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No other emails or phone calls, please. We appreciate all responses, but due to the expected high volume of resumes received, we can only contact those applicants whose qualifications best match the position requirements.
We are no longer accepting applications for the 2021 season.
About this Position
Coordinating logistics is critical to the success of each course and to overall base camp life. Each day can be different when you're working as a Logistics Coordinator (LC). LCs manage gear and food packing with staff, prep and drive vehicles, and run smooth course starts, resupplies and course ends. While much of the LC role is behind-the-scenes, developing student relationships, teaching lessons, and managing large groups of people are equally important. Course function days can be long and involved, and camping out overnight is often necessary. On days where they are not attached to courses, LCs might repair gear, stock the warehouse, help maintain basecamp, or support another LC with their work.
We are seeking committed staff to attend training in April and work courses from May through August or September.
Due to the complexity of international travel and securing work visas during the coronavirus pandemic, NWOBS is unable to hire new staff from outside the United States at this time. We hope to resume doing so for our 2022 season.
Who We Are
Northwest Outward Bound School is a nonprofit organization dedicated to changing lives through challenge and discovery. With 50 years of innovation in expeditionary learning, we believe that when people discover a strength of character, an aptitude for leadership and desire to serve, it has a positive impact on their lives and the lives of those around them. Our courses take students from all backgrounds on 5-65 day learning expeditions in the natural environments of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.
Who You Are
Must be 21 years of age or older
Must be available from the end of April until the end of August, 2021. Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis.
Possess current CPR and basic first aid certification or be willing to obtain before training starts.
A demonstrated commitment to engaging in equity, inclusion, and diversity efforts (either within a professional or personal setting).
1+ years of extensive and comparable outdoor/experiential experiences in risk management, educational, and outdoor skills.
Experience driving vehicles with manual transmissions (preferred).
Experience driving large vehicles and/or towing a trailer (preferred).
Experience working with students from a broad range of identities and facilitating positive group environments.
Awareness of personal biases and the impact that your behavior may have on those around you, or the willingness to uncover and grapple with personal biases.
Possess strong organizational skills, attention to detail, motivation, initiative, follow through, and commitment.
Experience working in a team setting with one or more colleagues.
Ability to have open, honest, and difficult conversations, including the ability to give and receive feedback.
Must be sufficiently fit to participate in all duties as assigned and maintain ample energy and focus to aid students and staff. Ability to carry and load/unload up to 50lbs. On feet most days, sometimes for long hours.
Able to sleep on ground, camp outside, and has some experience in 1 of our technical course activities (preferred).
Knowledgeable with outdoor gear, maintenance, and appropriate use.
Willing to work a flexible schedule that may require early/late days.
Strong personal motivation, initiative, commitment, follow through, and passion for NWOBS mission.
Training: Able to attend, fully participate, and complete 8+ days of tuition free student management, interpersonal, and technical training in late April (for Oregon Program) or May (for Washington Program).
Safety: Manage risk appropriately, experienced driving on rough roads with trailers, proficient with manual transmission, and competent in loading and unloading trailers. Role model and promote a culture of safety during work and while staying on basecamp.
Leadership Knowledge and Skill: Work effectively with students 12 - 18+ years of age and with students from marginalized communities. Able to effectively work with staff with different styles and experiences. Able to take initiative and carry out tasks individually and work cooperatively as a team. Provide clear, effective, and timely communication to Students, Instructors, Course Director, Logistics Coordinators, and Administration.
Course Delivery: Work directly with Course Directors to plan and assist course logistical functions. Participate in course planning, including management of gear/food pack out, management of course transports, and coordination and management of logistical course functions.
Educational Knowledge and Skill: Effectively plan and deliver engaging experiential based lessons to achieve desired outcomes. Able to manage large group size and engage students in logistical activities.
Outdoor Knowledge and Skill: Efficiently manage students with gear issue and gear de-issue, able to follow/create organizational systems, able to camp outside for course functions, prepare delicious and healthy meals for 30+ people, and knowledge with gear, maintenance, or repair in one or two course elements including; rafting, climbing, backpacking, sea kayaking, canoeing.
Compensation and Benefits
Starting daily rate $75, with the opportunity to increase in pay after 50 days of work
Staff development through training (in-house and external), staff expeditions, and mentorship.
Room & board: Housing, food laundry, showers and internet are available for your use on base. Staff receive field food while on course, and are fed out of the common kitchen while on base.
Professional equipment discounts.
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