Team Building Coordinator (Full-Time/Seasonal)

Season: March – September with potential part-time opportunities in October.
Reports to: Programs Manager
Position Type: Full-Time Seasonal, Supervisor Level
Training Dates:

  • Orientation – March 4, 2020 – March 31, 2020
  • Low Adventure – May 5th & 6th, 2020
  • High Ropes Adventure – May 7th, 8th, 19th & 20th, 2020

Position Summary: Under the general direction of the Programs Manager, the Team Building Coordinator is primarily responsible for the administration of quality adventure programming for youth groups, school groups, and the occasional adult organization. Team Building Adventure Programs focus on goal setting, trust, team building/team bonding, communication and personal growth activities using a combination of Ground Initiatives, Low Ropes and High Ropes Elements in an outdoor environment. The Team Building Coordinator’s responsibilities include managing, planning, promoting, and executing one-day trip itineraries, staff development and scheduling, documentation, assessment, and evaluation of all Team Building Adventure related programs and services

Essential Job Functions (Other duties may be assigned):

  • Serves as the primary point of contact and salesman for Team Building Adventure guests.
  • Schedules, plans, coordinates, and executes trip itineraries according to the group’s goals.
  • Schedules and tracks group experiences through the utilization of multiple software. For example: Registration platform, Google Drive, Microsoft Office.
  • Keeps records to support grant writing and reporting.
  • Manages, supervises, develops, mentors, motivates, and inspires Adventure Facilitators in efforts to provide safe and high quality Team Building Adventure Programs. Please review the job description of the Team Building Facilitator to gain a better understanding of their role.
  • Ensures, oversees, and implements effective risk management procedures according to Common Ground Policies and Procedures and industry standards.
  • Works with Canopy Tours Managers on the inspections, documentation, maintenance, and improvement of personal protective equipment and adventure course elements.
  • Facilitates Team Building Adventure Programming when necessary.
  • Performs any other duties as assigned by the Programs Manager.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Possesses the necessary skills to effectively and efficiently perform tasks listed above independently after training.
  • Possesses strong computer and written communication skills.
  • Practices attentive/active listening and has the patience to hear people out.
  • Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds wells to questions.
  • Capable of working as part of a larger team in terms of staff and the overall organization. Focuses on team and organizational goals, needs, and outcomes.
  • Ability to effectively work with diverse populations and age groups.
  • Contributes to a positive and supportive team culture with differing personalities.
  • Performs a wide variety of tasks and changes focus quickly as demands change.
  • Possesses a keen attention to detail and the ability to remain calm and collected while facing stressful situations.
  • Self-motivated, with an energetic, enthusiastic, and positive attitude.
  • Strong work ethic: Reliable, responsible, and punctual.
  • Risk-conscious: able to make sound decisions regarding the well-being of staff and guests.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Desires to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions and comfortable working at heights of 20 feet above ground.
  • Flexibility in scheduling. Standard work days will be Monday – Friday, but there may be times when required to work on the weekends.
  • Must successfully complete all Low and High Ropes Training and demonstrate skill proficiency during practical tests to meet industry criteria and standards.
  • Maintain a good sense of humor and cooperative attitude in dealing with guests, and staff.
  • Level 1 Practitioner Certification for Challenge Courses or equivalent industry experience.
  • Previous experience with supervising staff.
  • Must be at least 18 years old and possess a High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Must successfully complete the appropriate Adventure Training and verification.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • For High Ropes, Comfortable with working at heights of up to 25 feet.
  • For High Ropes, Must be in good health, between 70 and 275 pounds and 4’10’.

Preferred Qualifications, but not required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with major course work Outdoor Recreation, Kinesiology, Physical Education, Sports Management, Education, Sociology, Psychology, or a related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Benefits and Perks:

  • Paid Time Off
  • COSE Employee Discounts
  • First Aid & CPR Training
  • Discounts on Common Ground Programs and Events


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