The Stanford Outdoor Center provides a space for Stanford students, faculty, staff, and other affiliates to address their questions, gear needs, and registrations for outdoor pursuits. Outdoor Center staff allow the Stanford community access to outdoor recreation and backcountry travel information, trip and course registration, community use space, and gear rentals. We are devoted to creating an environment through which our interns will grow professionally and personally.
The Stanford Outdoor Center Intern position is one year in length. Throughout this year, the intern plays an active role in the first impression and ongoing experience all users have with the Outdoor Center and Adventure Programs They maintain the physical space, and are essential in providing framework and resources for Stanford’s community of outdoor enthusiasts, leaders, and learners. They are responsible for opening, operating and closing the cash register at the end of each day, and reporting any discrepancies to the Outdoor Center Manager. The intern’s job will be to assist with every aspect of Stanford Outdoor Education, with a home base and regular responsibilities in the Outdoor Center.
Manage and close the cash register during each shift
Provide exceptional service and answers to customer questions (written, in-person, & telephone)
Cultivate a welcoming and inclusive space for individuals and groups to connect over outdoor recreation and leadership pursuits
Execute data entry and scheduling systems for trip, course administration and logistics
Collect registration and payment for participants in Outdoor Program trips, classes, experiences; maintain a till and track accounting
Process payment for retail and gear rentals
Taking equipment reservations
Manage and schedule a team of up to twenty student staff members
Inventory and manage resource library
Track current equipment inventory
Repair and maintain outdoor equipment
Maintain center orderliness and cleanliness
Attend staff meetings as scheduled
Assist in planning, marketing and execution of the adventure program, gear swaps and other special events such as SPOT (pre-orientation program for incoming freshmen)
Develop and implement individual projects pertaining to Outdoor Center system improvements
Other duties as assigned
The Outdoor Center Intern will commit 40 hours per week, M-F. Some weekends and nights will be required.
Affability and a desire to interact with customers
Demonstrated flexibility and competence to prioritize evolving problems and tasks, and the ability to find solutions
Exhibition of positive attitude, tact, sensitivity, and sound judgment to deal effectively with a diversity of staff, customer individuals and groups, vendors and contractors
Enthusiasm for the outdoors
Excellent communication (written and verbal) and organizational skills
Ability to work effectively with little supervision, as well as within a collaborative team
Valid driver’s license
Frequently required to lift, carry and move up to 50 lbs of supplies, equipment and materials
Duties involve cleaning (vacuuming, sweeping, center floor-maintenance)
Uses a computer for extended periods of time.
Pursuing or graduated with a degree in recreation management, outdoor leadership, outdoor recreation, or outdoor education
Experience in retail and money management
Interest/experience in outdoor education and recreation trips and pursuits
Attention to detail and organization in office-type work
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, registration software (Ideal-logic, Fusion, RentMaster) and other computer systems
Experience with facility improvement, cleaning techniques
$18.00-$20.00 per hour, salary commensurate with experience
Free personal gear rentals
Free access to state of the art gym, pool, and climbing wall
Breaks include one week off for Thanksgiving, two weeks off for winter break, and one week off for spring break, in addition to University recognized holidays.
Experience: After this internship, interns will have a clear understanding how a collegiate outdoor program works
The chance to hang out with cool people who are excited about the outdoors and help develop a new and growing program that provides a great service to the community
Living in the Bay Area. A short drive to San Francisco for museums and entertainment, Santa Cruz, Pacifica or Half Moon Bay to surf or SUP, Tahoe to ski or ride, and acres of Open Space Preserves to hike or trail run
To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter detailing your interest and experience to Sue Lowley email@example.com
Additional Salary Information: This is a temporary non-benefitted position with a 11-12 month employment agreement
This position is responsible for the integrity of Stanford’s intercollegiate athletics program and for the reputation of Stanford University. This position is responsible for insuring that his/her involvement with Athletic Department activities maintains the integrity of the University’s reputation and does not negatively impact the relationship between the University and its faculty, staff, stude...nts and alumni. Additionally, this position must comply with University policies and procedures, NCAA and Pac-12 rules and regulations.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via the website http://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu/job-search.
Final offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check that includes employment history, national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, a credit check and/or driving record.
Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation.