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Montana State University Outdoor Recreation Rental Shop Coordinator in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 24364

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Jocelyn Larson

Classification Title Recreation Coord II

Working Title Outdoor Recreation Rental Shop Coordinator

Brief Position Overview

The Outdoor Recreation Rental Shop Coordinator is a vital role and will provide day to day oversight and support for the Outdoor Recreation Program’s Equipment Rental Program, the Bike and Ski Repair shops.

Position Number 4M1647

Department Recreational Sports & Fitness

Division Division of Student Success

Appointment Type Classified

Contract Term Fiscal Year


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FLSA Non-Exempt

Union Affiliation FOCUS-MFPE

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary $23.50 per hour, commensurate with experience, education and qualifications

Contract Type Classified Salary

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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

The Outdoor Recreation Program ( ORP ) at Montana State University is part of a dynamic and growing Campus Rec Team. As part of Campus Recreation, the ORP provides support to all MSU students who are interested in learning more about outdoor adventure. We work with a variety of other entities on and off campus to help connect MSU students to all of the outdoor recreation opportunities that exist in Southwest Montana. We are seeking to grow our outreach and engagement efforts to the greater campus community.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Outdoor Recreation Rental Shop Coordinator will provide day to day oversight and support for the Outdoor Recreation Program’s Equipment Rental Program, the Bike and Ski Repair shops. The Rental Shop Coordinator will also provide logistic support to Outdoor Recreation Programs, mentor student staff, maintain and purchase additional equipment as needed and support the general business functions of the program and Recreational Sports and Fitness. Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to: ·

  • Equipment Rental Shop oversight and student staff development

  • Bike and Ski Repair Shop oversight

  • Supporting risk management for student led programs

  • Collaborative problem solving of workflow and logistics management for the Outdoor Recreation Program

  • Curriculum development and assessment

  • Marketing and recruit for Rental shop services with an emphasis on supporting on campus students.

  • Scheduling of student staff

  • Participation in Recreational Sports and Fitness departmental goals and initiatives

  • Ability to carry a backpack up to 50% of body weight over varied terrain ·

  • Other Duties as assigned

    Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Associates degree in relevant field (Education, Recreation, Business, Sociology/Psychology, Health and Human Development) or Bachelors degree plus 1+ years experience in relevant field or equivalent work experience.

  • Wilderness First Responder Certification or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire

  • Demonstrated experience working with/mentoring college students and/or young adults in an outdoor education setting

  • Demonstrated experience managing complex logistics in a dynamic and fast paced environment

  • Demonstrated experience working in an equipment rental and/or retail service environment

  • Demonstrated ability managing either bike or ski maintenance programs

  • Demonstrated experience managing Point of Sale operations

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Certification as an instructor in any of the following outdoor skills: avalanche education, canoeing, kayak/rafting/swift water rescue, rock/ice climbing, wilderness medicine, mountain biking

  • Masters Degree in Outdoor Recreation, Education, or other relevant field.

  • Demonstrated experience facilitating college outdoor experiential/adventure programs

  • Demonstrated oversight of outdoor/adventure programs risk management

    The Successful Candidate Will

  • Able to work independently on projects until completion.

  • Demonstrate a high degree of understanding of risk management and be able to teach principles of risk management.

  • Positively contributes to a community of learning and growth

    Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

  • Ability to carry a backpack up to 50% of body weight over varied terrain.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties? Yes

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date Upon completion of a successful search.

Position End Date (if temporary)

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Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on June 14, 2024; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

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