The Campus Recreation Department at the University of Nebraska Kearney is seeking a self-motivated and enthusiastic professional to join our team. The Coordinator of Climbing Wall and Outdoor Adventures will provide experiential learning opportunities through the outdoor medium for a diverse university community. Responsible for the management and supervision of the outdoor adventures program, the climbing wall, as well as assistance with the other areas within Campus Recreation.
Design, plan, administer, and evaluate a comprehensive outdoor adventures, climbing wall, and experiential learning programs.
Responsible for program development, implementation, scheduling, and evaluation of all outdoor adventure programs including day and weekend trips, locally and regionally, such as kayaking, backpacking, rock climbing, hiking, canoeing, and biking.
Coordinate logistics for trips including identifying site locations, obtaining permits, managing transportation, and on site logistics.
Oversee the utilization, operation, and maintenance of the climbing wall and other Campus Recreation facilities including administration, enforcement of policies and procedures, and overall daily operations.
Coordinate recruitment; make recommendations for employment; hire, train, schedule, supervise, evaluate, and terminate graduate assistant(s) and student staff for area specific programs.
Responsible for the development of staff through instruction, guidance, and feedback to support professional growth and ensure program initiatives are accomplished.
Manage a comprehensive risk management program and maintain a record keeping system for all areas within the program.
Assess, evaluate and mitigate risk for all programs through direct supervision and management of programs, risk management practices; development and implementation of policies and procedures; climbing wall inspections and maintenance, 12-passenger vans, trailers, and loading and strapping equipment for travel. Maintain accurate records; create various reports, and contract agreements.
Work closely within the Campus Recreation program to assist in the development and administration of a diverse and successful program accessible to all students, faculty, and staff.
Work will include evening and weekend responsibilities.
Potential for teaching responsibilities for qualified candidates.
The ideal applicant will have a minimum of 2-4 years of progressive experience within a university setting.
Have knowledge and experience with technical and instructional proficiencies in a number of outdoor pursuits and climbing wall related topics including but not limited to:
Rock climbing, water sports, backpacking, biking
Belay techniques, movements of climbing, lead climbing and route setting
Proficiency in team building concepts, program design, supervision and training outdoor adventure center staff, student development theory and application, fiscal management, program development, and assessment planning.
Applicants should demonstrate ability to lead and manage graduate and student staff. Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as demonstrated leadership ability are also desirable.
Bachelor’s degree in Campus Recreation Administration, Higher Education Administration, Outdoor Recreation, Recreation Management, Sports Management, Kinesiology or a related field.
Minimum 1 year management of climbing wall and outdoor adventure programming (2 years graduate assistant experience can be substituted for 1 year experience requirement).
Valid Driver’s license.
American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, AED certified.
Climbing Wall Instructor (CWI) certification, or ability to acquire within six months of hire date.
Wilderness First Responder (WFR), or ability to acquire within one year of hire date.
AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, or ability to acquire within one year of hire date.
Master's degree in Campus Recreation Administration, Higher Education Administration, Outdoor Recreation, Recreation Management, Sports Management, Kinesiology or a related field.
2-4 years management of climbing wall and outdoor adventure programming
To apply, visit http://unkemployment.unk.edu and follow instructions to complete the online application. Applications will be taken until the position is filled, however for full consideration applications should be submitted no later than July 19, 2019. In addition, attach a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references to the online application.
Direct questions about the position to: Andrew Winscot, firstname.lastname@example.org, 308-865-8849. Direct questions about the online application process to: email@example.com, 308-865-8522.
The University of Nebraska at Kearney is responsive to University issues which support a diverse work and academic environment. The University of Nebraska at Kearney does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. This policy is applicable to all University administered programs including educational programs, financial aid, admission policies and employment policies. UNK is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity employer. Veterans and persons with disabilities encouraged to apply. The University affirms a policy of equal educational and employment opportunities, affirmative action in employment and nondiscrimination in providing services to the public. University employees, students and others associated with the University who have not received the benefits of these policies, are encouraged to contact the Chief Compliance Officer/ADA Coordinator.
About University of Nebraska Kearney, Campus Recreation
The University of Nebraska at Kearney is a public, residential university committed to be one of the nation’s premier undergraduate institutions with excellent graduate education, scholarship, and public service.
The University of Nebraska at Kearney will achieve national distinction for a high quality, multidimensional learning environment, engagement with community and public interests, and preparation of students to lead responsible and productive lives in a democratic, multicultural society.
Key to such improvement will be: clear focus on mission imperatives, fidelity to historic core values, and continuous and rigorous self-appraisal or assessment of outcomes.
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