The function and purpose is to assist the Assistant Director in oversight a comprehensive adventure recreation and experiential learning program. Oversight of indoor climbing area and challenge course.The function and purpose of the Adventure Coordinator is to assist the Adventure Assistant Director in the oversight of a comprehensive adventure recreation and experiential learning program. The Adventure Coordinator directly oversees the indoor climbing area and challenge course, as well as the Adventure Assistant student staff.
35% Event Management:
Develop, implement and manage all climbing area programming; Plan and lead 40+ challenge course programs per year; Manage day-to-day operations of the indoor climbing area; Structure operations to meet industry standards and safety regulations through development of policies and procedures; Work with assistant director to plan and implement including kayaking, backpacking, hiking, climbing, and camping.
25% Program Development:
Assist with the training of student staff in climbing area and challenge course facilitation; Build working relationships and collaborative programs with campus departments to foster student involvement in university programs; Assist with the development of learning outcomes and program assessment tools and tactics.
20% Administrative & Personnel:
Assist with hiring, training, supervising, and evaluation of 35+ students employees; Maintain student payroll and tracking; Manage climbing area and challenge course budgets; Research and recommend needed equipment and supply purchases; Assist with the preparation of monthly and annual usage reports.
20% Program & Professional Involvement:
Provide feedback regarding departmental programs, equipment, and operations by conducting daily observations/engaging in programs and using equipment/facilities; Immediately report safety concerns to the functional area supervisor; Be active professionally through research, publications, presentations, speaking engagements,and involvement in professional associations; Maintains positive co-worker relationships and fosters an environment of trust and inclusion; Contribute positively to the work environment by participating in honest dialog that is indicative of the department's culture of teamwork; Represent University Recreation for various University/community functions, committee work, and other duties as assigned; Willingly shares all information with department teammates in an effort to provide high quality outcomes that contribute to student success; Provide staff coverage during evenings, weekends, and special events as determined by department & function need.
Bachelor's degree with 1 year of experience in adventure/experiential education, with particular emphasis in university recreation and experience facilitating climbing programs for diverse client groups.
Master's in Outdoor Recreation, Recreation, Sport Management, Experiential Education, or related field with 3 years of experience in adventure/experiential education, with particular emphasis in university recreation and experience facilitating climbing programs for diverse client groups.
Special or Physical Qualifications:
Strong leadership, oral/written communication, organizational, as well as supervisory/training skills are essential for success; Mobility within outdoor activities is required which includes swimming, climbing, hiking, etc.; Ability to work flexible hours; Driving LSU state vehicles is required. A valid Louisiana Class E drivers license is required (ability to obtain within 1 month of employment); Ability to lift 50 pounds.
Due to the nature of this position and/or position responsibilities, this position is subject to random drug & alcohol testing in accordance
with University Policy Statement 67.
CWI or ACCT Level1 or higher
Wilderness First Aid or higher
Additional Position Information:
Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.
Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!
LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity / equal access employer.
Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR@lsu.edu
Internal Number: R00051119
About Louisiana State University - University Recreation
About LSU University Recreation:The mission of LSU University Recreation is to provide exceptional recreation facilities, programs and services that inspire, educate and empower students and the LSU community to cultivate active healthy lives.The University is in the building phase of an $81.5 million expansion and redesign project that will increase recreation space at LSU to approximately 250,000 sq. ft. The project is expected to include an outdoor leisure pool, an adventure center, as well as additional fields, courts and multipurpose studios. LSU UREC operates the Student Recreation Center, the UREC Challenge Course, and the UREC Field Complex that includes competition fields,. About Louisiana State University:Since 1860, Louisiana State University has served the people of Louisiana, the region, the nation, and the world through extensive, multipurpose programs encompassing instruction, research, and public service. LSU is one of only 30 universities nationwide designated as a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant institution. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional degrees.