The Oklahoma State University Department of Wellness is seeking a passionate outdoor recreation professional as the Coordinator of Outdoor Adventure and Leadership programs. Our operation includes an indoor climbing wall, a rental shop, a regional and national trips program, a 110 acre property dedicated to student learning and freshman orientation known as Camp Redlands, which houses 2 challenge courses. We are in the process of building a third challenge course located on campus.
The ideal candidate for this position is passionate about the outdoors and student leadership development. Applicants should have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in outdoor living and climbing skills development. The OA Coordinator is responsible for the climbing wall and trips programs, including staff training and evaluations, program schedules, and special events. Work schedule is generally M-F 8-5, with some nights and weekends as needed.
Responsible for supervision and daily operations of the Climbing Wall which include but are not limited to maintenance, risk management, and general policy control. Other duties include; maintain a variety of routes that rotate regularly, oversee staff training and development, special events, and mentor our student employees through the annual climbing competition process.
Manage the trips program; train trip leaders, develop trips schedule, conduct pre-trip Risk Management assessments, and help coordinate logistics with land managers.
Enforce the Outdoor Adventure works at heights policies and procedures for both the trips and climbing program, address risk management concerns, and help coordinate and develop the training for working at heights.
Assist with the facilitation and management of the challenge course as needed.
Collect, report, and assess data pertaining to the trips, climbing wall programs, and other events.
Serve on university committees as requested.
Required Job Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Leisure Studies, Recreation Management or comparable degree.
1 year of responsible employment in Outdoor Recreation program field (A two year Graduate Assistantship will be considered as 1 year of full-time experience)
Wilderness First Responder, CPR/First Aid
Preferred Job Qualifications
Master’s degree in Health, Leisure and Human Performance Studies or related area
3 years of experience supervising/managing an outdoor recreation program
A complete application includes a cover letter, resume addressing all job qualifications and three references. Please submit all materials via https://okstate.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx?site=8&c=okstate Requisition ID (req6638) position number (AS9863). Application materials will be accepted until position is filled. Full consideration will be given to applicants who have submitted completed materials by 5:00 pm CST, Friday, June 21, 2019. If you have questions about the position or search process, please contact Nathan Diekelman, Search Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 405-744-5583. Applications submitted on bluefish will NOT be accepted.
Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.
Internal Number: req6638
About Oklahoma State University
Oklahoma State University is a Division I school with an enrollment of 24,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The Department of Wellness is a comprehensive health and wellness program for faculty, staff and students. Included are Indoor and Outdoor aquatics,Intramural Sports, over 35 Sport Clubs, Adpative Sports, Outdoor Adventure, FitFirst classes and Wellness programs. The Department of Wellness Staff comprises over 60 full time staff members, and 16 graduate assistants. For more information please visit: http://wellness.okstate.edu/