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Outdoor Adventures, Assistant Trip Leader

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number WGB274 at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information. Review of applications will begin January 4, 2018.

Position Information

Position Information

Department University Life Activities
Alternate Department Description

Mason Recreation

Criminal Background Check Standard Background Check
Motor Vehicle Background Check No
Restricted Position?
Job Category Student Wage / Non-Student Wage
Role (State) Job Title Outdoor Adventures, Assistant Trip Leader
Working Title Outdoor Adventures, Assistant Trip Leader
Job Type Part-Time
Position Number WGB274
Recruit Number Staff - 8476
Working Hours
Location Fairfax, VA
Other Location
Pay Band N/A
Salary $9.00 per hour
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Outdoor Adventures, Assistant Trip Leader

George Mason University, Mason Recreation within the Division of University Life invites applications for an Outdoor Adventures Assistant Trip Leader.

Mason Recreation meets the diverse needs and interest of the Mason community by providing programs, services and facilities that are innovative, comprehensive, inclusive, and of unsurpassed quality. Mason Recreation creates an atmosphere that encourages individuals to develop lifelong involvement in recreational, fitness and wellness activities through both structured and informal opportunities that meet the dynamic needs of our diverse community. We are committed to enhancing the quality of life for the Mason community by fostering leaders, encouraging healthy lifestyles, promoting learning, and developing meaningful social interactions.

Safely lead Outdoor Adventure trips for the Mason community. Work with Coordinator, Outdoor Adventures on developing and leading outdoor programs for Mason students.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Scouting trips, and planning logistics and transportation needs for each trip;
• Safely leading groups of students in wilderness settings, sometimes in adverse weather conditions;
• Becoming trained in wilderness emergency medicine;
• Providing emotional and medical attention to participants during emergencies;
• Assisting with gear rental, equipment check out/in, repair and cleaning; and
• Teaching skills workshops and clinics.

Licenses/Certifications/skills and abilities:
• First Aid and CPR;
• Wilderness First Aid for back-country day trips;
• Follow Trip Leader development plan.
• Interest in outdoor recreation;
• Excellent communication skills;
• Excellent customer service skills;
• Willingness to learn and grow;
• Enjoy and appreciate health, fitness and/or wellness;
• Solid organizational skills;
• Ability to think clearly in a stressful environment;
• Ability to work extended hours on your feet, often with a heavy backpack of up to 60 pounds; and
• Valid driver’s license and must be insurable.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number WGB274 at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information. Review of applications will begin January 4, 2018.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: Open until filled
Posting Date 12/11/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Telework Friendly? No
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Supplemental Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of Professional References
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