REC/ODS Outdoor Programmer & Guide

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Classification:Student Assistant C
Grade:Student C
Work type:Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Southeast
School/Business unit:Student Services
Location: Juneau
Categories: Recreation/Event, Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Campus Recreation and the guidance of the ODS director, this position will develop, execute, and evaluate outdoor outings open to the UAS student body. These outings will vary from day hikes to multi-night cabin trips off the Juneau road system. Pay can take the form of hourly, program credit hours, or a combination of the two.


100%Plan, promote, and lead outdoor trips open to the UAS student body. Group size will be limited to ten (10) participants per trip. Guiding assistance on outings is provided by the REC Center Climbing Coordinator/Rental Gear Specialist. Ensure proper safety and instruction guidelines are reviewed before each outing. Collect liability waivers from each participant and request additional insurance if required. As a representative of the University of Alaska Southeast, ensure participants are adhering to the Student Code of Conduct while on outings and report misconduct to the appropriate resource. Act responsibly in back country settings and lead others in safe and fulfilling experiences. Educate others in areas relating to outdoor recreation as appropriate before, during, and after trips. Following outings, ensure trip evaluations are completed and all gear has been returned according to REC Center rental gear policies. Assist REC Center Climbing Coordinator with equipment cleaning/repair if needed. Other related duties as assigned by supervisors.Essential


  • Must have a valid Alaska driver’s license.
  • Student must be taking six (6) credit hours at UAS and be in good academic standing.
  • Must be a current student of the ODS program and have knowledge and experience with a broad array of outdoor activities.
  • Must have leadership skills, self-reliant, good judgement, be energetic, and be able to motivate others.
  • Must have current certification in Wilderness First Responder/WFR.

All applicants must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA and maintain enrollment in at least 6 undergraduate credit hours, or 6 graduate credit hours for student employment during the academic year.  

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and filled as positions become available.

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Applications close: Alaskan Standard Time

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