This is a seasonal half-time position of 20 hours per week. The summer season runs mid-May through mid-August, and the fall season runs August - October. This position requires a flexible schedule including weekends. This position requires working outside in all weather conditions, particularly summer sun and heat.
Serve as the liaison for all groups prior to their program on the challenge course.
Create lesson plans for each program specific to the group’s goals and objectives.
Contribute to developing new programs and improving on current programs, procedures, and resources.
Assist with facilitator training.
Serve as the PIC (person in charge) during challenge course programs.
Set-up and run all low and high elements, including dynamic elements, as lead facilitator.
Perform high element rescue and respond to medical emergencies.
Provide excellent customer service, work closely with the group’s leader, and support all of the group’s needs on site.
Take initiative to solve any issues that arise and exercise excellent judgment at all times.
Supervise staff on the challenge course and provide daily feedback.
Maintain effective communication with supervisor and with all facilitators.
Manage course reservations and staffing schedule.
Inspect course and equipment regularly.
Ensure all safety standards are met.
Dates of Employment: This is a seasonal position; summer: mid-May through mid-August; fall: August - October. Candidates are welcome to apply for summer only, fall only, or both. Exact start and end dates are flexible.
Application Procedures: To apply send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate in your cover letter whether you are applying for the summer season, fall season, or both. This position is open until filled.
200 or more hours of experience as a ropes course facilitator including high and low elements.
40 or more hours of ropes course training.
Level 1 ACCT certification or ability to become certified.
First Aid and CPR certification.
Comfortable working at heights of 40 feet.
Able to climb and perform rescue on 40 foot high course.
Able to lift 50 lbs. and work outside in all weather conditions.
Experience facilitating groups of all ages and diverse backgrounds.
One year or more of experience in: customer service, staff supervision, and staff training.
Proficient with Microsoft Office and Google applications.
Demonstrated commitment to safety and risk management.
Additional Salary Information: This is an hourly paid half-time position of 20 hours per week, requiring a flexible schedule including weekends.
About University of Colorado - Boulder Outdoor Program
The mission of the CU Boulder Outdoor Program is to provide a gateway for students and members to enjoy the great outdoors, while emphasizing skill acquisition, risk management, positive group dynamics, environmental awareness, and fun. The University of Colorado Boulder Outdoor Program consists of an indoor climbing gym, outdoor equipment rental center, adventure planning center, challenge course..., incoming student and various other adventure trips and clinics. These diverse offerings provide students, faculty and staff with a plethora of resources to become involved in outdoor adventures.