DUTIES: Works closely with the Fitness Coordinator to create a healthy and well-rounded activity program for the college. Responsible for developing and implementing outdoor leadership curriculum; including, but not limited to, hard and soft skills for guiding rock-climbing, cross-country skiing, white-water rafting and kayaking, backpacking, wilderness survival, swift water rescue, and professional outdoor leadership. Organizes and leads recreational outdoor trips; including, but not limited to: rock-climbing, cross-country skiing, alpine skiing/snowboarding, back packing, and rafting. Monitors and maintains outdoor program equipment, including backpacking equipment, rafting equipment, and snowshoes. Oversees Bicycle Loan Program; including inventory management, equipment maintenance, staff training, development of risk management protocols, and instruction of maintenance clinics.
Program Administration: Coordinates the Outdoor Program including budgeting, menus, van reservations, scheduling, development and implementation of risk management plans and protocols, curriculum development and implementation, creation of course literature, permit applications and acquisition, logistics coordination, and staff training. Oversees the bicycle loan program, including development and implementation of risk management plans and protocols. Keeps an updated file on permits for various BLM, Forest Service, and National Park usage areas. Trip Leadership and Development: Lead 6 weekend trips per year, 4 in the fall and 2 in the spring, in addition to the annual spring break trip. Design, promote and execute 2-3 rotating iconic spring break trips. Work with student leaders to identify a variety of appealing weekend trips based on student interest.
Student Leadership Development: Recruit, hire and develop a student leadership team. Students will be developed weekly and have weekly opportunities to lead local and weekend outings and trips. All students will gain certification and training that allow them to lead weekend trips and spring break backpacking trips in the southwest. Student Development: Will establish, develop, manage and sustain an SJC outdoor culture and will establish a student advisory committee to meet monthly. Inventory Management: Maintains the outdoor equipment inventory, including, but not limited to: monitoring usage logs for key safety equipment; maintaining climbing ropes; maintaining and repairing boat and bicycle fleet, and checking tents and sleeping bags for wear and defects. Maintains a relationship with Atalaya Search and Rescue. Oversees the Student Activity Center in absence of the Fitness Coordinator and performs other duties as required.
To maintain high level of activities pertinent to college community. To maintain a cooperative working relationship with internal and external customers. To perform job related duties in a timely, professional manner.
Two years to five years of similar or related experience. A college degree. Courtesy, tact, and diplomacy are essential elements of the job. Work involves much personal contact with others inside and/or outside the college for purposes of giving or obtaining information, building relationships, or soliciting cooperation. Current certification as WFR, or higher. Current CPR certification. Other instructor certifications, such as AMGA, AIARE, SRP, ACA. Proficiency in the following skills: rock-climbing, rafting, kayaking, skiing, snowboarding, orienteering, backpacking, ski-touring, wilderness survival, bicycle mechanics. Must have a valid driver's license.