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Coordinator - Outdoor Recreation (Position closed 10/13/2021) 

About the Organization Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) provides Cal Poly students with opportunities to experience life outside of the classroom through the wide variety of programs and services offered at the Cal Poly Recreation Center, Julian A. McPhee University Union, Orfalea Family and ASI Children's Center, and Cal Poly Sports Complex. Cal Poly students and full-time staff members have the opportunity to work on campus to create quality programs and services for all students. Whether you are looking for a position that supports your academic/professional goals, need to support yourself while at Cal Poly, or are looking to develop your leadership skills, ASI offers a unique and fun work experience for all of our employees. Apply to join our team today!
EOE Statement The Associated Students, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Coordinator - Outdoor Recreation  
Open Date 8/30/2021  
Close Date 10/12/2021  

Coordinator – Outdoor Recreation

Definition and Purpose

Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Director – Recreational Sports, the Coordinator – Outdoor Recreation oversees all aspects of the ASI Outdoor Recreation Program. Other responsibilities include supervising the Climbing Park, the equipment rental program, and the adventure recreation trip program including supervision and training of student employees, trip leaders, and development of a comprehensive marketing plan. Certain non-specialized Coordinator duties and assignments are fluid and are periodically reviewed and revised based on program philosophy, professional development, and staff needs.

Additionally, all ASI employees are responsible for upholding the core values of the organization including but not limited to exhibiting professional behavior, acting as a role model to others, displaying a positive and cooperative attitude, communicating effectively, developing expert knowledge in area of specialization, and working together as a team.

Education Requirements and Qualifying Experiences

Educational/License/Credential Requirements

  • Graduation from a four-year college or university (8 years applicable experience may be substituted for educational requirement).
  • Wilderness First Aid and CPR certification are required within 60 days of employment.


Experience Requirements

  • Minimum three (3) years' experience, five (5) years preferred that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Minimum two (2) years' experience coordinating outdoor recreational trips and managing outdoor program safety and risk management protocols.
  • Experience in budgeting and fiscal management.
  • Supervisory experience required.


Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Working knowledge of correct English grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • General knowledge of office methods, equipment, procedures, and practices.
  • Knowledge of Windows-based computer systems.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and written; strong public speaking ability.
  • Demonstrated skills in group supervision/leadership.
  • Ability to gather and analyze complex data and situations in order to draw valid conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to coordinate multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Working knowledge of safety standards and procedures.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of financial record-keeping methods, procedures, and practice.
  • Ability to gather and analyze data in order to draw valid conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Demonstrated skills in traditional and artificial rock wall climbing methods and procedures.
  • General knowledge of one or more of the following activities preferred: surfing, caving, rock climbing, backpacking, canyoneering, camping, winter camping, and ocean kayaking.
  • Ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse population and with those from various cultural backgrounds, specific needs, or limitations.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Directly hire, train, and supervise Student Manager – Poly Escapes, Student Manager – Poly Escapes Climbing Park, and Trip Leaders.
  • Oversee hiring, training, and supervision of Frontline Student Assistants and Climbing Park Supervisors.
  • Facilitate meetings, conduct performance evaluations, establish goals, and monitor day-to-day operations.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Outdoor Recreation Program and Climbing Park

  • Attend leadership team meetings and workshops for overall planning of the Outdoor Recreation Program.
  • Serve as a resource in all aspects of program planning; including implementation and evaluation of all recreation adventure trips, climbing park courses, and equipment rental processes.
  • Teach and lead trips, courses, workshops, and seminars in a variety of outdoor skills.
  • Coordinate the co-leader trip training program.
  • Develop and implement program meetings, retreats, and workshops for staff/volunteer training and development.
  • Develop and implement team building opportunities for campus groups.
  • Ensure program compliance with all applicable state and federal wild land use laws.Price, purchase, and maintain rental program and Climbing Park equipment inventory.
  • Work with ASI maintenance staff as well as university trades staff to ensure that the Climbing Park is maintained to a high level.Develop and implement safety policies, procedures, and protocols for Climbing Park operations.
  • Collaborate with campus partners to provide programs that promote health and wellbeing to students.


General Duties

  • Respond directly to participant/customer concerns and problems.
  • Develop, analyze, and implement policies and procedures for Poly Escapes, and the Climbing Park.
  • Develop and implement marketing campaign(s) to the Cal Poly campus community.
  • Oversee the annual planning of the Poly Escapes budget: outdoor trips, rental center, and climbing park. Monitor actual income and expenditures to meet budget targets.



  • Develop and execute assessment of programs and/or services for areas of responsibility including but not limited to setting and implementing goals, evaluating outcomes and ongoing enhancement.
  • Evaluate and assess frequency of use and quality of service.
  • Participate in the overall ASI assessment planning and goal setting.


Diversity and Inclusion

  • Recommend and support practices intended to eliminate racial, gender, or any other form of bias in processes, policies, and procedures.
  • Demonstrate awareness of one’s own biases, comfort levels, and various aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
  • Demonstrate effort to understand each person’s individual and collective role in creating inclusive environments.
  • Commit to continuous learning/improvement in DEI and cultural competence.
  • Work with director to review department’s policies, procedures, & practices related to DEI and participate in addressing barriers identified.


Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate on the Recreational Sports management team and coordinator team.
  • Represent ASI on committees as appropriate.
  • Ensure continuous professional development.
  • The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in ASI policy as a condition of their employment.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Salary Schedule

  • Annual Salary $60,016.32
  • Premium Overtime: No
  • Shift Differential: No
  • Exempt


Background Check

This position is subject to a background check (including criminal records) as well as National Address Locater (Social Security Number [SSN] Trace), 7-year County Criminal Search in each county and/or state the applicant lived in based on the SSN Trace, National Criminal Database Search, Name Search, Employment Verification (All employers in past 7 years) and Education Verification (Highest Degree). Credit Reports, Motor Vehicle Record Check and Professional License Verification may also be required based upon the essential functions of the position.


  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)
  • Social Security (FICA)
  • Paid State Holidays
  • Vacation Time
  • Sick Leave
  • Personal Holiday
  • Birthday Holiday
  • Worker’s Compensation Insurance
  • Unemployment Insurance

Date of Last Equity Review: 2/14/2020

The Associated Students, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Date revised: 08/23/2021

Number of Openings 1  
Location Recreational Sports  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Position Requirements

This position may require sitting, standing, walking, bending over, reaching overhead, kneeling, balancing, pushing or pulling, lifting or carrying up to 50 pounds, repetitive use of hands/arms, repetitive use of leg, eye/hand coordination, driving company cars and/or trucks, being around chemicals and/or machinery, and walking on uneven ground.

Environmental factors include working inside, outside, humid conditions, around hazards, hot, cold, dry, change of temperature, dirty, dusty, noisy, working with others, working around others and working alone

Req Number REG-21-00019  
Shift Details None Specified 

Requires 1-2 hours per day None Specified 

Requires 3-4 hours per day None Specified 

Requires 5-6 hours per day None Specified 

Requires 7+ hours per day None Specified 

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