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Trip Coordinators

Applications are due:  By 6 pm on Fri., August 15.

If you have an interest in  BACKPACKING, CLIMBING, FLATWATER CANOEING, WW RAFTING, CAVING, HIKING, WHITEWATER CANOEING, KAYAKING, RAPPELLING, OR CAMPING IN GENERAL . . .  THIS MAY BE THE POSITION FOR YOU!!

GENERAL DUTIES:

-  Prepare and coordinate 1-3 weekend or day trips per semester
-  Lead Pre-Trip Meetings
-  Evaluate trips
-  Drive vans for trips (become a Vandy Safe Driver)
-  Work with other Outdoor Staff
-  Attend Trip Coordinator Training Sessions and Staff Meetings
-  Work a minimum of 5 hours/week in the Outdoor Rec. Center
-  Maintain and repair outdoor equipment
-  Provide customer service

QUALIFICATIONS:

-   Must be a Vanderbilt Student, at least a 2nd semester Freshman
-   Previous experience in one or more outdoor recreation activities
-   A willingness to work cooperatively with other people
-   Knowledge of basic camping skills
-   Energy, enthusiasm
-   Knowledge of various types of outdoor recreation equipment is desirable
-   An interest and concern for the environment; knowledge of LNT is desirable
-   An overall desire to be part of the “team” that continues to develop the growing Vanderbilt Outdoor
Recreation Program
-   Certification in American Red Cross Standard First Aid/CPR is required prior to coordinating
any trips; but not necessary at time of selection.

BENEFITS:

-     Develop leadership skills
-     Meet other people who are also interested in outdoor activities
-       Go for free (except for your “on the road” food) on trips that you coordinate.   (Most trips  will cost participants $15 to $72.)  The extended trips will be discounted, not free.
-     Earn $7.25/hour for working in the Equipment Rental Program
-     Work in the Outdoor Recreation Center

TO APPLY:

  • Stop by the Office of Campus Recreation (OCR) in the Recreation & Wellness Center or the Outdoor Rec. Center and pick up an application.
  • Or click here:  Trip Coor. ad app.14

> Applications are due by 6:00 PM, Friday, August 15, 2014. (Only 2-3 positions are available.)

For more information, call Linda Rosenkranz at 615-343-7898.