Challenge Course Area Director

  • Reports to:     Program Director
  • Status:            Full Time, Non-Exempt
  • Benefits:         Health, Dental, Vision insurance, vacation and sick time
  • Supervises:    Seasonal instructors
  • Pay Scale:      $19.50-$22.50


This position supports the missions and operations of the Orange County Boy Scouts of America and the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center.

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

The mission of The Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center is to serve all youth of Orange County by providing quality outdoor educational programs that instill in them an appreciation of the outdoors and the environment, teach effective teamwork, instruct about the cultural history of Orange County, and provide access to the natural resources of the surrounding areas.


Minimum age requirement is 21
Hold a current BSA COPE Director National Camping School certification or be able to earn and maintain certification within nine (9) months of hiring
Hold a current ACCT Level 2 Practitioner certification or be able to earn and maintain certification within nine (9) months of hiring (alternative to BSA NCAP)
Provide a facilitator portfolio demonstrating at least 200 hours of diverse facilitation experience.
Maintain certification in Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid, CPR, and AED within three (3) months of hiring
Highly Desired: Former managerial experience in operations of ropes course program
Highly desired: Bilingual


Responsible for supervising and overseeing high and low ropes, climbing tower, and zipline and all associated classes, lessons, activities, training, and curriculum.
Support the overall operations of the Orange County Boy Scouts of America.
Demonstrate proficient knowledge and implementation of mandated course safety standards and regulations in accordance with American Red Cross, BSA National Camp Accreditation Program (NCAP), American Camp Association (ACA), Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT), and best industry practices.
Must be able to maintain physical abilities to uphold certifications and act quickly in emergencies.
Deliver high quality programming, personify professionalism, and exhibit excellent customer service to all staff and guests of the IROEC.
Instructor development and in-service trainings
Assist in overall administration and facilitation of programs as needed.
Collaborate with developing and implementing new programs and activities.
Complete regular inspections and maintenance of program equipment and facilities.
Maintain and uphold facility standard operating procedures including opening and closing the facility, class tracking, and staff development.
Delivery of timely and professional feedback about inventory, personnel or other
Participates in IROEC and OCBSA staff meetings, training, and enhancement activities.
Assist and facilitate programs and property needs in all areas as needed.
Perform other duties as assigned.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must be able to spend significant time outdoors
Ability to lift, carry, and balance 50 pounds
Ability to exert on a regular basis 50 pounds of force
Constantly able to bend and scoop, sit, and stand, possess hand-eye-foot coordination, and perform good manual dexterity.


Working in a camp environment includes providing customer service, solving problems, and cooperation with others, regardless of your title. It also requires a desire to develop and work with youth, which can occasionally lead to challenging interactions.

The Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

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