Under general supervision the outdoor recreation coordinator supervises and develops student employees and oversees marketing efforts for outdoor recreation to provide opportunities for students to engage in meaningful beyond the classroom experiences. This position also coordinates outdoor recreation special events. This position will also support the University’s mission and goals through participating in recruitment and retention activities, as appropriate, for prospective and current students.
Job duties: The primary responsibilities of the outdoor recreation coordinator include: • Hire, train, schedule and supervise outdoor recreation student employees to include climbing wall, rental shop, adventure trips, bike shop, challenge course and paddle sports. • Assist Outdoor Recreation Assistant Director in developing related educational opportunities for Outdoor Recreation, including workshops, seminars and trainings. • Create, design and oversee marketing efforts, both print and digital • Coordinate outdoor recreation’s special events to include but limited to: climbing completion, Banff film festival, Wilderness First Aid course, specialty climbs, distress events, and challenge course open climbs.
Masters degree in Student Services or related field and 1 year related experience, or bachelor’s degree and 3 years related experience. Current First Aid, CPR / AED, and Wilderness First Responder certifications required. Requires a variable work schedule which may include early morning or evening hours, as well as weekends and holidays and the ability to attend on and off campus events.
Degree in recreation management and/or outdoor education. Experience with climbing, water/paddle sports, wilderness overnight backpacking and/or challenge course facilitation.
The University of South Carolina is home to more than 200 years of history and tradition, rising from a single building in 1805, while today offering 14 degree-granting colleges and schools and more than 350 degree programs for the over 30,000 enrolled. USC, located in the South Carolina capitol of Columbia, is only hours from the beach and mountains, while playing host to plenty of fun activities, right in town.
The Office of Campus Recreation maintains two facilities on campus enclosing 400,000 square feet of space: The Solomon Blatt Physical Education Center and the Strom Thurmond Wellness & Fitness Center. Each facility is located adjacent to an outdoor field complex, offering a total of 8 multipurpose fields. Development is currently underway for additional outdoor programming space.