Stanford Recreation and Wellness is aligned with the pioneering spirit of Stanford University. We are committed to bold and purposeful engagement where sport, recreation, and wellness merge to create a campus and workplace where everyone’s well-being flourishes.
As part of the country's leading collegiate athletic department, we work cohesively, lead with courage, pursue and revere excellence, embrace scholar-athleticism, and ignite a culture of belonging and wellbeing through moving, adventuring, playing, and learning.
We are building a community that is inclusive and a diverse team that is committed to excellence. We take risks. We are willing to lead. We do the right thing. We create innovative solutions. We develop our employees. We promote a culture of gratitude and recognition. We have fun. If that sounds like you, join us.
The Climbing Coordinator is responsible for the day to day operations of the Stanford Climbing Wall. This includes supervision of staff, managing the route setting and conducting routine maintenance. The Stanford Climbing Wall is a 3,200 sq. ft. structure that includes bouldering, top rope, and lead climbing. Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Adventure Sports, the Climbing Coordinator will develop curriculum for and train climbing gym staff, provide instruction for climbing clinics, and manage special climbing-related events. The Climbing Coordinator will also serve as a field instructor for backpacking and rock climbing within the Outdoor Education academic program.
In this role you will:
Be responsible for the daily management of climbing facilities, including managing staff, engaging with patrons of the gym, and ensuring risk management standards are met
Oversee recruitment, hiring, orientation, training, scheduling, motivation, and retention of student and contingent personnel
Mange the route setting program
Oversee and document the routine maintenance for climbing gym equipment and physical structure and maintain the records of all warranties and services for the facility
Assist with the development, delivery, and assessment of programs for the Stanford Climbing Wall
Assist with the administration of financial processes, including managing budget and payroll
Serve as field instructor for multi-day climbing and outdoor leadership academic courses
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
Bachelor's degree and two years of employment experience in the field of campus recreation/outdoor education or a combination of education and relevant experience in campus recreation/outdoor education
Demonstrable supervisory experience with a collegiate or commercial climbing gym
Climbing Wall Instructor Lead certification through the AMGA, PCIA or CWA or ability to obtain this certification within 90 days of employment
Wilderness First Aid and CPR certification – or ability to attain with 90 days of employment
Demonstrated ability to create an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates our shared humanity.
Ability to function and communicate effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities, and cultural backgrounds.
Engagement in AORE, CWA, NIRSA, or other recreation or sport professional associations.
DAPER’s Integrity: This position, along with all DAPER coaches and staff, is responsible for the integrity of Stanford’s intercollegiate athletics program and for the reputation of Stanford University. This position is responsible for ensuring that his/her/their involvement with Athletic Department activities maintains the integrity of the University’s reputation and does not negatively impact the relationship between the University and its faculty, staff, students and alumni. Additionally, this position must comply with University policies and procedures, NCAA and PAC-12 rules and regulations.
Why Stanford is for you: Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
Other duties may also be assigned, not all unique aspects of this job are covered by this job posting. A full job description will be shared during the interview process.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 88846
About Stanford Recreation & Wellness
From its founding in 1891, Stanford University’s leaders have believed that physical activity is valuable for its own sake and that vigorous exercise is complementary to the educational purposes of the university. Within this context for human development, it is the mission of Stanford’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation to offer a wide range of high quality programs which will encourage and facilitate all participants to realize opportunities for championship athletic participation, physical fitness, health and well being.