The Outdoor Program Coordinator assists in the supervision and operations of a comprehensive Outdoor Program including guided trips and educational classes, outdoor gear rental, and operation of the Student Recreation Center Climbing Wall facility. The Coordinator is committed to promoting Campus Recreation values of inclusion, community, integrity, and development by creating a welcoming environment in department facilities and via programming to a diverse University community.
The Coordinator is solely responsible for personnel management and training of up to 30 Climbing Wall and Outdoor Gear Rental desk student staff annually and daily operations of the climbing and gear rental desk facilities. The Coordinator assists in with responsibilities of the Outdoor Program in collaboration with the Assistant Director - Outdoor Program including development and delivery of Outdoor Program trips and services as well as the supervision of 15 Trip Instructor student staff. The Coordinator will establish relationships and work with other areas of the Department, the Division of Student Affairs, and throughout the University to enhance the Outdoor Program. The Coordinator is also expected to collaborate with the Department and University constituents to facilitate events and projects.
Some weekend hours dependent on programmatic offerings, University calendar, area requirements, or department/university events are required.
We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services. Therefore, we encourage responses from people of all backgrounds and abilities. We invite you to review Colorado State University’s Principles of Community (http://diversity.colostate.edu/principles-of-community) that guide our mission and vision of access, teaching, service and engagement.
Required Job Qualifications:
Master’s degree in exercise science, physical education, kinesiology, recreation administration, sport management, leisure studies, student affairs, wilderness education, or comparable degree
Two years of work experience in a Climbing Wall program in higher education
Experience supervising and managing Climbing Wall employees
Experience developing and leading outdoor recreation educational programs
Preferred Job Qualifications:
Two-year 20-hr/week graduate assistantship in Climbing Wall or Outdoor Programming
Direct personnel management experience: recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling, evaluating, and disciplining
Experience with outdoor programs and gear rental programs in higher education
Budget development and management experience
Current climbing certification (American Mountain Guide Association Single Pitch Instructor or equivalent)
Current wilderness medicine certification (Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder)
Current avalanche certification (American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education or equivalent)
Experience with programming or service delivery for diverse community populations
Additional Salary Information: *Salary offer will fall within the stated range and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. $2,000 reimbursed for relocation expenses (University policies apply)
*CSU Campus Recreation covers airfare, lodging, ground transportation, and most meals for finalist finalists.
About Colorado State University Campus Recreation
Colorado State is located in Fort Collins, a city of 165,000 – 65 miles north of Denver. The City offers a unique blend of metropolitan advantages and small town friendliness. Located at the western edge of the Great Plains and at the eastern base of the Rocky Mountains, Fort Collins, with its ideal climate, provides easy access to numerous activities.Colorado State University has approximately 33,000 students. Campus Recreation, an auxiliary unit in the Division of Student Affairs, provides wellness and healthy lifestyle oriented programs, events, and services to Colorado State University students and employees via seven programmatic areas: Student Recreation Center, Aquatics, Fitness, Intramural Sports, Sport Clubs, Outdoor Program, and Climbing Wall. Eight service units – Membership Services, Business Office, Information Technology, Communications/Marketing, Facility Scheduling/Event Management, Custodial Services, Equipment Management, and Maintenance – support the program functions to provide seamless customer service to CSU students, employees, and their families. Campus Recreation facilities, programs, and services promote a sense of community, support student development t...hrough leadership and employment opportunities, and encourage the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle to a diverse University population. Campus Recreation employs 34 career staff, up to 50 part-time staff, and 300+ student staff who are committed to providing a safe, welcoming space to CSU community members from all backgrounds and fitness levels. Department webpage: http://csurec.colostate.edu/We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services. Therefore, we encourage responses from people of all backgrounds and abilities. We invite you to review Colorado State University’s Principles of Community (http://diversity.colostate.edu/principles-of-community) that guide our mission and vision of access, teaching, service and engagement.Full-time positions include medical and retirement benefits as well as a relocation stipend.Colorado State University is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.