Resource Manager

Job Description


Colorado Outward Bound School (COBS) 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.

Commitment to Equity & Diversity

Colorado Outward Bound School celebrates diversity and strives to create an inclusive environment for all employees.  We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, LGBTQ+ identity, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law.  All employment is based on qualifications and business needs. 


Colorado Outward Bound School seeks to hire an innovative and creative problem-solver! The Resource Manager (RM) will expand our mission and programing capabilities through development and implementation of systems that support both school-wide and local operations in the areas of – transportation, housing, gear, and food. They will meet COBS’ program logistical needs through oversight of purchasing and sales, vehicle maintenance, inventory and budget. The Resource Manager will serve as a conduit to our local and extended communities, identifying opportunities for partnership and development where possible. They report to the Rocky Mountain Program (RMP) Director, working closely with the Operations Director, as well as members of the COBS Operations Team, and serves on the Program Leadership Team.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities


Rocky Mountain Program

  • Ensure appropriate vehicle, program gear/equipment, basecamp supplies and food acquisition plans and systems are aligned to annual program needs.
  • Work with RMP Director to build program calendar for all courses and advise regarding capacity, facility use and hiring needs to support RM programs.
  • Work with Associate Program Director (APD) of Facilities to develop basecamp opening/closing schedules and checklists based on program needs and facility functionality.
  • Ensure program systems, facilities, and practices are compliant with Outward Bound policies, as well as local public health agencies. Facilitates and tracks routine inspections and follows up on issues of non-compliance. 
  • Supervise Logistics Manager and work together to implement and train staff in new systems.
  • Hire and supervise kitchen and culinary support staff during peak program seasons.
  • Work with Training Manager to ensure logistics and driving training systems and manuals are effective, updated, and maintained.
  • Work with Hiring Manager to ensure accurate recording and tracking of staff’s training.
  • Develop and implement systems for food and asset storage to reduce waste, damage and losses.
  • Follow and uphold all Colorado Outward Bound School policies and procedures.
  • Ensure program gear and equipment meet OBUSA and industry standards for best practices in use and care. Stay informed of and follow up on manufacturer recall or safety concerns. 


  • Oversee COBS’ vehicle fleet including registration, maintenance, equipment, driver training curriculum delivery, MVR clearance, DOT compliance and accident reports.
  • Develop current software systems for tracking of COBS’ assets, such as vehicles, for notification and logging routine of maintenance, inspection, and checks.
  • Work with APD of Logistics in Moab to determine areas of cross-program alignment and creates systems and processes for greater efficiency, inventory, tracking, training and sharing of resources. Especially in areas of food and inventory systems.  
  • Develop and maintain vendor relations pertaining to COBS logistic department; including transportation, technology, and gear/food/medical vendors.
  • Manage and track program purchasing for all central orders including vehicle, gear, first aid supplies, and food acquisition plans and systems for each program based on the annual course schedule and budget.
  • Ensure field and base food inventory and systems meet students’ and staff dietary needs, while minimizing waste and maintaining budget criteria.


Secondary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in program emergency on-call rotation as assigned.
  • Serve as a trainer during program training season. Deliver driver, logistics, and software trainings as assigned.
  • Advise and support selling, and turnover of vehicles, trailers and other assets as needed.
  • Coordinate and host guests and events. Examples include Trail 100, special groups, service projects, board meetings, etc.


Knowledge and Skills

  • Demonstrate commitment to the work of diversity, equity and inclusion; while continuing to make Outward Bound available to communities’ outdoor programs have previously failed to engage. 
  • High proficiency using Excel and software tracking systems.
  • High level of problem-solving, prioritization and management of multiple tasks with deadlines.
  • Proactive and effective communicator and collaborator.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive, productive relationships with clients, partners, colleagues, and supervisor.
  • Demonstrate strong integrity and commitment throughout. 
  • Ability to work both independently and cooperatively as a team member. 
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational and time-management skills.
  • Excellent driving skills and record.

Education and Work Experience

  • 3-5 years in the field of logistics with some adventure-programming experience.
  • 2-3 years of management and supervisory experience.
  • Minimum Wilderness First Responder certification.


Physical Requirements

  • Based in Leadville with some travel to other COBS sites required – Denver, Moab, etc.
  • Work at computer up to 95% of time. 
  • Ability to bend, lift, kneel, crawl and carry up to 40lbs.

Compensation & Benefits

  • 11-month, salaried position
  • Salary Range $39,000 - $42,000. Pay is commensurate with experience
  • Generous Benefit Package

Application Information

  • Please address cover letter and resume to Leslie Spinelli (She/Her), Rocky Mountain Program Director

To Apply

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