The Adventure Leadership Institute (ALITM) is the authority in adventure leadership education. We are educators who develop and change students using experience as our textbook and the outdoors as our classroom. The Coordinator of Adventure Trips and Classes coordinates outdoor recreation/adventure trips and instructional classes for the Adventure Leadership Institute (ALI). The coordinator actively creates learning environments that empower OSU students to create safe, inclusive, and accessible recreational opportunities. The primary purpose of this position is to directly interact with students and enhance their learning and experiences outside of the classroom setting.
The position coordinates opportunities for learners to will gain technical skills and confidence to engage in outdoor recreation. Skill development will emphasize experiential learning, self-efficacy, and stewardship. This position is responsible for the facilitation of traditional and adventure-based outdoor recreation trip programs and classes that will expose participants to many facets of leadership opportunities including group management, outdoor living, wilderness medicine, trip planning, critical thinking, and skill acquisition in activities like backpacking, hiking, camping, rock climbing and mountaineering. The Coordinator develops travel protocol and risk management plans consistent with the department, university, and state policies and procedures to ensure a high quality program delivery.
Instruction and curriculum development is a key part of the role and is vital in developing students and appropriately preparing them for the responsibility of leading participants in activities which often occur in outdoor environments that are sometimes in remote locations. The Coordinator focuses on developing community so the learners will cultivate interpersonal connections. Community building is achieved through shared experiences connected to nature and the welcoming environment we create.
The Coordinator for Adventure Trips and Classes reports to the Senior Assistant Director of the Adventure Leadership Institute. This position develops and maintains collaborative working relationships with other professionals in the Recreational Sports and within the university community to ensure consistency in policy and procedure that has far reaching impact.
The Adventure Leadership Institute is built on a foundation of respect and care. This position upholds a culture of honor and dignity, principles that are fundamental to a positive learning environment. The environment is fashioned by personal integrity and discipline, and where self-worth is sustained. This position is integral to the coordinated efforts of the Adventure Leadership Institute that develop leadership skills and competencies of its student employees and participants. The position contributes to student development through experiences underlining direct experience, robust reflection, and effective feedback.
The Department of Recreational Sports is a unit of the Division of Student Affairs that is committed to equalizing student success. We focus on informing, engaging, educating, equipping, and inspiring students as advocates for individual and community wellbeing. Recreational Sports provides opportunities to enrich student development and enhance transferable skills through experiences in our spaces, programs, and services, including the student employment program. As a department, we celebrate differences and shared interests, and we strive to build a workplace that is welcoming, challenging, and fun. As a staff, our work is focused on a blend of visioning and developing, as we maintain a reputation of leadership in the integrated and evolving field of wellness and recreation. As a department, Recreational Sports adheres to and holds itself accountable to the following values:
We are solution oriented
We are stewards
We are innovative
We are educators
We extend respect and build trust
Recreational Sports strives to promote a community where everyone belongs and thrives to contribute to a sense of community and a culture of wellbeing at Oregon State University.
Bachelor’s degree in management, outdoor recreation, education, human sciences, business, communications, or related field.
Demonstrated progressive experience in the administration and implementation of outdoor/adventure education, trips, and events, and/or related field.
Demonstrated experience, knowledge, and ability to instruct the outdoor recreation courses, including but not limited to: Wilderness First Aid, Wilderness First Responder, and Wilderness Living Techniques.
Demonstrated experience, knowledge, and ability in supervising, training/development, and evaluating of student employees, student associates, and/or practicum/interns.
Demonstrated experience, knowledge, and ability to safely travel in remote and exposed wilderness terrain.
Demonstrable leadership in the advancement of diversity and inclusion.
Demonstrable commitment to student development through teaching and employment.
Certifications in the following: CPR with AED for the Professional Rescuer and, Wilderness First Responder by hire date.
Blood Borne Pathogens/Universal Precaution obtained within 90 days of hire date.
Leave No Trace Trainer or ability to obtain within 90 days of hire date.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.
This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030.
OSU is one of only two American universities to hold the Land Grant, Sea Grant, Sun Grant, and Space Grant designation and is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Extensive university. OSU is located in Corvallis, a community of 53,000 people situated in the Willamette Valley between Portland and Eugene. Ocean beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, high desert, the rugged Cascade and Coast Ranges, and the urban amenities of the Portland metropolitan area are all within a 100 mile drive of Corvallis. Approximately 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled at OSU from all 50 states and 100 countries.The university has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, multiculturalism, and community. We actively engage in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and student body that include members of historically underrepresented groups. OSU provides outstanding leadership opportunities for people interested in promoting and enhancing diversity, nurturing creativity, and building community. The Department of Recreational Sports is primarily student fee funded and is a part of the Division of Student Affairs.