Outdoor Recreation Assistant

Job Description

The Outdoor Recreation Assistant will work approximately 29 hours a week from approximately Aug 1 – May 15. 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.) This is a pooled hourly position. We currently have two positions available.

Post-secondary degree in related field or an equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

- Current First Aid & CPR Certification (Ability to get it within the first month of employment.)
-At least one year experience in outdoor recreation.


• Wilderness First Aid or First responder
• At least one verifiable certification in an outdoor disciplines: 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. etc.
• Demonstrated supervisory experience

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.

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

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].

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