Seasonal job in Boulder - Challenge Course Manager


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challenge · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2014 · Points: 0

Good opportunity for someone living (or wanting to live) in Boulder for the summer season with plenty of time for climbing:

Position: Challenge Course Manager

This is a seasonal half-time position of 20 hours per week, mid-May through mid-September. This position requires a flexible schedule including weekends. This position requires working outside in all weather conditions, particularly summer sun and heat.

Organization: University of Colorado-Boulder, Department of Recreation Services

Location: Boulder, Colorado

Overview of Organization: The purpose of the Outdoor Program is to provide opportunities for physical and social interaction, student development, student employment, safe-risk taking, skill development, environmental awareness, and ultimately a healthier University community. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment; learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Responsibilities:
• 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.

Qualifications:
• 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.

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.

Salary: Hourly pay of $15-$20, depending on experience. This is a half-time position of 20 hours per week, requiring a flexible schedule including weekends.

Application Procedures: To apply send a resume and cover letter to challenge@colorado.edu . Please indicate in your cover letter whether you are applying for the summer season, fall season, or both. This position is open until filled.

challenge · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2014 · Points: 0

Bump!

challenge · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2014 · Points: 0

mid-week bump!

challenge · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2014 · Points: 0

Last bump - finishing up interviews - get those last minute applications in now!

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