The Expeditions Coordinator provides leadership and advisement to a diverse and comprehensive Carolina Adventures trips program that traditionally offers approximately 30 programs serving more than 400 participants annually. The Coordinator actively supervises and mentors student employees to create safe, inclusive, and accessible recreational opportunities for the University community. The primary purpose of the position is to develop, direct, and foster an experiential learning environment and to oversee and administer a student-led Expeditions program that promotes learning experiences outside of the classroom setting. The position manages all Expeditions’ student employees, creates leadership development opportunities, maintains and updates records, policies, procedures, and provides facility and event management support to Campus Recreation. The position also supports Climbing Programs through assistance with the administration of climbing programs and trips, student trainings, climbing walls management, and collaborative events. The position reports to the Assistant Director of Climbing Programs for Campus Recreation.
Specific responsibilities include:
Develop and implement accessible and inclusive Expeditions programs and workshops to meet the needs and interests of the entire UNC student body.
Investigate new and potential off-site locations for future Expeditions and Carolina Compass programs within North Carolina, surrounding states and regions, and internationally.
Manage Carolina Compass backpacking, climbing, and kayaking expeditions that assist incoming students with a positive personal and social transition into the University experience.
Provide intentional and directed outreach to student groups, campus organizations, faculty, staff, and the UNC Community to recruit participants and develop new Carolina Adventures and Expeditions programming.
Primarily responsible for coordinating, teaching, training, and developing outdoor recreation leaders through the Outdoor Leadership Series.
Ensure all programs operate within required departmental and University risk management guidelines. Coordinate with Carolina Adventures professional staff in the development of risk management guidelines and practices for new expedition course areas, travel, special events, and programs.
Manage all Expeditions program equipment and manage vehicle fleet used for programs.
Minimum Education and Experience Required:
Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience related to the area of assignment required; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
One year of professional experience working in an outdoor recreation or related setting (two years of Graduate Assistant experience is commensurate).
Experience training, developing, and supervising trip leaders and employees.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with a goal-oriented team.
Wilderness First Responder certification or willingness to obtain post-hire.
Master’s degree in Recreation, Outdoor Education, Physical Education, Sports Management, or related field. All degrees must be received from an appropriately accredited institution.
Two years of experience in a higher education or collegiate setting directly supervising student workers and employees.
Outdoor recreation program management experience in a higher education setting.
Knowledge of facility management software (i.e., Innosoft Fusion), staff scheduling software (i.e., When to Work), timekeeping software (i.e., Kronos) and Microsoft Office, particularly excel.
Experience with challenge course instruction and facilitation.
Experience in an indoor climbing facility.
Demonstrated experience successfully leading several of the following outdoor recreation activities: rock climbing, backpacking/hiking, sea kayaking, flat-water kayaking, mountain biking, and/or stand up paddleboarding.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.UNC Campus Recreation, which is housed in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science and Student Affairs, is made up of a dedicated mix of recreation professionals, interns, and undergraduate students. The University of North Carolina, the nation’s first public university, is a global higher education leader known for innovative teaching, research and public service. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, Carolina regularly ranks as the best value for academic quality in U.S. public higher education. Chapel Hill is the quintessential college town: a small town atmosphere steeped in NC history, diverse cultural opportunities, great restaurants and night life (Franklin Street), top level ACC athletics, and the best students in the nation.