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College Outdoors On-Call Trip Staff

Lewis & Clark College
Portland, Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Aug 23, 2022
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The campus is located on 137 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in Portland’s southwest hills. Our strong commitment to sustainability is reinforced through recycling programs, energy conservation, alternative transportation options, and farm to fork initiatives. For benefit-eligible positions, we offer a competitive benefits package that includes options for health, dental, vision, tuition, life insurance, retirement and more.

Lewis & Clark College is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.

About the Position:

College Outdoors is seeking qualified individuals to lead outdoor trips for groups of college students. Depending on the trip, activities may include but are not limited to hiking, backpacking, camping, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, whitewater rafting, snowshoeing, nordic skiing, and surfing.

Essential Functions:
  • Lead groups of college students on outdoor trips

  • Risk management

  • Facilitate group dynamics

  • Trip planning

  • Manage emergency situations

  • Ability to honor and work with all identities and individuals, particularly those who are underrepresented in the country and/or at Lewis & Clark College.

Minimum Qualifiactions:
  • 1 year experience leading outdoor group trips

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 3 years experience leading New Student Trips for Lewis & Clark College Outdoors

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Experience driving and backing trailers

  • Ability to drive LC vehicles

  • Wilderness First Responder certification or equivalent certification or experience

Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to perform the physical activities of the outdoor trips. Depending on the trip, this may include lifting and carrying up to 70lbs, hiking long distance on uneven terrain, strong swimming ability in dynamic waters, and ability to lead a group in physically demanding outdoor environments.

  • Bending, crawling, knelling/squatting, twisting, Climbing (ladders/stairs), standing, driving, sitting, walking, grasping, pinching/squeezing, reaching, pushing/pulling, repetitive hand movements, seeing, talking, listening.

Work Schedule
  • Hours/Days per week: varies depending on need

  • Benefit Eligible: No

Pay Rate
  • Commensurate with experience, starting at $80 per day

Directions for Cover Letter

Please upload your cover letter on the My Experience screen in the resume section.

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Reasonable Accommodation

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Background Check

Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check on the finalist, which will include a criminal record check. If a conviction is discovered, a determination will be made whether the conviction is related to the position for which the individual is applying or would present safety or security risks before an employment decision is made. A criminal conviction does not necessarily automatically bar an applicant from employment.

Eligibility to Work

In order to comply with US Homeland Security Department regulations, all employees must complete an I-9 form in Workday prior to or no later than the first day of work and bring originals (no photocopies) of their supporting documentation to Human Resources no later than the 3rd business day of employment. Failure to have a completed I-9 form on file with the College will result in immediate termination of employment.

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