Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute
|Position Available:||Year Round|
|Hourly Rate or Pay Range:||Commensurate with experience|
|Application Deadline:||Position open until filled.|
The coordinator for outings and trips at the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute is a full-time position responsible for (1) coordinating the Outdoor Orientation program for first-year students (including nature-based activities for the August Welcome Experience/AWE week), the Forest Stewardship program for continuing students, and the academic-year outings and trips program; (2) preparing rations for outdoor programs and field-based academic courses; (3) managing the College’s Bouldering Wall; and (4) supporting other programs of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute as needed.
Responsibilities and Qualifications
- Coordinate Outdoor Orientation, Forest Stewardship, and Outings and Trips programs
- Recruit, train, and mentor student leaders to deliver and support the Outdoor Orientation, Forest Stewardship, and Outings and Trips programs
- Collaborate with student leaders to identify, plan, promote, and deliver trips and outings consistent with the mission and goals of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute
- Ensure that all programs are delivered in a manner consistent with industry best practices and compliant with relevant policies, regulations, and laws
- Create, and maintain as needed, leadership manuals and delivery records for all programs
- Assist the directors of the Institute in assessment, improvement, and development of the Outdoor Orientation, Forest Stewardship, and Outings and Trips programs
- Prepare rations for outdoor programs and field-based academic courses
- Partner with the Hulings Rice Food Center to develop and maintain recipes and meal plans appropriate for day-long and multi-day outdoor and wilderness trips
- Identify, procure, and maintain an inventory of staples and perishable food items as needed to prepare rations for outdoor programs and field-based academic courses
- Recruit and train student employees to prepare and pack rations for programs and courses
- Ensure that food storage, preparation, and packing are consistent with the Wisconsin food code
- Develop, and revise as needed, promotional materials and forms that facilitate the planning and ordering of rations for program leaders and instructors
- Maintain financial and activity records to ensure budget compliance and to inform future planning
- Assess the rations program regularly and adjust recipes, meal plans, and packing practices as needed to effectively meet the needs of constituents
- Manage the College’s Bouldering Wall
- In consultation with the directors and staff of the Institute, establish goals, programs, and activities for the Bouldering Wall that are consistent with the mission and policies of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute
- Coordinate as needed with athletics staff on access to and use of the facility
- Recruit, train, and mentor a staff of students to help supervise activity at the Bouldering Wall and to deliver programs associated with the Wall
- Ensure that the Bouldering Wall and the associated gear and equipment are maintained consistent with best practices and in compliance with applicable regulations and insurance requirements
- Collaborate with the Student Climbing Club to facilitate use of the facility and shared programs when appropriate
- Maintain records of Bouldering Wall equipment use and initiate repairs, replacement, and upgrades as needed
- Assess regular use of the Bouldering Wall and the effectiveness of its programs
- Other duties and support of Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute programs as needed and consistent with training, expertise, or interests
Required Education and Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree
- Valid driver’s license
- Current certification as a Wilderness First Responder, or a comparable certification at the same or higher level (certifications relevant to food handling and bouldering wall preferred)
- Affinity with and commitment to the missions of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute and Northland College
- Demonstrated high standards for personal performance and success in the application of experience, skills, and/or knowledge to actual tasks and initiatives
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people of diverse economic, social, racial, and ethnic backgrounds
- Previous experience and success with job-specific responsibilities described above, or with analogous responsibilities
- Proficiency in use of software applications designed for tasks associated with program administration, communications, project management, inventory, and scheduling
Position will supervise students in work-study or applied-learning positions.
Local and regional travel for programs required. Occasional travel for continuing education or professional development possible.
Expected to be available on campus for meetings, staff support, and delivery of programs. Some evening, weekend, and holiday work required to support programs. Otherwise, flexible hours and some virtual work allowed with prior approval of supervisor.
Includes indoor office or workspace with natural and artificial lighting, as well as outdoor work under a variety of seasonal conditions and in remote locations. May require sitting for prolonged periods of time, as well as standing, walking over rough and uneven surfaces, and lifting objects up to seventy pounds. Some programs require travel by watercraft on still and moving water, including Lake Superior. Regular use of computer keyboard and exposure to computer screen is typical.
This job description is not intended to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change over time.
Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute Website
How to Apply
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for at least three professional references.
Position open until filled. Apply Online
Contact: Office of Human Resources firstname.lastname@example.org