Office/Department: Outdoor Program
Supervisor: OP Program Assistant Director
Department Head: OP Program Director
Starting Wage: Minimum Wage + $0.25


The Whitman Outdoor Program fosters personal growth, facilitates learning and creates recreational opportunities through leadership development, skills training and safe, environmentally sound trips in a supportive community. Seven programmatic areas exist to fulfill this mission: Scrambles, SSRA classes, the climbing center, rental shop, special events, trainings, and the trip program. The Trips Coordinator works with the assistant director to oversee the trips program and logistically manage/support all trips.


- Understand and represent the mission and vision of the WCOP

- Assist Outdoor Program Assistant Director with management and operation of the trips program

- Meet with Outdoor Program Assistant Director weekly at minimum

- Hire and supervise trip leaders

- Record and manage Outdoor Program calendars

- Manage reservations for all program vehicles

- Website updates and maintenance

- Lead a beginning-of-semester staff training for trip leaders and give a small presentation during rental shop staff training

- Prepare a briefing sheet with leader packet & trip paperwork for all trips

- Run a weekly briefing meeting with trip leaders for the upcoming weekend’s trips

- Support leaders in trip logistics by helping them pull gear, picking up vehicles, providing them with money/credit cards, etc.

- Manage trip sign-up Google docs and work with student employee to advertise trip openings

- Perform additional tasks as appropriate in carrying out the duties of the position.


- Van Certified

- Able to lift at least 50 lbs


- Organized

- Able to multi-task, independent, self-motivated and high-energy

- Strong communication and interpersonal skills

- Able to creatively/critically assess the trips program and brainstorm ways to improve it


- At least one semester working for the Outdoor Program

- Familiarity with trip paperwork policies/procedures

- Familiarity with computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Google docs


- Professional purchase (aka pro-deals)

- Free rentals on all rental equipment from the OP Rental Shop or Climbing Center

- 20% of merchandise from the OP Rental Shop or Climbing Center

- Substantial experience for pursuing a future job in the outdoor industry


OP Trips Coordinator Application