Overview

Organizational Overview

The Colorado Outward Bound School (COBS) is a non-profit adventure-based education organization that emphasizes personal growth through challenge and experience.  For over 60 years our wilderness courses have focused on inspiring responsibility, teamwork, confidence, compassion, and environmental and community stewardship.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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 on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, nation origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other basis covered by applicable law. All employment is based on qualifications and business needs.

We want to be transparent with all applicants that working at the Colorado Outward Bound School means joining a growth-minded community where we are actively dismantling our organization’s white supremacy culture. This conversation shows up at all levels of the organization – in our trainings, in our meetings, on our courses, and in our daily lives. Anti-racism and diversity, equity, and inclusion work can be messy at times and we remain committed to navigating that together. Challenge and discovery are what we do and (un)learning is a fundamental part of our practice. COBS was originally built for and by white men, and now in support of our community members with marginalized identities – at COBS, in the outdoor industry, and beyond – we are actively working on changing that story to support individuals with different identities to empower themselves as we address barriers related to race, culture, socioeconomics, ability, gender, identity, geographic location, and mental health. While we are committed to learning and making necessary changes, we recognize we have a long way to go and want to notify applicants of that up front.

Position Summary

Colorado Outward Bound School seeks to hire a well-organized, calm, detail-oriented individual with strong communication skills! The On-Call Coordinator for the Rocky Mountain Program (RMP) will support field programs by managing non-urgent field communications through the on-call system. The On-Call Coordinator will gather critical student and logistical information, coach and mentor staff, and ensure concise and accurate information is shared in a timely and professional manner. While on duty this position will also hold the RMP Parent Phone and provide high level customer service and support to families/guardians. They will ensure every call received from the field and/or parents is recorded in our on-call chain and any details requiring follow-up and action are taken with appropriate urgency. The RMP On-Call Coordinator will report to the RMP APD of Course Delivery & Safety, working closely with Program Managers and Course Directors.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Backcountry Skills, Climbing Skills, Instruction and Guiding

Qualifications:

• 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.
• Intermediate computer skills, working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and Outlook).
• Strong problem-solving, prioritization and management of timelines.
• Ability to demonstrate emotional regulation, calm, good judgement, and balanced decision-making in stressful situations.

Required 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.
• Intermediate computer skills, working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and Outlook).
• Strong problem-solving, prioritization and management of timelines.
• Ability to demonstrate emotional regulation, calm, good judgement, and balanced decision-making in stressful situations.

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.

Application Instructions

Please address cover letter and resume to Gabriel Schafer-Suarez (he/him/his, RMP Associate Program Director of Course Delivery & Safety. Applications accepted vis COBS careers portal: www.cobs.org/connect/employment https://www.cobs.org/connect/employment/

Company Website

http://www.cobs.org