The Outdoor Program Coordinator assists in the supervision and operations of a comprehensive Outdoor Program including guided trips and educational classes, outdoor gear rental, and operation of the Student Recreation Center Climbing Wall facility. The Coordinator is committed to promoting Campus Recreation values of inclusion, community, integrity, and development by creating a welcoming environment in department facilities and via programming to a diverse University community.

The Coordinator is solely responsible for personnel management and training of up to 30 Climbing Wall and Outdoor Gear Rental desk student staff annually and daily operations of the climbing and gear rental desk facilities. The Coordinator assists in with responsibilities of the Outdoor Program in collaboration with the Assistant Director – Outdoor Program including development and delivery of Outdoor Program trips and services as well as the supervision of 15 Trip Instructor student staff. The Coordinator will establish relationships and work with other areas of the Department, the Division of Student Affairs, and throughout the University to enhance the Outdoor Program. The Coordinator is also expected to collaborate with the Department and University constituents to facilitate events and projects.

Some weekend hours dependent on programmatic offerings, University calendar, area requirements, or department/university events are required.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Full Time


Master’s degree in exercise science, physical education, kinesiology, recreation administration, sport management, leisure studies, student affairs, wilderness education, or comparable degree
Two years of work experience in a Climbing Wall program in higher education
Experience supervising and managing Climbing Wall employees
Experience developing and leading outdoor recreation educational programs

Preferred Skills:

Two-year 20-hr/week graduate assistantship in Climbing Wall or Outdoor Programming
Direct personnel management experience: recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling, evaluating, and disciplining
Experience with outdoor programs and gear rental programs in higher education
Budget development and management experience
Current climbing certification (American Mountain Guide Association Single Pitch Instructor or equivalent)
Current wilderness medicine certification (Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Resp

About Colorado State University

Campus Recreation, an auxiliary unit in the Division of Student Affairs, provides wellness and healthy lifestyle oriented programs, events, and services to Colorado State University students and employees via seven programmatic areas: Student Recreation Center, Aquatics, Fitness, Intramural Sports, Sport Clubs, Outdoor Program, and Climbing Wall. Eight service units – Membership Services, Business Office, Information Technology, Communications/Marketing, Facility Scheduling/Event Management, Custodial Services, Equipment Management, and Maintenance – support the program functions to provide seamless customer service to CSU students, employees, and their families. Campus Recreation facilities, programs, and services promote a sense of community, support student development through leadership and employment opportunities, and encourage the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle to a diverse University population. Campus Recreation employs 34 career staff, up to 50 part-time staff, and 300+ stude

Application Instructions

Link to job posting and application: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/89081