Our administrative team consists of 20 dedicated, fun and supportive leaders spread over three locations, a Portland administrative office and base camps in Central Oregon and Northern Washington. We also employ phenomenal instructors steeped in youth development, social and emotional learning, technical outdoor skills, and expert facilitation. Our Portland office is located in the west end of downtown and hosts an inclusive, active, flexible, and results-focused culture.
We are a family and adventure friendly employer. A number of our admin staff work less than full time to balance family relationships/responsibilities or to allow for adequate time to travel, adventure or otherwise pursue personal goals.
Open Administrative Positions
Washington Program Manager (Mazama, Washington)
The Program Manager works to provide daily leadership, administrative support and management of the Mazama basecamp and associated programming. Responsibilities include course directing, training, mentorship of Course Directors and Trainers, ensuring quality training, programming, community building, and some aspects of business management. Approximately 6.5 month position, tentatively scheduled mid-April to October.
The Logistics Manager oversees logistics for Washington-based courses. The Logistics Manager manages specific portions of the programming including: on-site logistical supervision, vehicle fleet management, gear care and inventory management, supervision of the cook and Logistics team, oversight of the purchase of staff and student food, and general basecamp operations. In addition, the Logistics Manager is an integral member of the Washington Administration Team, providing basecamp leadership, course and staff support, and on-call duties. This is a 7-month salaried position.
The Student Services team provides support to incoming students and families in all areas of the student-centered experience. The Course Advisor is responsible for supporting students through the entire admissions process, providing outstanding customer service. Responsibilities may include and are not limited to: managing student paperwork, conducting student interviews and initial medical screening, and answering email and phone inquiries.
Northwest Outward Bound School is seeking an assistant with experience in nonprofit office administration. As an integral member of the administrative team, this position supports the Student Services Department. Responsibilities may include and are not limited to, answering email and phone inquiries, managing student paperwork, processing billing, recording student travel information, and attending outreach events.
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NWOBS recognizes that there are barriers precluding people with marginalized identities (e.g., black, indigenous, and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, genderqueer, trans, people from low income communities, rural communities, people with disabilities, and more) from being able to access transformative and inclusive educational experiences. These barriers also prevent people from accessing and having inclusive and culturally relevant experiences in the outdoors. NWOBS believes it has the responsibility, as an educational institution, to dismantle these barriers so that it can full its mission of changing the lives of all who desire a quality outdoor education experience, and not just the lives of those with the privilege of being able to access NWOBS today. As such, NWOBS aspires to be more reflective of and relevant to the communities in the Pacific Northwest, both within its staff and leadership body as well as its student body.
NWOBS is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of NWOBS to provide equal employment opportunity in accordance with applicable law to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, political opinion, national origin, familial status, mental or physical disability, source of income, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law, in all personnel actions.
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