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Northwest Outward Bound School looks to hire Logistics Coordinators that have at least one year of extensive and comparable expedition/outdoor and/or organizing experience. Logistics Coordinators work with the Course Director to plan and execute the behind-the-scenes operations of wilderness expeditions. Every LC brings their authentic and unique self to the role. The work is challenging yet rewarding and demands humility, creativity, flexibility, good humor, determination, and compassion.
Life as a Logistics Coordinator
Every day can be different when you working as a Logistics Coordinator (LC). Logistics Coordinators intentionally design courses to meet the needs of their students and staff. They facilitate the packing of equipment and food, prep and drive vehicles, repair gear, and restock inventory. The Logistics Coordinator works directly with students and Instructors during course functions such as course start, resupply, and course end. They also work independently or with the logistics team in the warehouse. The workload for LCs is varied and dynamic, with time spent in the field sleeping at a trailhead as well as time spent at the Basecamp collaboratively creating and maintaining a healthy community culture.
Typically there are 30-40 staff at each Basecamp, including Instructors, Administrators and Course Directors. We start each day at 8:30am with a meeting to share updates before completing morning chores.
Logistics Coordinators can enjoy the amenities provided at base - showers, Wi-Fi, housing, and food. Amazing recreation opportunities are located near each basecamp. The Deschutes River runs through the Oregon property, and staff enjoy proximity to Smith Rock, Three Sisters Wilderness, and the city of Bend. Fun Rock climbing crag is 100 feet away from the Washington property, and stellar alpine climbing at Washington Pass, adventures in the Sawtooth Wilderness, and the rural yet progressive town of Winthrop are nearby.