SUMMARY: Oversee activities of the outdoor education office, to include management of the Ritt Kellogg Climbing Gym, organizing the Ahlberg Leadership Institute (ALI), facilitating the Outdoor Recreation Committee (ORC), supervising students, and participating in overall office management and projects.
· Oversee management of on-campus facilities and equipment for Outdoor Education to include the Ritt Kellogg Climbing Gym, Kayaking Roll Sessions, and Outdoor Education Center; make recommendations regarding equipment needs, maintenance of building operations, staff training, and purchase equipment as authorized.
Supervise, train, and mentor students in the areas of student office interns, coordinators, Ritt Kellogg Climbing Gym, Kayaking Roll Sessions, Ahlberg Leadership Institute, and the Outdoor Recreation Community (ORC)
· Assist with marketing and advertisement for various Outdoor Education programs, events, trips, and activities.
· Manage and oversee logistical support for Outdoor Education to include: the management of the SUMMIT online database system, submitting requisitions/financial documents, organizing credit card receipts, journal entries, reservations, organizing special events, answering email inquiries, and data analysis of participation
· Manage data reporting for trip database, leader progress, certification status, and blockly reports.
· Assist in researching current industry best practices, assessment, and implementation of trends.
· Provide input in budget development; track and monitor budgets; authorize expenditures as authorized; track and control revenues
· Serve as advisor to multiple student groups to include fostering leadership development; act as liaison between these groups and other campus constituencies.
· Collaborate & develop relationships with campus departments and student organizations to foster cross campus connections & partnerships that meet the College’s goals of inclusivity, mental health, resiliency, and sense of place.
· Lead trips, trainings, and other on- and off-campus activities; provide problem-solving and crisis management as well as overall logistical and leadership responsibility.
· Oversee the winter sports program including trainings, trips, reservations, and risk management for all skiing, snowshoeing, backcountry winter travel, and hut trips.
· Assist oversight of the student-led Outdoor Recreation Committee to include approval of student-led trips, on-campus events, and weekly meetings; provide emergency on-call support, risk assessment and management, and pre- and post-trip evaluation.
· Collaborate with faculty, staff, student groups and vendors to provide logistical support through food service, transportation, facilities, third party organizations.
· Serve as on-call for trips as needed.
· Coordinate and oversee…
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Bachelor’s degree plus three years of related experience; current Wilderness First Aid/Wilderness First Responder and CPR certifications; ability to coordinate logistics, manage budgets, assess best practices, and advise students; past wilderness experience in whitewater, backpacking, skiing, mountaineering, and/or climbing environments; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to...
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About Colorado College - Outdoor Education
Since Colorado College was founded in 1874, outdoor recreation and education have been an integral part of the College’s identity. With the distinguishing combination of the Block Plan paired with the physical location of CC, students are given the opportunity to take their educational experience and their love for the outdoors to new levels. As student populations diversify the traditional definitions and identities of Colorado College’s rich outdoor history continually evolve, creating new and significant outdoor experiences for everyone.
Today, the Outdoor Education Department builds on the mission of the College by allowing students to enhance their leadership skills, gain a sense of stewardship, and engage in self-discovery through experiential opportunities in the outdoors.