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The Logistics Manager (LM) is instrumental in executing high quality outdoor education field programs throughout the year. The Cottonwood LM is primarily responsible for all gear, food, and transportation logistics for 80+ camping and day trips Cottonwood delivers yearly. We are looking for someone who can complete tasks autonomously, works well with instructors and our small team, and maintains attention to detail during our busy program season. The LM can also teach field programs and act as a substitute for in-class instructors, if desired and qualified.
This is a full-time position, with a heavy in-person workload during our busy program seasons: September – October; January – February; April – July. This position may require some night and weekend work, and employees are encouraged to use their time flexibly when needed. Generally, you should expect to spend some time working from home or out of our Louisville gear room on the computer, and a lot of time completing in-person tasks at the gear room.
What we’re looking for:
3-5 years of experience managing logistics professionally, including coordinating people, transportation, food, and gear
Experience planning, organizing, and communicating complex details between multiple parties
Understanding of group camping and group field logistics for middle and high schoolers
Expertise in repairing and maintaining outdoor equipment
Willingness to be flexible and jump in as needed with timing, changing conditions, and program demands
Must be 21 years or older
Able to lift and carry up to 30 pounds and pack gear in vans
Current certification in Wilderness First Aid and in CPR (Wilderness First Responder preferred)
Valid driver’s license, good driving record, and personal transportation
Must pass a criminal background check and not be a registered sex offender
Experience working respectfully with adults and youth from a variety of cultural and economic backgrounds
Understanding of and experience applying justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion best practices
Bonus points for Spanish proficiency, experience in outdoor education, or managing a team
About Cottonwood Institute
Cottonwood Institute (CI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to connect middle and high school students to nature and inspire them to protect it. CI partners with local middle schools, high schools, and youth organizations to offer programs that engage students in environmental education, outdoor skill development, and service learning. We lead programs in Boulder, Denver, and Aurora and trips throughout the Colorado Front Range.