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Outdoor Programs Positions

Bike App Staff Member (Work Study & Non-Work Study positions available)

Summary The Bike App Staff Member is primarily responsible for bike maintenance and instruction to patrons. Bike App supports the Appalachian State community through education and advocacy for a more sustainable, bike friendly campus and town. Bike App Staff educate and instruct patrons while helping to maintain bicycles.
Hours The Bike App Staff Member will work on average 3-12 hours per week during the academic year (up to 35 hours per week during summer sessions).
Salary $ 8.50 per hour.
Duties

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Required qualifications
  • CPR/AED, First Aid Certification or ability to obtain within 21 days of first day of employment (UREC will provide this training upon hire)

  • Basic bike maintenance skills (change a flat, adjust brakes, adjust derailleurs) with willingness to learn additional bike maintenance skills.

Bike App Technician (Work Study & Non-Work Study positions available)

Summary The Bike App Technician is primarily responsible for bike maintenance and instruction to patrons. Bike App supports the Appalachian State community through education and advocacy for a more sustainable, bike friendly campus and town. Technicians educate and instruct patrons while helping to maintain bicycles.
Hours The Bike App Technician will work on average 3-12 hours per week during the academic year (up to 35 hours per week during summer sessions).
Salary $ 9.50 per hour.
Duties

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Required qualifications
  • CPR/AED, First Aid Certification or ability to obtain within 21 days of first day of employment (UREC will provide this training upon hire)

  • Advanced bike maintenance skills (changing a flat, adjusting brakes, adjusting derailleurs, replacing bicycle parts).

Broadstone Supervisor

Summary The Broadstone Supervisor is primarily 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/breakdown of areas, conduct general maintenance items, provide quality member service to groups and participants, take control in emergency situations, and answer inquiries.
Hours The Broadstone Supervisor will work as needed based on when Camp Broadstone is being used during the year.
Salary $ 11.25 per hour.
Duties

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Required qualifications
  • CPR/AED, First Aid Certification or ability to obtain within 21 days of first day of employment (UREC will provide this training upon hire)

Climbing Gym Instructor

Summary  The Climbing Gym Instructor is primarily responsible for providing a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment for all users of the wall through instructing belaying clinics, lead climbing clinics, and route setting clinics.
Hours   Weekly belay clinics
Salary $10.50 per hour.
Duties

 

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Required qualifications
  • By first clinic staff should be able to:
    1. Demonstrate proper belay technique with a GriGri and ability to recognize and correct improper belay technique
    2. Ability to climb routes with a rating of 5.7 or greater
    3. Ability to properly put on a harness and tie a Figure 8 Follow Through
    4. Ability to teach to various learning styles; belaying, tying various knots, climbing, route setting, and lead climbing.
  • CPR/AED, First Aid Certification or ability to obtain within 21 days of first day of employment (UREC will provide this training upon hire)
  • Has worked a minimum of 1 semester as a Climbing Gym Operator.
    1. Exception – Has worked in a similar role at another gym for a minimum of 5 months.

Climbing Gym Operations (Work Study & Non-Work Study positions available)

Summary The Climbing Gym Operations staff is primarily responsible for providing a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment for all users of the wall. UREC places emphasis on educating users on safe and effective climbing practices. Staff strive to provide an atmosphere and environment that welcomes all climbers: beginner to expert. UREC seeks staff who have an interest in climbing and a desire to develop their skills. All experience levels are welcome. Those who do not already have basic climbing and belaying skills will have the opportunity to learn these skills prior to employment.
Hours The Climbing Gym Operations staff will work on average 8-20 hours per week during the academic year (up to 35 hours per week during summer sessions).
Salary $9.50 per hour.
Duties

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Required qualifications
  • By first shift staff should be able to:

    1. Demonstrate proper belay technique with a GriGri and ability to recognize and correct improper belay technique

    2. Ability to climb routes with a rating of 5.7 or greater

    3. Ability to properly put on a harness and tie a Figure 8 Follow Through

    4. UREC can provide opportunities for learning these skills prior to first shift

  • CPR/AED, First Aid Certification or ability to obtain within 21 days of first day of employment (UREC will provide this training upon hire)

Climbing Wall Route Setter

Summary The Climbing Wall Route Setter is primarily responsible for stripping and setting routes on the climbing wall to regularly provide a variety of climbing routes. Outdoor Programs strives to have a variety of climbing routes to welcome and challenge both beginners and advanced climbers. Climbing Wall Route Setters should be able to climb and set a variety of top rope climbs  and boulder problems.
Hours The Climbing Wall Route Setter will work as needed during certain weeks of the year. Setting typically occurs during the semester breaks.
Salary $9.50 per hour.
Duties

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Required qualifications
  • CPR/AED, First Aid Certification or ability to obtain within 21 days of first day of employment (UREC will provide this training upon hire)

  • Demonstrate proper ascending technique.

  • Familiarity with the Vermin Scale and Yosemite Decimal System.

  • Ability to cleanly climb and set a variety of routes with a rating of 5.9 or V3 and greater.

  • Ability to properly put on a harness and tie a Figure 8 Follow Through.

  • Has worked a minimum of 1 semester as a Climbing Gym Operator.
    1. Exception – Has worked in a similar role at another gym for a minimum of 5 months.

Outing Center Staff (Work Study & Non-Work Study positions available)

Summary The Outing Center Staff is primarily responsible for providing quality service to guests by accurately answering all questions regarding UREC's outdoor recreation opportunities. Outing Center Staff are the face of UREC's Outdoor Programs to the Appalachian State University community. Staff complete administrative tasks including: renting and maintaining outdoor gear, and signing participants up for Outdoor Programs trips, clinics, and workshops.
Hours The Outing Center Staff will work on average 6-20 hours per week during the academic year (up to 35 hours per week during summer sessions).
Salary  $ 8.50 per hour.
Duties

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Required qualifications CPR/AED, First Aid Certification or ability to obtain within 21 days of first day of employment (UREC will provide this training upon hire)

Team Building Facilitator (Work Study & Non-Work Study positions available)

Summary

The Team Building Facilitator is primarily responsible for facilitating experiences which promote development among groups in the areas of self-efficacy, courage, flexibility, patience, and trust.  These initiatives can happen both close to the ground and at heights of up to 50 feet.  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 through sequencing, processing, and debriefing initiatives.

Hours

The Team Building Facilitator will work as needed throughout the academic year. During a program the time commitment is typically 5 hours total, including time before and after for prep and staff reflection 

Salary $ 10.50 per hour.
Duties

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Required qualifications
  • CPR/AED, First Aid Certification or ability to obtain within 21 days of first day of employment (UREC will provide this training upon hire)

  • Maintain current certifications in NC Epinephrine Administration. (UREC will provide this training upon hire).

Trip Staff (Work Study & Non-Work Study positions available)

Summary

Trip Staff is primarily responsible for providing a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment for all participants on trips. UREC places emphasis on educating participants on the specific outdoor activity in which they are participating. Trip leaders are responsible for providing an environment that welcomes all participants: beginner to expert. UREC seeks staff who possess knowledge and experience in a variety of outdoor recreation activities. Some of these activities include, but not limited to; Bouldering, day hiking to multi-day backpacking, canoeing, whitewater paddling, top rope rock climbing, stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), and caving. UREC seeks those who exhibit an outgoing and friendly personality with commitment to learning and teaching. Equipment maintenance and cleaning procedures will be conducted after each trip. Trip staff will start as an unpaid apprentice before moving into being in a paid position as an Assistant Trip Leader or Trip Leader.

Hours The Trip Staff will work as needed during certain times of the Semester. Hours vary based on the trip you are leading.
Salary Based on the length of the trip.
Duties

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Required qualifications
  • CPR/AED, First Aid Certification or ability to obtain within 21 days of first day of employment (UREC will provide this training upon hire)

  • Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Certification through NOLS, WMA,  or SOLO

  • N.C. Epinephrine Administration Certification (Can be completed after hire)

  • Valid Driver’s License with a driving record that allows for being an authorized driver with the University.
  • Not required, but highly recommended you have participated in the Instructor Development Program. If you have little to no experience, the Instructor Development Program is a great avenue for you to gain that experience. 

  • Provide a trip log proving evidence of technical skills and previous accredited training (skill specific: i.e. rock climbing, backpacking, white water, etc.)

  • Pre-existing experience in one or more of the following::

    • Day hiking and navigation

    • Multi-Day Backpacking Excursions

    • Rock climbing guide or; ability to climb routes with a rating of 5.7 or greater, can properly put on a harness/helmet, and tie a figure 8 follow through. 

    • Whitewater rafting, canoeing, or kayak guiding or; ability to maneuver a craft in class I-II rapids or greater effectively, able to self-rescue if having an out-of-boat experience, and able to conduct basic river safety skills/knowledge.


To Apply

Please apply using the UREC Application for Employment form.

 

Contact

     Jacob Norris, Coordinator for Outdoor Programs
     norrisjw1@appstate.edu
     (828) 262-8411

     Grace Fortune, Coordinator for Outdoor Programs
     fortunege@appstate.edu
     (828) 262-7388