Bay Area Logistics Coordinator

Job Description

The Logistics Coordinator (LC) supports all logistical functions of Outward Bound California Bay Area programming. LCs report to the Bay Area Logistics Manager and play a crucial role in the operation of Bay Area courses through the maintenance and execution of organized systems. The LC aids Instructors on course prep and post days, as well as course start and end days. LCs directly and indirectly support students on course by meeting the gear and equipment needs for front and backcountry expeditions. This position is perfect for the detail-oriented individual who enjoys feeding people, seeing projects through to a thorough and timely completion, and making things happen behind the scenes.

Who You Are

  • A leader skilled at managing small groups of people

  • Able to work as a team member in a collaborative environment
  • Highly organized, with a strong attention to detail
  • Maintains a positive attitude
  • Thrives on a dynamic schedule, with significant work possible early or late in the day
  • Comfortable working outdoors, regardless of weather or season
  • Comfortable with general camping skills and rugged environments. Time working will include overnight camping for field-based course starts and course ends
  • Able to perform basic equipment repair, when instructed
  • Proficient at basic computer use

Additional Qualifications

  • 21 years of age or older
  • Willing to authorize a federal and Live Scan background check and provide current negative TB test results upon hire (cost of all screening paid for or reimbursed by OBCA)
  • Have held a current Driver License for at least three years and possess a clean Motor Vehicle Record
  • Hold current Standard First Aid (8-hour training), CPR, and California Food Handler certifications (or willing to obtain by start date)

Physical and Mental Requirements

  • Sufficiently fit to participate in all site and logistics-related course activities while maintaining ample energy, strength, and focus to aid students and instructors
  • Able to lift and transport 20-50 pounds of gear several times a day
  • Can be on feet most days, possibly up to 16 hours, or more in case of an emergency

Bonus if you...

  • Are a proficient user of Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel), Adobe, and G Suite (Gmail and Google Docs, Drive, and Calendar)

  • Hold a current Wilderness First Responder certification
  • Have field experience with outdoor education programs (Outward Bound experience preferred)
  • Speak Spanish, Mandarin or Cantonese


  • Support the delivery of Outward Bound mission and educational framework
  • Coordinate the issue, de-issue, and maintenance of the regional outdoor equipment, including clean up, repair, laundry, and inventory
  • Maintain topographical map, medical, and expendable inventory    
  • Execute all logistical details, preparations, and support for multiple courses at once
  • Consistently strive to give and receive feedback with co-workers and supervisor
  • Assist with the basic maintenance/upkeep of base facilities.
  • Adhere to all local operating procedures, safety policies, and emergency procedures outlined in the staff manual.
  • Maintain an excellent driving record
  • Transport students and equipment using large SUVs, trucks, and trailers
  • Prepare course meals through food inventory, purchasing, and packaging

Compensation & Schedule

  • This is a Seasonal, Exempt position
  • Starting Per Diem wage is between $94-130/day
  • Food provided while on contract
  • Subsidized staff housing available, with food staples provided
  • Training begins February 13th, 2020
  • Preference given to candidates available for full operating season


  • Pro Deal, the opportunity to purchase outdoor gear at discounted rates
  • Professional development funds
  • Opportunity to enroll in supplemental, subsidized accident/injury insurance coverage
  • Access to EAP (Employee Assistance Program), free of charge for staff and their family members
  • Highly energetic and supportive work environment in a mission-driven organization


This position is located at our Bay Area program base in the Presidio, a national park in San Francisco, California, just minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge. The basecamp consists of two buildings with offices, a warehouse and a full kitchen.


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San Francisco, CA
Job Starting Date: 
February 13th, 2020

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