Classified Staff Listings here: http://www.uwyo.edu/hr/prospective/
The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. Wyoming is investing in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach.
The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and is a cultural center for the state. Located on a high plain between the Laramie and Snowy Range mountain ranges, Laramie h...as more than 300 days of sunshine a year and is near year-round outdoor activities that include skiing, hiking, camping, bicycling, fishing and climbing.
The community provides the advantages of a major university and a distinctive identity as an important city in a frontier state. Laramie is near many of Colorado's major cities and university communities (Fort Collins: 1 hour; Boulder: 1.5 hours; Denver: 2 hours; Colorado Springs; 4 hours).
The mission of Campus Recreation at the University of Wyoming is to provide recreation and wellness opportunities to a diverse campus community that enhance the learning and workplace environment and promote mental and physical health via quality facilities, equipment, and programs. Our programs, which include the Wellness Center, Open Recreation, Intramural Sports, Club Sports, and the Outdoor Program, offer a broad range of coordinated activities for individuals and groups that promote health awareness, a sense of community, and a lifelong appreciation for wellness and recreational activities. Supporting the value of student development, our programs strive to offer opportunities to students that develop leadership skills and promote responsibility while maintaining a balance between personal, professional and academic pursuits.