OA Lead Guide


The Outdoor Adventures Lead Guide, reporting to the Outdoor Adventures Senior Guide, is a leader within the Outdoor Adventures program who must show a high level of commitment to its success. The lead guide will supervise the assistant guides and is responsible for planning and leading various OA trips.

Pay Rate

• Starts at $7.75/hour


• Approximately 8-10 hours per week
• Most trips run on the weekends but require meeting and planning during the week


• Be on time and ready to work when scheduled and responsible as a key holder
• Recruit, hire, train, schedule, supervise, and evaluate assistant guides
• Plan and implement various OA trips including hiking, climbing, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, kayaking, and skiing
• Make safety the top priority during transit as well as during the activity itself
• Use credit card responsibly when making purchases for the program
• Submit timely van reservation requests as needed
• Submit timely marketing requests to marketing assistant for upcoming programs
• Respond to emergency situations according to level of first responder training
• Maintain an updated inventory of all Outdoor Adventures equipment
• Attend regular Campus Recreation leadership staff meetings
• Attend regular Outdoor Adventures staff meetings
• Keep an accurate record of hours worked and submit timesheet when due


• Must be a currently enrolled student in good standing
• Thorough knowledge of running trips outdoors in varying conditions
• Effective communication skills and proven leadership ability
• Prior experience as an assistant guide is required
• Current First Aid and CPR/AED certification or willingness to become certified
• Current Wilderness First Aid certification or willingness to become certified


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