Team Development Facilitators provide challenging activities and insightful questions while leading groups through Whitewater Center Team Development program options. Team Development programs include half and full-day experiences in High and Low Ropes, Wilderness Survival Instruction and a variety of other tailored experiences. Paid training is available and required. Recruits must pass a written test and show proficiency on a skills assessment. This is a part-time, seasonal position that reports to Land Sports Operations Manager.
Conduct team development programs with clients in the field
Lead groups safely and efficiently through a series of Whitewater activities and instruction
Assess group information and goals to create appropriate programming
Inspect courses and gear pre/post use in accordance with Whitewater Center policy
Complete various client and program documentation (inspections, reports, group plans, and assessments)
Communicate with a diverse group of participants, co-workers, and supervisors in a clear and effective manner
Pass a written test, show proficiency on skill assessment and complete ongoing tests/assessments to maintain a current knowledge and programming base for team development
Work a flexible and sometimes demanding schedule including weekends and holidays
Actively engage in promoting a healthy and active lifestyle
Demonstrate the ability to use sound judgment, keeping safety the top priority at all times
Adequate oral and written communication skills and comfort with public speaking and presentations
Comfortable asking questions during thought-provoking and challenging group discussions
Ability to provide clear and concise safety and activity instructions
Preferably a background or interest in Outdoor Education
Maintain a team-focused mindset by contributing with a positive, supportive and professional attitude
Prior Facilitator experience is very helpful but not required
Must complete or have current First Aid and CPR Certificate
Must be able to safely self-transport over uneven terrain or in a confined space
Must be able to stand for sustained periods of time
Must be able to lift and move at least 25 pounds
Must be able to work at a height of up to 120 feet.
About U.S. National Whitewater Center
Overview of Department
The Outdoor Activities Department is responsible for leading and supporting experiences in a variety of water and land-based sports. The department also instructs guests through the Whitewater Center’s Outdoor School and Summer Camps. Outdoor Activities employees engage with guests through an assortment of pass activities and help create memorable outdoor experiences.
Working at Whitewater
Whitewater’s mission is rooted in the belief that we all share a genetic code that compels us to play outside and share these experiences with others. This mission is accomplished through promoting access and opportunities to play outside and bring people together. Our approach is simple: Make it compelling and easy to engage with nature and invite others to join.