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Adventure House Coordinator Job Overview

The Adventure House Coordinator (AHC) is a part-time, academic year position for a current FLC student. This position works under the supervision of the Residence Director of the Bader/Snyder complex. The AHC is responsible for working with students of the Adventure House to develop outdoor recreation programming for the community. The programming encompasses the following areas: social in-nature, community building, skill acquisition, and environmental stewardship. The AHC must be able to work flexible hours including weekends, holidays, and nights.

Overview of Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate, develop and implement programming for the Adventure House—a Living-Learning Community within Student Housing.
  • Recruit, develop, advise, and advise a programming council of students from within the Adventure House.
  • Implement outdoor related workshops and clinics; facilitate community projects, programs, presentations, field trips, and retreats for the students of the Adventure House.
  • Collaborate on select programming efforts with the Faculty in Residence.
  • Design programming publicity materials and utilize various platforms, including but not limited to print, email, Facebook and other social media advertising.
  • Manage the Adventure House programming budget.
  • Provide an example of good citizenship through active and positive engagement with the members of the living-learning community.
  • Supports the Resident Assistants within the Adventure House community with by attending community meetings, assisting with RA programming, and participating in other Student Housing activities.
  • Participate in various staff trainings as well as both individual and group staff meetings and events.
  • Compile reports on programming efforts and transition materials for future years.
  • Abide by all housing policies and standards, holding residents accountable to such when necessary.
  • Serve as a Campus Security Authority (CSA), as defined by the Clery Act of 1998.
  • Serve as a Responsible Employee of Fort Lewis College, report all relevant details about alleged sexual misconduct involving FLC students, faculty, or, staff, about which they or know or have reason to know.

Qualifications

The Student Programmer should have previous experience with guiding and/or facilitating trips in the outdoors and be knowledgeable of the outdoor recreation opportunities in the Durango Area and the Four Corners region.

  • Must have previous experience as a Resident Assistant, Outdoor Pursuits leader, or other leadership role.
  • Must be a sophomore or above in class standing, in good academic and conduct standing with Fort Lewis College and Student Housing.
  • Must have and maintain a term and cumulative grade point average of 2.5.
  • Must be enrolled in 9 to 16 credits at FLC during employment.
  • Must be able to work weekends, holidays, and evenings. 
  • Must exhibit strong outdoor skills in some of the following areas: hiking/backpacking, mountain biking, skiing/snowboarding, rock climbing, rafting, etc.
  • Experience leading groups and designing programs.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, and social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, etc.).
  • Current Wilderness First Aid Certification (or must obtain independently within three months of accepting the AHC position)
  • Possess flexibility, reliability, integrity, professionalism, strong communication skills, intrinsic motivation, and be accepting of differences.
  • Successfully complete and pass a criminal background check.

Work Conditions

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee can expect while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic)
  • Climbing stairs
  • Engaging in various outdoor recreational activities
  • Working during warm and cool temperatures 

Compensation

The Adventure House Coordinator will receive room and board for the academic year.

Outside Employment

Due to the irregular hours required of the Coordinator and the need to be highly accessible and visible within the community, outside employment is generally limited to no more than 10 hours per week and must be requested and pre-approved by the Associate Director for Student Housing and Conference Services. Outside employment may be denied if it conflicts with the mission or values of the department or being a positive role model (including, but not limited to working for dispensaries and/or bars).

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