Northwest Outward Bound School attracts quality individuals who are committed to making the world a better place by providing transformative outdoor education experiences to our students. We are serious about what we do but also value humor, fun, flexibility, and balance. Northwest Outward Bound School is committed to inclusion and diversity and we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we seek to employ and to promote the best-qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, creed, color, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability.
With 50 years of innovation in expeditionary learning, Northwest Outward Bound School (NWOBS) Instructors take students from all backgrounds on 5-65 day learning expeditions in the remote wilderness of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. NWOBS Oregon Program, based out of Redmond, OR hires whitewater rafting, rock climbing, backpacking, and mountaineering instructors and support staff, while NWOBS Washington Program, based out of Mazama, WA hires backpacking, rock climbing, mountaineering, canoeing, sea kayaking, and sailing instructors and support staff. NWOBS staff are the essential component of how courses have a positive impact on our students’ lives and why we hire passionate, motivated, and experienced outdoor educators.
Northwest Outward Bound School is currently hiring for the following field positions.
We are seeking a Basecamp Cook for both our basecamps in 2016 that can support our field and support staff and has experiences ordering, planning, and preparing Basecamp meals for 10 to 40 people. The Basecamp Cook holds the responsibilities for either the Washington Basecamp kitchen or the Oregon Basecamp kitchen. Responsibilities include ordering, planning, and preparing of Basecamp meals for 10 to 35 staff.
See full description here. Hiring is done on a rolling basis. Positions will remain open until filled.
We are seeking Interns that have experiences in outdoor equipment, organizing logistics details, manual driving, and an interest to learn and develop as a field Instructor.
See full program description here. Hiring is done on a rolling basis. Positions will remain open until filled.
Field Correspondent Intern
The Field Correspondent Intern’s primary role is to learn about and support initiatives at the program level, including, but not limited to documenting on-course experiences through photo/video, archiving creative assets, community-building, research, school-wide marketing and event support. Through these responsibilities Interns will gain comprehensive learning of all aspects of grassroots marketing and communications. In addition to developing marketing, social media and photographic skills, Interns will be able to build a greater depth of educational and outdoor skills through observation and mentoring opportunities. The remainder of the time will be spent working on community development at the bases and supporting the needs of the NW Outward Bound School. An in-depth review/evaluation of the intern will take place when internship is complete.
We are hiring for two field correspondent interns, one based in our Oregon basecamp and one based at our Washington basecamp. See full job descriptions here: Oregon Field Correspondent Intern; Washington Field Correspondent Intern.
Northwest Outward Bound School is currently hiring for the following administrative positions:
Washington Logistics Manager
The Logistics Manager (LM) oversees the overall logistics management of Northwest Outward Bound’s Washington-based courses. The LM manages specific portions of the programming including: on-site logistical supervision, vehicle fleet management, gear distribution, care and inventory management, supervision of the cook and the Head Logistics Coordinator, oversight of the purchase of staff and student food, and general basecamp operations. In addition, the LM is an integral member of the Washington Administration Team, providing basecamp leadership, course support and on-call duties.
See full description here.
Northwest Outward Bound School (NWOBS) seeks an experienced, self-directed, results-oriented Development Director with values consistent with Outward Bound’s mission. This position is an opportunity for a seasoned development professional to work collaboratively with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers to lead, build, and execute a long term vision and strategic fundraising plan. The Development Director, reports directly to the Executive Director and is a member of the senior management team. He/she will lead and have primary responsibility over all fundraising activities. These include, but are not limited to, creation, leadership, management, and execution of the daily and long-term development plans and activities, primarily in the Portland and Seattle areas.
See full description here.
Northwest Outward Bound School prohibits discrimination against, and harassment of, any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, gender, pregnancy, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, military or veteran status, qualified individuals with a disability on the basis of the disability, or any other category which may be protected under applicable state or federal law. Northwest Outward Bound School also promotes respect for all people, and will not tolerate harassment based on any of these characteristics nor on differences based on gender identity or expression.