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RU Outdoors relies on the instruction of safe and competent outdoor leaders. Our leaders come from all walks of life with a vast array of backgrounds, talents, and experience. We seek individuals who are compassionate, sensitive, self driven, display common sense, love the outdoors, and have a sense of humor to join our staff. If selected to join our staff you will begin the leadership training program. The objective of the leadership program is to develop one's techinical, leadership and interpersonal skills. Our leadership program is set up in a manner which allows for a smooth prograssion from your first semester on board as an apprentice to our highest student held position of senior trip leader and staff trainer. All staff members, regardless of position, are required to work scheduled hours in the RU Outdoors rental and trip registration office.