Reporting directly to the Assistant Director of Outdoor Education and Recreation at Touch of Nature Environmental Center, the Program Coordinator for Campus Outdoor Programs oversees a variety of services and programs. This person will manage Touch of Nature’s Basecamp located at the Student Recreation Center on the main campus, manages the Dawg Days New Student Retreat program at Touch of Nature, provides support and in the field instruction for leadership programs and professional development trainings, and more. Primary responsibilities include managing, planning, developing and implementing programs and initiatives to generate revenue, enhance academic success, and support student retention efforts.
1. Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Education, or related degree.*
2. A total of two (2) years (24 months) experience working in campus recreation or at an outdoor recreation/education organization.*
3. Certification or training in at least one of the following:*
Wilderness First Aid/Responder
Leave No Trace Trainer/Master Educator
American Canoe Association
American Mountain Guide Association
Professional Climbing Instructors Association
Team Building Facilitation
4. Based on position requirements, additional education, training and/or work experience in the area of specialization inherent to the position, may be required.
About Southern Illinois University
Founded in 1869, SIU Carbondale is the flagship campus of the Southern Illinois University System. With more than 12,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff, the Carbondale campus offers a full range of doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s and associate degrees in addition to professional degrees in law and medicine. It is a diverse, student-centered, research-intensive university that has earned national recognition for its teaching, research, service, civic engagement and commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Diversity is an integral part of our legacy dating back to its earliest classes. Today, minority students make up 28% percent of our total enrollment. Additionally, international students comprise more than 8% of our student body. SIU Carbondale continues to rank among the nation’s top colleges and universities in the number of degrees awarded to students in ethnic and racial minority groups.
The physical beauty of the region is a major attraction to students, staff, faculty and visitors. Sixty miles to the south of Carbondale is the historic confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, the two forming the border of the southern tip of Illinois. Just six hours... south of Chicago and within easy driving distance of St. Louis, Memphis, Nashville and Indianapolis, SIU Carbondale draws students from the Midwest but also from nearly every U.S. state and nearly 100 nations. A vibrant community of approximately 25,000 residents, Carbondale is regarded as one of the best small cities in Illinois.