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Coordinator of Outdoor Adventures

Employer
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Location
Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 17, 2024
Job Description

The Coordinator of Outdoor Adventures is responsible for the Outdoor Adventure and Climbing Wall facets of the Department of Fitness and Wellness. This includes policy development and education, risk management, as well as logistical strategies and organization for year-round programming and operations. Incumbent will design, implement and evaluate programs and initiatives within the outdoor adventures program area and in collaboration with others. The coordinator is also responsible for student employee supervision, risk-management, skill, and safety training, and leadership development as related to the incumbent’s areas of oversight.

Job responsibilities include:

Outdoor adventure programs (Outsiders) and swim lessons:
  • Develop strategic plan in alignment with budget allowance for year-round programs, trips, and events.
  • Plan, oversee, and organize programs, trips, and events. Including attending scheduled trips as needed and supplementing during absence or shortage of student staff trip leaders.
  • Track program area expenses to ensure compliance within allocated funding.
  • Schedule, conduct (when necessary), and evaluate swim lessons.
  • Assess program, trip, or event quality and reach.
  • Recruit, interview, hire, and train all student outdoor adventure staff and managers. Analyze efficacy and efficiency of policies and trainings regularly.
  • Document and mitigate any incidents or safety concerns related to areas of oversight.
  • Manage inventory and replacement schedule of all program supplies.
  • Respond to any patron inquiries related to areas of oversight.
  • Coordinate scheduling of any event-related requests within areas of oversight, including securing necessary staffing.
  • Coordinate with Assistant Director to complete training and certification management of Water Safety Instructor staff.
  • Work with Assistant Director to complete purchases needed for areas of oversight.
Climbing wall programs and operations:
  • Recruit, interview, hire, and train all student climbing wall staff and managers. Analyze efficacy and efficiency of policies and trainings regularly.
  • Identify, address, schedule, and serve as the primary point of contact for all climbing-wall related maintenance and repairs.
  • Track program area expenses to ensure compliance with allocated funding.
  • Schedule climbing wall hours and ensure staffing needs for this are met. Including filling in and supplementing as needed during absence or shortage of student employees to work in this capacity.
  • Document and mitigate any climbing wall-related incidents or safety concerns.
  • Develop programs and events related to climbing; manage and schedule all climbing-related classes, reservations, and requests.
  • Assess program quality, reach, and report wall utilization.
  • Oversee and ensure appropriate risk management for the climbing wall maintenance, safety, and inspections.
  • Manage climbing wall equipment inventory and replacement schedule.
Student development and supervision (Outsiders, Climbing Wall, Water Safety Instructor staff):
  • Provide leadership and supervision for outdoor adventure and climbing wall student staff and managers.
  • Implement education strategies for student staff to enhance skills related to their area(s) of employment, including but not limited to: one-on-one meetings, training, safety drills, functional unit meetings, and certification or certification-level knowledge.
  • Coordinate with Assistant Director to schedule and conduct all necessary staff trainings and certification opportunities.
  • Manage scheduling and approve timecards for climbing wall, outdoor adventures, and swim lessons staff.
  • Oversee and ensure appropriate risk management for the student leaders involved in running the programs: Manage and teach appropriate certification-level knowledge and assessment for climbing wall and outdoor trip leaders; Run safety drills/quizzes.
  • Regularly evaluate student employee and manager performance, and ensure necessary certifications remain up to date.
Administrative and Supporting roles
  • Complete and participate in all necessary trainings related to areas of oversight and support.
  • Assist Assistant Director with management of first aid supply inventory as needed.
  • Assist Assistant Director with scheduling and execution of staff safety trainings such s annual fire drills, risk management drills, CPR/ AED courses, and other facility-related safety training for staff.
  • Support Assistant Director with DSE software needs.
Qualifications

Required Qualifications
  • Genuine interest in student development and well-being, community, physical activity, and the great outdoors.
  • Strong understanding of risk management principles and industry standards for outdoor recreation and indoor climbing.
  • Extensive experience with outdoor and climbing activities such as kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, backpacking, camping, mountain biking, belaying, bouldering, etc., as well as the ability to provide instruction on such activities.
  • Bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred)
  • Current CPR and AED; CPR Instructor certification, Wilderness First Aid (First Responder preferred); Climbing Wall Instructor (with extensive experience, all certifications can be acquired within first 90 days of hire)
  • Current CPR and AED; CPR Instructor certification, Wilderness First Aid (First Responder and/ or Instructor preferred); Climbing Wall Instructor (with extensive experience, all certifications can be acquired within first 90 days of hire)
Preferred Qualifications
  • Climbing wall management and route setting experience
  • Outdoor trip leading experience
  • Previous work in Campus Recreation
Application Instructions

To be considered, please include a resume and cover letter that speaks to your values, experience and/or goals concerning outdoor activities and climbing, student development, and well-being.

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