Job Description Under the direction and supervision of the Assistant Director, this position is responsible for the coordination and management of the NAU Outdoor Adventures Program within the Department of Campus Recreation. Primary functions include the oversight of all field-based programming including risk management reviews, educational programs, student staff training program, program marketing efforts, program budget and assessments, and supervision of one full-time employee the Challenge Course and Climbing Wall Program Coordinator. JOB FUNCTIONS: •Oversee the development and revisions of policies and procedures as it relates to all field-based and educational programs to meet university compliance. •Manage operations, scheduling, and logistics for field-based and educational programs – including the development of an annual trip schedule, and facilitation of securing permits. •Serve as primary liaison for the development and creation of the annual Master Schedule through administering requests, building a linear calendar, and managing continuing education forms for student and non-student staff. •Develop and administer a comprehensive risk management program for all field-based and collaborative programs to emphasize safety and preparedness for staff and participants in the field. •Serve as a Manager-on-Duty to provide support to trip leaders in emergency/non-emergency situations, collaborating with Outdoor Adventures staff to establish set rotations based on the annual Master Schedule. •Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate qualified student employees and non-student employees, focusing on the development of field-based technical skills, facilitation skills and leadership abilities. •Track, audit, and manage all Outdoor Adventures staff certifications, for both student workers, non-student workers, and professional staff. •Complete briefing/de-briefing for all field-based and collaborative programming. •Coordinate instructional programming fostering environmental awareness, respect and sustainable practices, and assist with facilitating skill development for both single and multi-day field-based programs on land and water. •Foster partnerships with outside departments and agencies to enhance program quality and opportunities for staff and participants as it relates to field-based and collaborative programs. •Responsible for financial oversight of the program to include: field, collaborative, warehouse, and rental programs components, assisting with the projection, reporting and management of the program budget, including purchasing inventory items and equipment as needed. •Prepare and maintain program assessments and data, roster management, evaluations, academic success tracking, and year-end accomplishments. •Serve as the primary liaison for Outdoor Adventures web page management and maintenance, working collaboratively with Outdoor Adventures staff to ensure accuracy of information and relevant updates. •Contribute to Campus Recreation’s marketing and social media efforts for field-based, collaborative, and Rental programs. •Create and maintain a supportive and culturally rich, diverse, and inclusive environment for staff and participants. •Track program financial data, monitor budgets, reconcile finances, and prepare statistical and financial reports. •Oversee the Challenge Course and Climbing Wall programs, through providing development, guidance, and leadership to the Challenge Course and Climbing Wall Program Coordinator. •Assist in providing oversight to the student-lead Bike Hub, serving as a liaison for supporting and managing the program to promote bicycle education, safety, and maintenance practices for the campus community. •Develop and maintain “Base Camp” Outdoor Activity Resource Center, providing supervision to front desk staff, facilitating open-house events, and keeping resources up to date. •Coordinate the Instructor Training Workshop program to develop leadership skills among student and non-student staff, beyond standard trip briefing and de-briefing; focusing on continuing education opportunities for staff to remain compliant with program policy and development of soft skills needed in the field. •Manage and maintain use of medical kits, equipment, and inventory for field-based and educational programs and programs overseen. •Foster partnerships with outside departments and agencies to enhance program quality and opportunities for staff and participants as it relates to land-based and educational programs. •Track program financial data, monitor budgets, reconcile finances, and prepare statistical and financial reports. •Act as a representative and liaison for Campus Recreation and other university departments •Participate as a representative of Campus Recreation at university programs and events, including but not limited to: Family Weekend, Homecoming, Orientation, Expos, Welcome Week and New Employee Orientations. •Provide accurate and timely communications to with supervisor and Campus Recreation Leadership. •The position may require working mornings, evenings and weekends. •Other duties as assigned to support division and departmental vision, objectives and goals.
Bachelor’s Degree in Outdoor Leadership, Leisure Studies, Parks & Recreation Management, or related field AND two years administrative/coordinator program experience; OR, •Three years of progressively responsible work experience in an Outdoor Recreation setting or related field. OR, •Any equivalent combination of experience, training, and/or education. •Must have current certifications in Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness First Aid, and CPR from a nationally accredited organization.
Preferred Qualifications •Master’s degree in related field. •Professional Membership – NIRSA, AORE and/or AEE. •Leave No Trace Master Educator. •Outdoor Leadership Instructor Certification (NOLS, WEA, Outward Bound). •American Red Cross Instructor Certification, CPR/AED/First Aid for the Professional Rescuer or obtain within 60 days. •Challenge Course Facilitator •Various experience leading groups in outdoor settings. •Experience in hiring, supervising, and evaluating student staff. •Experience with these software solutions: InnoSoft Fusion, Campus Labs, and Event Management System (EMS).
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