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Poplar Ridge Challenge Course Facilitator

Charlottesville

Poplar Ridge Challenge Course Facilitator

  • R0030364
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • The University of Virginia
The Poplar Ridge Challenge Course program is an outdoor experiential learning and training program revolving around team building, problem solving, and leadership development concepts through engagement in experiential initiatives, low ropes activities, and high ropes activities. Facilitators take on many roles--trainer, leader, mediator, coach, role model, instructor, and counselor--and typically facilitate teams of 8-16 participants through the experiential activities and accompanying learning outcomes discussions. This is a hands-on facilitator role using ropes, harnesses, and group belay systems. Majority of work is at the Poplar Ridge Challenge Course, an outdoor facility, with activities transitioning indoors during inclement weather.

-Take Pride in being a Student Employee in the IM-Rec Sports Department.
- Establish a positive rapport and relationship with Student and Departmental Staff, Members and Guest of the Facility.
- Promote Exceptional Customer Service to create a positive environment for members and guests.
- Take Initiative, be proactive, and be confident in decision making.
- Be proactive and prepared to respond to all emergency situations and follow procedure/protocol for pre and post Incident/Accident.
- Maintain a Standard of Excellence in professionalism and cleanliness.
- Serve as a key link between Members and Full-Time Staff by the enforcement of policies and procedures as set forth by the department. Area Specific Responsibilities:
- Our typical programs revolve around team building and leadership development concepts and many
programs include one or more of our high ropes activities.
- Facilitators for Poplar Ridge take on many roles: trainer, leader, mediator, coach, role model, instructor,
and counselor.
- A typical program would involve leading your own team of 8-16 participants through a series of
experiential initiatives and facilitating group discussions around what was learned. Many of our programs
incorporate one or more of our high elements using ropes, harnesses, and group belay systems.
- Low and High course training is provided, though those with prior experience with other challenge courses
and/or group facilitation will likely pick it up more quickly.
- Adhere to and enforce University/Departmental Policies
- Assist in the execution of Emergency Action Procedures

Hourly wage: $14/hour

Requirements/Qualifications:
- Ideal candidates would be mature undergraduate, graduate, or community members with experience
teaching, facilitating, or leading groups.
- Applicants should have a strong interest in team building, outdoor instruction, and/or organizational
dynamics.
- Successful candidates will have a demonstrated ability and comfort in front of groups, creative energy,
and strong personal integrity.
- Successful completion of required trainings.

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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