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Outdoor Programs Positions

 

Alpine Tower & High Ropes Facilitator

Facilitators provide challenging experiences at height which promote development in the areas of: self-efficacy, courage, flexibility, patience and trust between group members. Programs are objective-driven based on information received about the group’s goals when a group leader books the course. Facilitators are expected to connect the group experiences directly to the group objectives. Group size: 8-30. Time commitment: Typically 5 hours total including time before and after for prep and staff reflection. Routine cleaning and disinfecting procedures will be conducted regularly. 


Bike App Tech

The Bike App Technician’s primary responsibility is to provide bike maintenance and instruction to patrons. Bike App focuses on promoting bicycle use and education while providing bike services. Technicians educate and instruct patrons while helping to maintain bicycles. 


Broadstone Supervisor

The Broadstone Facility Supervisor is responsible for the overall supervision of the facilities at Broadstone, student personnel, participants, and UREC programs while they are on duty. They are also responsible for enforcing all rules and regulations for the operation of the facility under the prescribed operating procedures. They will have to perform set up/break downs of areas, conduct general maintenance items, provide quality customer service to groups and participants, take control in emergency situations, and answer inquiries. 


Climbing Wall Route Setter

Climbing Wall Route Setter's primary responsibility is to strip and set routes on the climbing wall to regularly provide a variety of climbing routes.  Climbing Wall Route Setters should be able to climb and set a variety of top and boulder problems.


Climbing Wall Supervisor

Climbing Wall Supervisor’s primary responsibility is to provide a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment for all users of the wall.  Outdoor Programs places emphasis on educating users on safe and effective climbing practices.  Supervisors strive to provide an atmosphere and environment that welcomes all climbers: beginner to expert.  Outdoor Programs seeks Supervisors who possess at least a basic level of knowledge in climbing equipment and technique as well as those who exhibit an outgoing and friendly personality with a commitment to learning and teaching.


Group Interaction Course Facilitator

Facilitators provide low to the ground games and problem-solving experiences that focus on building a healthy, new team. The Group Interaction Course includes a standard progression from leisure-style games to complex initiatives meant to introduce a moderate level of conflict. Programs are objective-driven based on information received about the group’s goals when a group leader books the course. Facilitators are expected to connect the group experiences directly to the group objectives. 


Outing Center Program Assistant

The Outing Center Program Assistant is responsible for assisting the GA for Outdoor Programs with daily management and planning of Outing Center operations. This includes, but is not limited to, the development and implementation of pre-semester and in-service trainings, recruiting, interviewing, supervising, and evaluating outing center staff members, maintaining rental gear, and other tasks as necessary to ensure smooth operation of the Outing Center.


Outing Center Staff

Outing Center Staff are the face of Outdoor Programs to the Appalachian State University community. Staff provide quality customer service to guests working to accurately answer all questions regarding Outdoor Programs. Staff complete administrative tasks including: overseeing the climbing wall registration process, renting and maintaining outdoor gear, and signing participants up for Outdoor Programs trips, clinics, and workshops.


Team Development Course Facilitator

We provide a low to the ground rescue scenario where a group member is packaged as a patient in a rescue litter and carried across an obstacle course with progressively harder challenges. The TDC includes a standard progression from leisure-style games to complex initiatives meant to invite an advanced level of conflict and extensive support for meeting conflict in a healthy and helpful manner. Programs are objective-driven based on information received about the group’s goals when a group leader books the course. Facilitators are expected to connect group experiences directly to group objectives. 


To Apply

Applications are available to download or pick up at the Student Recreation Center. Please submit your completed application and class schedule along with a resume and cover letter to the Office Manager for University Recreation, Kimberly Anthony, at the SRC Main Office or at anthonykr@appstate.edu. You may also apply online via Handshake. For more information please call (828) 262-2100.


Contact

Bob Riddle, Coordinator for Outdoor Programs riddleru@appstate.edu

Valerie Kankiewicz, Assistant Director for Outdoor Programs breyve@appstate.edu