Now hiring: BoardRoom Coordinator (SB)

Now hiring - BoardRoom Coordinator - Santa Barbara

Do you love the climbing community? We’re looking for someone to introduce The Pad to the Santa Barbara community through The BoardRoom – our training facility now open in Magnolia Center in Goleta. Our full-scale bouldering and roped climbing gym will opening later in 2024 across the parking lot.

Is this you? You love the newbies and the pros equally. You care about what things look like and what people’s experience is. You’ll bend down to pick up trash on hikes and you never flake when you say you’ll be somewhere. You’re handy with technology and tablets, and you are comfortable talking to a diverse population. You’d be excited about meeting leaders in the community and helping kids with special needs succeed on climbs in the space.

You’ll be working independently in a remote, collaborative environment that’s team-centered, fast-changing and fast-failing. We’ll expect you to find holes and fill them, bringing up ideas and questions in meetings and helping us continue to improve and expand our systems to be more efficient. Participation at all levels and comfort taking on the lead during discussions is important. We are a very interdependent team and we expect you to worry less about who is the boss and more about who can help you when you need support, as well as who YOU can help when they do. You should be excited to receive mentorship and learn before trying to change things, but asking good questions and demonstrating understanding and mastery of our systems will help you to achieve leadership and goals with us.

Our Mission:

To build immersive experiences, spaces, and opportunities through climbing, community, fitness, and love.

You will be responsible for:

  • Opening and staffing our limited nonmember hours, providing customer service, answering calls, giving orientations, and handling money
  • Dusting, vacuuming, cleaning bathrooms, and maintaining plants and general aesthetics.
  • Making runs for supplies and deposits to the bank
  • Working with our remote team based in San Luis Obispo in one to two remote meetings weekly.
  • Working with our setting team to have holds cleaned and prepared for re-sets
  • Receiving stock and setting it out nicely
  • Addressing customer concerns in the moment – including discipline for those caught sneaking in, addressing safety issues, and supporting people in their goals

You will be accountable for:

Ensuring The BoardRoom space is kept up to community standards and is a welcoming environment for all who choose to visit and follow our rules.

You will be consulted for:

Policy development, leadership strategy, staffing needs, community needs, construction projects and space usage

You will be informed about:

  • Policy and procedure updates
  • Expansion updates
  • Changes specific to the facility


  • Involved in the climbing community
  • Genuine interest in other people’s experiences
  • Ability to hear and speak clearly
  • Experience with speaking to diverse individuals
  • Confidence in standing up to strangers and those you care about when it comes to following rules
  • Ability to move across uneven surfaces and stairways
  • Lift 50 pounds without assistance
  • Work as a member of a team
  • Lover of learning and a deep interest in improving things for those around them
  • Friendly, enthusiastic attitude, can exhibit warmth and empathy
  • Uphold company values and use the mission statement to guide decisions
  • Code Word: Citron

What we have to offer:

  • Growth opportunities
  • Paid bi-monthly on the 15th and last day of the month
  • $17-22/hour, assuming 15-20 hours per week to start, opportunity for more hours and growth a possibility
  • Accrued paid time off
  • Transfer and promotional opportunities
  • Gym membership for self plus immediate family
  • Retail and merchandise discounts
  • Ability to set the tone for the Pad Climbing community in Santa Barbara

We are an equal opportunity employer that welcomes diverse voices and experiences aligned with the vision of our organization: Climbing. Community. Fitness. Love.

Don’t send that resume just yet!

We don’t want your resume, we don’t want your cover letter, and we don’t want phone calls and emails!

Why? We at the Pad feel that the employment process is broken and we want to address these issues and hopefully inspire others to, as well.

Why is it broken?

  • Applicants are judged on their ability to make a fancy-looking document
  • Applicants are judged on their writing ability when that may not be a requirement of their position
  • Applicants are unfairly judged based on their employment history, success in describing it, and even by their own name and location.
  • Applicants are encouraged to go above and beyond, reaching out to HR and supervisors, and writing long essays, all of which is an emotional drain on everyone
  • Salary, benefits, time expectations, and even physical ability requirements are either omitted or over-inflated.

Our process eliminates this and is designed to test applicants in as little time as possible to see if they will be a good fit. Through our process, we are able to:

  • Educate you about the organization you are applying for so you know if it is a good fit or not for you.
  • Check for the level of attention to detail we want to see prior to hiring.
  • Check for level of readiness for the position
  • Show us your personality
  • Take a minimum of time and energy for our HR team AND you

Please note – if you send resumes, cover letters, etc without being asked, we will NOT review them.

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