Outdoor Adventure Program Coordinator
Department: Wellness & Recreation (WELL)
Position Category: Staff
Schedule: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Monday – Friday
Evenings and Weekends required when applicable
Off May 15th – July 15th
Will driving be required?: Yes
If temporary, list start date:
If temporary, list end date:
Requested start date for this position: 07/23/2018
Pay Rate: Salary commensurate with education and experience
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Campus Location: Northwest Denver
Full-time or Part-time: Part-Time
Posting Number: 201101176
The Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP ) Coordinator, is responsible for the supervision of select programmatic functions within the Department of Wellness and Recreation. An area of particular emphasis for the Outdoor Adventure Program Coordinator, is co-curricular experiential education. In these multiple capacities, the Outdoor Adventure Program Coordinator will collaborate with professional staff and student leaders to set goals, supervise trips, develop budget projections, track expenses, process accounts payable, evaluate organizational needs, problem-solve, and serve as a liaison with other university departments essential to program implementation and success. In addition, the Program Coordinator will serve as a member of the Department of Wellness and Recreation leadership team; fully participating in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the departmental mission to mentor student leaders, develop programs that enhance the student experience at Regis University, and encourage a sense of campus community that reflects our Jesuit identity.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
50% Program and Personnel Management
• Coordinate and supervise an extensive outdoor program encompassing activities suitable for all experience levels in the Denver metro region, state wide, regionally, nationally and internationally.
• Maintain safety standards for outdoor recreation, based on industry norms and best practices.
• Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate all OAP student staff.
• Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate Operations Team internship/volunteer program (OPTS ).
• Promote the growth and expansion of OAP beyond traditional student’s base within Regis College.
• Conduct assessments of programs by designing tools to compile information for program learning outcomes.
• Organize, promote, lead, and evaluate First Tracks adventure program geared towards new incoming Regis freshman and transfer students.
• Collaborate and contract with third party vendors and outfitters ensuring Regis students receive the highest quality outdoor experience.
• Acquire appropriate permits for programs.
• Organize and lead workshops and tutorials centered around outdoor best practices and use of gear in the field.
• Collaborate with the Assistant Director of Fitness and Wellness and Administrative Assistant on the maintenance and upkeep of Active Network software used for gear check-in/check-out and trip registration process..
• Monitor OAP student staff office hours to ensure time is being used appropriately and productively.
• Supervise scheduled route setting of the climbing wall and verify wall integrity and safety.
• Supervise climbing competitions for the Regis community on a reoccurring basis.
• Design, implement, and evaluate all climbing wall policies and procedures as required.
• Oversee the development and operations of the full service bicycle shop within Wellness and Recreation.
• Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate student bike mechanics.
• Maintain a fleet of rental bicycles available free of charge to the Regis students.
• Offer basic bike maintenance workshops to the Regis community.
• Partner with area bike shops when appropriate to expand services and supplies offered.
• Work with the Office of Residence Life, for developing the programmatic components of a CORE LLC . (Colorado Outdoor Recreational Experience Living Learning Community).
• Attend conferences and workshops for outdoor programming as needed.
40% Financial Management
• Forecast, monitor, and evaluate a comprehensive OAP budget.
• Purchase, organize, maintain, and replace a comprehensive selection of outdoor gear and accessories available for checkout free of charge for Regis students.
• Monitor and approve time entry of student work study employees.
• Establish, maintain, and grow relationships with local and regional outfitters allowing for the most cost effective utilization of their respective services.
• Report to the Director of Wellness and Recreation with the forecasting, monitoring, and reconciliation of the OAP budget.
10% Departmental Duties
• Obtain CPR /WFA instructor certification and lead CPR /WFA certification classes for Wellness and Recreation student employees and the Regis community as requested.
• Serve on division and university wide committees when requested.
*Other duties as assigned
*Bachelor’s degree in outdoor education, recreation, or related field.
*NOLS Wilderness First Responder Certification.
*Demonstrated experience coordinating and leading outdoor recreational trips .
*Demonstrated teamwork, training and facilitation experience.
*Fulltime staff supervision experience.
*Master’s degree in outdoor education, recreation, or related field.
*Student development experience and experience working with a university population.
*Bike maintenance experience.
*American Mountain Guide Association Single Pitch Instructor Certification or ability to obtain certification.
*Wilderness First Aid instructor certification or ability to obtain.
*Swift Water Certification or the ability to obtain.
*Experience as a Graduate Assistant within Campus Recreation.
Regis University, inspired by its Jesuit Catholic heritage, has been committed to academic excellence, personal development and community engagement since its founding in 1877. Regis provides values-based education at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Its motto, “Men and Women in Service of Others,” describes the purpose of Jesuit education: to form men and women who use their knowledge in the unselfish service of others. Regis is composed of five colleges: the College of Contemporary Liberal Studies, Regis College, College of Computer & Information Sciences, College of Business & Economics, and Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, which includes the schools of pharmacy, physical therapy and nursing.
Beyond its historic campus in Northwest Denver, there are Regis campuses in Thornton, the Denver Tech Center and in Colorado Springs. Regis currently serves about 10,000 students in online and campus environments and has been ranked as a top school in the Western Region for 20 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report.
UA EEO Statement:
This statement is intended to indicate clearly that the University is morally committed to the principles of nondiscrimination – that we want to do this rather than just have to by law.
“In accordance with its Jesuit Catholic mission, Regis University is committed to maintaining a humane atmosphere in which the civil rights of every individual are recognized and respected. Regis University does not unlawfully discriminate in either the provision of educational services or in employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law. Within this context, Regis University does reserve the right to give employment preference to persons who demonstrate by word and practice a commitment to the University’s mission and educational goals.”
Open Until Filled: Yes
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