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Assistant Coordinator of Climbing Programs at Outdoor Adventures


This Assistant Coordinator position will be working in the Department of Recreation, Adventure and Wellness. Our mission is to provide the university community with opportunities and facilities to lead active, healthy lifestyles through sport and recreation on campus and out in the beautiful wilderness of Alaska.  An important component of this mission is fulfilled through the Outdoor Adventures program.  Here at OA we have four main program areas.  We have a traditional student tripping program through which we get students off campus on a variety of adventures.  We also have a full fleet of outdoor rental gear.  In addition, we teach academic classes in outdoor related subjects which include both hard skills and soft skills.   Finally, we manage two climbing facilities here on campus that includes an indoor rock climbing facility, and an outdoor rock tower which becomes an ice climbing wall in the winter months.  We are looking for an experienced and dynamic individual with a passion for climbing and outdoor recreation.  With incredible support from the University’s upper administration, we are only expecting to grow and improve our programming and facilities over the next few years.

This position will take the lead on managing the indoor and outdoor climbing facilities here at UAF.  This includes all aspect of the facilities: hiring, training, scheduling, inspections, records, route setting, maintenance, youth programs, special events, comps and equipment.  During the winter months, this position will also take lead on the formation of the ice and management at our outdoor ice climbing tower.

In addition to managing the climbing facilities, this position will teach a variety of climbing related courses throughout the year.  Our department currently offers; an indoor, beginning rock climbing class, an outdoor, beginning rock class, an expedition rock course taught at such sites as the Golden Canyon in the Yukon or Joshua Tree National park in California.  We also teach an introduction to ice climbing class.  Most of these classes involve a significant amount of time outside and in the field.  The Assistant Coordinator will typically teach one or more of these courses each semester.

The Assistant Coordinator will also assist in the development, marketing, coordination, and evaluation of programs and special events that enhance the recreational experiences of Outdoor Adventures participants. This position will identify and assist in collaborative department programming efforts.

The Assistant Coordinator will work under the direction of the Coordinator of Outdoor Adventures.  These are the two professional staff positions with Outdoor Adventures, and as such the Assistant Coordinator will be the primary point of contact in absence of the Coordinator.  These responsibilities include managing the program, employee scheduling, timesheets, equipment rental, customer service and crisis management.

Please apply at-  http://careers.alaska.edu/cw/en-us/job/505526/outdoor-adventures-assistant-coordinator-for-climbing-programs

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