Logistics Coordinator - North Carolina Mountains

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Job Description

Department: Program
Reports To: Logistics Manager
FLSA Status: Seasonal Exempt
Location: Mountains Base camps near Jonas Ridge and Brevard NC
Length: Seasonal Contracts available from March– September / October 2020


The Logistics Coordinator is an entry-level support role based in either North Carolina Mountains base camps (Jonas Ridge, NC / Brevard, NC) or Outer Banks base camp (Outer Banks, NC). The Logistics Coordinator works under the direct supervision of the Assistant Logistics Manager (ALM) and Logistics Manager (LM) to ensure that the logistical needs of field programs and base camp facilities are met. The role of the Logistics Coordinator requires an individual that is hardworking, flexible, committed to excellent customer service, and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Additionally, the position calls for someone who will work proactively to address the needs of the program, is comfortable working within a routine, and who completes scheduled tasks in a timely manner. 


  • Hiring is completed on a rolling basis. We hire 10 logistics coordinators each season. Positions will remain open until filled
  • Contracts can begin in late March, April, or May and run through August, September, or October.
  • Please make a specific note if you are available to start in March or April - these applicants will be prioritized.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supports the delivery of the Outward Bound mission and educational framework.
  • Creates and upholds facilities organization, efficient operation, and cleanliness.
  • Coordinates the issue, de-issue, and maintenance of the regional outdoor equipment.  Includes clean up, repair, laundry, and inventory.
  • Maintains map, medical, and expendable inventory.   
  • Handles all logistical details, preparations, and support for several courses in the field at once.
  • Picks up and transports crews between locations in the beginning, middle, and end of course.
  • Oversees weekly vehicle checks, maintenance, and communication regarding necessary repairs.
  • Participates in the logistics coordinator on-call system.
  • Responds to field emergencies.
  • Demonstrates the ability to behave as a role model for students.
  • Manages a range of student behaviors in a positive manner.
  • Adheres to all local operating procedures, safety policies, and emergency procedures outlined in the Field Staff Manual and Employee Handbook.
  • Provides clear, effective, and timely communication with Instructors, Course Directors, and other staff.
  • Consistently strives to openly share and receive feedback with/from co-workers and supervisors.
  • Articulates and role models Outward Bound’s mission, history, and values.
  • Commits to professional growth, including improving technical and interpersonal skills.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum age – 21 years old.
  • Personal and professional values consistent with the NCOBS mission, values, and principles.
  • Valid Driver’s License held for a minimum of three years with a clean driving record/background check.
  • Solid organizational skills.
  • Strong personal initiative, motivation, and resourcefulness.
  • Cooperative, positive attitude, and ability to be flexible.
  • Able to drive program vehicles on steep, rugged roads. (15-passenger vans with trailers)
  • Able to participate in all base activities. Able to lift 60 pounds.
  • Able to give and receive timely, effective oral and written feedback.
  • Experience with and working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel preferred.
  • Current First Aid and CPR. WFR preferred but not required.

Compensation and Benefits: 

  • Starting pay is $58/day. (Range: $58-$70/day based on days worked with us)
  • Room and board provided.
  • Eligible for pro-deal purchasing program.
  • Ability to attend professional development trainings for rock climbing and white-water canoeing at no cost.
  • Valuable experience and understanding of the organization that can help one transition into an instructor role in subsequent years. 
  • Base camps with expansive recreational opportunities nearby (Linville Gorge, Pisgah NF, Outer Banks).

Location Details:


The N.C. Mountains base camps are comprised of several buildings, including larger office and warehouse structures, that support the wilderness operations of the school. Base camps are approximately 30-45 minutes from the nearest town and embody a community living situation.


Staff are assigned a spot in a staff cabin, similar to dorm-style housing. Staff cabins are rustic but comfortable; laundry, showers, and internet are available for your use on base.


Daily meals are provided when working. Lunch and Dinner are made each day by the Kitchen Manger. While all food is provided, staff are expected to make their own breakfast.

Job Availability: 

Contracts available to begin March, April, May and run through August, September, October.

We are looking to hire 10 logistics coordinators for the 2020 season.

To Apply

At the North Carolina Outward Bound School, we are dedicated to the goal of building a diverse community of staff who are committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. In this effort, we strongly encourage people of all genders, races, religions, social perspectives, physical abilities and veterans to apply.

The North Carolina Outward Bound School prohibits discrimination against, and harassment of, any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, age, religion, sex, gender, pregnancy, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, military or veteran status, qualified individuals with a disability on the basis of the disability, or any other category which may be protected under applicable local, state or federal law. NCOBS promotes respect for all people, and will not tolerate harassment based on any of these characteristics nor on differences based on gender identity or expression.

Application Closing Date: 
When Filled
Application Contact Email: 
Employment Type: 
Job Region: 
Job Location: 
Jonas Ridge, NC or Brevard, NC
Job Degree Level: 
Not Specified
Job Starting Date: 
March, April, or May

Job Details

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