Profession outdoor activities coordinator

Outdoor activities coordinators organise and manage work programmes and resources (especially staff) to deliver the organisation’s products and services. They supervise and manage staff. They might train and develop the staff, or the planning and management of this process through others. They are highly aware of their responsibilities towards clients, technical issues, environmental issues, and safety issues. The role of an outdoor animation coordinator/supervisor is often “in the field”, but there may also be aspects of management and administration.

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Personality Type

  • Social / Artistic
  • Social / Realistic
  • Enterprising / Conventional

Skills

  • Structure information

    Organise information using systematic methods such as mental models and according to given standards in order to facilitate user information processing and understanding with respect to the specific requirements and characteristics of the output media.

  • Research outdoor activities

    Describe and interpret the culture, history, natural and geography of the working place. Describe and interpret international designations such as specific areas of conservation. Identify and locate information about activity equipment.

  • Manage groups outdoors

    Lead and take responsibility of a session in a dynamic and active manner.

  • Evaluate outdoor activities

    Identify and report problems and incidents according to outdoor programme safety national and local regulations.

  • Animate in the outdoors

    Independently animate groups in the outdoors, adapting your practice to keep the group animated and motivated.

  • React acordingly to unexpected events outdoors

    Identify and react to changing conditions in an outdoors environment and their effect on human psychology and behaviour.

  • Monitor use of outdoor equipment

    Monitor the use of equipment. Recognise and remedy inadequate or unsafe use of equipment.

  • Plan self-organisation

    Identify the necessary tasks and prioritise them in order to develop an individual schedule and perform the work in an autonomous way, ensuring that the requirements are met.

  • Give feedback on changing circumstances

    Respond appropriately to changing circumstances in an activity session.

  • Communicate in an outdoor setting

    Communicate efficiently with participants in more than 1 EU language; handle a crisis following guidelines and understand the importance of proper behaviour in front of a crisis.

  • Empathise with outdoor groups

    Evaluate what different participants of outdoor activities can or cannot do in an outdoor context.

  • Manage feedback

    Provide feedback to others. Evaluate and respond constructively and professionally to critical communication from colleagues and customers.

  • Assess risk in the outdoors

    Construct and carry out risk analysis.

  • Manage outdoor resources

    Recognise and relate meteorology to topography; apply the principal of ‘Leave no trace'.

  • Implement risk management for outdoors

    Devise and demonstrate the application of responsible and safe practices for the outdoor sector.

  • Monitor interventions in the outdoors

    Monitor, demonstrate and explain the use of equipment according to the operational guidelines issued by manufacturers.