Titan Outdoors Trip Leader

Fullerton, California, United States | ASI Titan Recreation | Part-time


Job Title: Trip Leader

Pay Rate:  $15.86 per hour

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Under minimal supervision, the Trip Leader will safely and professionally facilitate patron and assistant trip leader participation in a variety of Titan Outdoors trips in a variety of outdoor activities. 

  • Give appropriate safety orientations. 
  • Instruct all participants in the proper use of Titan Outdoors gear and equipment
  • Enforce Titan Outdoors safety policy at all times
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures in the Titan Outdoors manual
  • Foster a sense of community during trips while maintaining physical and emotional safety of participants.
  • Follow trip logistical plans while learning of contingencies and risk management concerns
  • Responsible for preparing accident, missing item, and incident reports as required, and contacting appropriate University personnel in case of emergencies within the necessary time frame. 
  • Must maintain strict adherence to safety procedures and attend safety meetings as scheduled
  • Provide customer service and manage members' risk
  • Inform members of outdoor adventure programs and services 
  • Ultimately responsible for welfare of a trip and trip participants while in the field
  • Be current with all risk management practices
  • High level of proficiency at trip related activities and able to train participants 
  • Exhibit a commitment to assisting fellow trip leaders and assistant trip leaders in expanding technical and interpersonal skills through teaching and mentoring 
  • Perform all first aid treatments necessary throughout trips
  • Have thorough understanding of trip specific contingency plans and able to change trip schedule and/or be able to facilitate a safe and effective evacuation
  • Make final judgement calls in a backcountry setting


  • Must be an enrolled student in or accepted to California State University Fullerton.


  • Outdoor recreation experience is preferred.

Knowledge and Abilities: 

  • Must maintain outstanding customer service and communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain strict safety standards, procedures, and proper technique to reduce risk.
  • Must be able to work well with faculty, staff, students, and general public.
  • Ability to work with a diverse student population and campus community.
  • Must be able to be on time, prepared for work, and adhere to department dress code.
  • Must be able to demonstrate leadership skills when working with peers.
  • Ability to maintain professional work conduct.
  • Ability to adhere to work rules, follow directions, use time effectively and work productively under general supervision.
  • Ability to follow routine verbal and written instructions.

Additional Requirements:

Typical Mental Requirements

  • Patience, concentration, and understanding for long periods of time.
  • Mental grit to be able to function at a safe and high level in the backcountry for up to nine (9) days

Typical Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to safely and successfully preform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state, and local standards
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs properly.
  • Frequently required to sit, talk, listen and walk; manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; clear verbal communication.
  • Must be physically able to work indoors and outdoors for a minimum of 8 hours and stand for long periods of time.
  • Physically comfortable to be able to sleep in tent and backcountry setting for up to nine (9) days.

Special Requirements

  • Required to be limited mandated reporter.
  • First Aid, AED, and CPR certification required within thirty (30) days of employment.
  • WFA certification required within ninety (90) days of employment
  • Will be required to work evenings, nights and weekends as needed.