The Operations Coordinator provides oversight and management of OP’s equipment inventory and storage facilities including both the Outdoor Center and the OP Ski & Bike Shop.  Responsibilities also include the procurement of trip food and related equipment; the management and training of student staff; as well as, creating and improving all logistics procedures and policies.  Additionally, the Operations Coordinator oversees OP’s student outdoor leadership program (SOL) as well as, Peak Experiences (a pre-college trip program for incoming students). 

Tagged as: Support Staff


Bachelor’s degree and two years of demonstrated working/life experience in related outdoor programming. 
Outdoor skills and experiences with the ability to instruct in at least four of the following activities:  Rafting, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Hiking/Backpacking, Backcountry Skiing/Boarding, Rock/Ice Climbing, Mountaineering, Wilderness Medicine, Avalanche Education.  This experience should be in environments that are similar to those found in the Four-Corners region (i.e. mountains, high d

Preferred Skills:

Demonstrated work experience with a college/university outdoor program, commercial guide or outfitters, or work with the National Outdoor Leadership School, Outward Bound, or similar. 
Demonstrated experience with the purchase and procurement of outdoor equipment. 
Demonstrated experience with the repair and maintenance of outdoor equipment including ski/board tuning, bike repair, and sewing skills. 
Knowledge of the outdoor recreational opportunities in the Four-Corners Region. 

About Fort Lewis College

Fort Lewis College, a public institution located in Durango, Colorado, offers degree programs in arts,
business, education, health fields, humanities, social and natural sciences, and teacher education.
Our inspiring mountain campus is located atop a scenic mesa overlooking historic Durango and
situated between the San Juan Mountains and the desert Southwest. We are committed to
accessible and high-quality baccalaureate education, and our hallmarks are remarkably close
relationships between students and faculty, the freedom of intellectual exploration, and the
challenge of experiential learning. Our 3,300 students come from 48 states, 17 countries, with 36%
Native American and Alaska Native backgrounds, and 11% Hispanic backgrounds. Durango is a
thriving multicultural community of 18,500 set along the beautiful Animas River Valley. Averaging
300 sunny days per year, the community is known for its outdoor lifestyle and friendly, festive

Application Instructions

Cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for position Include details regarding how your personal and professional experiences allow you to encourage a learning environment grounded in equity and inclusion. “How do you envision contributing to Fort Lewis College’s commitment to equity and inclusion?” Resume Names and contact information for three current, professional references Submit materials as one PDF file via email to: [email protected]