The Outdoor Recreation program at Texas State University is growing, and adding an additional coordinator to the existing team.
The Coordinator will primarily oversee the day-to-day operations of the Challenge Course, Team Building program, and Climbing Center, to include: maintenance, development, and implementation of custom experiential education programs for university users and community partners.
Additionally, this position will aid in the recruitment, supervision, training, evaluation, scheduling and documentation of student staff skill development/progression; support in the supervision of program logistics while leading and evaluating selected programs (i.e. trips, clinics, workshops, trainings, and challenge course sessions) while ensuring risk management planning and execution meet program standards. This will include some nights, overnight, weekend and week-long field work, as well as serving as “on-call” via phone for incident management.
Other duties may include, but are not limited to, direct collaboration for achievement of the vision, mission, and strategic goals of Campus Recreation. Work hours and days may vary depending on programming.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Administration or related field. • Experience in the promotion, design, development, and administration of recreational programs. • Outdoor recreation and leadership portfolio (i.e. documented challenge course and team building facilitation, climbing wall operations, and adventure trip leading experience). • Experience facilitating on Challenge Courses, Aerial Parks, or High Ropes Courses. • Current CPR, AED, First Aid certification or ability to obtain within 45 days of hire. • Texas Driver’s License or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire.
• Master’s Degree in Recreation Administration, Leadership, Outdoor Recreation, or related field. • ACCT Level II certification. • Two (2) years (24 months) of experience in the promotion, design, development, and administration of recreational programs. • Demonstrated experience successfully managing/facilitating a low and high ropes challenge course and/or indoor climbing wall. • Familiarity with challenge course inspection and maintenance for risk management, and resolving problems independently prior to activities. • Demonstrated experience in the training and supervision of student employees to accomplish program operations. • Industry certifications, such as: ACCT CCM, AMGA SPI, ACA Swiftwater Rescue. • Wilderness First Responder certification. • Demonstrated experience using and maintaining a wide range of outdoor equipment as a component of a rental operation. • Ability to teach or instruct at least one outdoor recreation activity, such as: rock climbing, backpacking or whitewater paddling. • Demonstrated involvement in industry professional organizations. • Demonstrated computer skills including Microsoft Office 365 or equivalent product.
Internal Number: 2021259
About Texas State University Campus Recreation
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