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Northwest Outward Bound School looks to hire Logistics Coordinators that have at least one year of comparable expedition/outdoor and/or organizing experience. Logistics Coordinators work collaboratively with a 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, determination, and above all: compassion.
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Life as an NWOBS Logistics Coordinator
Working with Course Directors, Logistics Coordinators (LCs) 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, or 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 trailheads as well as time spent at the Basecamp collaboratively creating and maintaining a healthy community culture.
Typically there are 30-50 staff at the Basecamp, including instructors, administrators, course directors, and logistics coordinators. We start our day at 8:30 am with a meeting to share daily events, learnings, and perform cleaning chores. Logistics Coordinators can enjoy the amenities provided at base - showers, wifi, housing, and food. Amazing recreation opportunities are located near each basecamp.
The Deschutes River runs through the high desert of the Odin Falls Basecamp property. Nearby, staff enjoy close proximity to Smith Rock, Three Sisters Wilderness, and miles and miles of bike trails. The cities of Bend, Redmond and Sisters are all within a 40 minute drive.
28 miles south of the Canadian border, Mazama Basecamp backs right up to the Fun Rock climbing crag, with stellar alpine climbing at Washington Pass, adventures in the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness, and the rural yet progressive town of Winthrop nearby.