Outdoor Programs Positions

Summary 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. 
Hours Based on Class Schedule. Minimum of 5 hours a week.
Salary $9.00 per hour
Duties Alpine Towers & High Ropes Facilitator duties
Required qualifications
  • Ability to connect role of challenge courses to mental health and wellness.
  • Maintain current certifications in First Aid (or higher), CPR for the Professional Rescuer and NC Epinephrine Administration.
  • Respond in emergency situation according to standard of care identified by required certifications.
  • Ability to effectively participate in a technical rescue.
  • refer to the Alpine Towers & High Ropes Facilitator job description for additional requirements

Bike App Technician

Summary 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. 
Hours As needed during certain weeks of the year.
Salary $8.00-$8.25 per hour.
Duties Bike App Technician duties
Required qualifications
  • Basic bike maintenance skills (change a flat, adjust brakes, adjust gears) with willingness to learn additional bike maintenance skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work with a variety of customers.
  • Cycling knowledge including laws related to cycling within the Boone region.

Broadstone Supervisor

Summary 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.
Hours Based on Class Schedule. Minimum of 5 hours a week.
Salary $8.75 per hour
Duties Broadstone Supervisor duties
Required qualifications
  • Previous experience within University Recreation or equal experience at a similar recreation facility/setting.

Climbing Wall Route Setter

Summary 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.
Hours As needed during certain weeks of the year. Setting typically occurs during semester breaks and on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings.
Salary $8.00 per hour
Duties Climbing Wall Route Setter duties
Required qualifications
  • 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.

Climbing Wall Supervisor

Summary 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.
Hours Based on class schedule. Maximum of 19 hours per week.
Salary $8.00 per hour
Duties Climbing Wall Supervisor 
Required qualifications
  • Demonstrate proper belay technique with a GriGri and ability to recognize and correct improper belay technique
  • Ability to climb routes with a rating of 5.7 or greater
  • Ability to properly put on a harness and tie a Figure 8 Follow Through

Group Interaction Course Facilitator

Summary 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. 
Hours Based on class schedule. 
Salary $8.00 per hour
Duties Group Interaction Course Facilitator duties
Required qualifications
  • Ability to connect role of challenge courses to mental health and wellness.
  • Maintain current certifications in First Aid (or higher), CPR for the Professional Rescuer and NC Epinephrine Administration.
  • Respond in emergency situation according to standard of care identified by required certifications.
  • refer to the Group Interaction Course Facilitator job description for additional requirements

Outing Center Program Assistant

Summary 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.
Hours 3-10 hours per week depending on fluctuating workload.
Salary $8.25 per hour
Duties Outing Center Program Assistant duties
Required qualifications
  • Previous experience working at the Outing Center for at least one semester. 
  • Critical thinking skills including the ability to problem solve.
  • Task management skills including the ability to work efficiently without close supervision.
  • Excellent communication skills. 
  • Organization skills including a high attention to detail.
  • A high level of professionalism including the ability to provide discipline and constructive feedback to peers.

Outing Center Staff Member

Summary 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.
Hours  Based on class schedule. Maximum of 19 hours per week.
Salary $7.65 per hour
Duties Outing Center Staff Member duties
Required qualifications
  • Motivation to learn many aspects of UREC and Outdoor Programs in order to provide quality customer service.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work with a variety of customers.

Team Development Course Facilitator

Summary 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. 
Hours Based on class schedule.
Salary $8.75 per hour
Duties Team Development Course Facilitator duties
Required qualifications
  • Ability to connect role of challenge courses to mental health and wellness.
  • Maintain current certifications in First Aid (or higher), CPR for the Professional Rescuer and NC Epinephrine Administration.
  • Respond in emergency situation according to standard of care identified by required certifications.
  • refer to the Team Development Course Facilitator job description for additional requirements

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