Outdoor Recreation Assistant (William & Mary)

Company: College of William & Mary

Job Type: Part Time

Job Description

The Outdoor Recreation Assistant will work approximately 29 hours a week from approximately Aug 1 – May 15 with potential to extend. Pay range based on total duration of employment & funding (approximately $15-18 per hour.) This position may be utilized as an internship. The Outdoor Recreation Assistant will gain experience in all aspects of operating and managing a multi-faceted outdoor recreation program within a university Campus Recreation Department. The Outdoor Recreation Assistant will receive an area of focus based on program needs, skills set, experience and interest. The Outdoor Recreation Assistant will also gain an understanding of the role outdoor recreation plays within Student Affairs, the Health and Wellness Thematic Area and Campus Recreation. The Tribe Adventure Program (Outdoor Recreation) includes an indoor climbing facility, the W&M Challenge Course, the Matoaka Boathouse, the Tribe Adventure Program Trips (1-4 events per week), and the Pathways Pre-orientation program (3 weeks in Aug.) See program here: https://www.wm.edu/offices/wellness/campusrec/programs/outdoorrec/index.php.  This is a pooled hourly position.

Required Qualifications:

– High school graduate or equivalent.
– Current First Aid & CPR Certification OR the ability to obtain it within the first month of employment.
– Working knowledge (typically 1-3 years of experience) in outdoor recreation.

Preferred Qualifications:

– Degree such as an associate or bachelor’s degree in a related field.
– Wilderness First Aid or First Responder certification.
– Verifiable certification in outdoor disciplines such as Site-specific Challenge Course Facilitator Certification, ACCT Challenge Course Practitioner Certification, AMGA or PCIA Top Rope Cert., Climbing Wall Instructor Cert. American Canoe Association Instructor Cert., Leave-No-Trace Trainer/Master Educator Cert.
– Experience supervising.

EEO: The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Background Check: The College of William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.


Availability:  This job will require 29 hours per week, occasional weekends and nights.

How to Apply

Visit https://jobs.wm.edu/.  Create an account.  Search "Outdoor Recreation Assistant" Review the job description.  Select "Apply for this Job". You will also be asked to provide three references with the following information: Names, titles, email addresses and phone numbers, in the Applicant Document section under “Attachment 1” If you have any questions, please contact Michael White, [email protected].
Contact Person: Assistant Director of Campus Recreation for Outdoor Recreation, Michael White
Contact Phone: 757-221-2687
Posted on: June 9, 2023
Location: Williamsburg, VA
Job Type: Part Time
Job Starting Date:
August 1, 2023
Application Closing Date:
May 1, 2024
Job Salary Range:
15.00 to 18.00
Years of Experience: 1 – 2 years
Preferred/Required Degree Level: Other
Population(s) Served: Youth - College
Region(s): US