Seeking Challenge Course Facilitators!


Want a fun, challenging and rewarding job? Become a Challenge Course Facilitator for our Outback Adventures Challenge Course on campus!

Challenge Course Facilitator Job Announcement

The UCSD Challenge Course is seeking dedicated individuals to hire and train as facilitators. Ideal applicants for this entry-level position possess a combination of both interpersonal and technical skills. The Challenge Course staff is made up of part-time/contract student and non-student facilitators. Facilitators develop skills and experience through a process that includes initial training, mentoring, shadowing, and on-going training and skills development.

About the UCSD Challenge Course:

The UCSD Challenge Course provides adventure-based teambuilding program designed to develop communication and teamwork through challenging activities. Our course is located in the eucalyptus forest on the beautiful UCSD campus, an ideal setting for a variety of ground-based and high course activities. Our programs serve campus, community, and corporate groups, providing each an opportunity to problem solve and overcome obstacles as a team—from up to 45 above the ground.

Winter Orientation/ Training: Thursday-Sunday, January 5-8, 2017

Our fall training will provide future facilitators with the foundational knowledge to confidently guide groups through teambuilding/leadership programs on and off the course, including facilitation and technical skills training. All accepted applicants will be required to complete this 40-hour training before being hired by UCSD.

Scheduling and Pay

Following the training and shadowing process, Facilitators can expect to work between 6-30 hours/week through the busy program season (May-October). There rest of the year can still be quite busy but the work is not consistent. Beginning pay is $12/hour for Students and $14/hour for non-students.


To learn more and apply, visit  If you have additional questions, please contact Denise Ouellette, Challenge Course Director, at

858-822-3558, or email


Important Dates

 Application Deadline: Sunday, Mar 14, 2017


Date                                            Event                            Time

Sunday, Mar 5                            Application Deadline        – – –                                 Online Application

Mar 6,7,8,9,10,16 &17               Group Interviews          Workday/Evening           Outback Adventures Office

Saturday, Mar 25                       Staff Training                 8:00am-6:00pm              UCSD Challenge Course

Sunday, Mar 26                         Staff Training                 8:00am-6:00pm              UCSD Challenge Course

Monday, Mar 27                        Staff Training                 8:00am-6:00pm              UCSD Challenge Course

Tuesday Mar 28                        Staff Training                 8:00am-6:00pm              UCSD Challenge Course

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