1934 Coordinator of Outdoor Adventures


TITLE Coordinator of Outdoor Adventures




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Assistant Director of Campus Recreation-Recreational Sports

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Director of Campus Recreation


The Coordinator of Outdoor Adventures is responsible for the operations of the Outdoor Adventures program including managing outdoor trips and educational sessions, managing the operations of the Foster Recreation Center climbing wall and outdoor boulder, maintaining outdoor, recreational sports, and climbing wall rental equipment, and providing leadership and direction to Outdoor Adventures student staff. The Coordinator of Outdoor Adventures works in conjunction with other University departments to promote Campus Recreation programs to a diverse and inclusive population.


Education: A bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree is preferred. A degree with an emphasis in recreation, outdoor education, college student personnel, student affairs, or other related area is preferred.

Experience: One year of experience working in recreation is required; experience with direct administrative responsibilities in outdoor recreation programming is preferred. A strong background in risk management especially as it relates to outdoor recreation is preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of climbing wall management and outdoor trip experience is preferred.

Skills: Effective organizational, management, leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills are required. Computer literacy is required. A demonstrated commitment to promoting a diverse environment is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required A working knowledge of financial operations is preferred.

Certifications: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), automated external defibrillator (AED), and Wilderness First Aid instructor certifications are required or must be obtained within 90 days of employment. A valid Missouri Driver’s License is required or must be obtained within 30 days of employment.

Other: The scope of the position requires attendance at evening and/or weekend activities, meetings, and workshops.


1. Assists in managing Outdoor Adventures programs, services, and climbing facilities, including the promotion and implementation of all events with an emphasis on risk management.

2. Assists in maintaining a friendly, safe, and inviting environment for all Outdoor Adventures and climbing wall patrons.

3. Hires, trains, and supervises all Outdoor Adventures student staff focusing on customer service and risk management.

4. Plan and lead staff meetings for all Outdoor Adventures student staff.

5. Assures safety and maintenance checks are performed regularly on all Outdoor Adventures facilities and equipment.

6. Assures all student staff obtain and maintain current CPR and Wilderness First Aid certifications and all Climbing Wall Attendants are certified to provide belay training to patrons.

7. Evaluate and provide regular performance feedback to all student staff to ensure safety measures are taken during programs and customer service expectations are met.

8. Assists with planning all Outdoor Adventures programs including developing an Emergency Action Plan, advertising, registration, and communication with the host site, if applicable.

9. Maintains accurate and complete records for Outdoor Adventures programs including staffing, attendance, financial records, contracts, if applicable, and all other required documents.

10. Completes evaluations for all Outdoor Adventures programs and develops program goals based on feedback, past programming, and participation numbers.

11. Assists in maintaining Outdoor Adventures student staff payroll records accurately and promptly.

12. Develops new Outdoor Adventures programs for both inside and outside the Foster Recreation Center including the outdoor boulder.

13. Maintains inventory of all Outdoor Adventures equipment and makes recommendations for replacement or repair as needed.

14. Assures the accuracy of Outdoor Adventures program information including printed and online media.

15. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

16. Remains competent and current on climbing wall and wilderness safety requirements through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation-Recreational Sports.

17. Supports the overall success of Campus Recreation by assisting with special projects and assignments as assigned, attending all required meetings, serving on internal and University committees as assigned, and performing all other duties as assigned.


The Coordinator of Outdoor Adventures is supervised by the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation-Recreational Sports and supervises assigned student workers.




Factor 1: Professional Knowledge, Skill, and Technical Mastery

Level 1 - 500 Points: Knowledge of principles, processes, methods, and procedures associated with a limited range of healthcare, technical, scientific, administrative support, communications, or social science program objectives or common problems. Knowledge permits the employee to complete routine medical and healthcare procedures, common administrative support tasks, operate basic equipment and instruments, carry out a variety of interrelated tasks and recurring assignments, assist individuals, answer common questions, and/or elicit information from a variety of sources. Professional knowledge, skill, and technical mastery at this level are typically acquired through a combination of formal education and/or training and experience beyond a high school diploma.

Factor 2: Supervisory Responsibility

Level 3 - 270 Points: Supervision of a limited number of (a) operative, administrative support, or paraprofessional employees who do not exercise a full range of supervisory responsibilities over other full-time employees, (b) a very small number of professional employees, or an equivalent combination of (a) and (b). The incumbent performs a full range of supervisory responsibilities including performance reviews of subordinates. The incumbent is generally responsible for training, planning, and directing the work of permanent employees, and provides major input into hiring decisions. Supervisory responsibilities consume moderate amounts of work time and may include general work planning tasks.

Factor 3: Interactions with Others

Level 3 - 250 Points: The purpose of interactions is to advise or counsel others to solve recurring and structured problems, and/or to plan or coordinate work efforts with other employees who are working toward common goals in situations where relationships are generally cooperative. Interactions are moderately structured and routine and may involve employees in different functions, students, and/or the general public. These types of interactions require normal interpersonal skills.

Factor 4: Job Controls and Guidelines

Level 2 - 250 Points: The employee carries out a group of procedures using the general methods and desired results indicated by the supervisor. Typically, standard operating procedures, handbooks, and/or reference manuals exist for most procedures, but the employee must select from the most appropriate of several guidelines and make minor adjustments to methods. Unforeseen situations are normally referred to others for resolution. Assignments are related in function and objective, but processes, procedures, or software varies from one assignment to another. Based on the assignment, the employee uses diverse, but conventional, methods, techniques, or approaches. Employees in jobs at this level may perform work that is moderately complex, but normally performed within a fairly narrow and specific functional area.

Factor 5: Managerial Responsibility

Level 2 - 400 Points: Work involves services including collecting, processing, and disseminating information and providing advice to others. Work activities may be complex and likely affect the accuracy, reliability, or acceptability of further processes or services to the extent that others rely on the advice given in order to make decisions. Work activities typically affect the efficiency of the department but have relatively minor effects on operations within the cost center. Individuals in jobs at this level are often responsible for actively documenting, monitoring, and controlling expenditures. Incumbents may recommend minor expenditures, but have no substantive authority over budgets.