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Coordinator of Outdoor Adventure


Posted by Texas A&M University- Commerce on 02/20/2024

Job Basics

Industry Sector: Outdoor

Job Categories: Outdoor Education

Company Type: Recreation

State: TX

City: Commerce

Country: United States

Required Experience: 1 - 3 years

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: 40-44K

Required to Relocate:

Required to Travel:

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within:

Job Description & Requirements


The Coordinator of Outdoor Adventure will assist the Assistant Director of Outdoor Adventure in running a comprehensive Outdoor Adventure Program.  The coordinator will  directly oversees the Outdoor Adventure student staff, the gear center, TAMUC trail, and trip programs.


  • Lead, develop, implement, and evaluate outdoor recreation activities including workshops, and outdoor trips programs, ensuring that risk management and Campus Rec policies are being followed.
  • Maintain and operate a fully equipped gear center along with the 4-mile mountain biking/hiking TAMUC trail including gear management, point of sale systems, trail building and maintenance, and monthly gear inspection
  • Recruit, hire, train, schedule, evaluate, and develop all outdoor student staff
  • Assist in facilitating and maintaining the Outdoor Adventure Challenge Course including both high and low elements as well as games and initiatives designed to promote teamwork, leadership, and communication within a team
  • Assist with the development and implementation of long-term and short-term Outdoor Adventure program goals
  • Assist with the day-to-day operations and management of an indoor climbing facility
  • Assist with the budget, purchases, inventory, and maintenance of equipment used to run the Outdoor Adventure Program
  • Develop new programs for campus and the wider Texas A&M University-Commerce community
  • Assist with events and programs Campus Recreation and the division of Student Engagement enact as needed
  • Assist with all other areas of the Outdoor Adventure program as needed
  • Must be able to obtain within the first 6 months of employment a CPR/AED/FA Instructor certification, as provided by Campus Recreation.
  • Must be able to obtain within the first 6 months of employment a Wilderness First Responder certification, as provided by Campus Recreation.

General Department Job Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate a commitment to providing an environment where people feel welcomed, valued, supported, and respected as they work to pursue their academic and professional goals.
  • Support and align with department mission, vision, values, and strategic plan
  • Serve on department committees and collaborate with other program areas in Campus Recreation
  • Night and weekend hours as needed
  • This job description shall include but is not necessarily limited to, the above duties. May temporarily perform other duties assigned to maintain operations and services



  • Education: Bachelor’s degree with the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience / Knowledge / Skills: Two (2) years’ experience in outdoor programming in a formal outdoor program (graduate assistantships, undergraduate, and internships are acceptable for considering full-time equivalencies to meet minimum years’ experience)
  • Ability to: Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
  • Physical Requirements: Ability to move around on uneven terrain, ability to work in outdoor weather conditions, ability to ascend, descend, and traverse climbing walls and challenge course, ability to lead, organize, and oversee outdoor trips


  • Master’s degree in Recreation, Kinesiology and Sport Management, Outdoor Recreation, or related field
  • Bilingual fluency (Spanish and English written and oral)
  • CPR/AED/FA Instructor certification
  • Wilderness First Responder certification
  • Other Outdoor Education related certifications (ACA, AMGA, PCI, UBI)


Student workers

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

About Texas A&M University- Commerce

We aspire to be leaders in student development and collegiate recreation through programming, services and facilities that reflect the highest industry standards.