Adventure WV, a unit within the Division of Student Life at West Virginia University, is seeking applications for a Program Coordinator. The Adventure WV Program Coordinator (PC) bears primary responsibility for the coordination of Adventure WV year-round short-term outdoor and experiential recreational and educational opportunities (days, evenings, weekends) and associated year-round leader training, development, and enrichment opportunities for student leaders of these programs.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Serve as Adventure WV’s Climbing Specialist by coordinating indoor and outdoor climbing programs and skills clinics, coordinating indoor and outdoor climbing leader/guide development, ensuring compliance with industry standards for all climbing operations, and collaborating with the Climbing Wall Oversight Committee for the management of day to day climbing wall operations.
Ensure compliance with Adventure WV internal standards and processes.
Contribute to the year-round functions of Adventure WV’s First Year Trips program and provides significant summer FYT support, both through the management of climbing during FYT programs and serving as a FYT Course Director.
Coordinate and lead extended outdoor programs in remote locations (including possibly to international destinations) and to teach courses associated with these programs.
Serve as a contributing member of the Adventure WV team, working on program priority projects (i.e. Welcome Week, Fall Adventure Activities, special events), facilitating Outdoor Education Center programs, and serving as On-Call personnel.
Collaborate with the Assistant Director to propose, enroll, and staff a robust year-round calendar of short-term educational and recreational opportunities.
Design and oversee year-round student staff training, development, and enrichment opportunities.
Applicants who apply on or before January 9, 2019 will receive first consideration. All applications must be submitted through the WVU Hire website; please do not apply through Bluefishjobs.
A minimum of 2 years experience in the following areas is required;
Professional experience in outdoor education, outdoor recreation, and/or experiential education, preferably within higher education (Graduate Assistantships are included as professional experience).
Experience in programmatic outdoor and indoor rock climbing management.
Experience in group outdoor trip planning/leading in backpacking and challenge course, and at least one of the following: paddling, skiing, winter programming, biking.
Experience in facilitating, teaching, and debriefing.
Experience in programmatic risk management.
Experience in supervision of student staff.
AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor, or adequate skills, experience, and ability to obtain.
AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, or adequate skills, experience, and ability to obtain.
Wilderness First Responder, or adequate skills, experience, and ability to obtain.
CPR or adequate skills, experience, and ability to obtain
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience, anticipated range 45,000-50,000
Internal Number: 10219
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University is a doctoral, highest research activity, land-grant institution founded in 1867 with locations spanning the state and a main campus of 1,456 picturesque acres along or near the Monongahela River. WVU has a student enrollment of over 30,000 students and a staff of 5,638 full time employees. The City of Morgantown, which is often ranked among the best small cities in the United States, is conveniently located 75 miles south of Pittsburgh, and 200 miles west of Washington, DC. Campus Recreation at WVU manages a 34 million-dollar, 177,000-square-foot recreation facility, six on-campus recreation fields, auxiliary gymnasium space and access to an adjacent, 10 acre athletic field and indoor sports complex at Mylan Park. The WVU campus community is provided a comprehensive menu of recreational and educational opportunities designed to meet the needs of a diverse population. Campus Recreation employs a dedicated student staff of over 200 along with 8 graduate assistants from around the country and 12 professional staff.
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability..., marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Candidates from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.