The Associated Students of California State University, Chico is recruiting for Programs Coordinator, Adventure Outings. This is a full-time, full-year (2080 hours), non-exempt position. The pay rate is $20.22 per hour; new hires are typically brought in at the beginning of the range. The anticipated schedule for this position includes 40 hour weeks generally Monday through Friday with some nights and weekends.
Associated Students offers excellent benefits to include medical, dental and vision insurance with a generous employer contribution toward the cost. Basic life, AD&D, and long term disability are fully employer paid. Retirement is offered through CalPERS. An employee contribution to this defined benefit plan is required in addition to a significant employer contribution.
The Associated Students (AS) is a comprehensive campus auxiliary corporation of CSU, Chico serving thousands of students, faculty, staff and community members through myriad student programs, services and business enterprises. With an annual budget of more than $21M, the AS operates residential and retail dining services, the Bell Memorial Union, the Wildcat Recreation Center (WREC), and administers the contract for the Wildcat Store (bookstore). Additionally, the AS offers a wide variety of services and programs such as: CAVE (Community Action Volunteers in Education), Child Development Lab, Adventure Outings, Recycling, Sustainability and student government. The AS employs more than 100 full and part-time employees and more than 750 students.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with Associated Students. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current Associated Students employees who apply for the position.
To be considered, you must submit an application in full and . On your resume, please note whether each of your previous positions held were full-time or part-time and year-round or seasonal.
Application are due by Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 9:00 PST.
Under direct supervision to assist with the development and implementation of the Adventure Outings Program for the Associated Students including planning, scheduling and monitoring a wide variety of outdoor and indoor recreational activities; to assist with the hiring, training, and supervision of personnel; and to do related work as required.
TYPICAL ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Develop and supervise the trips program including program manuals, policies, and staff.
Supervise office staff and systems.
Maintain filing systems for participant records, financial data, and personnel files.
Organize and run weekly staff meetings.
Confirm staffing, vehicles, and facility reservations related to trips and special events.
Assist in annual program assessment and safety review.
Assist in writing grant applications, program manuals, policies and procedures.
Design and implement custom adventure trips for groups.
Develop, implement, and monitor publicity and marketing.
Organize and lead field training seminars.
Initiate, organize, and conduct Adventure Outings sponsored special events.
Maintain annual use permits with land management agencies.
Assist in the general administration of Adventure Outings.
Lead trips and events as needed.
Facilitate awareness of legal, liability, and safety issues for activities.
Maintain professional relations with a variety of regulatory agencies.
Represent the Adventure Outings programming and activities in contacts with the campus community, the public, and other organizations.
Oversee the creation, design, and printing of a semesterly program calendar.
Manage the staffing, logistics training, marketing, and all other associated aspects of Wildcat Wilderness Orientation, an extensive multi-day wilderness orientation program for incoming students.
Maintain and update Adventure Outings’ website, blog, and online registration portal.
Other duties may be assigned.
Adventure Outings Program Director
CLASSIFICATIONS DIRECTLY SUPERVISED
Adventure Outings student staff, student managers (trips, public relations, and graphics), and interns
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
Primary work is performed in an office. Occasional work performed outdoors with exposure to wide variations in temperature and weather conditions; continuous contact with staff, campus community, and public.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Stand, sit, and walk for extended periods; manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; verbal communication; extensive physical exercise and exertion during outdoor activities requiring cardiovascular strength; operation of motor vehicles. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Principles, practices, and procedures of varied indoor and outdoor recreational activities and programs.
Budget planning, development and management.
Computer systems and software applications related to office management and program registrations.
Hard and soft skill competencies in program activities such as rock climbing, mountaineering, whitewater rafting, kayaking, backpacking and backcountry skiing.
Cultural, social, recreational, educational and service objectives and needs of a University community.
Risk management practices and procedures.
Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
Repair, maintenance and assessment of outdoor recreation equipment, vehicles and bicycles.
Basic web design principles.
Assist with planning, development and implementation of Adventure Outings programs and services to meet the needs of the campus community.
Recruit, hire, supervise, train, and evaluate staff for all Adventure Outings activities and functions.
Analyze Adventure Outings programs and develop methods to achieve goals.
Ensure that Adventure Outings programs and events meet the needs of the campus community.
Organize data, maintain records, and prepare reports.
Manage equipment inventory and make purchase recommendations.
Develop and maintain professional working relationships with the campus community, general public, co-workers, and those contacted during the course of work.
Work well under pressure, meeting multiple and sometimes competing deadlines.
Demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors at all time.
Two (2) years of increasingly responsible professional experience required in the development, supervision/management, training, implementation and conduct of indoor and outdoor recreational activities including rock climbing, white water rafting, kayaking, canoeing, sea kayaking, biking, caving, backpacking, alpine skiing, cross country skiing, etc. One (1) year of graduate assistant experience may be substituted for one (1) year of professional experience.
Specific experience in coordinating and programming outdoor recreation for a campus population and familiarity with office and rental center administration preferred.
Experience with other outdoor programs such as NOLS, WEA, or Outward Bound preferred.
Bachelor's degree in Recreation Administration, Outdoor Education or a related field is required.
Possession of, or ability to obtain within 3 months of employment, a valid CA Commercial Class C Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record.
Possession of current Wilderness First Responder (or WEMT) and CPR/AED certifications.
Industry certifications with AMGA, PCIA, ACA or similar are also preferred.
A background check(including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with Associated Students. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current Associated Students employees who apply for the position.
Additional Salary Information: Full-time, year-round position
Internal Number: 1761
About Associated Students of California State University, Chico
Associated Students is a non-profit auxiliary corporation at California State University, Chico that supports the mission of the University by providing a variety of services and leadership opportunities.
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