Bay Area Logistics Coordinator

Job Description

The Logistics Coordinator (LC) is responsible for supporting the logistical functions of Outward Bound Bay Area programs. LC’s hold a crucial role in the operation of Bay Area courses by maintaining organized systems and aiding Instructors during course prep and post days as well as course start and end days. Logistics Coordinators directly and indirectly support students on courses by meeting the food, gear and equipment needs for front and backcountry expeditions.


Outward Bound California is part of a national network of experiential and outdoor education programs for youth and adults. We use the inherent challenge of the wilderness and urban outdoor spaces to teach people of all ages to be compassionate leaders, serve their communities, and build character to ultimately reveal the full potential within all of us. With a 50 year history in the US, we provide extended, expeditionary style rock climbing, backpacking, mountaineering, urban, and service courses, serving ages 12 and up, including adult and veteran programs. As a non-profit, more than 2/3 of our students receive partial or full scholarships to go on a course with us in the High Sierra, Joshua Tree and in the Bay Area.


  • You possess leadership skills to manage small groups and have the ability to work as a team member in a cooperative environment.
  • Have strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Comfortable with general camping skills and rugged environments. This includes overnight camping for field-based course starts and course ends.
  • Willing to work a flexible schedule that may require significant work early or late in the day.
  • Basic computer skills; preferred competency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Google Apps.
  • Able to lift and transport 20-50 lbs of gear several times a day
  • Must maintain ample energy and focus to aid students and instructors.
  • Can be on your feet most days – sometimes for up to 16+ hours a day, or possibly more in the case of an emergency
  • Able to work outdoors regardless of weather and season
  • Are 21 years or older
  • Will Pass a criminal background check and undergo Live Scan fingerprinting
  • Possess negative Tuberculosis test results from within the past three years
  • Hold or will obtain a current California Food Handler certification
  • You have or are willing to obtain a valid certifications in basic First Aid and CPR
  • Possess current driver license, three years of driving experience, and ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Record check


  • Have experience in experiential, outdoor or environmental education programs
  • Have Spanish, Mandarin or Cantonese language skills
  • Hold current and valid certification in Wilderness First Aid (WFA)


  • Coordinates the issue, de-issue, and maintenance of the regional outdoor equipment.  Including, but not limited to, clean up, repair, laundry and inventory.
  • Supports the delivery of Outward Bound mission and educational framework.
  • Maintains topographical maps, medical and expendable inventory.   
  • Handles all logistical details, preparations, and support for multiple courses at once.
  • Consistently strives to give and receive feedback with co-workers and supervisor.
  • Assists the basic maintenance/upkeep of base facilities.
  • Adheres to all local operating procedures, safety policies and emergency procedures outlined in the staff manual.
  • Maintains an excellent driving record. 
  • Transportation of students and equipment using large SUVs, large trucks and trailers.
  • Is able to perform basic equipment repair if instructed.
  • Prepares course meals through food inventory, purchasing, and packaging.


  • Competitive salary consistent with like-minded experiential education youth-development organizations: Starting wage is $86/day with additional $20/day cost of living adjustment pay for Bay Area residents ,with opportunity to advance in the pay scale after one season
  • Subsidized staff housing available, including food staples
  • Eligible for Pro Deal program, an opportunity to purchase outdoor gear at a discounted price
  • Eligible to apply for funds for professional development (e.g., reimbursement of WFR recertification costs)
  • Opportunity to enroll in supplemental insurance for coverage in case of accident or injury
  • Highly energetic and supportive work environment in a mission-driven organization
  • Paid training beginning January 28th, 2018
Job Availability: 

Position closes November 5th, 2017

To Apply

•Please submit your resume and cover letter at

•Application closes November 5th, 2017

Application Closing Date: 
November 5th, 2017
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