Outdoor Excursions Program Coordinator

Job Description

Job Number 201806271581
Full/Part Time Full Time
Schedule Other
Salary 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 Requirements


Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Advanced degree in Outdoor Education, Recreation Administration, Leisure Studies, Student Personnel Administration, Higher Education, or a related field.




Red Cross CPR.

Standard First Aid Training Certification.

Valid Driver's License




Red Cross CPR.

Standard First Aid Training Certification.

Wilderness First Responder Certification.

American Canoe Association (ACA) Instructor Certification in Kayaking.

Wilderness Education Association (WEA) Outdoor Leader Certification.

Wilderness First Aid Certification.

Wilderness First Aid/ CPR/ AED Instructor Certification.

Leave No Trace (LNT) Trainer Certification.

Professional Climbing Instructors Association Certification as Climbing Wall Instructor.

Professional Climbing Instructors Association Certification as Single Pitch Instructor.

Professional Climbing Instructors Association Certification as Top and Based Managed Climbing Instructor.




Ability to obtain CPR/AED/First Aid Certification within 6 months of hire.

Ability to obtain Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Certification within 6 months of hire.

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.

Advanced degree and/or volunteer experience can be used towards the 8 years of experience requirement.



Minimum of 8 years of related experience.

Professional experience working in university outdoor programming including equipment rentals and trips.

Experience in programming involving outdoor equipment and trips.

Experience supervising or mentoring students, maintaining outdoor equipment, student development, and leadership training. Experience working with diverse populations/clientele.

Experience leading and advising participants and teaching outdoor skills; ability to lead and supervise in potentially dangerous conditions, and extreme environmental conditions.

Special Conditions

Special ConditionRequirement

Ability to successfully pass FBI and DOJ Criminal Check.

Must possess or obtain a valid CA Drivers License in accordance with the CA department of motor vehicles.

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 Informations

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.

  • Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey.


  • Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.


  • In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.


  • U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."


  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."


  • U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:
    • Graduate School of Education - 62nd among ranked schools


    • Bourns College of Engineering - 71st among ranked schools

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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