The Program Coordinator is responsible for offering a wide variety of outdoor activities designed to promote positive lifetime skills, leadership development, and holistic well-being. Through the intentional use of student learning theory and student involvement, this position exists to provide and market recreational involvement opportunities in outdoor recreation, equipment rental services, bike repair services, bouldering wall open recreation, challenge course initiatives, leadership development, and team building.
Operational processes for outdoor adventures include:
Create, implement, and assess program initiatives.
Market, publicize, and promote outdoor programs through student outreach, orientation, social media, website, print materials, etc.
Develop and implement a comprehensive assessment process to assess student learning outcomes and staff development.
Implement risk management procedures, educate, and train staff and students to ensure all proper safety precautions are meeting expectations.
Submit annual budget requests and record program purchases, income and staffing.
Submit monthly program and participation numbers to the Associate Director.
Contribute to departmental strategic planning and compile annual reports.
Conduct pre-trip meetings with outdoor adventure participants, and provide professional leadership and oversight or equipment rental inventory services and protocol.
Ensure participants complete travel form requirements: medical, assumption of risk, travel itinerary, private driver authorization, etc.
Maintain equipment inventory, maintenance, and proper storage; performs regular inspections and checks to ensure equipment is in proper working order
Develop an outdoor adventures schedule inclusive of a variety of pursuits for all abilities (20-40 per year).
Develop and schedule team building workshops with department, student groups, and outside clients.
Develop and schedule outdoor leadership and educational workshops for student groups
Respond to emergencies on trip as a Wilderness First Responder.
Schedule and supervise the bouldering wall and bike shop operations; including procurement of all required equipment.
Supervisory Responsibilities: This position requires a flexible work schedule to ensure coverage of all outdoor programs, which can include daily and overnight outdoor trips. The person selected for this position must be able to work evenings and weekends. A large part of the Program Coordinator role is the focus on intentional student development. Development and training of student employee’s include:
Select, train, supervise, mentor, audit, and evaluate student staff team and Graduate Assistant.
Implement outdoor-specific training that includes leadership development, trip management, wilderness first aid, bike mechanics, rock climb setting techniques, workshops, audit review, and overall risk management.
Builds supervisory relationships; sets expectations and holds staff accountable yet is able to provide recognition when it is due
Provides leadership for student staff by providing continuing education to enhance skills that can be used in the classroom and are transferable to their desired career.
Provide an environment of understanding for/of multicultural and diversity issues and topics.
Implements end of the semester student and graduate assistant evaluations that includes strengths, challenges, and a developmental plan for the upcoming semester.
Facilitates weekly supervisor meetings and provides opportunities for feedback and training.
Work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement potential discipline and if necessary make recommendations for termination to the Associate Director
This position requires a Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university and 1-year post bachelor’s experience or 9 month’s graduate assistantship experience leading outdoor trips. Wilderness First Responder certification required. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment. The finalists will be subject to a background check.
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