Boise State University invites interested applicants for the position of Coordinator of Outdoor Program to become a part the Campus Recreation team as we build an engaged and inclusive community that encourages healthy, active people and enhances student success. This is a new position that is primarily responsible for working with the Assistant Director in the overall administration, implementation, and supervision of the Outdoor Rental Center, and Team-Building program daily operations. This position also includes responsibilities to closely collaborate with the other Program Coordinator in the support and management of a Climbing Gym and Outdoor Trips areas.
You will be successful in this position if you:
Are an advocate for inclusion and demonstrate an appreciation for working and recruiting people of diverse backgrounds.
Are passionate about providing and creating meaningful student development opportunities.
Strongly believe in the benefits of experiential and adventure-based learning activities.
Exude a positive attitude.
Are constantly looking for feedback.
Possess determination and initiative.
Are committed to building genuine connections between students to promote engaged communities.
Thrive in a fast-paced department.
Available to work in a flexible schedule that requires some evenings, weekends, and designated holidays.
Who we are: At the Outdoor Program, we believe we are educators who develop and positively impact students using the experience as our textbook and the Outdoors as our classroom. We excel in building connections through experiential and adventure based activities. We base our vision and goals on our department core values: Care, Excellence, and Inclusion. You will join a diverse team that is proud of sharing and facilitating growing and learning experiences.
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You will have the opportunity to:
Develop, implement, and manage the daily operations of the Team-Building and Outdoor Rental Center.
Develop, create, and implement a new Team-Building program based on challenge course activities with the projected construction of a new aerial course with high and low elements.
Develop, implement, and evaluate program policies.
Hire, train, schedule and evaluate student staff.
Coordinate risk management plans and implementation.
Plan and implement maintenance procedures for Outdoor Rental Center and Challenge Course facilities.
Actively collaborate with the implementation and management of the daily operations of the Trips and Climbing Gym areas.
Work closely with the Assistant Director and Coordinator of Trips & Climbing Gym for Outdoor Programs to ensure and promote a genuine team and community environment within and outside the Outdoor Program.
Coordinate the maintenance and purchase of program equipment.
Build new and maintain existing strategic partnerships with other offices and departments across campus.
Teach CPR and First Aid classes for Campus Recreation to Boise State and Boise community participants.
Seek out and provide educational/advancement opportunities for staff.
Monitor and assist in the development and projections of program budgets.
Plan and implement program marketing and social media strategies.
Continue professional development by involvement in professional organizations and participating in regular continuing education.
At a minimum you should have:
Bachelor degree in a related field.
One (1) year of administrative/coordinative professional / graduate assistant level experience working in a leadership capacity in outdoor recreation with an emphasis on staff development, fiscal management, and program implementation.
Seventy-five (75) hours of demonstrated field experience facilitating teambuilding and challenge course programs in high and low elements.
Practical experience in leading experiential learning-based outdoor trips varying from 1 to 8 days in extension.
American Red Cross CPR/FA/AED Instructor certification or ability to obtain within the first semester of employment.
Valid driver’s license upon the first day of employment with a minimum of two years driving experience and a clean driving record.
The preferred candidate will have:
Master degree in a related area.
Wilderness First Responder Certification.
Challenge Course Facilitator Level 2 (ACCT).
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in outdoor equipment usage and maintenance.
Technical outdoor competency in at least two (2) of the following skill areas: whitewater rafting, rock climbing, backpacking, and/or cross country skiing.
Two (2) years of administrative/coordinative professional experience working in a leadership capacity in outdoor recreation with an emphasis on staff development, fiscal management, and program implementation
Practical experience through outdoor leadership national organizations (NOLS, Outward Bound)
The application should include a cover letter, resume, and answers to the supplemental questions which should clearly demonstrate how the applicant meets the requirements of the position.
For full consideration, applicants must submit: 1. Cover letter, which summarizes qualifications and expresses interest in the position. 2. Current resume which includes dates of employment. 3. Answers to supplemental questions. 3. Name and contact information for at least three professional references.
Deadline to submit applications is February 24th of 2019.
About the University: A public metropolitan research university with more than 22,000 students, Boise State is proud to be powered by creativity and innovation. Located in Idaho’s capital city, the university has a growing research agenda and plays a crucial role in the region’s knowledge economy and famed quality of life. In the past 10 years, the university has quadrupled the number of doctoral degrees, doubled its master’s degrees and now offers 13 online degree programs. Learn more at www.BoiseState.edu.