The Climbing and Challenge Course Coordinator is responsible for the development and administration of comprehensive climbing wall and challenge course programs serving the needs of the campus community. This position is directly responsible for the oversight of recreation services that include the climbing wall and challenge course. This individual will supervise students and part-time temporary/hourly staff in the areas of climbing.
Specific program responsibilities include program and staff management, development and oversight of operating budgets, development, monitoring and enforcement of program policies and procedures, and administration of revenue collection.
Climbing Wall and Challenge Course Operations - Maintains and increases the use of technology for program operations. - Manages annual budget for the Challenge Course and Climbing Wall programs. Regularly monitors expenditures, completes fiscal paperwork, and ensures adherence to university fiscal processes. Seeks and develops additional revenue opportunities for future program growth and delivery. - Develops and evaluates site and equipment including inspection, maintenance, and property inventory. Identifies and assesses inventory and materials requirements; makes and/or recommends purchases, as appropriate. - Assists with purchasing and contracts. - Develops a facilitator-training program for the challenge course and climbing wall, focusing on experiential education programs. - Schedules groups for facility and program participation. - Manages daily operations and risk management of the challenge course and climbing wall. - Ensures programs are in compliance with department and university policies, and with appropriate federal, state, regulations, guidelines, and/or industry standards. - Obtains and/or maintains all annual certifications and continuing education necessary to meet the highest industry standards available. - Assists with the process to assess and analyze programs and functions in order to ensure consistency with stated goals and objectives associated with the mission and strategic plan. - Researches, develops, and implements on-the-job trainings to keep employees' skills current. Ensures programs are appropriately staffed with trained employees. - Works to build and maintain collaborations with internal and external organizations to provide expertise and assist in the development and delivery for new interdepartmental challenge course and climbing wall programming, leadership curriculum and academic courses. - Collaborate with Coordinator for OPR to develop and/or lead training and trips that require climbing expertise. - Works and coordinates with visiting groups appropriate to the areas of supervision. Acts as liaison with campus and community groups and departments.
Supervisor Duties - Actively engages in recruitment and hiring new employees. - Clearly defines performance expectations, ensures accountability, and provides ongoing informal feedback, coaching, and mentoring. Conducts formal performance evaluations. - Ensures employees have necessary resources. - Oversees and directs the work of staff; serves as mentor, coach and leader, and resolves complaints or issues. - Promotes professional development opportunities. - Develops and fosters supportive working relationships, motivation, and engagement. - Communicates information to staff on an ongoing basis to influence staff engagement and to be a part of a larger community. - Takes corrective action in a timely manner. - Recognizes and rewards employees for good performance. - Schedules employee work hours/shifts; monitor hours worked; approve payable time and absence requests. - Adjusts leadership style as needed to achieve results. - Recognizes value of and promotes diverse workforce. Values and encourages diverse perspectives, creativity and teamwork. - Mentors and guides staff in achieving University Recreation's goals. Creates professional development opportunities for staff. Sets and models professional standards and expectations.
Involvement and Communication - Provide feedback regarding departmental programs, equipment, and operations by conducting daily observations/engaging in programs and using equipment/facilities. - Reports and resolves safety concerns with functional area supervisors as needed. - Is active professionally through research, publications, presentations, or involvement in professional associations. - Represent University Recreation for various University/community functions and/or committee work. - Contribute positively to the work environment by participating in honest dialogue that is indicative of the department's culture of teamwork. - Willingly shares all information with department teammates in an effort to provide high quality outcomes that contribute to student success. - Provide staff coverage during evenings, weekends, and special events as needed.
- Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in Recreation Administration, Business Administration - Sports Management, Physical Education, Student Personnel Administration, or related field OR any combination of education and experience which clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the job.
ACCT level 2 certification or must be able to obtain the certification by start of employment.
Master's Degree in Outdoor Education, Recreation Administration, Sports Management, Physical Education, Student Services Administration, or related field.
Budget management experience, including forecasting/preparation.
Experience working in higher education and collegiate recreation.
Strong entrepreneurial skills and demonstrated ability to maximize revenue through appropriate design, development, staffing, and marketing.
Demonstrated experience administering risk management practices for assigned areas.
Certifications and professional development related to this position (ACCT level 2, AMGA or PCIA instructor/provider, AMGA or PCIA single pitch instructor).
Accountability/Dependability: Accepts responsibility for quality of own work; acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Shows up on time, meets standards, deadlines and work schedules.
Judgement: Makes timely, informed decisions. Analyzes options and determines appropriate course of action.
Teamwork: Promotes cooperation and mutual support to achieve goals. Encourages participation and mutual support.
Adaptability/Flexibility: Responds positively to changing business needs and responsibilities. Adapts approach and methods to achieve results; recovers quickly from setbacks and finds alternatives.
Commitment to Diversity: Recognizes the value of diversity and helps create environment that supports and embraces diversity.
Screening Begins: April 1, 2019
(Anticipated start date: August 1, 2019)
To apply please visit https://careers.cwu.edu (Search Job ID 2753). CWU is an EEO/AA/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer.
Internal Number: 2753
About Central Washington University
Once Washington's best-kept secret, CWU is the fastest growing, four-year, public university in the state. We grant baccalaureate and graduate degrees in more than 150 academic programs. The university is composed of the College of Arts and Humanities, College of the Sciences, College of Education and Professional Studies, and College of Business. In addition to the main campus, CWU has University Centers to the west, in Lynnwood, Des Moines, Everett, and Pierce County, and to the east, in Yakima, Moses Lake, and Wenatchee.