-Plans, organizes and implements open recreation, special events, instructional programs, leadership programs, and adaptive programs at the climbing wall, outdoor climbing venues, and ropes course.
-Oversees activities for groups or individual participants in a variety of social, recreational, and physical activities.
-Plans custom events based on customer goals and objectives.
-Creates and implements program policies and procedures based on industry standards.
-Submits requests for use of recreational facilities as needed.
-Manages ongoing development of new group facilitation programs, games, and initiatives.
-Supervises employee performance, career development and adherence to job standards.
-Selects, trains, schedules, and mentors part time staff.
-Trains staff in leadership, group awareness, learning/teaching styles, and group awareness.
-Develops and conducts safety, risk management, and emergency management training for program staff regarding equipment usage, and activities associated with each program.
-Manages inventory equipment and supplies necessary to maintain all climbing wall, outdoor rock climbing, and ropes course programming.
-Trains employees on the safe use of equipment. Establish a schedule of periodic maintenance for all equipment.
-Ensure that all programs are issued the necessary equipment to execute the program as scheduled.
-Ensures that all program activities comply with Campus Risk Management Policies and Industry Standards.
-Reports safety issues to appropriate personnel and recommends improvements.
-Ensures compliance with the assigned budget and makes budget recommendations to the Adventures Director as needed.
-Assists with appropriate public relations and promotional programs in collaboration with the Department of Recreation and Wellbeing and Marketing and Communications staff.
-Participates in required professional development activities.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Climbing Skills, Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education


- Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
- Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder (required within 12 months of hire).
- AMGA CWI Certification (Required within 3 months of hire).
- AMGA SPI (required within 12 months of hire).

Required Skills:

Has knowledge of program activity and industry best practices.
Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively across the organization, internally and externally.
Ability to use creative problem solving to deliver strong service orientation, program management, sound judgment and decision-making; uses critical thinking skills to develop original ideas in a varied and challenging environment.
Client Service minded focus, entrepreneurial spirit and creative thinking skills

Preferred Skills:

Knowledge of and/or ability to learn campus policies and procedures.
Extensive previous experience in ropes course and teambuilding facilitation (with youth and adult participants).
Demonstrated knowledge of ACCT Standards.
Demonstrated experience in climbing gym management and administration including route setting, climbing equipment, and safety requirements.
Demonstrated experience in ropes course management and administration.
Demonstrated experience overseeing a top rope climbing site, teaching belayin

About UC Berkeley - Cal Adventures

Looking for a little adventure? The outdoors is calling, and Cal Adventures is ready to help you answer with a diverse range of classes, clinics, camps, and trips. Choose from adventures on the water or in the backcountry. All skill levels are welcome. Equipment rentals are also available.

Application Instructions

Apply with your resume and cover letter here by following this link. https://careerspub.universityofcalifornia.edu/psp/ucb/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=21&JobOpeningId=59352&PostingSeq=1