Purpose: The Climbing Wall Manager reports to and aids the Assistant and Associate Directors of Outdoor Programs. The primary responsibility of this position is to oversee the operation and staffing of the Climbing Wall for Base Camp Cullowhee, WCU's Outdoor Program, while also providing a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment for all users of the climbing wall. The Climbing Wall Manager will also be responsible for helping lead open enrollment outdoor trips such as climbing, hiking, and backpacking, based on experience.
Position Status: Part-Time, 20 hours per week (there are circumstances that will allow up to 25 hours), 11-month position with Base Camp Cullowhee Outdoor Program and possible additional adjunct teaching opportunities with Parks and Recreation Management academic program.
Holds a current WFR and CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer certification (or ability to acquire within 30 days of hire date, at the employees’ expense)
Holds a Current American Mountain Guide Association, Climbing Wall Instructor certification or higher (or ability to acquire within 30 days of hire date, at the employees’ expense)
Valid Driver’s License
Previous supervisory experience
Exhibits appropriate communication skills
Passion for and experience in outdoor experiential education and the climbing industry
Investment in the growth and development of others
Computer proficiency and knowledgeable in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel applications and Google Docs.
Ability to guide, direct, and motivate other people.
Background in outdoor trip leading or training/instructing, with preference towards expedition style leading, four or more days in length
Demonstrates competence in systems and procedures common to the climbing wall industry
Highly Preferred Qualifications
Master’s Degree in recreation, student development or related field
American Mountain Guides Association, Single Pitch Instructor certification or higher
Additional Salary Information: Potential opportunity to instruct Rock Climbing or other courses for academics to supplement income – Master’s Degree Required*
Internal Number: T00947
About Western Carolina University
Campus Recreation & Wellness (CRW), a department within the Division of Student Affairs, is committed to creating a campus-wide culture of recreation and wellness through a comprehensive array of programs and services that educate, empower, and engage individuals to pursue and sustain healthy, balanced lifestyles. Benefits of participation in CRW programs include the application of leadership, decision-making, problem solving, conflict management, communication, and social skills. Program areas include Fitness, Wellness, Intramural Sports, Facilities/Informal Recreation, Club Sports, Aquatics, Outdoor Programs, Dance Team and Special Events.
Western Carolina University (WCU) was founded in 1889 to bring higher education and career opportunities to the western region of North Carolina. A member of the University of North Carolina system, WCU now provides an education to more than 10,000 students. For more information about WCU or CRW, please visit our website: www.wcu.edu or reccenter.wcu.edu.
Western Carolina University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial considera...tion without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected status. In addition, Western Carolina University welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.