Summary of Position: The Coordinator will deliver programming and train student facilitators to assist with all aspects of the program. Responsible for special programming and events, all Team Building requests within the University and Community, daily management of indoor climbing wall, Outdoor Shop, and student staff of 15-20.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: • Hire, train, schedule, evaluate and supervise student employees in programmatic areas of oversight. • Work collaboratively with colleagues in Recreational Sports, the Division of Student Engagement and Lamar University to provide quality recreational and developmental experiences for students. • Develop, implement, and re-evaluate all policies and procedures for each program. • Administer assessment, evaluation, and mitigation of risk for all programs, equipment and facilities. • Develop and administer budget including programs, equipment, and payroll. • Design and implement assessment of student learning in all program areas for continuous improvement. • Coordinate the marketing and promotion in programmatic areas of oversight.
Facility & Equipment Management Responsibilities: • Provide daily management of indoor climbing facility and outdoor shop. • Maintain a positive, safe and inclusive environment in all programs and facilities. • Manage internal and external inspections of the indoor climbing facility. • Manage a wide range of outdoor equipment and maintain equipment inventory and equipment procurement procedures. Programming Responsibilities: • Responsible for the year-round design, implementation, and leadership of various programs. • Teach and facilitate team-building and interactive group games designed for leadership of Lamar University students, faculty, staff, as well as community and other outside groups. • Develop and implement special event programming and open enrollment clinics/workshops for the indoor rock climbing facility. • Manage existing partnerships across campus and develop new collaborative programming in and outside the Recreational Sports Department.
Inclusive Programming: • Create new innovative recreational programs to enhance student well-being. • Work in collaboration with students, faculty, and staff to ensure the Rec Center provides a wide-range of culturally relevant programs that offer opportunities for engagement and reflection. • Assist in assembling and advising the student advisory committee, which will aid in developing diverse programming efforts. • Collaborate with internal departments, and student organizations to plan, create, and execute outreach activities that both advertise Lamar Recreational Sports programs and increase student organizations usage of the Sheila Umphrey Recreation Center. • Review current programs and identify additional opportunities to enrich the program purpose. • Lead the student advisory committee in expanding Recreational Sports overall outreach to first-year students, as well as upperclassmen.
Additional Responsibilities: • Work evenings, weekends, and university breaks based on program offerings and schedule. • Serve on departmental and university committees. • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications: 1. Master’s degree in Recreation Management or related field. 2. Minimum of 1 year of full-time experience in the promotion, design, development, and administration of recreation programs. Two years as a Graduate Assistant in campus recreation can be used as one year. 3. Ability to lift/move equipment and materials associated with the position, and climb to heights of 43 feet. 4. Valid driver’s license. 5. American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid certification or must obtain within the first 12 months of employment.
Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
Veteran's Preference Statement
Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas SB 805, Section 657.003.
Preferred Qualifications: 1. Collegiate recreation programming experience. 2. Demonstrated experience managing an indoor climbing facility. 3. Demonstrated computer skills including Microsoft Office and knowledgeable with recreation management software. 4. CSB (Climbing Site Belayer) and CWI (Climbing Wall Instructor) course completion. Employee will be sent by the University to complete these courses.
Security Sensitive Statement
This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.
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Home to 15,000 students, Lamar University, located near Houston in Beaumont, TX, is among the fastest growing Texas colleges and universities, and is a member of The Texas State University System. LU offers more than 100 programs of study leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The 292-acre campus in Beaumont is about 90 miles east of Houston and about 25 miles west of Louisiana.
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