Student Recreation, a unit within the Division of Student Life at West Virginia University, is seeking applications for an Ice Climbing Guide. The Ice Climbing Guide's primary responsibility is to facilitate, guide, and lead technical programming with relation to vertical ice climbing, belay/vertical climbing, glacial traversing, and alpine winter programming applications. The incumbent must have relative skills in these fields and be available to help lead and be the primary facilitator with regards to these activities and Adventure WV program needs.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Provide leadership and technical facilitation in the areas of ice climbing, vertical climbing, glacial traversing, winter backpacking, belay techniques, winter outdoor recreation, and outdoor recreation group management.
Understand and adhere to all Adventure WV policies and procedures and to work with leaders to be an integral part of the group dynamic with regards to Adventure WV programming.
Have detailed knowledge of group dynamics as pertains to instruction of vertical rock climbing, ice climbing, glacial traversing, and facilitation of winter outdoor recreation.
Length of assignment: 1 month
Bachelor's degree required.
Applicant should have the following experience:
Detailed knowledge of single pitch instruction, multi-pitch rock instruction, and ice climbing instruction.
Detailed knowledge of Adventure WV programming needs, policies and procedures
West Virginia University