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Climbing Park Supervisor (Position open until 9:00 pm on February 20) 

About the Organization Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) provides Cal Poly students with opportunities to experience life outside of the classroom through the wide variety of programs and services offered at the Cal Poly Recreation Center, Julian A. McPhee University Union, Orfalea Family and ASI Children's Center, and Cal Poly Sports Complex. Cal Poly students and full-time staff members have the opportunity to work on campus to create quality programs and services for all students. Whether you are looking for a position that supports your academic/professional goals, need to support yourself while at Cal Poly, or are looking to develop your leadership skills, ASI offers a unique and fun work experience for all of our employees. Apply to join our team today!
EOE Statement The Associated Students, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Climbing Park Supervisor  
Open Date 1/30/2023  
Close Date 2/21/2023  

Climbing Park Supervisor

Definition and Purpose

Under the supervision of the Coordinator - Outdoor Recreation, the Climbing Park Supervisor is responsible for the Climbing Park's daily operation. This position is expected to provide customer service including: belaying climbers, answering questions, maintaining park area cleanliness, greeting customers, enforcing policies, opening/closing the Climbing Park and being responsible for individuals using the Climbing Park. Additionally, ASI employees are expected to provide a safe, enjoyable, service-oriented environment for customers/participants at all times.

ASI is committed to supporting the aspirations of the University Learning Objectives. Our employees are expected to make reasoned decisions based on ethics, respect for diversity, and an awareness of issues of sustainability. Additionally, they will work productively as individuals and in groups while communicating effectively.


Educational Requirements and Qualifying Experience

  • Must be a currently enrolled student at Cal Poly with a minimum of 6 units. All ASI student staff must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at Cal Poly. Graduate students must carry 4 units/3.0 cumulative GPA at Cal Poly.
  • First Aid, CPR and AED certification required.
  • Communication skills adequate to deal with the public, students, faculty and staff.
  • Knowledge and experience in climbing and belaying other climbers.
  • Knowledge and ability to set-up a top-rope system.
  • Knowledge and ability to tie various rope knots.
  • Knowledge and ability to use various climbing harness systems.
  • Ability to set-up and close the Climbing Park autonomously.
  • Neat, clean, tactful and courteous to all customers and visitors; promptness and attention to detail are essential.
  • Ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse population and with those from various cultural backgrounds, specific needs, or limitations.


Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Supervise and manage all Climbing Park participants.
  • Ensure a safe environment during special events.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Open and close the Climbing Park.
  • Ensure receipt of signed waiver prior to customer participation.
  • Belay and Spot participants.
  • Fit harness to all roped climbers.
  • Supervise climbing group special events.
  • Route setting as necessary.
  • Climbing Park maintenance as necessary.
  • Ensure safe and responsible operation of the Climbing Park at all times.
  • Maintain a helpful, fun, professional, open atmosphere of the Climbing Park area at all times.
  • Educate customers about Climbing Park policies and procedures.
  • Resolve customer disputes.
  • Oversee and keep the customer use zones, such as the benches and climbing surface area, clean and clear of items.
  • Adhere to all ASI departmental policies and procedures.
  • Provide quality customer service for all staff and customers.
  • Awareness of safety concerns and risk management.
  • Perform equipment maintenance when necessary.
  • Be familiar with evacuation plan for staff area.
  • Attend all mandatory meetings and training.


Diversity and Inclusion

  • Recommend and support practices intended to eliminate racial, gender, or any other form of bias in processes, policies, and procedures.
  • Demonstrate awareness of one’s own biases, comfort levels, and various aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
  • Demonstrate effort to understand each person’s individual and collective role in creating inclusive environments.
  • Participate in trainings and activities provided by ASI as it relates to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in ASI policy as a condition of their employment.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Period of Employment

Employment with this organization is of an "at will" nature, which means that the employee may resign at any time and ASI may discharge the employee at any time with or without cause.


Compensation and Hours

Pay Rate: $15.50 per hour; 4-16 hours needed per week (maximum 20 hours per week).

Start Date: 04/03/2023

The Associated Students, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Date revised: 01/30/2022

Number of Openings 3  
Location Recreational Sports  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Position Requirements

This position may require standing, walking, climbing, reaching overhead, balancing lifting or carrying up to 10 pounds, repetitive use of hands/arms, and eye/hand coordination.


Environmental factors include working outisde, around hazards, high places, hot, cold, dry, wet, change of temperature, working with others and working around others.

Req Number STU-23-00007  
Shift Details None Specified 

Requires 1-2 hours per day None Specified 

Requires 3-4 hours per day None Specified 

Requires 5-6 hours per day None Specified 

Requires 7+ hours per day None Specified 

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