Pay Range: $20.44 per hour or higher depending on education and experience
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Position Summary: Reporting to the Director of Outdoor Youth Programs, the Outdoor Program Coordinator, Rental Center oversees day-to-day administrative functions of the Outdoor Rental Center: including hiring, training, scheduling and supervising student employees. The Outdoor Program Coordinator manages and oversees the Rental Center budget, employee payroll, vehicles and is responsible for purchases, and maintenance/repair of $500,000 inventory outdoor equipment. The incumbent will implement risk management procedures and policies for all public rentals and departmental equipment used for Outdoor Program, Climbing Center and Academic Course activities, assist the director of Outdoor and Youth Programs, with other duties within the Outdoor Program by leading a variety of wilderness and outdoor recreational and developmental activities for the university community.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors degree in recreation, outdoor education, business or related field of study with 1-2 years of related experience.
Perform, lead, and instruct participants in strenuous wilderness recreational and educational activities with broad based experience in teaching and leading multiple of the following competencies: backpacking, leave no trace, snow sports, glacier travel, avalanche safety, mountain biking, navigation, flatwater and whitewater kayaking, whitewater rafting and climbing.
Experience evaluating potentially hazardous situations in remote wilderness environments.
Performing repair/maintenance of variety of water, snow, camping, and mountaineering outdoor recreational equipment.
Performing work independently to create effective programs and services that serve the entire university community.
Developing, organizing, and implementing administrative projects.
Experience using computer software and applications for word processing, developing spreadsheets, database management and graphic software.
Preferred Masters degree in recreation, outdoor education, business or related field of study.
Demonstrated capacity to work effectively in a university environment within the framework of programs and services, policies and procedures, and the overall mission and goals of an educational institution.
Experience performing similar work in and knowledgeable in higher ed.
Experience and proven competence in outdoor equipment rental or retail shop supervision desired.
Demonstrated ability to train, supervise, develop and coordinate student staff including skill attainment, risk management, conflict resolution and negotiation.
Experience leading and instructing participants in strenuous wilderness recreational and educational activities.
Knowledgeable of the adventure recreation industry, risk management procedures, backcountry environmental safety and first aid practices.
Ability and skill set to tune skis and repair all types of watercraft, tents, stoves and other outdoor equipment.
Certification in a variety of outdoor related disciplines from industry providers: Swiftwater Rescue Technician, ACA Whitewater Kayak or Raft, Avalanche Educator, Leave No Trace Master Educator, and others.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
Applicant must have the physical ability to bend, stoop, lift , carry and/or otherwise move items weighing approximately 50 pounds.
Ability to perform the essential job functions with or without accommodation
Required Licensures, Certifications or other
Certification in Wilderness First Responder and CPR or equivalent required, or willing to obtain upon hiring.
Secure a valid Idaho drivers license and meet University of Idaho driving standards.
Salomon Alpine Ski Binding Training or similar certification, willing to obtain upon hiring.
Posting Number: SP003648P
Posting Date: 10/19/2022
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions: To be considered your 'Letter of Qualification' must address each of the required qualifications. Additionally, please provide information in support of your application regarding the preferred qualifications as relevant.For 1st consideration, please apply by November 14, 2022.
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
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