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Peak Adventures, Outdoor Adventures Manager

6000 J St, Sacramento, CA 95819, USA Req #175
Thursday, March 21, 2019
The mission of Associated Students Peak Adventures department is to enrich the Sacramento State learning experience through adventure education and leadership development. ASI’s Peak Adventures is an outdoor adventure program dedicated to getting Sac State Students outside. Peak Adventures provides guided outdoor trips, low cost gear rentals, full service bike repair at The Bike Shop, summer youth camps and team building at The Challenge Center.

Under the direct supervision of the Department Director, the Outdoor Adventures Manager is responsible for the oversight of Peak Adventures’ outdoor trips and clinics. The Outdoor Adventures Manager provides leadership and direction, exercising independent judgment in the development of the program, risk management, staffing, training, policies and procedures, time keeping, as well as assisting with budgeting and marketing.  The Outdoor Adventures Manager has overall responsibility for the operations of Peak Adventures’ outdoor trips to include the management of all outdoor equipment inventory and vehicles. 

• Oversee the selection, training, supervision and evaluation of outdoor program staff.  Ensure appropriate staffing for scheduled trips.  Oversee all trip logistics from pre-trip planning and preparation to post-trip follow-up.
• Develop and implement appropriate training programs to meet the demands of the outdoor program.  Training and advisement will include, but are not limited to, proper use of equipment, risk management, back-country first aid and emergency response, accident prevention, white-water guide training, commercial driver training, as well as training in group dynamics and leadership. Develop and deliver other trainings as directed based upon program needs.  Create and maintain a tracking system for employee trainings and certifications. Implement the use of Outdoor Skills Task Lists and develop Outdoor Program Manuals to make training efforts consistent and repeatable.
• Lead and facilitate all overnight trips and programs and various day trips and programs. Provide vehicle shuttle assistance for trips when necessary and be on-call for emergencies.
• Responsible for all vehicle maintenance for 12-passenger vans and trailers. Develop and maintain an equipment and vehicle maintenance tracking system. Coordinate with ASI’s Business and Administration Office for the implementation of the DMV pull notice program, golf cart training and drug testing for our commercial drivers.
• Procure and manage all outdoor program equipment.  Ensure that equipment is available, reserved, and in working order for programmed events. Repair or outsource the repair of equipment as needed.  Develop and maintain professional relationships with vendors and monitor product warranties.  Conduct regular inventory for all outdoor equipment.
• Work with the Associate Director to oversee youth camps. Partner with the Department Director to plan and budget for all outdoor trips offered each year. Work with the Marketing and Sales Specialists as needed to help generate marketing strategies for all categories of outdoor trips.
• Process permit requests for a variety of state and federal agencies providing all required documents. Complete all required reports to permitting agency. Based on the program schedule, make reservations at the designated state/federal parks and other third party vendors. Meet all established deadlines for permits and reservations. 
• Maintain vendor relationships for industry discounts to the outdoor program; and assist staff with industry pro deal ordering.
• Other duties may be assigned.

• Exceptional customer service skills
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with staff, employees and public
• Good analytical and problem-solving skills
• Ability to follow oral and written instructions

• One year of outdoor programming experience (risk management, trip logistics and equipment management)
• Previous leadership experience (leading trips and supervising staff)
• Ability to lift, move and/or carry up to 50 pounds
• Ability to work nights and weekends.
• Ability to be on-call.
• Ability to safely climb up to approximately 50 feet above the ground (using safety equipment)
• Ability to maintain a commercial driver’s license or higher and meet ASI driving criteria
• Proficient in windows-based personal computers – Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
• CPR certification (must have required certifications within six months of hire)
• Wilderness First Responder (or higher level) certification (must have required certifications within six months of hire)

• Professional instructor certifications in related fields (PCIA, Swift-Water Rescue, LNT, etc.)
• Proficiency in white-water rafting, top-rope rock climbing site management, and mountain biking
• Bachelor’s degree 
Pay: $50,000 annually
Relocation is not covered

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Associated Students, Inc. employees who apply for the position.


Associated Students is a nonprofit corporation and an auxiliary organization of California State University, Sacramento providing a wide range of programs and services to the students of CSUS.  Therefore, ASI employees are not state employees. 


Associated Students is an Equal Opportunity employer.


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  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $50,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $50,000.00
  • 6000 J St, Sacramento, CA 95819, USA