Lead Facilitator Job Description

Job Content: Lead Facilitators are responsible for conducting programs at the WVU Challenge Course in keeping with program policies and industry standards.

  • Works with groups in advance of program to determine goals
  • Develops a program plan that addresses group’s goals
  • Communicates with Assistant Facilitators prior to and during programming regarding groups needs and goals
  • 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
  • Responsible for the completion of daily paperwork documenting operations and incidents

Terms of Employment: Employment is on a casual, as needed basis. Assignments are on a first come basis; timely response to facilitation requests is required.

Essential Requirements:
  • Safety and Supervision: Demonstrates ability to use sound judgement to keep safety a high priority.
  • Planning and preparation: Ability to be organized and timely in communicating with group contact, developing needs assessment and plan and communicating to assistant facilitators and program management. Arrives at outdoor education center in a timely manner prepared for the group.
  • Experience: Experience facilitating or participating in group processing/planning discussions. Familiarity with group/team development. Experience facilitating 100 hours of programming with the WVU Challenge Course, including both low ropes and high ropes elements. Fully trained on WVU Challenge Course local operating procedures.
  • Physical: 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.
  • Technical: Facilitators 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.
  • Communication: 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.
  • Teamwork: Team oriented and dedicated to the goals set fourth by the Adventure WV Challenge Course program. Works as a team member with others in scheduling, facilitating, and operating the WVU Challenge Course.
  • Dependability: 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 local operating procedures and the program plan set by the Lead Facilitator.
Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or GED (Association with WVU preferred)
  • 18 Years of Age
  • Current CPR and First Aid Certifications
  • ACCT Level 1 Certification + Facilitation Portfolio (or equivalent)
  • 100 hours of Challenge Course Facilitation

Assistant Facilitator Job Description

Job Content: Assistant Challenge Course facilitators work with Lead Facilitators to provide safe, effective programming in high ropes, low ropes and portable initiative activities. Under the direction of the Lead Facilitator, Assistant 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

Terms of Employment: Employment is on a casual, as needed basis. Assignments are on a first come basis.

Essential Requirements:
  • Safety and Supervision: Demonstrates ability to use sound judgement to keep safety a high priority.
  • Planning and preparation: Arrives prepared to facilitate by having reviewed needs assessment and Lead Facilitators program plan. Where necessary, plans games and processing questions.
  • Experience: Experience facilitating or participating in group processing/planning discussions. Familiarity with group/team development. Experience facilitating 20 hours of programming with the WVU Challenge Course, including both low ropes and high ropes elements. Fully trained on WVU Challenge Course local operating procedures.
  • Physical: 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.
  • Technical: Facilitators 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.
  • Communication: 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.
  • Teamwork: Team oriented and dedicated to the goals set fourth by the Adventure WV Challenge Course program. Works as a team member with others in scheduling, facilitating, and operating the WVU Challenge Course.
  • Dependability: 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 local operating procedures and the program plan set by the Lead Facilitator.
Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 18 Years of Age
  • Current CPR and First Aid Training
  • ACCT Level 1 Certification + Facilitation Portfolio (or equivalent)