Job Title: Field Coordinator, PreOrientation Adventure Program (POAP)


Summer/Fall 2013
Total Positions Available
Job Location
Smith Hall / Bristol Field House
Karen Vanderlinde, Secretary, Hobart Dean's Office
Other Timesheet Designee
$750 stipend
Start Date
August 1, 2013
End Date
August 31, 2013
Hours Per Week


The Field Coordinator works to prepare for the practical execution of camping trips for the POAP program. Responsibilities include working with professional staff to match guides and students with trips; tracking equipment requests and ensuring supplies are ordered in a timely manner; preparing trip maps; planning the Guide Traning Itinerary with the Office Coordinator; leading Guide Training; acting as 2nd-in-command during the summer preparation process. The Field Coordinator will be accountable for the well-being of all guides and students on Adirondack trips. Other duties may be assigned as necessary.

Special Skills Needed:

Must have high degree of professionalism and maturity and be able to deal with sensitive and confidential information. Excellent organizational and communication skills are required. Must be proficient at kayaking and be confident in their own outdoor survival skills.



Step 1:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Karen Vanderlinde at Vanderlinde@hws.edu. All application materials must be received no later than February 15, 2013.

Step 2:

Students must be authorized to work any job on campus by completing the Form I-9 and tax withholding forms. Please contact Human Resources at ext. 3312 or by email jhughes@hws.edu to ensure that your forms are complete.

Step 3:

If you are hired for this position, you will be required to complete the NYS Wage Notification Form with Jennifer Hughes, Human Resources Administrator, who is located in the Human Resources Office, first floor, Coxe Hall. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


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