The Stanford Adventure Program provides space and instructional programs for the Stanford community. Through the center housed in the AOERC on Stanford’s Campus students, staff and faculty can access outdoor recreation and backcountry travel information, trip and course registration, community use space, gear rental.
The Adventure Program Instructor position plays an active role in the first impression and ongoing experience all users have with the outdoor center and Stanford Outdoor Education. S(he) supports the work of the Outdoor Education program through instruction of various field based skills and leadership courses in addition will provide part time support for the rental center.
Instructs field courses for outdoor skills and leadership courses
Provides assessment for students for outdoor skills and leadership courses
Provides advice about equipment selection and outdoor trip planning
Manages the risk associated with outdoor skills and leadership courses
Drives University vehicles to include passenger vans, trucks, and minivans
Provides ongoing equipment cleaning, maintenance, and repair
Assists in the rental infrastructure, organization, and inventory control
Supervises retail and rental operations
Participates in Instructor briefings and debriefs
Other duties as assigned
The position is an academic year long commitment averaging under 30 hours per week.
This is a non benefited part-time contingent staff position that is renewable each academic year. Salary is based on experience and availability.
Bachelor’s degree in the area of outdoor/environmental education, recreation, physical education, biology, earth sciences of related field
Demonstrated experience teaching public school and or college or university groups in outdoor expeditionary settings
Demonstrated experience in student assessment
Current Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness EMT and CPR
Valid driver’s License
Knowledge of outdoor equipment selection
Knowledge of, or strong willingness to learn outdoor equipment maintenance and repair
Strong interpersonal communication, organization and supervisory skills
Computer skills to include MS excel and word, rentmaster.
Frequently required to lift, carry and move up to 50 lbs of supplies and equipment
Ability to carry 45% of your body weight in a backpack for long periods of time
Must be sufficiently fit to participate in all site and logistics related course activities and maintain ample energy, strength and focus to aid students and instructors.
From its founding in 1891, Stanford University’s leaders have believed that physical activity is valuable for its own sake and that vigorous exercise is complementary to the educational purposes of the university. Within this context for human development, it is the mission of Stanford’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation to offer a wide range of high quality programs which... will encourage and facilitate all participants to realize opportunities for championship athletic participation, physical fitness, health and well being.