OR Trip Leader


Fall 2019

Rate of Pay: 


Application Dates

August 23, 2019 - October 4, 2019

Job Description

Perform a variety of duties to support the Department of Campus Recreation Outdoor Recreation program. Responsibilities include but are not limited to facilitating a safe and enjoyable wilderness recreation experience.  Trip Leaders plan, promote, implement and evaluate each trip assigned.  The Trip Leader is the immediate supervisor in the field for all other staff assigned to the trip and is responsible for training, supervision and evaluation.

Duties & Responsibilities

-Attend staff meetings and trainings
-Model department values and expectations
-Understand and meet standards for operating procedures
-Completion of trip documentation including: Trip Logistics Forms,  Emergency Action Plan, Trip Equipment Check List, Participant Health Statements, Menu, Trip Report, Trip Evaluations, etc.
-Foster an atmosphere of interpersonal cooperation, trust and teamwork among participants
-Implement crisis intervention and conflict resolution to deal with problems which may arise; enact Emergency Action Plan as needed
-Work collaboratively with division and departmental staff to achieve the needs and gORls of the organization
-Special projects as assigned


-Excellent customer service skills
-Ability to recognize and evaluate potential hazards in the outdoors and make sound judgments based on safety priorities 
-Prior experience with and/or knowledge of the hazards in a desert/mountain/cORstal/river corridor environment
-Demonstrated competence to organize all logistical aspects of outdoor specific activities including equipment, transportation, accommodation, budget, safety and risk management, scheduling, route mapping, duty roster, meals, lesson plans, etc.  
-Detail oriented and self-motivated 
-Must be enrolled at UA for a minimum of 6 credit hours (employment contingent on enrollment)
-Early morning, evening and weekend availability; flexible scheduling and break availability

Required Trainings/Certifications

The successful incumbent is required to have the following certifications and training: 

-Valid CPR-PR/AED and First Aid Certification from an approved provider (American Red Cross, American Heart Association, or American Safety and Health Institute) are required within 30 days of hire; Employees are required to obtain these certifications at their own expense. Campus Recreation offers a discount on certification classes for eligible employees. Other certifications may be considered. Check with your supervisor prior to making arrangements to obtain these certifications.

-WFR or WEMT certification

-All Department of Campus Recreation employees are required to complete blood borne pathogen training within 45 days of hire and renew on an annual basis. 

-Complete New Employee training which includes but not limited to Emergency Action Plan, Nondiscrimination and Anti-harassment Policy training, All-Employee Security (Computer) Awareness, and Online Driver Registration & Golf Cart (if authorized)