Coordinator, Outdoor Adventures (Recreation and Wellness)
Clayton State University
July 31, 2018
34,000 - 37,000
Full Time - Entry Level
Challenge Course, Outdoor
The Coordinator for Outdoor Adventure supports the operation and management of the Department of Recreation and Wellness and will be responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive outdoor recreation and challenge course program including trips, workshops, clinics, and rentals that are as diverse as the students we serve. This position provides a supporting role to intramurals and fitness programs. The Coordinator for Outdoor Adventure will report to the Assistant Director of Recreation & Wellness and requires some night and weekend hours in addition to regular scheduled work shifts.
Develop, plan, and administer a comprehensive outdoor recreation program to include trips, workshops, and educational skill clinics for the University community suitable for all experience levels and designed to provide students with a co-curricular learning opportunity. Outdoor activities should be diverse in nature to meet the needs of a diverse student population and developed using needs assessments, creativity, and student feedback.
Oversee, promote and schedule the Challenge Course and Team Building programs. Schedule and conduct routine maintenance inspections for all challenge course elements and equipment. Maintain and regularly update the Challenge Course risk management and emergency action plan. Develop and administer a Student Outdoor Leadership program that trains students to be challenge course and team building facilitators. In collaboration with Campus Life, support the training and development of student leaders using recreation and other leadership models.
Oversee and promote the bicycle and equipment lending programs. Ensure that equipment is maintained, is in proper working condition, and is repaired if necessary in timely manner.
Effectively market programs and conduct outreach efforts to increase participation, awareness, and visibility.
Assist with regularly conducting, developing, updating, and maintaining risk management, emergency action plans, and safety practices for the Challenge Course, Outdoor programs, and other activities and spaces. Enforce program policies and procedures; perform program assessment; maintain equipment inventory; and oversee safety regulations. Maintain and oversee compliance with outdoor industry standards, including but not limited to First Aid and CPR / AED, and Wilderness First Responder.
Attend meetings, conferences, serve on university committees and all other duties as assigned that support the mission of Recreation and Wellness, Student Affairs, and the University. Engage in pertinent industry training and development opportunities.
Bachelor's degree in outdoor recreation, outdoor education, environmental education, or a related field.
1-2 years of directly related experience (Two academic years of graduate assistantship experience in the above areas can be substituted for one year of full-time experience).
CPR / AED and First Aid Certifications, Wilderness First Responder Certification, Challenge Course Practitioner Certification (e.g., ACCT, LNT) required within 30 days of hire.
Working knowledge of issues facing higher education and a basic understanding of student development theory; Knowledge of the mission and objectives of the University, the Division of Student Affairs, and Recreation Programs; Strong knowledge of experiential learning programs including challenge courses. An excellent working knowledge of recreation and wellness programs and trends at the college level. Knowledge of data collection concerning college students and recreation and wellness programs. Must have demonstrated knowledge and experience in program assessment / evaluation.
Excellent interpersonal and communication; computer literacy and high skill level with MS Office suite; Strong writing, research and analytical/problem solving skills.
Ability to plan, organize and supervise outdoor programs effectively; ability to maintain accurate and confidential records; ability to establish and maintain positive, effective working relationships with students, partners in the community, and campus constituents; ability to prioritize work assignments and work under general supervision; exercise independent judgment and decision-making; ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing; proven ability to interact effectively with a diverse student body; high degree of flexibility, initiative and commitment; demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team. Must be able to move and use equipment weighing up to 25 pounds on a regular basis.
Clayton State University only accepts applications through electronic submission at https://careers.hprod.onehcm.usg.edu/psc/careers/CAREERS/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=28000&
Internal Number: 1290
About Clayton State University
The Department of Recreation and Wellness (DRW) is responsible for the operation and management a 26,500 square foot Fitness Center located in the Student Activities Center.
All currently enrolled students receive a free membership paid for by student fees.
Memberships are available to employees, alumni, and the local community (limited membership). Fitness and Group X offerings provide students, faculty, and staff opportunities to remain physically fit and have fun at the same time.
We look forward to seeing you BEING ACTIVE!