Outdoor Excursions Program Coordinator

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Outdoor Excursions Program Coordinator Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 201806271581 Full Time Other Commensurate with Experience Position Information The University of California, Riverside Recreation Department seeks a self-motivated, enthusiastic, and proactive professional to assist the Assistant Recreation Director of Outdoor Programs in the student staff development and supervision of the Outdoor Excursions Program. This job is designated as a Career Ladder recruitment, in which it has been posted at two different levels. The applicants will be assessed based on the minimum requirements for the recruitment for which they applied. If your qualifications are better aligned for the lower level position and you meet those minimum requirements, we encourage you to apply directly to recruitment # 201806271561 (Outdoor Excursions Program Coordinator). Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required Advanced degree in Outdoor Education, Recreation Administration, Leisure Studies, Student Personnel Administration, Higher Education, or a related field. Preferred
Licenses License Requirement Red Cross CPR. Required Standard First Aid Training Certification. Required Valid Driver's License Required
Certifications Certification Requirement Red Cross CPR. Required Standard First Aid Training Certification. Required Wilderness First Responder Certification. Required American Canoe Association (ACA) Instructor Certification in Kayaking. Preferred Wilderness Education Association (WEA) Outdoor Leader Certification. Preferred Wilderness First Aid Certification. Preferred Wilderness First Aid/ CPR/ AED Instructor Certification. Preferred Leave No Trace (LNT) Trainer Certification. Preferred Professional Climbing Instructors Association Certification as Climbing Wall Instructor. Preferred Professional Climbing Instructors Association Certification as Single Pitch Instructor. Preferred Professional Climbing Instructors Association Certification as Top and Based Managed Climbing Instructor. Preferred
Conditions Condition Requirement Ability to obtain CPR/AED/First Aid Certification within 6 months of hire. Required Ability to obtain Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Certification within 6 months of hire. Required Involvement with professional associations and conferences such as: National Intramural-Recreation Sports Association (NIRSA), Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE), Western Regional Outdoor Leadership Conference (WROLC), and/or Association of Experiential Education (AEE). Coursework with NOLS, Outward Bound, or Wilderness Education Association. Preferred Advanced degree and/or volunteer experience can be used towards the 8 years of experience requirement. Preferred Experience Experience Requirement Minimum of 8 years of related experience. Required Professional experience working in university outdoor programming including equipment rentals and trips. Preferred Experience in programming involving outdoor equipment and trips. Preferred Experience supervising or mentoring students, maintaining outdoor equipment, student development, and leadership training. Experience working with diverse populations/clientele. Preferred Experience leading and advising participants and teaching outdoor skills; ability to lead and supervise in potentially dangerous conditions, and extreme environmental conditions. Required
Special Conditions Special Condition Requirement Ability to successfully pass FBI and DOJ Criminal Check. Required Must possess or obtain a valid CA Drivers License in accordance with the CA department of motor vehicles. Required
Minimum Requirements 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.
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.
Advanced knowledge of program activity and best practices. Demonstrated ability to analyze and improve programs and processes as needed.
Demonstrates advanced client service leadership, entrepreneurial spirit and creative thinking skills to resolve non-standard issues.
Advanced proficiency in the use of computer applications relevant to job duties.
Familiar with risk management practices for outdoor recreation programs and facilities.
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.
Strong leadership and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively across the organization.
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, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.


  • UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.

  • UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.

  • In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.


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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Posted: 12/30/2018
Application Due: 5/29/2019
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