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Ropes Course Coordinator
Title:Ropes Course Coordinator
Job Type:Seasonal
Work Shift:N/A

Ropes Course Coordinator


A.      Mission and Scope

The purpose of this position is to directly assist the Assistant Director and Supervisor of the High Ropes / Low Ropes Challenge Course as to contribute to the profitability of Camp Operations.  This position will ensure that these programs maintain established standards for challenge course facilitation, inspection / maintenance and safety quality and reflect the Mission, Vision, and Spirit of the USSRC.

B.      Qualifications

Education: 2 years of college required.

Experience: 2-3 years experience in a closely related educational environment.  Must have had proven experience to lead, direct, and schedule staff.  Must have the ability to communicate effectively with the general public, employees, management, and children and adults in a training environment. Previous experience in a similar challenge course instruction environment strongly desired. Experience in any of the Aerospace Program supervisory, lead, or assistant manager positions strongly desired. Must be comfortable working in high environments.

Position may involve working days, nights, weekends, and/or holidays.

Computer Experience: Must be able to use a 101 key keyboard and possess knowledge of DOS and Windows based operating systems; including some basic associated software applications (i.e. word processing and spreadsheet).

C.      Physical Requirements of the Position

This position has the following special requirements:

  • Walking, Climbing (ropes, ladders, poles) to set-up and access course elements.
  • Standing or sitting for long periods of time (4-6 hrs) or for duration of shift, instructing and managing course elements, staff and participants or processing paperwork and operating a computer.
  • Carrying and Lifting objects, supplies and equipment up to 50lbs.
  • Bending, Kneeling, Reaching to set-up and facilitate course elements and store / retrieve supplies.
  • Presenting instructional and safety briefings and debriefs.
  • Sight, Reading, Wrist Movements, Feeling to set-up, operate and facilitate course elements, operate a computer terminal, review reports and write documents.
  • Talking, Hearing to instruct employees, trainees over the telephone and in person.

This position will involve working outside walking to / from course elements and climbing course elements in various weather conditions. This position also involves working in a climate controlled office environment and building.   This position deals extensively with employees and guests who interact with assigned area of responsibility. This position will involve working with children and adults.


D.      General Requirements
  1. Willingness to be open to learning and growing
  2. Interpersonal skills to work as an integral part of a team
  3. Appropriate interpersonal/personal boundaries
  4. Maturity of judgment and behavior
  5. Accepts full responsibility of their actions and how these may affect others
  6. Adherence and participation in the Center’s Safety Program


E.       Professional Standards
  1. Understands and follows all policies & procedures
  2. Maintains high standards for work areas and appearance, presents self in a highly professional manner to others and understands that honesty & ethics are essential
  3. Ensures that excellent customer service is maintained with each customer
  4. Maintains a positive attitude toward the position, the company and co-workers 
  5. Appreciates that promptness and attendance at work is apart of sustaining a professional relationship with the company


F.       Teamwork Standards
        1. Takes an interest and initiative in the development of the Department’s team
        2. Maintains pleasant and professional relationship with co-workers & assists as needed
        3. Remains positive about the team and facilitates an optimistic approach to resolution of issues                                                                                 
        4. Maintains productive, effective and professional relationships with all departments


G.      Supervisory Standards
  1. Adheres to organizational policies and applicable laws         
  2. Instructs, coaches and encourages staff to support by action and example the mission and vision of the Center                                                               
  3. Demonstrates good judgment within supervision of staff     
  4. Effectively monitors staff performance and offers appropriate coaching, counseling or supervision as required                                                                  
  5. Completes staff evaluations, documentation, etc., on time and effectively
  6. Serves as an effective role model to staff by demonstrating exemplary work ethic
H.       Position Duties

1. Challenge Course Operations.

  1. Will function as the on-site Course Leadership during the execution of any High Ropes program when the Assistant Manager is not present.
  2. Meet or exceed the standards for the safety, security and emotional welfare of participants that may normally be expected of a firm and judicious parent.
  3. Ensure consistency and training integrity of all Challenge Course programs.
  4. Ensure that Challenge Course schedules and activities optimize time, schedules, and space for all departments involved.
  5. Meet or exceed the legal, professional, and “best-practice” standards for safety and cleanliness of all facilities and equipment assigned to this position.
  6. Ensure accurate and current inventory records of materials, supplies, and equipment and ensure the Challenge Course has adequate supplies necessary to conduct daily operations.
  7. Ensure accurate and current usage and safety logs for all Challenge Course elements and equipment.
  8. Meet or exceed the expectations of the Aerospace Program Manager for appropriate communication, both internal and external.

     h.  Meet or exceed the expectations of the Aerospace Program Manager for the accurate and timely completion of related tasks and assignments.


3.  Challenge Course Maintenance and Inspection.

  1. Systematically inspect all Challenge Course elements and equipment to ensure effective and efficient operation and safety.
  2. Promptly repair or make preparations for maintenance for any ineffective course elements or scheduling appropriate repairs through qualified outside sources.
  3. Under the direction of the Aerospace Program Manager develop and implement written safety and standard operating procedures for the operation of all course elements in a manner understandable by employees.
  4. Ensure safety standards are understood, enforced and followed by all Challenge Course staff.


4.  Challenge Course Organization and Staffing.

  1. Ensure Challenge Course staff receives timely, relevant, and appropriate training.
  2. Ensure Challenge Course staff is in compliance with all USSRC policies and procedures as well as departmental guidelines.
  3. Ensure the accurate and timely completion of tasks assigned to Challenge Course staff.
  4. Formally and regularly communicate to Challenge Course staff, all relevant and appropriate operational and corporate information.
  5. Assist the Aerospace Program Manager and Assistant manager in ensuring the staffing schedules optimize productivity and comply with contractual obligations.
  6. Meet or exceed the expectations of the Aerospace Program Manager for the development of departmental policies and procedures.



The above duties reflect the general responsibilities necessary to describe the principal work functions of the job, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be in the position.

Employee is responsible for working in a safe manner

 and keeping his/her workplace safe.

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