The Program Coordinator role is to administer, coordinate, implement, and supervise intentionally designed experiences for students, faculty and staff. This position oversees the management and operation of the outdoor experiences at the Loyola University Chicago. This position oversees the management of our Rock wall as well as our on campus development program. This position hires, trains, supervises and supports the 30+ student staff that deliver programming for Loyola University community members.
Applicants must apply through the Loyola University Chicago HR website (info below) We can not accept Bluefish applications!
Priority Deadline is February 28th . Applicants are encouraged to apply sooner. We will be interviewing at the NIRSA National Conference. If you are unable to attend , we will still be doing phone and in person interviews.
Program Coordinator's Responsibilities include:
Design, plan, market and administer student experiences through outdoor adventures to include activities such as backpacking , hiking and camps outs
Hire, train and supervise student staff to assist in administration of experiences
Manage outdoor equipment rental program through purchasing, inventory, maintenance, tracking and advertisement
Provides on-campus paddling experience opportunities for program participants utilizing Lake Michigan.
Lead on campus activities including campfires and outdoor skill training
Take lead in designing, implementing, and the delivery of the Pre-Welcome Week outdoor experience for first-year students.
Hire, train, supervise lead student position
Develops, maintains, and ensures compliance of policies and procedures for the Halas Rock Wall.
Performs administrative duties such as completing program reports, marketing, equipment purchasing, incident reports, and other documentation.
Hires, schedules, trains and supervises student staff.
Oversees care and maintenance of rock climbing facility, equipment, and risk management
Develops and implements programming at the Rock Wall such as climbing classes, skills clinics, competitions, adaptive climbing
On Campus Group Development
Develops and implements on-campus facilitation programming for students, staff, and departments of LUC.
Meet with partners to design customized programs and manage billing
Continue implementation of programming
Schedule student facilitators for programs
Student Training and Development
Develop and teach Leadership Workshop curriculum
Plan and lead student in-services and monthly meetings
Schedule and oversee student facilitators to teach training
Develop and oversee skills intensive weekend and practical interviews
Organize and oversee student development opportunities
Manages student payroll, including tracking overall payroll expenses and overseeing payroll requirements for new hires and promotions.
Assists with office responsibilities including assessment, finances, web site development, marketing, student payroll and answering phones.
Utilize Fusion software to manage program
Provides logistical support and serves as an emergency contact for outdoor and rock wall activities.
Assists with office responsibilities including assessment, finances, marketing, and answering phones.
Assists with the coordination of registrations and information dissemination for programming.
Assists with the formulation and implementation of policies and procedures.
Represents the office at various campus, division, and community functions, as assigned
Provides high quality customer service as part of the Campus Recreation Staff.
Performs other duties as required.
Bachelors Degree in Education, Recreation, Sports Management, or a related field required. Master’s Degree in Student Affairs, Recreation, Education, Environmental Studies or related field with 1-2 years work experience (graduate assistantships included) is preferred.
Group facilitation with a variety of populations; previous experience working within a university outdoor program is preferred; technical proficiency climbing, leading outdoor activities
Knowledge of current trends technology and programming of collegiate outdoor programming
Knowledge of experiential education, student development, and outdoor education theory.
Valid Driver’s License
Experience driving a 12 passenger van and trailer (preferred )
Preferred Certifications include the following (not all required, flexibility on certification or ability to obtain)
Current Wilderness First Responder or Emergency Medical Technician Certification
CWA or PCIA or comparable climbing certifications
American Red Cross CPR, First Aid and Blood-Born Pathogen certifications (preferred)
Ability to acquire additional certifications within 6 months of hire as needed
We will utilize the CSC at NIRSA. For those attending the conference, please feel free to leave resumes in our box and/or email to email@example.com even if you haven't completed the full LUC HR app!
Any questions can be sent to Megan Morris, Director of Campus Recreation, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Internal Number: 8101698
About Loyola University Chicago
The Campus Recreation Department and Intramural and Club Sport Office serves Loyola University Chicago with a wide variety of sport programming for students, faculty and staff. The Intramural Sports Program offers competitive and recreational, on campus leagues for teams and individuals in various sports. The Club Sport Office currently provides continuous support of 26 competitive, student-lead sport clubs.
Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic Universities and the only one located in Chicago. Loyola University Chicago has a total enrollment of 15,597 with 140 + graduate, professional and graduate level programs, including Higher Education.
Loyola University Chicago is comprised of four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to ten schools and colleges. The majority of the program takes place at our Lake Shore Campus located in North Chicago's Rogers Park.
Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the "top national universi...ties" in its annual publications. Loyola is among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service.