The Coordinator of the Outdoor Recreation Center will assist the Director in managing the daily operations of a collegiate outdoor recreation facility. The Coordinator will also aid in overall administrative duties for the Outdoor Recreation Center such as trainings, workshops, and accountability of all student staff. The Coordinator will be directly responsible for the Indoor Climbing Wall, the Trip Leader Trainings, and the Outdoor Trips Program. This is a 1-year appointment with the possibility of renewal for second year. This position oversees 4 student mangers, 6 climbing wall supervisors, 6 route setters, and about 20 trip leaders.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Adhere to all University and Department policies, procedures and regulations.
Assist the Director of Outdoor Recreation Center with:
The vision, planning, management and assessment of the ORC programs.
The planning and development of policies, activities, and administrating all aspects of the ORC and special programs
The direct management of the climbing wall, route setting, trips programs, and trip leader program.
The assisting in the implementation of a creative marketing plan for the ORC departments
Budget analysis and management of all expenditures and generation of revenue for Climbing Wall, Trips Program, Trip Leader Program and special programs
Climbing Wall Staff Recruiting, hiring, training, supervising, scheduling and evaluating
Trip Leader Recruiting, hiring, training, supervising, scheduling and evaluating
The oversight of all risk management issues for the Climbing Wall and Trip Programs and the development of a compressive risk management plan.
Support the mission and core values of the SRC and assist with facility management as needed.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Education, Recreation, or a related field.
Broad- based experience in outdoor recreation and off-campus wilderness and adventure trips with expertise in more than two of the following: multi-day backpacking, hiking, skiing (all types), rafting, kayaking, rock climbing (single and multi-pitch), mountain biking, snowboarding/split boarding, snowshoeing,
Experience with staff trainings, curriculum development, and evaluation of trainings
The ability to work a flexible schedule, nights and some weekends.
The ability to work independently and complete tasks in a timely manner.
Excellent organization, leadership and communication skills, including, but not limited to written, oral and interpersonal skills; and computer literacy.
Good judgment and decision-making abilities.
A positive attitude, well-developed teaching abilities, and exceptional customer service skills.
Experience with collegiate outdoor programs
A valid driver’s license that is maintained throughout the duration of employment
CPR/First Aid Certified
Wilderness First Responder (80hr course) Certified or higher EMT/WEMT
Preferred Qualifications • Active member with one or more of the following professional organizations: Current certifications in the following:
AORE, NIRSA, AEE, AMGA, ACA, AIARE, AA
Master’s Degree in Outdoor Recreation, Outdoor Education, Leadership, Business or related field.
NIRSA Registered Collegiate Recreational Sports Professional (RCRSP)
AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Certified/ Climbing Wall Instructor Certified
American Canoe and Kayak Association with Instructor Level Trainings/Certifications in kayaking, stand up paddle boards, or canoeing
State of CO Licenses White Water Raft Guide
PSIA Alpine or Telemark Ski trainings
AIARE Level I and/or Level II Training Courses or Instructor Training Courses• Experience with the Climbing Wall Association, programs and resources• Previous experience in strategic planning and assessment.
• Successful purchasing experience in analyzing products and services as well as developing RFPs.
• Experience with other institutions or universities (NOLS, Outward Bound, American Alpine Club, Wilderness Education Association, etc.)
Previous experience with bike and/or ski maintenance
Additional Salary Information: This position is a full-time, 12-month contract, with an annual salary of $25,000. This position is eligible for greatly subsidized health insurance after 90 days. This is a 1-year appointment, with an option for 1-year renewal.
Numerous professional development opportunities include payment for certifications, trainings, and conferences.
Online applications only. Cover Letter, Resume & Experience Log Required.
Review of applicants will start immediately. Qualified applicants will be contacted for phone interviews.
New hire start date mid-May to early June 2017.
Contact: Nate Bondi, Director, Outdoor Rec Center, firstname.lastname@example.org
About Colorado School of Mines-Outdoor Recreation Center
Colorado School of Mines, Golden ColoradoThe Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC) at Colorado School of Mines located in Golden, Colorado. Golden is located in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains and is just a short drive from Denver and Boulder. CSM has an undergraduate population of 4,500 students, with an additional 1,100 masters and doctorate students. Mines is one of the top engineering schools... in the country, and one of the best places for outdoor pursuits. We offer a year-round indoor climbing wall, outdoor rental center, bike/ski shop, outdoor trips and trip leader training program. The purpose of the ORC is to provide outdoor recreational opportunities and resources for the members of the Mines community. The ORC facilitates trips and events that include: backpacking, camping, mountain biking, skiing/snowboarding, rock and ice climbing, canyoneering, mountaineering, snowshoeing, avalanche training, whitewater boating, and much more. The ORC is located in a state of the art facility that opened in 2007. The facility includes a 4,000 sq. ft. climbing wall, a nine foot tall free standing outside boulder, a trip planning room, a resource room, a bike and ski shop, as well as rental and storage facilities.