Under direct supervision to assist with the development and implementation of the Adventure Outings program for the Associated Students including: planning, scheduling and monitoring a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities; hire, train, and supervise student staff; and to do related work as required.

Develop and supervise the trips program including program manuals, policies, and staff
Coordinate workshops, courses, and events
Manage the staffing, logistics, training, marketing, and all other associated aspects of Wildcat Wilderness Orientation, an extensive multi-day wilderness orientation program for incoming students
Design and implement custom adventure trips for groups
Manage rental program and maintenance for AO’s backcountry yurt
Hire, train, and supervise equipment rental center staff
Hire, train, and supervise student managers (equipment rental, trips, office)
Maintain annual use permits with land management agencies
Oversee the creation, design, and printing of a semesterly program calendar
Confirm staffing, vehicles, and facility reservations related to trips and special events
Organize and lead field training seminars
Maintain and oversee Adventure Outings’ online registration system
Maintain filing systems for participant records, financial data, and personnel files
Orchestrate basic vehicle maintenance, service, and annual inspections
Train staff in driving vans and towing trailers and maintain regular driver’s reviews
Lead staff trainings, trips, and events as needed
Assist in writing grant applications, program manuals, policies and procedures  
Assist in the general administration of Adventure Outings
Assist in annual program assessment and safety review
Assist in developing, implementing, and monitoring publicity and marketing
Facilitate awareness of legal, liability, and safety issues for activities
Maintain professional relations with a variety of regulatory agencies
Represent the Adventure Outings programming and activities in contacts with the campus community, the public, and other organizations
Other duties may be assigned

Adventure Outings Program Director

Adventure Outings student staff, student managers (trips, equipment rental, and office), and interns.

Primary work is performed in an office.  Occasional work performed outdoors with exposure to wide variations in temperature and weather conditions; continuous contact with staff, campus community, and public.
Stand, sit, and walk for extended periods; manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; verbal communication; extensive physical exercise and exertion during outdoor activities requiring cardiovascular strength; operation of motor vehicles.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Climbing Skills, Full Time


Two (2) years of full-time experience is required. Graduate assistant experience may substitute for full-time experience.

Preferred Skills:

Specific experience in coordinating and programming outdoor recreation for a campus population and familiarity with office and rental center operations preferred.
Experience with other outdoor programs preferred.

About Associated Students of CSU, Chico

The Associated Students (AS) is a comprehensive campus auxiliary corporation of CSU,Chico serving thousands of students, faculty, staff and community members through myriad student programs, services and business enterprises. With an annual budget of more than $21M, the AS operates residential and retail dining services, the Bell Memorial Union, the Wildcat Recreation Center (WREC), and administers the contract for the Wildcat Store (bookstore). Additionally, the AS offers a wide variety of services and programs such as: CAVE (Community Action Volunteers in Education), Child Development Lab, Adventure Outings, Recycling, Sustainability and student government. Typically, the AS employs more than 100 full and part-time employees and more than 750 students.

Application Instructions

In order to apply for this position, please visit www.as.csuchico.edu and click on Apply for Jobs. From the job page, select Full Time under the Categories drop down menu and locate Adventure Outings Programs Coordinator, then click Apply for Job. In order to be considered for this position, you must submit an application on the Associated Students of CSU, Chico webpage and include a resume and cover letter.