The Coordinator, Adventure Recreation is responsible for the full portfolio of Adventure Recreation programming, staffing, operations, and risk management for our Jacksonville State University client. At Jax State, the portfolio includes programming for an active climbing and bouldering community, year-round adventure trip programs, gear rentals, bike rentals, special events, and skill training. This position will report to the Associate Director of Adventure Recreation and collaborate with campus and CENTERS colleagues.
Recruit, schedule, select, train, and manage part-time adventure recreation staff
Lead comprehensive climbing wall management including training, operations, maintenance coordination, and inspections
Develop and offer climbing clinics and training. Manage route setting and ensure route quality
Manage the operations of the adventure recreation center including the gear rental and bike rental program
Coordinate adventure recreation trips and clinics year-round. Occasionally lead adventure trips
Develop and execute adventure recreation programming and special events
Assist with budget development and the monitoring of income and expense budgets
Participate in CENTERS meetings and trainings, setting CENTERS standards for operations, and innovation
Prepare and deliver required and requested reports and data to the client and CENTERS central office
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree OR 4+ years of work experience
Wilderness first responder or equivalent
Valid Driver’s license and a clean driving record
Previous experience with climbing wall management, route setting, guiding, or wilderness-based activity instruction.
Single Pitch Instructor (SPI)
Leave No Trace Educator Training
International Mountain Bicycling Association certification
American Canoe Association Certification for kayaking instruction or swift water rescue
CENTERS, LLC is a professional management firm specializing in facility, operation, and program management for higher education. CENTERS' management approach is customized for each client yet retains our uniform quality. Our firm unites site staff with a centralized administrative team, each contributing to the firm's goals and client needs. The CENTERS team is innovative, entrepreneurial, trail-blazing, and ambitious for both CENTERS and our clients. Today, CENTERS provides management services for 11 clients.