Logistics Coordinator

Job Description

START DATE: June 1 - September 1 (potential to couple with spring/fall opportunities on Thompson Island, if interested)


The Logistics Coordinator (LC) is responsible for providing food, materials, and equipment essential to Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center (TIOBEC) programs and staff. Additionally, the Logistics Department assists with the maintenance and upkeep of island-wide safety and operational systems, campsites, and facilities. The primary duties will include maintaining the department’s food, supplies and equipment, readying supplies and equipment for a wide variety of programs and island departments, and maintaining efficient issue/de-issue and repair systems. The ideal candidate possesses a passion for organization and efficient work habits, knowledge of contemporary outdoor gear and clothing, and attentiveness to details. The LC works within the Programs Department, and the island as a whole, to ensure that all support functions related to TIOBEC’s programming and operations takes place.  These functions include, but are not limited to, managing an equipment inventory system, maintaining the organization’s first aid kits and medical equipment, providing staff housing with basic food and supplies, and expedition equipment maintenance and repair. The LC, while working closely with numerous departments, reports directly to the Program Operations and Logistics Manager.


  • Maintain the organization and cleanliness of the Logistics facilities
  • Maintain all island and waterfront first aid kits and medical equipment
  • Provide food and equipment for all Expedition programs
  • Provide snacks and appropriate gear for all Discovery and Connections programs
  • Distribution of food and supplies as part of the staff’s room and board
  • Repair kayaks, stoves, sleeping systems, clothing, and all other equipment pertaining to the functions of the Programs department
  • Work closely with equipment and food vendors, ensuring high quality and low cost
  • Assist with purchasing and budget management
  • Assist the Challenge Course Manager with the cleaning and maintenance of TIOBEC’s climbing elements and gear
  • Perform additional duties and responsibilities at the direction of the Program Operations and Logistics Manager


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 1-2 years relevant field experience
  • 1-2 years relevant logistics experience
  • Competent in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and Outlook
  • Experience with equipment repair and maintenance
  • Wilderness First Responder & CPR certification preferred
  • 100 verifiable field credits with TIOBEC, OB or similar organization
  • Thompson Island Challenge Course Site Manager Certification preferred
  • Proficiency in backpacking and/or sea kayaking preferred
  • Experience working with diverse communities
  • Experience with food preparation and food service management a plus
  • Experience with sea kayak repair a plus
  • Experience with sewing a plus
  • High level of interpersonal and social competence
  • Knowledge of outdoor industry equipment and clothing trends
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Valid Driver’s license and meet OB driving standards


  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Positions reporting hours to the island, are asked to assist loading/unloading cargo from the boat as able.  This involves lifting and walking with parcels upwards of 50lbs on and off moving docks and up/down ramps
  • Must be able to be on feet an average of 5+ hours per day


Competitive daily pay commensurate with experience. Earned Sick Time. 401K retirement plan with competitive match once pre-requisites are met. Worker’s Compensation Insurance. Access to professional discount programs for gear and clothing.  Temporary housing provided on Thompson Island for positions that necessitate.

Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks staff as diverse as the communities it serves. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


To Apply

To apply: Please submit a current resume and cover letter detailing your interest in the position to [email protected]. We look forward to seeing an application from you!

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1 - 2 years
Job Degree Level: 
Bachelor's degree
Job Starting Date: 
June 1, 2018

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