Challenge Course Facilitator at The EDGE

Location
Fairfax, VA
Salary
$12 per hour, with potential for advancement.
Posted
Sep 14, 2021
Closes
Sep 15, 2021
Ref
STF10323
Function
Analyst, Research
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
Challenge Course Facilitator at The EDGE

George Mason University's Center for Outdoor Experiential Learning, the EDGE, is hiring Challenge Course Facilitators for the 2021 fall season and beyond. We operate at Mason's Science and Technology campus in Manassas, Virginia. 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 a team-building and leadership development challenge course. We serve the Mason and greater Washington, DC, metropolitan communities. We serve local elementary, middle, and high schools; Mason and other area college students; and professional organizations in the private, non-profit, and public sectors. We operate on 30 acres of the SciTech campus with 4 major aerial elements and 30 ground-based course elements. For more information about us, please visit https://edge.gmu.edu/.

About the Position:

Those hired for the position in the fall work from the August 9 training start date until mid-November, with on-call winter work available thereafter until The EDGE grows busier in March. The position pays $12 per hour with potential for advancement, depending on skills and experience. Challenge course practitioners with ACCT certifications may start at a higher rate.

Responsibilities:

  • Team education: Effectively facilitate and process with group to inspire learning;
  • Safety instruction: Properly set up and explain challenges in a way that fosters cooperation, positive reflection, and growth;
  • Group and risk management: Provide for physical and emotional well-being of participants, be aware of risks associated with challenge courses, fit and check equipment to guarantee proper use, be ready to respond in an emergency situation, and be aware of and adjust to group or individual needs;
  • Course setup, maintenance and inspection: Inspect and set up high and low elements for daily use and occasionally assist with maintaining elements, equipment, and trails.


Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to attend all training sessions (August 9-13 and 16-19);
  • Ability to work a minimum of two days per week (Sunday through Saturday) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m;
  • Current First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certifications or higher or ability to be certified within 30 days of start date;
  • This position is subject to a criminal background investigation. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of this process.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience leading experiential education programs, including ropes/challenge courses, team building, ground initiatives, and games;
  • Adults pursuing a college degree or graduates in education-related fields, including outdoor education, recreation, education, psychology, or social welfare.


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For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/ ; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
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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 jobs.gmu.edu/!

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.
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George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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