Outdoor Excursions Program Coordinator

Riverside, CA
Mar 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Full/Part Time
Full Time


$40,150 - $55,900

Position Information
The University of California Riverside, Recreation Department seeks a self-motivated, enthusiastic, and proactive professional to assist the Assistant Recreation Director - Outdoor Excursions in the planning, operations, management, supervision and evaluation/assessment of the Outdoor Excursion programs. Outdoor Excursions is a program of the UCR Recreation Department, and has been serving the campus and surrounding area for over 20 years. Our mission is to provide a variety of programs and services emphasizing safety, skill development, environmental awareness, and community. Participants in our programs learn leadership, personal challenge, and team building through outdoor adventures and nature experiences.

Minimum Requirements
Proficient in at least three of the following, with commitment to continued skill development: sea kayaking, snorkeling, rock climbing, surfing, paddle boarding, sandboarding, bicycle maintenance, map and compass/GPS navigation, teaching wilderness first aid, natural and cultural history.
Familiar with risk management practices for outdoor recreation programs and facilities.
Advanced knowledge of program activity and best practices. Demonstrated ability to analyze and improve programs and processes as needed.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in the English language. Demonstrated ability to incorporate key program information for inclusion in web-based and other marketing materials.
Demonstrates advanced client service leadership, entrepreneurial spirit and creative thinking skills to resolve non-standard issues.
Superior communication skills (oral and written) to effectively and professionally communicate using tact and diplomacy with internal and external campus community including international visitors. Skill in working as part of a team and collaborating with colleagues. Ability to work effectively in a strong service environment that is subject to constantly changing priorities.
Advanced proficiency in the use of computer applications relevant to job duties.
Strong leadership and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively across the organization.
Highly effective service orientation; program management, sound judgment and decision-making, critical thinking skills, skills to develop original ideas, creative problem solving skills in a varied and challenging environment.

Preferred Qualifications
Advanced knowledge of campus policies and procedures.

Additional Information
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #12 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 55th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview


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