Outdoor Recreation Coordinator (Student Services Professional III)
Sonoma State University
August 28, 2018
Rohnert Park, California
Full Time - Experienced
Fitness, Health/Wellness, Intramurals
Outdoor Recreation Coordinator (Student Services Professional III) Sonoma State University
Job ID: 104647 Department Name: Campus Recreation
Salary and Benefits The anticipated starting salary placement depends on qualifications, experience and salary budget, and will not exceed $4,736 a month.
This position is eligible for a broad range of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement (CalPERS), tuition waiver, vacation and sick leave. In addition, 14 paid holidays are offered each year; 13 scheduled on specific days and a Personal Holiday that may be taken any time during the year.
A comprehensive benefits summary for this position is available online by clicking the View Benefits Summary link or by request from SSU Human Resources.
Application Deadline This position is open until filled. For full consideration, please submit application, along with cover letter and resume, by 8am on 9/11/18. Please refer to the Application Process section of this posting for additional details.
Conditions of Employment This is a full time, exempt position, which will lead toward permanent status following the successful completion of a probationary period.
Responsibilities Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with the Seawolf Commitment, our values include respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity. We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community.
Campus Recreation provides programs, services, and facilities for intramurals competition, outdoor activities, fitness, wellness, and summer children's camp. Campus Recreation encourages healthy and active lifestyles, promotes student development through its extracurricular activities.
Reporting to and under the general direction of the Interim Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, the Outdoor Recreation Coordinator performs a wide variety of complex student services professional activities and is responsible for coordinating and assisting in overseeing the programs, services, facilities and staffing of the Adventure Program in Campus Recreation. Adventure Programs includes, but is not limited to, weekend and extended trips, the indoor climbing/bouldering walls, the Low Ropes Course, the Outdoor Resource Center, Bicycle Maintenance service, the Bike Share Program, Wilderness Welcome Orientation Program, and outdoor special events. The Coordinator is responsible for coordinating, assisting, and overseeing the schedule of programs and services each semester, while providing work direction for student employees and volunteers. This position is part of the operational and leadership team that oversee a 57,000 sq. ft. facility at the heart of the Sonoma State University campus.
Major duties of the position include, but are not limited to, the following in support of the outdoor recreation program:
Ensure adherence to national industry standards as established by organizations such as NIRSA, AORE, CWA, AEE and ACCT;
Coordinate and assist in overseeing: program delivery, quality control, risk management, student staffing, scheduling, advertising, marketing content, purchasing, promotion, inventory, and security;
Coordinate and assist in overseeing appropriate training and execution of high-risk tasks for trips, low ropes course, and climbing/bouldering walls, Bike Shop, etc.;
Coordinate and oversee outdoor recreation trips including hiking, backpacking, climbing, as well as experiences through professional outfitters including but not limited to sea kayaking, and whitewater rafting;
Coordinate and assure a safe and responsible user experience via training, assessment of facilities and equipment, and procedures for emergency response;
Assist in the maintenance of department records of safety and emergency response training, certifications, inspection checklists, accident and incident reports;
Coordinate and assist in scheduling training for CPR/AED, First Aid, and wilderness first aid;
Regularly communicate and collaborate with a variety campus departments and organizations including, especially, Residential Life, The Hub (Multicultural Affairs), Student Involvement, various academic programs, and University Police;
Coordinate and assist in facilitating payroll procedures for assigned student employees;
Assist Interim Associate Vice President for Student Affairs with recruiting efforts and making recommendations for hire, training, and providing work direction for student employees, volunteers, and interns;
Facilitate payroll procedures for student employees
Performs other secondary duties as assigned.
Duties take place various settings located both indoors and outside, in all types of weather, at Sonoma State University and off-campus in various locations in the state of California. As an exempt employee you have some flexibility in your schedule however must be available to meet the operational needs of the campus and facilities, programs and services which are provided seven days a week, including during early mornings, evenings and weekends. Your specific start time is determined by your Appropriate Administrator. The incumbent must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such levels as is determined by the Appropriate Administrator. The position will require travel, by automobile and airplane, and the incumbent must be able to work evening, night and weekend hours with overnight stays to meet operational needs. Whereas the Coordinator has a set of routine duties, they are expected to be on-call to provide support during unanticipated events and emergencies and to respond or guide student employees in the case of emergency. The Coordinator regularly participates in extensive physical exercise and extended exertion during outdoor activities.
Qualifications This position requires the equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a job-related field and three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A master's degree in related field is preferred and may be substituted for one year of experience. Possession of the required knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through at least one year of preferred professional experience in outdoor recreation Experience with college recreation programs including: practice in or knowledge of student development, sustainability, environmental education, and experiential education is preferred. Experience managing an outdoor or an indoor rock-climbing wall or climbing structure is required; a working knowledge of technical skills associated with outdoor recreation, indoor rock climbing, and low ropes course is required. Climbing Wall Instructor certification from AMGA, CWA or PCIA, or equivalent is preferred. Wilderness First Responder (WRF) Certification is required. Other outdoor technical skill/instructor certifications such as Leave No Trace, ACA, ACCT, AMGA Single Pitch Instructor can be accepted in place. Experience in rental and retail equipment operations and bicycle repair and maintenance is preferred. Intermediate proficiency with computers and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), database programs, using the internet as a research tool and email is required. The successful candidate must possess a clean driving record and possess and/or be willing to obtain a valid California State driver's license.
The incumbent must possess a passion for working and serving students, a sense of humor, ability to interpret and apply department and program rules and regulations; use initiative and resourcefulness in planning outdoor recreation programs and in recommending and implementing long-range program improvements; reason logically; organize, prioritize and multi-task; collect, compile, analyze and evaluate data and make department recommendations based on said information; advise students individually and in groups on related and routine program matters; work in multicultural and diverse environment; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, CSU staff, students, and others; and, rapidly acquire a general knowledge of the overall operation, functions and programs associated with campus recreation. Demonstrated ability to make decisions and carry through actions.
In addition, the incumbent should possess the following: 1. Ability to effectively communicate using oral, written and electronic communication. 2. General knowledge of the principles, practices and trends of the Student Services field as well as general knowledge of the policies, procedures and practices within Outdoor Recreation. 3. Thorough knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior; general knowledge of individual counseling techniques; general knowledge or the ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge of the organizational procedures and activities of Sonoma State University; and a working knowledge of student services programs outside the Outdoor Recreation program. 4. Ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action. 5. Ability to advise students individually and in groups on complex student-related matters. 6. Ability to determine appropriate courses of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged with individuals of an argumentative or sensitive nature. 7. Ability to interpret and evaluate descriptions and explanations of problems brought forward by individuals or student organizations, analyze and define the problem, draw valid conclusions and project consequences of various alternative courses of action. 8. Ability to carry out a variety of professionally complex assignments without detailed instructions. 9. Establish and maintain cooperative and inclusive working relationships amongst diverse populations including staff, faculty, administration, students, and other internal and external constituents. 10. Ability to accept constructive feedback and work cooperatively in group situations.
Qualification Note Evidence of degree(s) or certificate(s) and/or license(s) required at time of hire.
Materials submitted with your application will not be returned. The ADA Coordinator is available, at 707/664-2664, to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.
Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered: 1. Cover Letter and Resume - application system only allows one document to be uploaded, so cover letter and resume must be included in the same MS Word or PDF file (file name should not contain any spaces or special characters)
In your cover letter, please provide a summary statement detailing your outdoor experiences as they relate to this position.
2. Online Employment Application (complete entire application, resume/cover letter will not substitute for any part of the application)
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.
Other Information Equal Employment Opportunity: The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
Mandated Reporting: This position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
About Sonoma State University Sonoma State University, located 48 miles north of San Francisco, is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Sonoma State University is a liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students and 530 full-time and part-time faculty. Our beautiful campus is located in Rohnert Park, at the foot of the Sonoma hills in the Wine Country.
Sonoma State University is proud to be a smoke-free campus, where smoking and other uses of tobacco products, such as smokeless tobacco, the use of e-cigarettes and similar devices, are prohibited.