Under general direction of the Assistant Director, the Outdoor Adventures Coordinator is responsible for the administration of a comprehensive student outdoor adventures program programs, including oversight of the rock wall program, outdoor trips program, outdoor equipment checkout service, and outdoor programs to serve the needs of CSULB students, faculty, staff and community. This position includes managing, planning, promoting, staff training and development, documentation, assessment and evaluation of all ROA related programs and services. The Outdoor Adventures Coordinator works in conjunction with other ASI programs and departments to promote ASI Recreation programs to a diverse and inclusive student population.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Develops, manages and leads the rock & outdoor adventures (ROA) program. This includes the development and management of a student assistant trip leader skills curriculum, provide supervision and leadership with the trip leaders and ensure that all outdoor trips adhere to standard operational procedures. Confirms that all student assistant trip leaders develop the necessary skill sets that will enable them to effectively lead trips as a trip leader. Ensures that all trip leaders are maintaining proper training, certifications and experience levels that are related to the specific trips that they lead. Develops and maintains standard operational procedures manual that will ensure the proper risk management of all outdoor adventure trips.
Develops, plans, and oversees the overall direction, management and implementation of the rock wall, outdoor adventure trips and outdoor equipment checkout. This involves recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training and supervising all student ROA personnel.
Develops and conducts on-going trainings, inspections and route setting for the rock wall, including conducting belay training of student staff, teaching and supervision of belay course to participants, periodic inspections of the rock wall to ensure safety and teach and supervise proper route setting. Develops and implements a thorough risk management plan for the rock wall.
Recommends and evaluates marketing efforts that will promote all ROA related programs. This includes external social media efforts, website content, internal marketing efforts and on campus promotions.
Assists the Assistant Director in developing budgets, financial projections and monitors monthly financial statements for all ROA related programs and services. Initiates cost-containment measures or revenue generation strategies to ensure that program meets or exceeds financial expectations.
Coordinates applicable training and meetings for all related staff. These trainings and meetings shall be congruent and timely to industry standards to ensure that staff is appropriately equipped for their job functions. Meetings and trainings for specific job skills must be take place a minimum of once per semester. Examples of trainings and meetings would be as follows: Wilderness First Aid scenario training, passenger van training, equipment inspection training, etc.
Prepares monthly performance report as well as evaluates overall participation and effectiveness of all ROA related programs and services. Makes recommendations to Assistant Director to improve participation, variety and overall effectiveness of all ROA related programs and services.
Oversee the day to day cash handling operation of the ROA program. Ensures that proper cash handling policies and procedures are adhered to.
Works cooperatively with other ASI Recreation programs to plan and implement large scale and/or collaborative events.
Manages outdoor equipment checkout service. Ensures that all equipment is inspected and maintained in congruence with manufacturer recommendations and/or industry standards. Appropriately handles cash and inventory, including following all applicable ASI policies. Assists facility maintenance with minor equipment repairs. Utilizes established local vendors for major repairs of equipment.
Assists Assistant Director by providing equipment procurement recommendations on current and future outdoor equipment inventory to support all related ROA programs.
Other duties as assigned.
Directly supervises 1-2 graduate assistants and 25-35 part-time student employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree (B.A., B.S.) or equivalent from a four year college or university with major course work in Outdoor Recreation, Kinesiology, Physical Education, Sports Management, Education, or a related field; and two years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
About Associated Students, Inc. CSULB
The Associated Students, Incorporated is a non-profit corporation and auxiliary organization of California State University, Long Beach. We provide a wide range of programs and services to the students of CSULB. ASI is an equal opportunity employer.