Challenge Course Manager | Alliance Redwoods

Alliance Redwoods is an Alliance conference center in Northern California seeking an experienced challenge course manager.

Posted on June 18, 2021

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Position Type

  • Title: Challenge Course Manager
  • Employment Status: Full Time, Hourly with Benefits and Available Onsite Housing
  • Team: Program
  • Immediate Supervisor: Program Manager
  • Team Lead: Programs Director

Alliance Redwoods is a Christian and Missionary Alliance conference center in Northern California operating year-round, serving approximately 55,000 guests a year, with an annual budget of about $10M+. ARCG is comprised of three ministries: Camps and Conferences, Sonoma Zipline Adventures, and Outdoor Education.

Purpose Statement

To develop and coordinate all ropes course elements and related activities/equipment to ARCG and ACCT standards offered.

Description of Responsibilities

• Maintain high and low elements with regular maintenance, inspections, and necessary repairs
• Maintain ropes log, safety reports, inventory, evaluations, and other position related paperwork in timely manner.
• Arrange for annual inspections of Challenge Courses, ensuring compliance with ACCT
• Obtain and/or maintain all annual certification and engage in continuing education necessary to meet the highest industry standards available.
• Develop and maintain Training Manual, ensuring compliance with ACCT guidelines
• Hire staff in collaboration with Outdoor Education/Program Manager (OE/PM) and Program Logistics Coordinator (PLC)
• Train Naturalist and summer staff on facilitation and safety of high and low elements
• Arrange annual facilitator certification of naturalist staff through approved PVM
• Hold program staff/ropes course facilitators accountable for safe operating procedures
• Responsible for regular safety training and documentation
• Lead challenge course in services and co-facilitate staff development
• Meet weekly with Programs Director
• Take all challenge course related evening emergency calls via Radio or Phone when necessary
• Program point person during ODE Cross Team Readiness Meetings and attend summer CTR Meetings
• Program point person for Weekend, Corporate program, and Summer groups (shared with OE/PM and PLC)
• Work within Program budget
• Teach classes as needed

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

•Demonstrate effectiveness in developing a program curriculum according to guest learning outcomes.
• Demonstrate experience in budget planning and management, equipment purchasing and maintenance.
• Demonstrate leadership capabilities, risk management, and success in training and supervision of staff.
• Demonstrate the ability to supervise people effectively in areas that are not your expertise-delegation.
• Demonstrate the ability to plan, organize, lead and control program projects.
• Demonstrate being knowledgeable in all aspects of Ropes Course options offered by ARCG.


• 4-year degree or equivalent experience in a related field (Recreation, Education, Youth Camping Management).
• Current Challenge Course Level 2 Practitioner and Course Manager Certifications, as set by Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT), or equivalent.
• CPR and First Aid Certified, Lifeguard Certified preferred
• First Aid/CPR/AED and Lifeguard Instructor preferred


• At least 1,000 hours of facilitation experience, 100 hours of challenge course training, 50 hours of training others, and 50 hours of inspections/building/repairs documented in a challenge course portfolio.
• At least 2 years’ experience in Christian Camping with supervisory experience preferred.
• Experience in Environmental/Outdoor Education/Adventure and Ropes Course Activities.

To Apply, complete the application the Alliance Redwoods website at

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