The Oklahoma State University Department of Wellness is seeking a passionate outdoor recreation professional as the Coordinator of Outdoor Adventure. Our operation includes an indoor climbing wall, a regional and national trips program, challenge course/aerial adventure park on campus, and Camp Redlands, a 120 acre property dedicated to student learning.
The ideal candidate for this position is passionate about the outdoors and student development. Applicants should have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in outdoor living and climbing skills development. The Outdoor Adventure Coordinator is responsible for the climbing wall and trips programs, including all staff training and evaluations, program schedules, and special events. Work schedule is generally M-F 8-5, with some nights and weekends as needed.
Management of the student trip leaders and all climbing wall staff (route setters, instructors, and floor supervisors) to include hiring, scheduling, evaluation.
Manage the trips program; schedule trips, conduct pre-trip Risk Management assessments, and coordinate logistics with land managers.
Manage the climbing wall; maintain a variety of routes that rotate regularly and oversee the belay certification process and instructors.
Enforce the Outdoor Adventure works at heights policies and procedures for both the trips and climbing program, address risk management concerns, and oversee the training for working at heights.
Collect, report, and assess data pertaining to the trips and climbing wall programs.
Serve on university committees as requested
Responsible for supervision and daily operations of the climbing wall which include but are not limited to maintenance, risk management, and general policy control.
Required Job Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Leisure Studies, Recreation Management or comparable degree.
1-3 years of responsible employment in Outdoor Recreation program field (A two year Graduate Assistantship will be considered as 1 year of full-time experience)
Wilderness First Aid, CPR/First Aid
Preferred Job Qualifications
Master’s degree in Health, Leisure and Human Performance Studies or related area
3 years of experience supervising/managing an outdoor recreation program
Requisition ID (req8840) position number (AS8749). A complete application includes a cover letter, a resume addressing all job qualifications, and three references. Application materials will be accepted until position is filled. For guaranteed full consideration, application materials must be submitted by 5:00 pm CST Friday, February 5, 2021. If you have questions about the position or search process, please contact Nathan Diekelman, Search Chair, at Nathan.firstname.lastname@example.org.
As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, Oklahoma State University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. Oklahoma State University employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. Citizens. Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For assistance with the application process or to request an accommodation to enable application, contact OSU Human Resources, 106 Whitehurst, Stillwater, OK 74078 or call 405-744-7401. OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. OSU will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.
Internal Number: req8840
About Oklahoma State University
Oklahoma State University is a Division I school with an enrollment of 24,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The Department of Wellness is a comprehensive health and wellness program for faculty, staff and students. Included are Indoor and Outdoor aquatics,Intramural Sports, over 35 Sport Clubs, Adpative Sports, Outdoor Adventure, FitFirst classes and Wellness programs. The Department of Wellness Staff comprises over 60 full time staff members, and 16 graduate assistants. For more information please visit: http://wellness.okstate.edu/