The COBS Head Logistics Coordinator (HLC) position is a mid-level support role based in the Rocky Mountain Program (RMP) of Leadville, Colorado. It is a seasonal role starting in early-May and ending in late August with the potential to work into the fall.
The Head Logistics Coordinator works under the supervision of the Warehouse Manager, Logistics Manager, or APD of Logistics and is primarily responsible for mentoring Logistics Coordinators and ensuring quality courses related support through transport, gear, and food for our primarily wilderness-based courses before and after course through supporting Instructors, Course Directors, students, planning and packing, supporting evacuations, as well as course debrief paperwork. When not in the field, HLCs also support the consistency of basecamp and warehouse operations assisting in facilitating day-to-day routines and ensuring quality work from LCs.
HLCs need to be flexible and hardworking with a commitment to course quality, the student experience, and community members, which is an essential element to the success of a safe and quality student experience. An HLC must have strong rapport building skills, the ability to problem solve, act as a role model and mentor, along with have the capacity to develop a logistical ‘vision’ and design systems to support this vision.
• Deliver the Outward Bound Mission and Education Framework through logistics (e.g. framing logistics to students with excellence, compassion, service, etc.). Utilizing the logistics role to educate students about character development, leadership and service
• Guide Logistics Coordinators through role modeling and feedback to build and facilitate individual as well as team success.
• Support course delivery through supervisory visits to the field that include logistical support, mentorship
• Medical Certification: First Aid & CPR at minimum
• Mental Health First Aid Certification: Available trainings can be found at https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/population-focused-modules/youth/
• Valid Driver’s License
• Held Driver’s License for 5 years
• Demonstrates the ability to behave as a role model for students, able to manage a range of student behaviors in a positive manner
• Experience working with youth
• Ability to effectively work on diverse teams or with a diverse range of people
About Colorado Outward Bound School
Working for COBS is so much more than just a job. We are in the business of changing lives – those of our students and of our staff. Whether joining for a few seasons or continuing on as a “lifer”, your experiences with COBS will impact the rest of your life – both professionally and personally. We are always on the lookout for mission-driven professionals who are excited to bring their unique experiences and skills to our team. In exchange, we provide the incredible growth opportunity that comes with living and working in a community of amazing people unafraid to shine, as well as offer elite training and professional development.