The Partnerships Manager leads our outreach for education course partnerships, supports our existing custom program clients, and leads growth in both custom client work and targeted open enrollment courses. This position serves as the hub for NWOBS’ key partnership areas: Education partners, Community Service partners, and Scholarship partners. Each partnership area needs differing levels of time and resources, with the Education Course area requiring the greatest dedication of time.

The successful candidate will also be expected to have prior training and experience in equity, inclusion, and diversity, particularly pertaining to youth education and/or with culturally specific organizations.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Full Time, Sales and Marketing


Minimum 3-5 years of relevant experience (marketing, sales, business) is required, with previous non-profit experience highly preferred. Experience with Outward Bound or other wilderness expeditionary programs is preferred. A Bachelor’s degree (not required) in a related field can replace 1 year of required experience.
Entrepreneurial, results-driven style with the ability to identify and implement creative approaches to sales, program delivery, and relationships.

Required Skills:

Interpersonal skills and versatility to effectively build relationships across a broad spectrum.
Ability to work in a collaborative environment with field staff, program management staff, and administration.
Ability to communicate the Outward Bound mission effectively to gain community support.
Ability to perform and excel under tight deadlines and meet financial goals.

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 recognize that many transferable skills from other experiences may be relevant, and we encourage applicants to highlight those in the cover letter and resume.