High Sierra Head Logistics Coordinator

Job Description

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

Physical Requirements

  • 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

Logistical Support

  • 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

Site Support

  • 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.

Business Management

  • 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
Application Closing Date: 
Not Specified
Application Contact Email: 
Employment Type: 
Job Region: 
Job Location: 
Midpines, CA
Job Experience: 
3 - 5 years
Job Starting Date: 

Other Trainings From This Company

There are no other current Trainings from this Company.

Search for more Trainings