Come join our team while working in a beautiful place!
The Outdoor Recreation Program (ORP) at Montana State University is part of a dynamic and growing Recreational Sports and Fitness Team. As part of Recreational Sports and Fitness the ORP provides support to all MSU students who are interested in learning more about outdoor adventure. We work with a variety of other entities on and off campus to help connect MSU students to all of the outdoor recreation opportunities that exist in South West Montana. A growing area of the Outdoor Program is our first-year outdoor orientation trips program, Expeditions MSU.
The First Year Experience Coordinator will work to facilitate our Expeditions MSU program throughout the summer. Over the course of a summer we run ~20 trips of 8 incoming MSU students and 2 student trip leaders. The First Year Experience coordinator will also manage the recruitment, hiring and training of our student staff in preparation for the student staff’s role as trip leaders for Expeditions MSU.
Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Trip planning and assessment.
Risk management for student led programs.
Student staff development and training as well as scheduling.
Work flow and logistics management for programs.
Curriculum development and assessment.
Marketing and recruit for First Year Experience Programs.
Participation in Recreational Sports and Fitness departmental goals and initiatives.
Bachelors degree in relevant field (Education, Recreation, Business, Sociology/Psychology, Health and Human Development) or Bachelors degree plus 2+ years experience in relevant field.
Wilderness First Responder Certification or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire.
Demonstrated experience working with/mentoring college students and/or young adults in an outdoor education setting.
Demonstrated experience managing complex logistics in a dynamic and fast paced environment.
Demonstrated ability to teach backpacking and backcountry travel.
Certification as an instructor in any of the following outdoor skills:
Kayak/Rafting/Swift Water Rescue
Masters Degree in Outdoor Recreation, Education, or other relevant field.
Demonstrated ability working with local and national land management agencies.
Montana State University is located in beautiful Bozeman, MT and is Montana's largest university with 16,000 students. Bozeman is a small town with big energy. Perhaps best known for outdoor recreation, Bozeman also has the cultural amenities of a much larger city including a symphony, opera, and ballet companies, as well as many locally-owned shops, restaurants and galleries that make Downtown vibrant. Skiing, hiking, camping, biking, climbing, and fishing options are endless because Bozeman is surrounded by five mountain ranges; and 3 rivers are all within a half hour of campus. There is plenty of National Forest land to explore, and Yellowstone National Park is just 90 miles away.
Montana State is growing at exceptional rates and our department is too. Housed within the Division of Student Sucess the Department of Recreational Sports and Fitness offers programs and facilities to the over 18,000 faculty, staff and students of the University. Recreational Sports & Fitness (RSF) facilitates the programs and services within the Hosaeus Fitness Center. It is our mission to foster personal development, enhance academic productivity and enrich the quality of life for students, facul...ty and staff by providing excellent recreational programs, fitness services and facilities to a diverse campus community. Our programs and services include: membership services, group exercise classes, personal fitness, massage, intramurals, club sports, ACT classes, aquatics, Emergency Health Instruction, Outdoor Recreation and informal recreation. We also support multiple campus-wide wellness events and activities.For more information on our facilities, programs and staff visit us on the web at http://www.montana.edu/getfit/. EEO/AA employer