The Carolina Adventures Coordinator provides leadership and advisement to a diverse and comprehensive Expeditions program that offers approximately 50 programs serving more than 500 participants annually. The Coordinator actively supervises and mentors student employees to create safe, inclusive, and accessible recreational programs for the University community and oversees the implementation of high impact experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate participants through direct teaching, observation, feedback loops, and formal assessment tools.
The primary purpose of the position is to develop, direct, and foster an experiential learning environment and to oversee and administer the Expedition trips program through direct interaction with students to enhance their academic and learning experience outside of the classroom setting. The position manages all Expeditions’ student employees, creates leadership development opportunities, maintains and updates records, policies, procedures, and provides risk management, facility, and event management support to Carolina Adventures, the Outdoor Education Center, and Campus Recreation. The position also supports the Challenge Course and Carolina Adventures by assisting with programs, student trainings, and collaborative special events.
The position reports to the Senior Assistant Director of Carolina Adventures for Campus Recreation.
Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Professional experience working in an outdoor recreation or related setting.
Experience training, developing, and supervising trip leaders and employees.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with a goal-oriented team.
Wilderness First Responder certification required or willingness to obtain post hiring.
Master’s degree in Recreation, Outdoor Education, Physical Education, Sports Management, or related field. All degrees must be received from an appropriately accredited institution.
Two years of experience in a higher educational or collegiate setting and directly supervising student workers and employees.
Outdoor recreation program management experience in a higher education setting.
Weekend and evening work may be required.
Experience with challenge course instruction and facilitation.
Experience in an indoor climbing facility.
Demonstrated experience successfully leading several of the following outdoor recreation activities: rock climbing, backpacking/hiking, sea kayaking, flat-water kayaking, mountain biking, and/or stand up paddleboarding.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.UNC Campus Recreation, which is housed in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science and Student Affairs, is made up of a dedicated mix of recreation professionals, interns, and undergraduate students. The University of North Carolina, the nation’s first public university, is a global higher education leader known for innovative teaching, research and public service. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, Carolina regularly ranks as the best value for academic quality in U.S. public higher education. Chapel Hill is the quintessential college town: a small town atmosphere steeped in NC history, diverse cultural opportunities, great restaurants and night life (Franklin Street), top level ACC athletics, and the best students in the nation.