The Associate Director, Human Resources & Recruiting (AD-HR&R) is a newly created, full-time position responsible for the overall management of outreach, recruitment, hiring, onboarding, documenting, and retention efforts for NWOBS seasonal and year-round program staff.

The AD-HR&R serves as the point of contact for all new staff applicants, including international applicants pursuing a J-1 visa. The AD-HR&R is an integral member of NWOBS Staffing Team and collaborates regularly with Programs Directors at our wilderness basecamps and our Public Schools Program to support school-wide hiring and recruitment priorities.

The successful candidate will have past training and experience in equity, inclusion, and diversity work, particularly through an HR and hiring lens. This remote/hybrid position is based in the Pacific Northwest, in close proximity to Portland, OR, Redmond, OR, or Mazama, WA.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Full Time

Required Skills:

Minimum 5 years’ experience in human resources, hiring, and/or recruiting is required. Previous experience working with a seasonal workforce is a plus.
Experience with HRIS, database and project management systems are highly desirable.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; able to multitask and prioritize effectively.
Strong personal motivation, initiative, follow-through, and commitment.
Personal commitment to, and working knowledge of, diversity, equity, and inclusion work.

About Northwest Outward Bound School

With over 50 years of innovation in experiential and outdoor education in the Pacific Northwest, Northwest Outward Bound School (NWOBS) continues to change lives through challenge and discovery. Our transformative and educational wilderness courses are set in some of the most dramatic and stunning parts of the United States. NWOBS was founded in 1965 and facilitates wilderness-based programs in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, and also serves urban youth and schools in the Portland metropolitan area. As an Outward Bound school, we are committed to the core values of compassion, integrity, excellence, equity, inclusion and diversity, and strive to achieve the following outcomes: building character, developing leadership skills, and creating an ethic of social and environmental responsibility.

Application Instructions

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and three references in PDF format to [email protected] In your cover letter, please describe what motivates and excites you about this position and how it connects with your longer-term goals. We are committed to reflecting the diverse communities with whom we work and strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ+ identifying folks, and women to apply.