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Federal Work Study (On-Campus) - Adventure Leadership Assistants

East Carolina University
Greenville, NC

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Fall 2023-Spring 2024

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Federal Work Study (On-Campus) - Adventure Leadership Assistants

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Student - Federal Work Study On-Campus

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Job Description:

ECU Department of Campus Recreation and Wellness is currently seeking several Adventure Leadership Assistants.
Campus Recreation and Wellness (CRW) strives to promote, organize, and administer structured, self-directed, educationally oriented and leadership development programs and services to enhance positive recreation and wellness lifestyles of the university community. CRW is committed to imparting a sense of responsible citizenship, providing relevant student leadership experiences, enhancing individual potential, and fostering a lifelong commitment to learning skills associated with physical, social, emotional, and mental well-being. CRW supports the Division of Student Affairs commitment to purposeful well-being. We strive to enhance the vitality and resilience of our
students and campus community. We value inclusion, respect, and equality at ECU.

Position Summary:
Adventure Leadership is seeking individuals for the climbing wall, rentals, adventure trips, and all challenge course programs (field games, low initiatives, Alpine tower, Odyssey Course, Zip Line). Staff will need to communicate effectively with other staff members and participants, complete appropriate paperwork, assist participants safely though programs, market programs across campus, belay participants indoors and outdoors, attend paid and unpaid trainings while also performing other duties as assigned. Adventure Leadership staff will also enjoy a challenging, fun, and rewarding work environment where they are able to improve on their leadership abilities while helping others to do the same.
Responsibilities and Duties:
1. Report to work on time according to schedule.
2. Adapt to any issues and effectively communicate these issues with the necessary personnel.
3. Attend all required trainings and mandatory staff meetings.
4. Open to realistically developing one’s own knowledge, performance, and abilities through their supervisor’s evaluations and their own self-reflection.
5. Able to comfortably work outdoors in varied weather conditions.
6. Act as a role model and leader within the program and directly train and assist in mentoring new staff.
7. Review the employee manual to be able to effectively remedy situations while mentally referencing policies, operations, and situations that adhere to everyday functions within Campus Recreation & Wellness.
8. Knowledge of other Campus Recreation and Wellness program areas is necessary.
9. Uphold the integrity and reputation of the Adventure Leadership program, Campus Rec and Wellness, and East Carolina University by providing exemplary customer service to students, staff, and patrons.

Adventure Program Center Responsibilities and Duties:
1. Answer telephones and interact with walk in customers to assist them with any questions, concerns, or problems when possible.
2. Load boats onto vehicles for participants for program use.
3. Assist participant and trip staff with equipment selection.
4. Belay and assist participants at climbing wall.
5. Handle point of sales while using great customer service.

Challenge Course Program Responsibilities and Duties:
1. Lead groups safely and effectively through field games, low ropes course tasks, alpine tower, and odyssey course.
2. Properly utilize, store, and care for challenge course equipment.
3. Participate in maintenance and inspections of program areas.
4. Facilitate the group through discussions following activities and resolve any conflicts that may arise.
5. Adapt to group goals and needs while debriefing and leading activities.

Preferred (Majors, Experience, GPA, etc.):

1. 2.5 GPA
2. Obtain valid CPR and First Aid certification and blood-borne pathogens training within 60 days of being hired.
3. Current ECU student.
4. Clearance to operate University vehicles through a driver’s license check.
5. Ability to obtain belay certification through ECU’s climbing wall clinic within two weeks of hire.

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Please upload your resume online as it related to your area of interest and Federal Work Study Authorization Form.

To be eligible for FEDERAL WORK STUDY positions, students MUST BE QUALIFIED and RECEIVE a FEDERAL WORK STUDY AWARD from the ECU Financial Aid Office (Old Cafeteria Complex 252-328-6610).

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ECU offers a challenging academic environment and an energetic campus life. We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. One of the perks of working at ECU is that you can take up to 9 credit hours of classes per year at no cost to you. There is also a textbook loan program in place available to permanent ECU staff and faculty, or their eligible dependent children or spouse. ECU also offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, and generous leave time.

Scholarship. Discovery. Service. Leadership.

Here, those values are more than just buzzwords. They indicate the wealth of opportunity that ECU students experience while engaging in the rigorous pursuit of knowledge. They define the many ways in which students innovate and forge new paths. They encompass the life lessons our students learn while serving others and improving communities. They emphasize the encouragement our students receive to stand up and lead the way into a brighter tomorrow.

To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University:

  • Uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access;
  • Prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society;
  • Develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change;
  • Discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond;
  • Transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and
  • Improves quality of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics.

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