Outdoor Education Coordinator
Commensurate with Experience
Variable work schedule. Weekend and evening hours required.
Unionized Position Code
Coordinator for Outdoor Education reports to the Associate Director
for Outdoor Education & Student Development and assists with
managing and supervising challenge course and X Country Ski
programs. This position has personnel management responsibilities
that include the training, development and supervision of 30
student supervisors and facilitators. The Coordinator for Outdoor
Education assists with scheduling and staffing; implementation of
emergency action plans; and facility operations for challenge
course and X Country Ski Center.
Bachelor’s degree in recreation, outdoor education, psychology,
management, human development or other relevant field.
Demonstrated challenge course management experience including
strategic planning, budget management, equipment purchasing and
maintenance and risk management.
Two or more years of progressively responsible experience
interacting with outdoor education programs, facilities and
Job Specific Qualifications
- Demonstrated success in training and supervision of multiple
part time staff according to ACCT standards and best practices for
- Experience developing and administering collaborative
programming with academic and student development organizations
utilizing experiential methodology.
- Demonstrated pursuit of personal professional development
through participation in a national industry association or
organization such as ACCT, AEE, AORE, etc.
- Certification for First-Aid and CPR .
- Current Level II Challenge Course Practitioner Certification in
accordance with the standards as set by the Association for
Challenge Course Technology ( ACCT ), or equivalent.
- Ability to work effectively with diverse individuals.
- Assists with development of facilities and programming for the
challenge course, teambuilding and leadership programs and winter
sports programs (i.e. X Country Ski, Ski & Snowboard).
- Assists with hiring, training, supervision, payroll and
evaluation of program staff. Staff includes 40 undergraduate
student and non-student staff in positions including supervisors
- Assists with daily operations and management of challenge
course, X-Country Ski Center and various special events, including
client recruitment and contracting, program scheduling, staff
- Facilitate low and high challenge course and mobile initiatives
programs as needed.
- Ensure safe operation of challenge course facilities.
- Perform visual and tactile inspections of both indoor and
outdoor challenge course hardware and equipment, inspecting
maintaining and purchasing equipment inventory and challenge course
hardware as needed. Schedule and oversee annual challenge course
Assist with climbing wall operations and other duties as
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a
resume and cover letter.
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