The Colorado Outward Bound School is a non-profit adventure-based education organization that emphasizes personal growth through challenge and experience. For over 50 years, our wilderness courses have focused on inspiring responsibility, teamwork, confidence, compassion, and environmental and community stewardship.
The Logistics Manager (LM) reports the Rocky Mountain Program Associate Program Director to support logistics systems in the Rocky Mountain Program. Based in Leadville, CO the position supports remote, expeditionary format, wilderness courses throughout the mountain ranges of CO and Alaska, Wyoming and Ecuador. This is an entry level administration position with room for developing program operations, logistical, financial and supervisory skills and experience. This is a 10 month position that works February 1 – November 30.
The LM is designated responsibility for tasks pertaining to the day-to-day management of the logistics support and delivery for the program, including transportation, gear and first aid inventory, course logistics planning, chaperoning, and direct support of courses and oversight of winter inventory. Additionally the LM functions as part of the program team, giving input to longer term program vison and goals, upholds organizational goals. The position is also involved in supervising, training and scheduling staff.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Collaborate as a member of the Rocky Mountain Program Team to determine and fulfill program needs, goals, and directional strategy.
- Work with the APD-Logistics to meet program expectation and departmental goals of providing quality, safe and effective logistical support to all Rocky Mountain courses.
- Participate in the design and management of the Rocky Mountain Program logistics systems such that courses remain true to Outward Bound mission, purpose and core values.
- Manage assigned logistics systems to ensure the appropriate levels of food and equipment for each course while understanding and meeting policy, budget, time or personnel restrictions.
- Assist with management of the Rocky Mountain Program gear, food, transport and first aid inventories. May include issuance and inventory of drug kits, cell phones and satellite phones, and other “sensitive” gear items.
- Supervise, schedule, train, support, and develop logistic coordinators and interns.
- Provide direct support to courses, fulfilling the LC role as assigned.
- Assist APD-Logistics in conducting pre-season review and planning of scheduled courses and itineraries and schedule anticipated logistical needs and document these on course planning sheets.
- Participate in the Rocky Mountain Program emergency on-call system. Participate in the systems of incident command, Local Emergency Response Plans, Local Operating Procedures, rescue cache and incident reporting for courses running out of the RMP.
- Participate in delivering logistic and driver trainings and tracking certified drivers within the program.
Secondary Skills and Responsibilities
- Work with program team to ensure base camp upkeep, standards, and systems.
- Participate in other duties as assigned.
Knowledge and Skills
- Strong leadership, organizational skills and attention to detail. Able to multi-task, move from large organizational perspective to focused, detailed picture.
- Professional and positive, committed to enhancing the working environment by understanding the needs and realities of the organization, program, and department and communicating them positively.
- Flexible, adaptable and open to change: our organization needs people who can look through different lenses and adopt new practices as we mature and develop.
- Strong personal motivation, initiative, follow through and commitment. All our positions require investment and the best fits are those with a personal connection to our mission and students.
- Very strong and effective communicator, both written and oral. Ability to work both independently and cooperatively as a team member and give both positive and constructive feedback.
- Proficient with PC in Word® and Excel® at a basic level.
- Excellent driving skills and record.
- Familiarity with courses and activities in the program area.
Education and Experience
- 2-3 years’ experience in the outdoor education/experiential learning field or any similar combination of education and experience.
- Supervision experience preferred.
- WFR and CPR required prior to starting date.
- Ability to participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity including but not limited to running, swimming, backpacking.
- Ability to lift and move a minimum of 40 pounds. Much of day may be spent on feet.
- The position is approx 50% on feet on the warehouse floor, 50% at a computer.
Compensation and Benefits
- 10-month salaried position. Monthly schedule will be worked out on an annual basis with Manager. Position works 5 of 7 days, with some weekends and evenings required.
- COBS pays a significant amount towards health coverage and offers vision, dental and short-term/long-term disability.
- 20 days of PTO per year as starting base, prorated based on months worked. Additional sick and service hours.
- Pay range $35,000-37,000 pro-rated based on months worked.