The Programming Coordinator works directly with students via instructing, advising, and assisting them in the pursuit of outdoor recreation experiences. Primary responsibilities include overseeing all operational logistics for all trips and activities, as well as, developing and implementing all such programming. Additionally, this position is responsible for coordination and oversight of marketing Outdoor Pursuits programming.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

– Work with the Assistant Director of Recreational Services and the Coordinator of Operations to manage the Outdoor Pursuits program.
– Lead, instruct and assist with development of all OP trips and activities. Trips include, but are not limited to rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking/backpacking, backcountry skiing/riding, rock climbing, and mountaineering. Clinic topics include, but are not limited to avalanche education, climbing instruction, river rescue, and kayak instruction. There are 30 to 40 trips and clinics offered per year. Perform reconnaissance of new trip venues.
– Assist with the development of all program risk management and safety standards and the production of internal documentation and manuals.
– Assist with the daily operations of the Outdoor Center including management and supervision of all student staff.
– Provide direct oversight of the climbing wall operations, including hiring, training, scheduling, and evaluating climbing wall staff.
– Recruit, hire, train, and evaluate one professional intern and assist with development of all Outdoor Pursuits student employees.
– Develop and implement marketing of Outdoor Pursuits programming including, but not limited to social media.
– Assist with the procurement, inventory, and maintenance of all Outdoor Pursuits equipment.
– Oversee the growth and maintenance of the Outdoor Pursuits resource library.
– Maintain records, prepare and analyze statistical reports, evaluation, participation surveys, and program manuals.
– Manage, maintain, operate and coordinate staff training for the van and trailer operations.
– Maintain, at minimum, current Wilderness First Responder or above and CPR certifications.
– Maintain a current State of Colorado Driver’s License.


– Contribute to a comprehensive marketing strategy that promotes recreational opportunities at Fort Lewis College.
– Develops annual goals with appropriate evaluation and assessment metrics to demonstrate progress.
– Demonstrate effective communication and customer service skills with diverse customers from students, faculty, staff, administrators, trustees, and College guests.
– Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
– Perform other duties as assigned.

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Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Backcountry Skills, Climbing Skills, Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Mountaineering Skills, Teaching/Education


- Bachelor’s degree and two years of demonstrated working/life experience in related outdoor programming.
- Wilderness First Responder or above and CPR certifications.

Required Skills:

- 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 similar to the Four-Corners region (i.e.: mountains, high desert, canyons, and whitewater rivers).
- See full job posting for complete list of requirements.

About Fort Lewis College

On a sage-brushed mesa overlooking downtown Durango and the La Plata Mountains, Fort Lewis College is Southwest Colorado’s premier public undergraduate research institution. With more than half of the 3,300 students identifying as people of color, FLC’s academic programming and campus life thrive on nurturing safe, diverse spaces for intellectual exploration and helping people achieve their career goals. A Native American-serving, Non-Tribal Institution, FLC is committed to promoting economic development in neighboring tribal communities and connecting students with the education they need to be the change in the world they want to see. Degree programs span the arts, business, education, health sciences, humanities, and social and natural sciences. Coursework builds on the natural, cultural, and historical resources found around the Four Corners region. See job posting for full description.

Application Instructions

View full job posting and apply on Fort Lewis College's Website: https://fortlewiscollege.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/FLC/details/Coordinator--Outdoor-Pursuits_JR1564