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Cornell University is a NCAA Division I institution and a member of the Ivy League. The university fields teams in 37 intercollegiate sports and provides a comprehensive physical education program. The university is committed to excellence in academics and athletics, gender equity and diversity in its programs, and a well-balanced, broad-based intercollegiate athletics program.
The Climbing Wall Manager position is responsible for all the activities that occur at the climbing wall other than the PE classes. This includes all aspects of open hours climbing, open hours climbing lessons, route setting, and special programs. The climbing wall manager is responsible for managing a gear budget of approximately $15,000. They oversee the repair and replacement of climbing gear, and the climbing facility overall. The climbing wall manager is also responsible for the operation of the membership-tracking database (RecTrac), a front facing customer service desk, and managing and supplying enrollment and financial reports to the directors. The climbing wall manager will work with the Director of Outdoor programs on all aspects of climbing wall risk management, from policy setting to safety procedures and inspections. The position works closely with the rock climbing coordinator to schedule classes and events, and to manage the facility to accommodate both PE classes and public lessons.
The climbing wall manager hires, trains, schedules, provides leadership development, and evaluates three groups of student instructors. The wall monitors work at the registration desk and oversee safety at the climbing wall during open hours. The Learn The Ropes / Learn to Lead instructors deliver climbing lessons during open hours. The route setting team are responsible for removing, cleaning, and re-setting climbing routes on both the tope rope and bouldering sections of the climbing wall.
The climbing position is mainly supervisory, but there will be opportunity to teach climbing lessons and lead expeditions.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
Associates Degree Outdoor Education or relevant technical school and 2-4 years of experience with climbing gear and climbing facility operations, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated experience with climbing gear assessment;
Field experience in relevant Outdoor Education course disciplines;
Effective communication skills; Highly developed organizational skills;
Working knowledge of Mac or PC platforms—Microsoft Office Word/Excel, Relational Databases
Ability to coordinate training with staff on topics such as; route setting, climbing technique, leadership, teamwork, and climbing equipment guidelines, etc.
Bachelor's Degree in Outdoor Education or relevant experience preferred
Instructor level (or above) position at an Outdoor Education facility; Logistics/inventory management experience; Rental shop experience
Demonstrated supervisory experience with College-aged staff.
Wilderness First Responder certification
Demonstrated multiple-project management experience; Demonstrated leadership experience; Entrepreneurial spirit; Diplomatic reasoning skills; Ability to work as part of a close-knit team;
Customer service orientation.
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