Challenge Course Facilitator at The EDGE

Fairfax, VA
$15-18 per hour, commensurate with experience.
May 22, 2023
Jun 04, 2023
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Challenge Course Facilitator at The EDGE The EDGE is hiring facilitators for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2023 seasons.We are reviewing applications mid-February and on a rolling basis through April.George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.About The EDGE: The EDGE is Mason Recreation's Team Development & Experiential Learning Program. We operate a low and high ropes course spread across 30 acres on the GMU Science & Technology campus in Manassas. The EDGE is a team-building and leadership development challenge course. We serve local schools, Mason students, and adult groups in the private, non-profit, and public sectors. We operate 4 aerial elements and 30 low ropes elements. For more information about us, please visit About the Position:Challenge Course Facilitators form the heart and soul of our organization and lead experiential, transformational activities for diverse communities. Facilitators are scheduled to work for 5-8-hour programs. Programs may occur on weekdays and weekends. Facilitators may work 5-35 hours per week, depending on their interest and the season. No prior experience in challenge course operations is necessary.Candidates who are hired must attend one of the two rounds of training listed below:The first round of training will occur on 2 evenings the week of February 27th, all day March 4, and between 3/18 - 3/26 (times will vary, depending on candidates' availability).The second round of training will occur March 20 - 24, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.Responsibilities:Effectively lead groups through team building activities and reflections;Properly set up and manage safety on the ropes course;Provide for the physical and emotional well-being of participants;Attend all required trainings;Respond to emergency situations as they arise;Inspect and set up high and low elements for daily use;Ensure proper use of equipment; andCommunicate effectively with chaperones, youth, adults, and other facilitators.Required Qualifications:Ability to attend all training sessions (see above, minimum of 40 hours);Ability to work a minimum of two days per week (Sunday through Saturday) between the hours of 8:00 am and 6:00 pm;Current First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification, or ability to obtain certification within 30 days of start date; andThis position is subject to a criminal background investigation; employment is contingent upon the successful completion of this process.Preferred Qualifications:Experience leading groups or team building activities;Experience with challenge course or adventure programs, including ground initiatives, low ropes, high ropes activities, or rock climbing; andDegree in or pursuing a degree in education, recreation, or related fields. Will work with academic department to fulfill internship requirements as desired.

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"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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