Outdoor Adventure Instructor - PT

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Position Title:Outdoor Adventure Instructor - PT Opened Date:06/05/2019 Job Category:Staff Department:Recreation/Program Activity - 6510925 Division:Student Affairs Required Documents:Cover Letter, Resume Position Statement:

Founded in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is one of 28 institutions within the University System of Georgia. GGC is a premier 21st century liberal arts institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Serving nearly 13,000 students, GGC’s innovative practices, caring culture, and extremely affordable tuition are changing the game in higher education and changing the future for students at all levels, of all ages, and from all walks of life. Gwinnett County (pop. 920,000+) is home to a variety of businesses, including organizations involved in health care, education and information technology.


The Part-Time Outdoor Adventures Instructor is responsible for executing Outdoor Adventures programming in specific and technical areas such as kayaking, and climbing. These programs will be operated with Outdoor Adventures Student Assistants and direction from the Coordinator and Assistant Director of Outdoor Adventures. Each Outdoor Adventures Instructor will hold specific certification, knowledge and expertise in a technical area relating to Outdoor Adventures.


  • Provides a safe and fun environment for all participants
  • Promotes a culture of learning and stewardship of the environment
  • Facilitates and guides Outdoor Adventures programming in the area of expertise
  • Drives passenger vans with or without trailers and participants
  • Ensures all safety protocols are followed and are appropriate for the specific program; facilitates rescues as needed
  • Follows industry standard instructor to student ratios
  • Communicates with supervisor when unsafe conditions occur and reports equipment in need of repair
  • Provides quality customer service to all participants
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:


  • Instructor or Guide level Certification from a nationally recognized organization for one or more of the following sessions: White Water Kayaking, Coastal Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Tree Climbing
  • GA driver’s license or ability to obtain before employment
  • Knowledge of and facilitation experience in a technical area of need to Outdoor Adventures (climbing, paddling etc.)


  • 2 Year / Associate Degree
  • Current Wilderness First Responder Certification or lapsed certification with ability to obtain recertification prior to first program
  • Previous driving experience and driver training in the Smith System Defensive Driving techniques
  • Previous experience towing and loading an equipment trailer
  • Knowledge of Outdoor Adventures policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of local adventure locations
Position Disclosure:

Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the College unless an applicant is selected for an interview. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Any resulting employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation and credit check if applicable to the position, as determined by Georgia Gwinnett College in its sole discretion. Georgia Gwinnett College, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or religion. Georgia is an open records state.


Position may require local travel and an irregular schedule. Ability to lift and carry files and materials. Ability to move from one office to another office on campus. Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone and in writing. Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations.

Work Hours:Nonstandard hours up to 19 hours per week Position Status:Part-Time FLSA:Non-exempt




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Posted: 6/12/2019
Application Due: 8/11/2019
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