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Program Coordinator, RTM Outdoor Centers

$4,170 – $5,833 monthly

California State University, Northridge

Last Updated: 6/01/23

Job Description

Program Coordinator, RTM Outdoor Centers

Job no: 526291
Work type: Staff
Location: Northridge

Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Athletics, Compliance/Legal, Custodial/Facilities, Finance/Accounting, Temporary, Full Time, Education Support Professionals, Marketing/Communications, Safety, Student Services, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

CSUN strives to be a destination workplace, where everyone understands that they belong to a community that is vital in advancing student success and providing exemplary service to all stakeholders. We foster an environment of success, both for our students and our employees. We have a relentless passion for celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as being an employer of choice. You will also have the opportunity to realize your own personal goals and be recognized for the work you do, and enjoy the unique value the CSUN community can offer. If this sounds like you, you've come to the right place. Learn more:

Major Duties

Under general supervision of the Department Chair for Recreation and Tourism Management (RTM), the Program Coordinator, RTM Outdoor Centers oversees the facilities, personnel, equipment, marketing, and operations of the CSUN Aquatic Center, and the Center for Recreation and Tourism's Ropes/Challenge Course, which includes overseeing and leading participants during operational activities, programs, and projects. The incumbent conducts trainings and workshops in classroom and outdoor environments, oversees staff, interns, and volunteers, generates client leads, secures client contracts, and schedules client groups.

  • Leads low and high element Ropes Course events for groups of varying numbers, and leads boating and water safety workshops in indoor, waterfront, and on-water environments.

  • Develops and deploys strategic marketing plans, develops and disseminates marketing collateral both printed and online, and conducts personal promotions to prospective customers.

  • Completes budgeting, invoicing, and financial reporting tasks, conducts general safety and risk management protocols, and conducts program and client assessments and evaluations.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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  • Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university in a job-related field. Master's degree and education in Recreation Management preferred.

  • Equivalent to three (3) years of full-time, progressively responsible technical, analytical, or administrative experience.

  • Additional experience in job-related field may be substituted for up to two (2) years of the required education, on a year for year basis.

  • Experience overseeing high ropes course and/or boating and water safety activities, programs and/or projects including operations, maintenance, and staff/participant supervision highly preferred. Experience in a leadership role, and in generating client leads and securing client sales highly preferred.

  • Required certifications: Title 22 First Aid and CPR-Professional rescuer (or equivalent); Lifeguard training; CA Boater Card (or ability to acquire within 1 month of employment); CA For-Hire Vessel Operator License (or ability to acquire within 3 month of employment); Association of Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) Level II (or equivalent).

    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Working knowledge of general practices, program, and/or administrative specialty. Working knowledge of operational analysis and techniques.

  • Thorough knowledge of budgets, policies, procedures, and outside regulations pertaining to recreational facilities, personnel, equipment, marketing, and operations.

  • Ability and specialized skills to expertly investigate and analyze problems with a broad administrative impact and implications. Ability to: oversee and/or train others and provide lead work direction; interpret, and apply a wide variety of policies and procedures to develop conclusions and make recommendations; compile, write and present reports related to program or administrative specialty; and communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing; create a positive, supportive, and experiential learning environment while teaching a variety of topics

  • Ability to demonstrate: Strong attention to detail regarding equipment organization and care; good judgment, particularly regarding participant safety and wellbeing; professional and calm demeanor, particularly during emergency/medical response or rescue situations; highly effective verbal and written communication skills as applicable to a broad range of individuals from varied backgrounds; a well-organized, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and mature attitude; a mind for client service; an entrepreneurial spirit.

    Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

  • The university offers an excellent benefits package, including but not limited to: medical, dental, vision, retirement & savings, tuition waiver and more.

  • Classification/grade: 1038 / AA/S / 2

  • The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $4170 - $5833 per month, dependent upon qualifications and experience. The salary range for this classification is: $4170 - $7545 per month.

  • HOURS: Full Time; 40 hours per week; Monday through Friday; may include evenings and weekends.

  • TEMP: This is a Temporary-renewable position, end date to be determined.

  • The position is currently hybrid (4 days in office, 1 day remote); however, this is subject to change based on student and/or operational needs.

    General Information

  • Applications received through May 11, 2023, will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.

  • This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.

  • A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

  • The person holding this position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

  • In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California.

  • Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link:

  • The CSU recommends that faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities at any university location be immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measures established by each campus.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at [Register to View] .

    Advertised: Apr 28, 2023 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
    Applications close: Open until filled

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Northridge, California, United States
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