The Challenge Course Specialist (also called Ropes Course Specialist) facilitates the challenge course, which includes: high elements on two static systems, a climbing wall, and low elements. This position teaches youth about team building, goal setting, and overcoming challenges in a positive manner, and promotes character development. The challenge course team ensures the safety of all participants while on the challenge course.

Key Responsibilities

Provide a positive and safe environment for participants to engage in all challenge course activities.
Ensure the safety of all campers, including setting clear safety expectations, observing and engaging campers while in their care, assessing the appropriateness of camper behaviors, and following emergency procedures and all COVID-19 safety protocols.
Ensure the safety requirements are being followed by all participants on challenge course elements.
Ensure that all specific COVID-19 Challenge course protocols are being followed.
Foster an atmosphere of teamwork for all participants.
Foster character development consistent with BGCSF philosophy.
Run activities with youth including but not limited to: wellness activities, outdoor education, hiking, and overnight camping.
Engage campers with a positive attitude.
Other duties as specified by the direct supervisor.

Tagged as: Climbing Skills

Required Skills:

Required Skills

Experience facilitating challenge courses/high ropes courses and/or rock climbing walls.
Experience facilitating team-building activities.
Experience leading youth programs.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with coworkers and youth.
Ability to handle difficult or stressful situations in a professional manner.
Strong communication skills.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Preferred Skills:

Preferred Skills

Experience working with youth in an overnight camp setting.
Experience working with youth from disadvantaged circumstances.

About Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco

Since 1891, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco (BGCSF) has provided high-quality, community-based youth development services to at-risk youth in San Francisco. Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.

Our Clubs are located in neighborhoods with the fewest resources for youth, and we are open when youth need us the most—after school, on most school holidays, and all day during the summer. We also provided full-day programming when schools were closed during the pandemic helping youth to access their school’s remote learning. In addition to our 13 traditional Clubhouses and School-Based Clubs in San Francisco, we also own and operate Camp Mendocino, a 2,000-acre residential summer camp that provides inspiring outdoor experiences.We impact the lives of Club members, primarily ages six to 18, by focusing on academic success, healthy lifestyles

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