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Program Coordinator for Outdoor Adventures, Campus Recreational Services, Student Affairs [R0134970]

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Calico Basin, NV
Closing date
Feb 16, 2023

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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Program Coordinator for Outdoor Adventures, Campus Recreational Services, Student Affairs [R0134970]


The Program Coordinator is responsible for offering a wide variety of outdoor activities designed to promote positive lifetime skills, leadership development, and holistic well-being. Through the intentional use of student learning theory and student involvement, this position exists to provide and market recreational involvement opportunities in outdoor recreation, equipment rental services, bike repair services, bouldering wall open recreation, challenge course initiatives, leadership development, and team building.

Operational processes for outdoor adventures include:
  • Create, implement, and assess program initiatives.
  • Market, publicize, and promote outdoor programs through student outreach, orientation, social media, website, print materials, etc.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive assessment process to assess student learning outcomes and staff development.
  • Implement risk management procedures, educate, and train staff and students to ensure all proper safety precautions are meeting expectations.
  • Submit annual budget requests and record program purchases, income and staffing.
  • Submit monthly program and participation numbers to the Associate Director.
  • Contribute to departmental strategic planning and compile annual reports.
  • Conduct pre-trip meetings with outdoor adventure participants, and provide professional leadership and oversight of equipment rental inventory services and protocol.
  • Ensure participants complete travel form requirements: medical, assumption of risk, travel itinerary, private driver authorization, etc.
  • Maintain equipment inventory, maintenance, and proper storage; performs regular inspections and checks to ensure equipment is in proper working order
  • Develop an outdoor adventures schedule inclusive of a variety of pursuits for all abilities (20-40 per year).
  • Develop and schedule team-building workshops with the department, student groups, and outside clients.
  • Develop and schedule outdoor leadership and educational workshops for student groups
  • Respond to emergencies on trips as a Wilderness First Responder.
  • Schedule and supervise the bouldering wall and bike shop operations; including procurement of all required equipment.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position requires a flexible work schedule to ensure coverage of all outdoor programs, which can include daily and overnight outdoor trips. The person selected for this position must be able to work evenings and weekends. A large part of the Program Coordinator's role is the focus on intentional student development. Development and training of student employees include:
  • Select, train, supervise, mentor, audit, and evaluate student staff team and Graduate Assistant.
  • Implement outdoor-specific training that includes leadership development, trip management, wilderness first aid, bike mechanics, rock climb setting techniques, workshops, audit review, and overall risk management.
  • Builds supervisory relationships; sets expectations and holds staff accountable yet is able to provide recognition when it is due
  • Provides leadership for student staff by providing continuing education to enhance skills that can be used in the classroom and are transferable to their desired career.
  • Provide an environment of understanding for/of multicultural and diversity issues and topics.
  • Implements end of the semester student and graduate assistant evaluations that includes strengths, challenges, and a developmental plan for the upcoming semester.
  • Facilitates weekly supervisor meetings and provides opportunities for feedback and training.
  • Work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement potential discipline and if necessary make recommendations for termination to the Associate Director.


UNLV Campus Recreational Services is a premier campus resource that promotes healthy lifestyles and student achievement through transformative and accessible programs, services, and facilities. Through our programming and services offered to UNLV students, faculty, and staff we promote not only a holistic culture of wellness but a culture that fosters inclusion and equitable practices. Our goal is to attract candidates who will serve as positive role models, have the ability to articulate the value of recreation to all that enter our facility, and can provide opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds to learn how to think critically, problem solve, and have the confidence to be successful.

The department of Campus Recreational Services falls under the Division of Student Affairs - the heartbeat of the university - the pulse that keeps everything circulating to give our students a rich array of experiences in addition to their formal education. Each unit in Student Affairs plays an important role in developing the different, daring, and diverse student body that has become UNLV's most recognizable trait.

We, members of UNLV Student Life, courageously dedicate ourselves to inclusive and equitable practices to eradicate discrimination and create justice. We will:
  • Actively seek our communities' voices,
  • Acknowledge and address barriers,
  • Challenge ourselves and others, and
  • Celebrate and engage the power of our diverse talent.


This position requires a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university as recognized by the United States Department of Education and/or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and 1-year post bachelor's experience or 9 month's graduate assistantship experience leading outdoor trips and outdoor program operations. Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification required. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.


This position prefers a Master's Degree from an accredited college or university as recognized by the United States Department of Education and/or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Trainer certification, experience with low ropes challenge course instruction, experience in a bicycle service shop, experience with outcomes assessment and analysis. Standard First Aid, CPR, and AED certification required within 60 days of employment. All successful candidates will have the ability to assess student needs, value a high degree of student contact, interact effectively with a wide diversity of people, have excellent interpersonal skills, communicate well in verbal and written form, and manage multiple tasks in a dynamic work environment.


The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.


Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions.

  • Generous compensation packages, up to 48 days of paid time off, sick leave, and holidays
  • Excellent health insurance including medical, dental and vision
  • No state income tax
  • Comprehensive retirement plans and voluntary benefits programs
  • Tuition discounts at Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) schools
  • Tuition discounts for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents

  • Flexible work schedule (depending on your department)
  • Employee recognition and appreciation programs
  • Personal and professional development opportunities
  • UNLV athletics ticket discounts
  • Memberships available for payroll deduction at UNLV's Student Recreation and Wellness Center
  • Statewide employee purchase program discounts
  • RebelCard discounts on and off campus
  • Wellness programming for all UNLV faculty and staff at no cost
  • Opportunity for career advancements to leadership roles


Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance.

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on March 1, 2023.

Materials should be addressed to Search Committee Chair, and must be submitted through Workday, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or


UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the "Find Jobs" process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the job requisition number, "R0134970" in the search box.

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.


Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 30,000 students and more than 3,600 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 152,000 degrees, producing more than 130,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.

Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report's annual listing of the nation's most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada.

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The University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person's age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes). Discrimination on the basis of a protected class, including unlawful harassment, which is a form of discrimination, is illegal under federal and state law. Where unlawful discrimination is found to have occurred, UNLV will act to stop the unlawful discrimination, to prevent its recurrence, to remedy its effects, and to discipline those responsible.

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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that it operates. Non-discrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.) and the corresponding implementation regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106). The University's commitment to nondiscrimination in its education programs and activities extends to applicants for admission and employment. Inquiries concerning the application of these provisions may be referred to: Michelle Sposito, J.D., Title IX Coordinator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1062, Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH) Room 553, Telephone: (702) 895-4055; Email:, or to The Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1100; Telephone: 1-800-421-3481 FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 1-800-877-8339; Email:; or to both.

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Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance.

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Note to Applicant

This position may require that a criminal background check be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member's first day of employment.

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

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