The Outdoor Program Coordinator, is responsible for the leadership and direction of the Outdoor Program Adventure Program, Custom Guided Adventures, Challenge Course, and contributes to special events such as Experience Weber, the Ogden Climbing Festival, Weber Outdoor Welcome and other smaller events. These programs and events take place on campus, on areas of permitted public lands across the intermountain west, and at the Outdoor Program Challenge Course. Additionally, this position partners with Housing to Coordinate activity for the Outdoor Adventure LLC, and Student Involvement and Leadership to help administer the co-curricular Leadership Certificate. This position focuses primarily on the development, preparation, and implementation of programs as well as the hiring, training, supervision of 2 student managers, 15-20 adventure program trip leaders and 10-15 Challenge Course Facilitators. There is some crossover into the Climbing wall for group instruction. Other expectations of the Assistant Coordinator Outdoor Program include the following: -Monitor budgets and spending for the programs; actively seek to create new revenue streams and expand existing revenue streams. -Assist with assessment efforts of the Student Affairs (SA) Division and within the programs including basic tracking of activities, program and staff evaluation, and the measuring of learning outcomes. -Collaborate with SA colleagues, academic colleagues, professional organizations, and community partners to develop mutual relationships that directly benefit students. -Represent the Campus Recreation Department and Outdoor Program and serve on various Student Affairs, University, and Professional Organization Committees. -Support efforts to increase and embrace diversity. This position requires more evening and weekend work than other Outdoor Program positions.
To apply, please complete the online application and attach a cover letter, current resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references.
Screening of applications will begin June 12, 2019. Position will remain open until filled.Criminal background check required as a condition of employment.
Bachelors or equivalent combination of education and experience in recreation management or related field. Two years of relevant professional experience showing progressively responsible experience. Current CPR and Wilderness First Responder. AMGA Single pitch instructor Certification or equivalent. AIARE Rec level 1 or equivalent, or ability to acquire within 1 year of hire. Computer proficiency with word processing.
Masters degree in recreation management or related field. Utah Boat Captains License, Swift Water Rescue Certification, Ski Tech Certification, AIARE Course Lead or Instructor Certification, Challenge Course Practitioner Certification. Ability to instruct and technical proficiency in rock climbing, kayaking, rafting, skiing/snowboarding, snowshoeing, mountaineering, backpacking, canyoneering. Computer proficiency with database management, spreadsheets, and web page management.
Internal Number: S00351P
About Weber State University
Weber State University is a comprehensive university founded in 1889. The University provides lifelong learning opportunities for a diverse spectrum of learners on two beautiful, modern campuses, through Internet-based WSU Online, and outreach efforts throughout the Intermountain West. Over 18,000 students are enrolled in associate, baccalaureate, and master's degrees in business, education, health professions, technology, and the liberal arts and sciences. The university is located north of Salt Lake City on the western slopes of the Wasatch Mountains. The area offers extensive cultural, educational, and year-round outdoor recreation experiences. Additional information on Weber State University is available at www.weber.edu