High Sierra Head Logistics Coordinator
The Head Logistics Coordinator (HLC) supports the Associate Program Director - Logistics and the Program Team in the overall logistical management of Outward Bound California’s High Sierra program. Areas of oversight include: food program, gear and equipment issue, driving, vehicle coordination, inventory management, and logistics staff support.
This opportunity is perfect for the individual looking to work at a mission-driven organization within a tight-knit team and community during peak program season!
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.
- Possess leadership and organizational skills to manage small groups
- Experienced in equipment repair and maintenance
- Able to work as a team member in a collaborative environment
- Experienced working with and mentoring staff around topics of diversity, equity and inclusion
- Highly organized, with a strong attention to detail
- Possess CPR and First Aid certifications
- Willing to acquire (or current holder of) California Class B Commercial Driver’s License
- Competent in driving trailers up to 12ft in length
- Competent with Microsoft Word and Excel
- Possess a strong sense of personal motivation, initiative, and commitment
Education & Work Experience
- High school graduate and 1-3 years logistics experience or bachelor’s degree and 1 year logistics experience
- 1-3 years supervisory experience preferred
- Prior Outward Bound experience preferred
- Able to sleep on ground and camp outside
- Able to work long hours doing physically and mentally intensive work
- 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
- Able to travel to front country course areas or other OBCA base camps 20% of time
Bonus if you…
- Have 1-3 years of supervisory experience
- Have prior Outward Bound experience
- Possess a current Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification
- Have previous field experience in Outdoor Education, especially backpacking, mountaineering and/or rock climbing
- Have mechanical knowledge of automobiles and experience troubleshooting basic issues
- Responsible for creating and maintaining exceptional warehouse and food room organization, operation and cleanliness
- Conduct regular inventory and acquisition of consumables throughout the season
- Oversee equipment inventory, and supervise issue of equipment and supplies for courses
- Manage all on-site equipment repairs
- Assist with vehicle scheduling, use, and routine maintenance
- Assist Logistics Manager with week-to-week operation and coordination of student transportation
- Participate in Logistics Coordinator (LC) duties as needed and scheduled
- Participate in basecamp set-up and take-down. Participate in daily community meetings and chores. Ensure that all facilities are kept at the highest possible condition
Logistics Staff Management
- In coordination with Logistics Manager, create and deliver Logistics Technical Training for all support staff
- Mentor new Logistics Coordinators and Interns in logistical functions and responsibilities
- Help conduct monthly all-staff meetings for the Logistics Department
- In coordination with Logistics Manager, oversee Logistics Coordinator work schedules and submit payroll for processing
- Provide ongoing training and development opportunities for support staff
- Provide high quality training and assessment for company drivers of full ton trucks
- Uphold and follow California Outward Bound policies & procedures
- Ensure support staff compliance with the Outward Bound Field Policies and Procedures(OBFPP); and all Charter Local Operating Policies and Procedures
- In coordination with the Management Team, support all facility needs, including basecamp opening and closing, management of students on-site, general maintenance, and community gatherings.
- Support budget, procurement, and inventory of consumables and office supplies throughout the season.
- Process financial transaction in accordance with OBCA expectations and standards
- Benefits, Compensation and Location
- Compensation & Schedule
- This is an Exempt, Seasonal salaried position of approximately 6.5 months in length, tentatively scheduled April 1st - Oct 15th
- Monthly salary range from $2,483 - $2,925, depending on experience.
- Rustic and comfortable housing is provided with close access to communal bathrooms and kitchen.
- Food is provided while on contract.
- 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 Employee Assistance Program (EAP), free of charge for staff and family members
- Highly energetic and supportive work environment in a mission-driven organization
- 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 office, warehouse, and commercial kitchen. Other buildings throughout include administrative and field staff housing and communal areas