The Stout Adventures Coordinator reports to the Associate Director of Recreation in all aspects of the position responsibilities. Primary responsibilities include implementing, promoting, directing, and supervising the daily operations of the Stout Adventures programs and services associated with the climbing wall, challenge course, trips, clinics, and equipment rentals. Additionally, this position serves as a member of the Department of Recreation & Athletics and as such, participates in all departmental functions. This position is a 12-month, full time position. The anticipated start date is July 2020.
Manage all aspects of Stout Adventures and the climbing wall, including membership sales, preventative maintenance of equipment, and purchasing of new equipment
Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate student managers, and approximately 12 climbing wall employees
Oversee the management and maintenance of all equipment utilized for rental and trips
Assist in the management of the Stout Adventures budget
Coordinate, implement, and develop the ROCKFEST climbing competition, as well as other special events
Actively participate in the planning of the Wisconsin Indoor Climbing Series (WICS)
Oversee all cash management processes for Stout Adventures
Maintain all Stout Adventures-related pages of the University Recreation website
Advise the Stout Association of Outdoor Recreation & Education (SAORE)
Foster positive relationships on and off campus to promote Stout Adventures within the UW-Stout and Menomonie communities
Maintain a positive, clean, safe, and inclusive environment in Stout Adventures and all related programs/facilities
Continuously assess policies and processes to improve overall program quality
Manage the Stout Bikes program in coordination with UW-Stout Sustainability
30% - Challenge Course
Oversee the Challenge Course and all implements and equipment included in the course
Promote and schedule the Challenge Course to UW-Stout groups, the Menomonie community, and surrounding area, and meet annual reservation/revenue targets
Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate approximately 10+ Challenge Course facilitators
Schedule and conduct routine maintenance inspections for all Challenge Course elements and equipment
Maintain and regularly update the Challenge Course Risk Management and Emergency Action Plan
30% - Trips & Clinics
Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate approximately 6 volunteer trip leaders to lead trips in a variety of activities such as rock climbing, backpacking, canoeing, skiing, kayaking, etc.
Supervise all aspects of trip and clinic planning, including registration, pre-trip meetings, equipment needs, and safety procedures
Maintain and regularly update the domestic & international trips risk management and emergency action plans
Lead trips as needed
10% - Miscellaneous
Organize and coordinate all aspects of American Red Cross trainings for three professional and approximately 100 student employees in University Recreation
Maintain records of all University Recreation staff certifications
Serve as a liaison and coordinate American Red Cross trainings for various UW-Stout departments
Maintain University Recreation register needs including staff access, register reporting, and updating register elements
Assist in the planning and implementation of the Annual Blue Devil Run 5K/10K
Assist in departmental student development, including advising a student committee
Minimum / Required
Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Health, Physical Education, Outdoor Recreation, or related field
Minimum two years of experience developing and implementing adventure/outdoor recreation programs, including climbing wall, challenge course, trips, clinics, or related fields
Current certification in Wilderness First Responder (or in progress of certification)
American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA) and/or Professional Climbing Instructors Certification (PCIA) Single Pitch Instructor (or in progress of certification)
Minimum two years of experience supervising employees
Master’s degree in Higher Education, Recreation, Health, Physical Education, Outdoor Recreation, or related field
American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA) and/or Professional Climbing Instructors Certification (PCIA) Climbing Wall Instructor
Nationally recognized kayak/canoe certification
Instructor certification in American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, AED, Wilderness Remote First Aid, Leave No Trace
Working experience within a University outdoor recreation program
Internal Number: 16375
About University of Wisconsin-Stout
The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the system--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences and a solid liberal arts foundation.
UW-Stout offers 48 undergraduate and 26 graduate degrees, including two terminal degrees. Student enrollment is just over 9,500.
UW-Stout faculty enjoy opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and faculty are encouraged to maintain strong ties and seek collaborative projects within their disciplines and industries.
All undergraduate students participating in traditional, on campus-based programs are issued laptops. Faculty use the university’s online course delivery system and must be available for online interactions and/or alternate time frames for teaching. Faculty members teach, ad...vise students, conduct research, assess student learning and engage in service activities.
Menomonie, Wisconsin, is a town of 16,000 located in the beautiful Chippewa River Valley, 25 miles west of Eau Claire and 60 miles east of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
More information about the UW-Stout community and region: http://www.uwstout.edu/about/community.cfm.
Facts and data about the university: http://www.uwstout.edu/about/facts.cfm.
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