The Odin Falls Associate Program Director of Staff and Training (APD-S&T) works to maintain and expand programming capabilities and align course outcomes with the Outward Bound mission, through leadership and oversight of Oregon’s staff development and training systems. This position is located in Redmond, OR at the Odin Falls basecamp. Areas of responsibility include staff development and scheduling, course paperwork and supervision, training design, risk management and mission delivery. The APD-S&T serves on OSLT, works closely with other members of the NWOBS Admin Team, and directly supervises Odin Falls Course Directors (CD), Instructors and other staff as assigned. The APD-S&T reports directly to the Odin Falls Program Director (PD). The successful candidate will be expected to have past training and experience in equity, inclusion, and diversity work, ideally pertaining to youth education and partnerships with culturally specific organizations.

Compliance with our current COVID-19 Vaccination Policy is required for all NWOBS employees.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Backcountry Skills, Full Time, Teaching/Education, Water Skills


Minimum 3-5 years with Outward Bound or other wilderness expeditionary experience is required. Strong knowledge of Outward Bound history, standards, and programs are preferred. A Bachelor’s degree (not required) in a related field can replace 1 year of required experience.
High performing manager with a proven track record of developing, supervising, delegating and resolving conflict.
A demonstrated commitment to engaging in equity, inclusion, and diversity efforts.

Required Skills:

Certification requirements: Wilderness First Responder Certification and CPR
Proficient with PC in Windows environment with Microsoft Suite ©.
Meet standards for NWOBS driver certification.

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 and resume in PDF format to: [email protected] In your cover letter, please describe the specific skills you possess that we are looking for. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. To be considered, we encourage interested candidates to apply as soon as possible. Review of applications will be on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until filled with a desired start date as soon as possible.