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Assistant Program Coordinator for Maverick Adventures (SA25006)

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 13, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Program Coordinator for Maverick Adventures (SA25006)

Division: Student Affairs & Enrollment Management
Department: Campus Recreation
Unit: Campus Recreation211, MSUAASF
Location: Mankato
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Employment Condition: Probationary
Work Shift:
Work Schedule/Hours/Days:

Posting Details:
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on May 3, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.
POSITION: Probationary; Range B*

Salary Minimum: $37,943
Salary Maximum: $76,732
Salary Type: Annual
Bargaining Unit/Plan: 211, MSUAASF

Job Description:
The Assistant Program Coordinator for Maverick Adventures administers, develops, coordinates, implements and evaluates a comprehensive area focused on adventure and challenge programming. This area requires specialized knowledge & skills to provide professional services. The assistant coordinator serves as an expert in this area and is required to maintain relevant certifications and attend relevant trainings. The assistant coordinator is responsible for providing the university community and general public with high quality experiential and outdoor education learning opportunities through ropes course programming, the outdoor and indoor climbing walls, outdoor trip offerings and outdoor equipment rental program and throughout Campus Recreation. The assistant coordinator develops and implements programmatic design of the Maverick Adventures program area. The assistant coordinator communicates effectively with staff, faculty and students across the university and community setting to promote healthy and safe behaviors related to adventure, challenge and recreational activities.

Required Qualifications:
  • Earned Master’s Degree in Experiential Education, Outdoor Recreation, or other related field.

  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.

  • CPR Certification.

  • Minimum 1 year (2 years graduate assistant) experience as a director/manager/coordinator of an experiential education program, team building and leadership development program, outdoor program or climbing wall program.

  • Documented training and leadership experience in challenge course, climbing wall, outdoor programming and management.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Documented experience designing and facilitating adventure-based program staff trainings and events.

  • Documented competency in risk management in adventure education, ropes course, outdoor and climbing wall programming.

  • Knowledge of ACCT industry standards, industry best practices and their implementation.

  • Ability to work successfully with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and external parties.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral methods with coworkers, university partners, clients, community members, students and faculty/staff.

  • Strong team building, leadership, and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to recruit, hire, supervise and evaluate staff (GA’s, interns, student hourly).

  • Strong written, oral, interpersonal communication and organizational skills.

  • Ability to develop, manage and interpret a budget.

  • Computer skills-database management and office operations for program reservations.

  • Ability to develop potential expansion of program (rental center, trip & travel, and certifications & educational clinics).

Other Requirements:
Work safely at all times, which includes but is not limited to, participating and completing all required safety trainings, as well as performing all job tasks in accordance with Minnesota State University, Mankato policies and procedures utilizing appropriate tools, equipment and personal protective equipment.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at:

  • The salary range denoted above is the contractual range; however, salary upon hire is dependent upon qualifications and experience.

University Demographics Minnesota State University, Mankato is a member of the Minnesota State system. Minnesota State has established a strategic vision, Equity 2030, which aims to close the educational equity gaps across race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability, and geographic location by the end of the decade at every Minnesota State college and university and to provide an opportunity for all Minnesotans to create a better future for themselves, for their families, and for their communities. The focus of the work includes:· Enhancing access and student success.· Providing Minnesota with the talent it needs.· Anchoring the communities and regions we serve.Equity 2030 seeks to bridge efforts occurring within divisions and institutions, creating an intentional statewide culture of equity-minded collaboration and resulting in equitable practice embedded throughout our institutions. The full Equity 2030 plan is linked here. Minnesota State University, Mankato has identified five broad themes as our basis for discussion in developing our next comprehensive strategic plan. The themes are Serving Students and Managing Enrollment, Focusing our Resources, Offering an Exceptional Student Experience, Caring for Health and Well-Being, and Ensuring a Welcoming, Equitable, and Inclusive University. We seek to attract teacher-scholars who will be culturally and academically diverse faculty members, and staff with a demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. Minnesota State University, Mankato, is student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands knowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state, and nation.Founded as a Normal School in 1868, Minnesota State University, Mankato is now the second largest university in Minnesota with a tradition of combining big-ideas with real-world thinking to find solutions for pressing problems in the state, region, and global society. Mankato, Minnesota, is a community of nearly 44,500 people, about 85 miles southwest of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The University acknowledges the land and the tribal nations upon this land whose work is being accomplished. We acknowledge that we are on Dakota land. We also take the opportunity to recognize that we live, work, and learn in the homeland of the Dakota people, whose language frames our name—Minnesota State University, Mankato.Serving approximately 17,900 students annually, the University is an applied research institution, with more than 200 academic programs, from bachelor’s through doctoral degrees. The University is a diverse and global campus with 18% students of color and 1,175 + international students from 95 countries, cutting-edge information technology solutions and extensive partnerships. With 1,600 faculty and staff, including 700 teaching faculty. The University has additional locations and a growing number of on-line programs to accelerate educational access and opportunity. These locations include partnerships in northern Minnesota’s the iron range region. Fast facts about the university can be found here:

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website: A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.
  • Cover Letter
  • Non-Photo Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact Information for three (3) references
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree
  • A brief (no more than one-page) diversity statement presenting a commitment to or experience working in an equity-minded environment

Samuel Steiger, Program Coordinator for Maverick Adventures
Campus Recreation Department
Phone: 507-389-6118
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711
*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Minnesota State University Administrative and Service Faculty which can be found at:
NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MN State’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.
The Minnesota State University, Mankato Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available for your review. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the University. The policy statements address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security. Three years’ worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on-campus, or in other University affiliated locations. This report is available online at: You may also request a paper copy from University Security at 507-389-2111, or by emailing

Benefits Info:
The following link provides a brief overview of benefits available to eligible employees of Minnesota State University.

Select the ASF Summary (Administrative & Service Faculty) link from the list for specifics of that plan.

Benefits Overview

Posting Number: M425M
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date:
Position End Date (if temporary):
Open Date: 04/12/2024
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions Summary:

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Minnesota State University, Mankato has a long-standing commitment to diversity and is actively seeking to nurture and enrich its underrepresented communities. We also take the opportunity to recognize that we live, work, and learn in the homeland of the Dakota people, whose language frames our name—Minnesota State University, Mankato. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States. Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Office of Human Resources, 507-389-2015 (V), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY). This Vacancy Notice is available in alternative format upon request. Minnesota State University, Mankato is an affirmative action/equal opportunity University and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. jeid-ad136954a92ea94f959cff9a2257a4ff

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