Challenge Course Coordinator
Colorado State University Mountain Campus

Nestled in a remote Rocky Mountain valley sits the CSU Mountain Campus

Manage a high-elevation challenge course in the beautiful Rocky Mountains!

Nestled in a beautiful, secluded high-elevation valley with sweeping mountain views!

  • summer
  • fall

Challenge Course Coordinator

Colorado State University Mountain Campus
Bellvue, Colorado
$20.00 - $20.00 / hour
Some experience required
Start Date:
Starts in about 2 months. (Apr 13, 2024)

Live and work in a beautiful mountain valley for the summer and/or fall season at the Mountain Campus. Be part of a small community of staff working towards a common goal.

Nestled in a beautiful, secluded mountain valley at an elevation of 9,000 ft. (2,743m) lies Colorado State University's 1,600-acre Mountain Campus. As a site for student learning, conferences, workshops, meetings, and retreats, the Mountain Campus offers a unique opportunity to leave the hectic pace of urban life behind and be immersed in the natural world of the Rocky Mountains. The Mountain Campus exists to serve the Colorado State University community and the surrounding region for academic field studies, educationally focused conferences and mountain research. The campus is open from Mid-May to Mid-October. Live and work in a beautiful mountain valley for the summer and/or fall season at the Mountain Campus. Be part of a small community of staff working towards a common goal. Enjoy the mountain lifestyle – hiking, fishing, mountain biking, trail running and rock climbing.

  • Typical season: Mid-May to Mid-October (Summer: Mid-May - Mid-August, Fall: Mid-August - Mid-October)
  • Located 53 miles west of Fort Collins at 9,000 feet in a remote mountain valley
  • Free housing provided by the University in shared, on-site dormitory style housing.
  • 3 meals a day provided free
  • No pets are permitted
  • No cell phone service at the Mountain Campus

The Challenge Course Coordinator is responsible for daily operations of the Mountain Campus challenge ropes course, which includes five in-line high elements, five low elements dispersed in the forested area at the ropes course site, two equipment sheds, an outhouse, and a group gathering structure.

The position serves as a co-trainer and mentor for seasonal staff who will facilitate groups on the ropes course and collaborates with the Assistant Director of Events to develop and adjust weekly schedules and deliver appropriate services. The position carries out communications necessary for soliciting new group bookings, planning for group needs, completing booking to billing process for all day trip groups, and scheduling, mentoring, co-evaluating, and coaching the facilitator staff to meet the demands on the course. They will serve as a facilitator and should exhibit qualities listed below. Grounds work in the challenge course area may also be necessary.

The Challenge Course Coordinator must model risk management to assure safety, sanitation, and accident prevention for daily operations. This position ensures quality service is delivered and maintains equipment and structures. The position is responsible for modeling a culture of safety at the ropes course, and for addressing low-level training and accountability needs. This position is not responsible for supervision of facilitator staff and is not solely responsible for evaluation or accountability – these will be led and overseen by the Assistant Director for Events.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative working environment
  • Ability to thrive in remote mountain setting with limited access to urban amenities
  • Experience working in customer service
  • Experience working as a challenge course facilitator
  • Knowledge and understanding of rope systems
  • Ability to follow procedure and utilize protocol

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal abilities
  • Time management
  • Problem-solving
  • Attention to details and safety
  • Sound decision-making
  • Technical skills
  • Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder certification

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