The Expeditions Coordinator provides leadership and advisement to a diverse and comprehensive Expeditions program that offers approximately 30 programs serving more than 300 participants annually. The Coordinator actively supervises and mentors student employees and volunteers to create safe, inclusive, and accessible recreational environments for the University community. The primary purpose of the position is to develop, direct, and foster an experiential learning environment and to oversee and administer the Expedition program through direct interaction with students to enhance their academic and learning experience outside of the classroom setting. The position manages all Expeditions' student employees, creates leadership development opportunities, maintains and updates records, policies, procedures, and provides facility and event management support to Campus Recreation. The position also supports Climbing Programs through assisting with the administration of climbing programs, student trainings, climbing walls management, and collaborative events. The position reports to the Assistant Director of Climbing Programs for Campus Recreation.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
One year of professional experience working in an outdoor recreation or related setting (two years of Graduate Assistant experience is commensurate).
Experience training, developing, and supervising trip leaders and employees.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with a goal-oriented team.
Wilderness First Responder certification required or willingness to obtain post hiring.
Experience with challenge course instruction and facilitation.
Experience in an indoor climbing facility.
Demonstrated experience successfully leading several of the following outdoor recreation activities: rock climbing, backpacking/hiking, sea kayaking, flat-water kayaking, mountain biking, and/or stand up paddleboarding.
Master's degree in Recreation, Outdoor Education, Physical Education, Sports Management, or related field. All degrees must be received from an appropriately accredited institution.
Two years of experience in a higher educational or collegiate setting and directly supervising student workers and employees.
Outdoor recreation program management experience in a higher educational setting.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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