The Associate Logistics Manager (ALM) is integral to the High Sierra Management Team and overall day-to-day wilderness program management. The ALM is a role model and mentor within the High Sierra community, providing daily leadership, administrative support, and management of the High Sierra basecamp and programs. The Associate Logistics Manager (ALM) reports to the Logistics Manager to support the Program Team in the overall logistical management of Outward Bound California’s High Sierra program.
Areas of oversight include: logistics scheduling, logistics staff supervision, equipment acquisition and management, driving, vehicle coordination, inventory management, and food program. This opportunity is perfect for the detail-oriented leader looking to work at a mission-driven organization within a tight-knit team and community during peak program season!
Who We Are
Outward Bound California (OBCA) is a non-profit that uses challenging experiences in outdoor settings to create social-emotional learning opportunities for our students.
We offer a wide range of programs, from 1-day experiences on our San Francisco Challenge Course to multi-day rock climbing and backpacking courses in the High Sierra and Joshua Tree. We work with students aged 12+ (including adults). OBCA is committed to increasing access for those that have traditionally been excluded from outdoor spaces. We do this, in part, through our 40+ community partnerships and by offering partial or full scholarships to over 2/3 of our students.
Equity and Inclusion Statement:
We believe that all people should have safe access to the outdoors and culturally relevant and responsive educational programming. OBCA is also striving to create an equitable and inclusive internal culture where all staff members feel represented and honored for their identities and lived experiences. We examine how power, bias, race and other aspects of identity impact our organization. We work to build a culture where we are always learning and improving toward a vision for equity and belonging for all staff. We are looking for team members who can actively join us in this process. We are also committed to reflecting the diverse communities with whom we work and strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ+ identifying folks, and women to apply.
Who You Are
Outward Bound California does not expect every applicant to have every skill and qualification listed here, and we are committed to the professional development of our employees. A strong candidate who is interested in growing and learning in this role will possess at least 75% of the following qualifications. If this is you, then we strongly encourage you to submit an application for consideration.
Knowledge & Skills
Passionate about Outward Bound’s mission, programs, and course activities
Experienced with project and program management
A leader with excellent organizational skills and high attention to detail
Works both independently and cooperatively as a team member, prioritizing and moving forward on multiple projects simultaneously
Self-motivated and flexible with a sense of initiative, follow-through, and commitment
Effective communicator with an ability to give and receive both positive and constructive feedback
Proficient with Microsoft operating system (Word and Excel), Adobe, and G Suite (Gmail, Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Calendar)
Experienced in equipment repair and maintenance
Has a deep understanding and personal commitment to equity and inclusion in the outdoors
Education & Work Experience
Possess a Bachelor’s degree and/or 2-3 years experience in the outdoor education/experiential learning field, or any similar combination of education and experience
Have at least 1 years supervisory experience
Comfortable with general camping skills and camping in mountain environments
Ability to lift and move a minimum of 60 lbs
Comfortable sitting or standing at a desk or computer 75% of the time or greater
Comfortable working on their feet in logistics warehouse 15% of the time
Able to travel to front country course areas or other OBCA base camps 10% of time
Able to work long hours doing physically and mentally intensive work
Able to maintain composure, exercise sound judgment, and assess and mitigate risk under periods of stress
Current Licenses & Certifications (Required by Start Date)
First Aid & CPR/AED (must meet EMSA requirements for childcare providers [i.e. requires an in-person assessment]; please consult this list to find examples of acceptable providers or check compliance with [email protected])
CA Food Handler’s certification
CA Class C Commercial Driver’s License (or willingness to acquire)
Have had a valid US or Canadian driver’s license for at least five years
Additional Requirements (Upon Hire)
21 years of age or older
Able to pass a federal & Live Scan background check, MVR check, and provide current (within the last 4 years) negative TB screen or test results upon hire (cost of all paid for or reimbursed by OBCA)
Up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination status as defined by the CDC
Bonus if you…
Have prior experience at Outward Bound or other wilderness expeditionary programs (NOLS multi-day course or equivalent)
Competent in driving trailers up to 12ft in length
Have mechanical knowledge of automobiles and experience troubleshooting basic issues
Hold a current Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification
Responsible for ensuring exceptional warehouse organization, operation, and cleanliness
Oversee and acquire equipment: manage resources across the season to ensure equitable and proper distribution and use by staff and students
Manage all on-site equipment repairs; assess and approve staff to use industrial sewing machine
Support courses in front country setting as needed, including but not limited to: driving transports, mentoring staff, and evacuating students
Assess and adapt logistical systems and paperwork before, during, and after the program season
Collaborate with other departments to meet the needs of students, including Student Services and other Program Teams
Manage and update the Logistics Resources page of Google Sites
Uphold community standards and liaise between community and administrative team
In Logistics Manager absence, oversee (including but not limited to): vehicle scheduling and maintenance; food ordering and food program maintenance; serving as point person of on base work-trade; delivering Logistics Safety Briefings; and submitting payroll to Program Director
Logistics Staff Management
Assist with coordination of Logistics Technical and Travel Trainings to ensure training quality and continuity
Manage development process for logistical staff: provide quality feedback; mentor staff in areas of development; conduct regular check-ins
Schedule Logistics Coordinators and interns: prepare and oversee warehouse day task lists for staff not actively supporting courses
Provide ongoing training, mentorship, and professional development opportunities for logistics staff
Ensure logistics staff compliance with the Outward Bound Field Policies and Procedures (OBFPP) and all Charter Local Operating Policies and Procedures
Provide high quality training and assessment for organization drivers of full ton trucks, trailers, and commercial vehicles
Oversee Logistics Coordinators managing life threatening allergens on course successfully and without incident
Participate in critical incident response which might require after work hours and could happen during scheduled time off
Uphold Outward Bound’s zero-tolerance policy for incidents of child abuse and neglect. Protecting our minor students against abuse and neglect is of the highest priority
In coordination with the Management Team, support all facility needs, including basecamp/warehouse opening and closing, general maintenance, and community gatherings
Oversee the procurement, inventory, and budget of gear, equipment, office supplies throughout the season
Process financial transaction in accordance with OBCA expectations and standards
Benefits, Compensation & Location
Compensation & Schedule
This is an exempt, seasonal salaried position of approximately 6.5 months in length, tentatively scheduled March 20th - Sep 30th
Monthly salary ranges from $3300 - $3750, depending on experience.
Rustic housing is provided with access to communal bathrooms and kitchen. Food is provided while on contract on base.
OBCA offers a competitive benefits package, including:
Comprehensive health, dental and vision insurance
Enrollment in OBCA’s 401k plan 1 year from start date
Flexible Spending Account
Employee Assistance Plan (EAP),
Paid Time Off (PTO), and paid holidays.
Professional development funds
Pro-deals (the opportunity to purchase outdoor gear at a discounted price).
This position is located at our High Sierra program base in Midpines, California, in the Sierra Nevada foothills 30 miles east of Yosemite National Park. The basecamp has a main building with an office, warehouse, commercial kitchen, program gear sheds, and weather port living quarters (durable fabric structures).
Outward Bound California is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law. Outward Bound California also promotes respect for all people, and will not tolerate harassment based on any of these characteristics.
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