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STUDENT EMPLOYMENT - Challenge Course Facilitator

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Syracuse University is a private research university, with over 14,000 full-time undergraduate and over 4,000 full¬time graduate students representing the 50 states and 124 foreign countries. Founded in 1870, it is home to 11 schools and colleges offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Human Services and Health Professions, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts. Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000 and offers many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, a symphony orchestra, professional regional theater, and numerous malls and movie theaters. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites and wineries along the Finger Lakes to biking trails along the Erie Canal. According to the latest edition of the Places Rated Almanac, Syracuse ranks in the top 10% of Best Places to Live.

EEOC

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Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of veteran support through education, transition, and hiring. Syracuse University was ranked #1 in New York State and 17th in the nation at the end of 1947 in veteran enrollment as a result of participating in the Serviceman's Readjustment Act of 1944 - the original GI Bill. Today, SU is strongly committed to the Yellow Ribbon Program which is a provision of the Post 9/11 GI Bill to assist in tuition educational benefits and other support. In addition, SU provides a career path for veterans to become Syracuse University employees.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # ST000682
Employer Syracuse University
Department Code N/A
Department Recreation Services
Semester Not Applicable
Geographic Location South Campus
Workstudy Type On-Campus Workstudy and Non-Workstudy
Type of Students Accepted for this Position Any
Job Title STUDENT EMPLOYMENT - Challenge Course Facilitator
Location Challenge Course - South Campus
Hourly Rate Based on experience
FLSA Status Non-exempt
Hours

Varies based on operational needs. Academic year and summer hours available.

Job Type STUDENT EMPLOYMENT
Campus Syracuse, NY
Job Description

Challenge Course facilitators work with Lead Facilitators and Challenge Course Managers to provide safe, effective programming in high ropes, low ropes and portable initiative activities. Under the direction of the Lead Facilitator, Challenge Course Facilitators are responsible for:
-Daily Inspection of Challenge Course Elements
-Setup and take down of challenge course elements
-Instruction and facilitation of games, initiatives and challenge course activities
-Facilitation of group development and educational outcomes (as planned by the Lead Facilitator)
-Assist in the completion of daily paperwork documenting operations and incidents.
Employment is on a casual, as needed basis. Assignments are on a first come basis.

Responsibilities

Demonstrates ability to use sound judgment to keep safety a high priority. Arrives prepared to facilitate by having reviewed program goals and Lead Facilitators program plan. Where necessary, plans games and processing questions. Team oriented and dedicated to the goals set forth by the Syracuse University Outdoor Education Program. Works as a team member with others in scheduling, facilitating, and operating the SU Indoor and Outdoor Challenge Course. Responds to scheduling requests in a timely manner. Is reliable when scheduled. Arrives at facilitation site on time. Maintains a commitment to the success of the course. Follows Challenge Course standard and local operating procedures, and the program plan set by the Lead Facilitator.

Required Qualifications

Current SU Student
Current CPR/AED and First Aid Training (or willingness to become certified as such)

Job Specific Qualifications

Experience facilitating or participating in group processing/planning discussions. Familiarity with group/team development. Trained on SU Challenge Course Standard and local operating procedures. Show competency in the technical skills associated with the challenge course operation, including knots, belay skills and personal protective equipment such as harness and helmets. Demonstrates excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing, to both participants and other staff members. Ability to relate and work with diverse populations of participants.

Physical Requirements

Challenge Course Facilitators should have the ability to perform their required duties for extended periods of time while exposed to adverse conditions including, but not limited to, rough terrain, precipitation, temperature extremes, and wind.

Tools/Equipment
Job Posting Date 01/27/2017
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Consideration
Job Category STUDENT EMPLOYMENT
Message to Applicants

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university, with over 14,000 full-time undergraduate and over 4,000 full¬time graduate students representing the 50 states and 124 foreign countries. Founded in 1870, it is home to 11 schools and colleges offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Human Services and Health Professions, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts. Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000 and offers many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, a symphony orchestra, professional regional theater, and numerous malls and movie theaters. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites and wineries along the Finger Lakes to biking trails along the Erie Canal. According to the latest edition of the Places Rated Almanac, Syracuse ranks in the top 10% of Best Places to Live.

EEOC

Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of veteran support through education, transition, and hiring. Syracuse University was ranked #1 in New York State and 17th in the nation at the end of 1947 in veteran enrollment as a result of participating in the Serviceman's Readjustment Act of 1944 – the original GI Bill. Today, SU is strongly committed to the Yellow Ribbon Program which is a provision of the Post 9/11 GI Bill to assist in tuition educational benefits and other support. In addition, SU provides a career path for veterans to become Syracuse University employees.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference List

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you comfortable working at heights between 20-30 feet?
    • Yes
    • No
    • I Don't Know
  2. * Do you have previous experience working at a challenge course?
    • Yes
    • No
    • I Don't Know
  3. * Have you ever participated in a challenge course program?
    • Yes
    • No
    • I Don't Know