Loyola University Maryland is seeking an Outdoor Adventures Professional Intern.
The Outdoor Adventures Intern will assist in the administration, coordination, implementation, and supervision of safe outdoor adventure-based programs for students, faculty, administrators, and staff. Assist in the supervision of Climbing Wall Attendants, Climbing Wall Supervisor, and Outdoor Adventure Assistants.
Assist the lead administrator responsible to evaluate, develop, and perform quality checks of the emergency action plan, in-service trainings and administrative standards for all outdoor adventure-based programming. Serve in an on-call support role for all OA emergencies, questions, and program details for student staff, administration, and participants; serve as a secondary contact for the OA EAP. Assist in the implementation and support of comprehensive standard training requirements for all OA staff. Assist in continuous risk management training and continuing education for all OA staff. Serve as secondary evaluator of student leaders and OA staff's technical abilities through extensive and ongoing training programs throughout the academic year. Update and implement OA staff manual with standard safety protocols and operating procedures. Provide support and guidance for all staff when programming.
Maintain current Wilderness First Aid certification and CPR/AED. Participate in the highest risk programs within the Outdoor Adventure program. Seek and provide advanced certification(s) for self and staff/administrators to ensure added program/facility safety and risk management. Assist in monitoring all preparatory/risk management procedures for each program/facility area to include comprehensive record keeping of program participation, incident/accident reports, and liability/health risk assessment form. Select, properly maintain, assess, evaluate, and inspect all equipment used for programming. Select and evaluate all possible service providers.
Assist in the design, implementation, and delivery of four-night/ five day Pre-Fall Orientation wilderness experience for first-year students, including all logistics, programming, participant screening, parent orientation sessions, and OAE student leader training. Assist in the planning and implementation of the adventure-based Discovery program, a week-long wilderness experience for sophomore students to explore their vocational calling. Assist in the development of curriculum, wilderness instruction, logistics, program details, interpersonal skills, and facilitation. Assist in conducting a comprehensive student leader training model to strive toward skill mastery for all OAE leaders in the 7 area disciplines offered by OAE. Facilitate technical trainings for the volunteer OAE student leaders. Facilitate and conduct the volunteer OAE student leader selection process. Evaluate the volunteer OAE student leaders' ability and suitability for wilderness instruction on technical trips, including written assessments, skill practicum, in field assessments, written evaluations, and pre- and post-trip debriefs.
Assist in refining the climbing wall manual detailing all policies, procedures, and best practices for the climbing wall. Maintain detailed inspection logs of the climbing wall and all hardware used. Train all student employees in the proper policies and procedures for the climbing wall setting, supervision, instruction of certification class, and daily operations. Oversee and administer annual climbing competition. Bachelor's degree and 1 to 3 years of experience required. For the full job description and to apply online please visit: https://careers.loyola.edu/