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Coordinator I/II/III, Campus Recreation (Outdoor Recreation)

Employer
Auburn University
Location
Alabama, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jul 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology & Physical Education, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Recreation & Leisure Studies, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Student Affairs, Athletics, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Details

Requisition Number

S971P

Home Org Name

Recreation and Wellness Center

Division Name

Student Affairs

Position Title

Coordinator I/II/III, Campus Recreation (Outdoor Recreation)

Job Class Code

AE54A/B/C

Appointment Status

Full-time

Part-time FTE

Limited Term

No

Limited Term Length

Job Summary

The Division of Student Affairs at Auburn University is seeking candidates for the position of Coordinator, Campus Recreation (Outdoor Recreation) in the Campus Recreation Department to oversee the Outdoor Recreation Program by providing educational and recreational opportunities to students, faculty, and staff.

Named one of the “Coolest College Recreation Centers in America” by Men’s Health, the Recreation and Wellness Center provides state-of-the-art fitness for Auburn students. With everything from two 50-foot climbing towers to a 1/3-mile corkscrew track, the Recreation and Wellness Center is the perfect place for students to unwind from the stresses of college.

Auburn is a small, friendly university town in the rolling hills of east central Alabama, with a population around 60,000. It is conveniently located along Interstate 85, 100 miles southwest of Atlanta. To the south, Alabama’s Gulf Shores and to the north, the Appalachians Mountains are only a few hours away. Chewacla State Park, located just 3 miles south of town, boasts 30 plus miles of biking/hiking trails and a small lake that accommodates fishing and kayaking. Columbus GA, only 30 miles to the southeast, is home to the longest urban whitewater kayak/rafting in the world.

Essential Functions

Oversee the day-to-day operations, policies, procedures, and supervision of Campus Recreation’s Outdoor Recreation program, Auburn Outdoors.

Assists with the planning and review of programs, strategies, events, and schedules for Auburn Outdoors, including managing the adventure trip programs pre-trip planning process by: scouting, coordinating trip logistics and travel details, assessing risk management, and preparing staff.

Monitors the budget ensuring policies and procedures are followed regarding revenues, expenses, and reimbursements.

Assists with oversight of facilities, equipment, risk management and materials for climbing wall, rental center, bike shop, and the outdoor adventure trip program.

Coordinates personnel activities (for students) to include personnel action, staffing operations such as scheduling, pay scales, payroll oversight, evaluations, delegation, and feedback for a large student staff with attention to detail to ensure quality. Aid in preparation of staff trainings and lead those trainings in various settings paying particular attention in those trainings on: effective group management, risk management, logistical organization, excellent customer service, effective communication, and inclusivity.

Develops educational programs and action plans to increase active numbers, attract new participants, retain participants and engage members for the climbing wall, rental center, bike shop, and outdoor adventure trip program.

Compiles statistical data and provides and maintains reports used in the assessment and revision of goals, policies, and procedures.

Assists with the development, implementation, and monitoring of short and long range plans while maintaining the vision, mission and values of Auburn Outdoors, Campus Recreation and the Division of Student Affairs.

Education Level

Bachelor's degree

Field of Study

Degree in Recreation, Recreation Administration, Physical Education, Business, Exercise Science, or related field

Years of Experience

No experience required for entry level

Area of Experience

Experience in sports or recreational programming working in a collegiate/community recreational environment.

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Level I requires a Bachelor’s degree in a discipline appropriate to position with no experience.

Level II requires a Bachelor’s degree in a discipline appropriate to position plus 2 years of experience in sports or recreational programming working in a collegiate/community recreational environment.

Level III requires a Bachelor’s degree in a discipline appropriate to position plus 4 years of experience in sports or recreational programming working in a collegiate/community recreational environment.

Education Level

When a candidate has the required experience, but lacks the required education, they may normally apply additional relevant experience toward the education requirement, at a rate of two (2) years relevant experience per year of required education.

Field of Study

Years of Experience

When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the required experience, they may normally apply additional appropriate education toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1) year relevant education per year of required experience.

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of planning, management, scheduling and oversight of outdoor recreational activities is required.

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

CPR and First Aid Certifications within 90 days of employment.

Desired Qualifications

The following qualifications are desired:

Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Recreation, Recreation Administration, Physical Education, or a related field.

Experience in collegiate outdoor recreation and active in a variety of recreational pursuits.

Wilderness First Responder training, PCIA (Professional Climbing Instructor Association) Course Provider training, Single Pitch Instructor from a nationally recognized governing body, and ACA (American Canoe Association) certifications, or other instructor certifications in outdoor related fields.

Knowledge of bicycle maintenance and ability to fit people to bikes.

Strong background in leading, managing, mentoring and developing student staff by meeting often, assigning tasks, delivering feedback and providing development opportunities.

Knowledge of facility management software, such as Innosoft Fusion, staff scheduling software, such as When to Work, and timekeeping software, such as Kronos and fluidity with Microsoft Suite particularly in excel.

Strong organization and communication skills with the ability to follow instructions and a growth mentality to learn new things.

Ability to maintain excellent customer service, effective communication, and professionalism in all areas.

Ability to help teach technical trainings in all areas of Auburn Outdoors

Experience in coordinating large events, including all logistics and risk management.

Salary Grade

31

Salary Range

$31,300 - $65,500

Job Category

Student Affairs

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

City position is located in:

Auburn

State position is located:

Alabama

List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position

Posting Date

07/22/2021

Closing Date

08/12/2021

EEO Statement

A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Quick Link for Internal Postings

https://www.auemployment.com/postings/24135
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please provide how you first became aware of this opportunity. Your response helps us determine how we can more effectively reach our candidates.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Recreation, Recreation Administration, Physical Education, Business, Exercise Science, or related field, OR 8 years of experience to use in lieu of a degree?
    • Yes
    • No


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