The Assistant Director of Outdoor Programs assists the Director of Outdoor Programs with the responsibilities for the overall management of the Westminster College Outdoor Program. The Assistant Director has responsibility over all aspects of the indoor climbing wall and will also be responsible for instructing courses for the Outdoor Education and Leadership Major.

Responsibilities include:

Involvement in all areas of the Outdoor Program
Coordinate and facilitate outdoor trips, clinics, and workshops. Develop, train, and mentor student trip leaders. Supervise student-led trips from beginning to completion. Be on-call while trips are in the field. Assist with the development and supervision of the outdoor equipment rental program. Assist in planning and implementation of summer programming, which includes immersive practical application opportunities for student staff. Contribute to the overall logistics of running the Outdoor Program including marketing, maintaining web resources, equipment, partnerships, etc.

Responsibility: Oversee climbing wall
Hiring, training, and supervising climbing wall staff, facilitating climbing
competitions, and fostering campus and community partnerships and events.

Responsibility:Academic instruction and coordination
Teach eight credits per year of academic courses for the Outdoor
Education & Leadership (OEL) program which includes instructing parts of the OEL Field Semester. As the Outdoor Program Assistant be a part of the administrative OEL team – specifically, weekly meetings, planning and implementation of the OEL Field Semester, and program development.

Responsibility: Additional responsibilities
Work evening and weekend hours, as required. Respond on-call as assigned. Serve on various committees as necessary, including Staff Council, themed residence hall floors, etc. Attend division and department meetings and committees as relevant. Other duties as assigned.

Organizational Responsibilities:

Responsibility: Diversity and Inclusion

Promote an Inclusive Westminster through demonstration of the commitments included in the Westminster College Diversity Statement. Participate in developmental activities to increase understanding and awareness of issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion both individually and as related to my field of work, profession or discipline.

Responsibility: Recognition of Tribal Communities
Please join us in recognizing the tribal communities of the Goshute, Diné Navajo, Paiute, Shoshone, and Ute peoples, their elders, both past and present, and their future generations. We acknowledge their stewardship of Utah’s lands.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff


Bachelor’s degree; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
Two years of experience in outdoor education and/or adventure programming in a leadership role
Demonstrated experience with college/university outdoor programs (either in leadership or student capacity), as well as in teaching outdoor-related topics and courses
Excellent organizational, time management, supervisory, financial management, and communication skills to include writing and speaking with clarity, ac

Preferred Skills:

Advanced certifications and training in one or more outdoor skill areas (e.g. Rock, Snow, Wilderness Medicine, Paddling, etc.) is preferred, not required
Masters Degree preferred

About Westminster College

Small Private Non-Profit Comprehensive Liberal Arts College in Salt Lake City, UT

Application Instructions

April 1st is an ideal start date however there is some flexibility for a later start date. Please submit a cover letter/letter of interest, resume, and contact information for 3 references. A request for an outdoor-specific resume may be required. Apply at https://westminstercollege.peopleadmin.com/postings/1375