Job Description:
Under the direction and supervision of the Outdoor Adventures Recreation Manager, this position is responsible for the coordination of the Outdoor Adventures Trip Program within the department of Campus Recreation. This position will aid the Outdoor Recreation Manager in all aspects of managing a highly successful adventure program which includes operational support of trip logistics and programming, warehouse operations, and equipment rentals.

Program Coordination – 30%

Plan, develop and coordinate operations, scheduling, and logistics for field-based and collaborative programs.
Supervise adventure trip staff in the field and aid student staff in trip planning and management, as well as guide assessment and evaluation.
Assist the Manager with all aspects of trip-related risk and assess staff on trip-specific skills and knowledge through single-day to multi-day trips in the field.
Oversee warehouse equipment and inventory; coordinate maintenance schedules and equipment replacement plans.
Responsible for obtaining special use permits through various land-use agencies and maintaining permits and land management relationships.
Program Management – 25%

Assist with field-based decisions on allocating resources to enhance program operations, including trip-related purchases such as equipment, permits, food, and rentals.
Administer instructional programming fostering environmental awareness, respect, and sustainable practices.
Enforce a comprehensive risk management plan throughout the program planning process to emphasize safety and preparedness for staff and participants.
Coordinate pre-trip preparation with trip leaders including route planning, menu/food shopping, prepping group gear and guide gear, reviewing emergency action plans, and assisting with the pre-trip briefing meeting for trip participants.
Assist with the development of program training manuals and materials including safety and risk management practices to meet national standards and University policy.
Responsible for purchases of trip related costs, inventory items, equipment, and reconciling as needed.
Supervision – 20%

Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate 10 – 15 qualified federal work study and student wage employees and non-student employees to support outdoor offerings and experiences.
Create and implement detailed packing lists for a range of field-based trips and coordinate plans to rig and de-rig each trip with designated staff.
Assist in preparing and maintaining program assessments and data, roster management, evaluations, academic success tracking, and year-end accomplishments.
Occasionally serve as a Manager-on-Duty to provide support to trip leaders in emergency/non-emergency situations, with the direction of the program Manager.
Program Collaboration – 20%

Serve as a liaison for Outdoor Adventures social media plans and web page management and maintenance, working collaboratively with marketing staff to ensure accuracy of information an

Tagged as: Full Time


Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in related field.
3 years’ relevant experience within an outdoor recreation program. Two (2) years as a graduate assistant equals one (1) year of work experience.
Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Skills:

Master's degree in related field.
Swift-water Rescue Certification and/or other river certifications.
Leave No Trace Master Educator.
Outdoor Leadership Instructor Certification (NOLS, WEA, Outward Bound).
American Red Cross Instructor Certification, CPR/AED/First Aid or obtain within 60 days.
ACCT Level 1 or higher Challenge Course Facilitator.
Demonstrated field experience facilitating teambuilding.
Various experience leading groups in outdoor settings.

About Northern Arizona University

This position is an on-site position which requires the incumbent to complete their work primarily at the Flagstaff Mountain campus with or without accommodation. Opportunities for remote work are rare.
This position is posted as Outdoor Adventures Coordinator which is a working title. The NAU system title for this position is Recreation Coordinator, Senior.
Ability to work weekends on a consistent basis. This position will require extensive time in the field and a flexible work schedule including weekends.

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