Safety Management

Manage and ensure compliance with all OBUSA National Safety Policies & Standards, Charter Operating Procedures, and Association of Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) management standards.

Manage annual OBUSA Safety Audits and/or Safety Reviews.

Conduct annual internal Safety Audit and lead the creation of annual safety goals.

Maintain annual updates/edits to the Emergency Response Plan (ERP) including training staff on their role(s) in an emergency scenario and managing and evaluating ERP training.

Establish Safety KPIs with Executive Director annually and manage implementation and monitoring.

Review, manage, and audit internal safety systems and processes for, but not limited to, technical equipment, vehicle inspection systems, and base facilities.

Organize and lead (with the Committee Chair and Associate Program Directors/Program Managers) the CBOBS Program and Safety Committee including scheduling monthly meetings and planning agendas and discussion topics.

Incident Management, Investigation, and Reporting

Lead and/or manage incident investigations and analysis; recommend action based on findings to leadership.

Maintain oversight of the incident reporting database for quality control and integrity of data.

In collaboration with Instructional Designer, perform annual assessment of training needs and direct curriculum for safety, judgement, and risk management for all departments.

Serve as single point accountability for the CBOBS transportation program.

Analyze and report on local, national Outward Bound, and industry incident and safety trends.

Prepare and distribute monthly, trimester and annual safety reports, including incident root-cause analysis.

Overseen by: Chief Operations Officer

Program Delivery Management:

Oversee the safety and front-line management of all operations of CBOBS programs, and ensure they remain true to the mission, values, and principles of CBOBS.

Ensure all programs adhere to the OBUSA and CBOBS safety policies and procedures as well as Charter Operating Policies and Procedures (COPPs), and administrative directives. Update COPPs annually.

Manage the ongoing evaluation of programs to meet organizational social-emotional outcomes and lead the ongoing development of programs to meet those outcomes.

In collaboration with the Development Team, ensure all requirements and reporting responsibilities are met for grant-funded programs.

Oversee the program calendar and staffing system of all programs.

Oversee all logistics, safety, and program resources.

Develop and maintain relationships with local land managers, public agencies, and partners to secure and maintain operating and site-use permits.

Ensure the timely completion and review all required program recordkeeping including, but not limited to pre-program paperwork, course reports, employee licensure and training records, and post-course staff evaluations.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Full Time


7+ years program leadership experience required with management experience in youth-focused wilderness expeditions, challenge course operations, and/or K-12 experiential education.

Additional background or experience in business, education, non-profit management, or another related field a plus.

Entrepreneurial, results-driven work style with the ability to identify and develop areas of growth and opportunity.

Ability to perform under tight deadlines and meet financial goals.

Required Skills:

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About Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School

The Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School is part of an international education movement dedicated to the idea that people are capable of far more than they know. Our leadership programs and character curriculum empower individuals in local schools, community organizations, and the police department to effect positive change in Baltimore and Washington D.C.

Application Instructions

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and resume addressed to Hiring Committee to [email protected] or apply online at https://outwardboundchesapeake.org/job-application/. Resume review will begin on Monday, February 8, 2021.