The Washington Program Director (PD) provides overall program leadership, and is responsible for program safety and quality, as well as the business administration and local operations, that support courses staged in Washington from the Mazama base. The PD will ensure the program aligns and supports the School’s strategic plan and vision. The successful candidate will be expected to have past training and experience in equity, inclusion, and diversity work, particularly pertaining to youth education and partnerships with culturally specific organizations.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Full Time, Sales and Marketing, Teaching/Education

Required Skills:

• Minimum 6-8 years of relevant experience in the education, outdoor education, or experiential learning fields is required. Experience with Outward Bound or other wilderness expeditionary programs is highly preferred. A Bachelor’s degree (not required) in a related field can replace 2 years of required experience.
• Possess an entrepreneurial, results-driven style and ability to identify and develop areas of growth and opportunity.
• Well-developed interpersonal skills and versatility.

Preferred Skills:

• Experience working with a variety of populations, including but not limited to secondary school youth, educators, community, and corporate leaders.
• Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment with field staff, program management staff, and organizational leadership.
• Ability to have open, honest, and difficult conversations, including the capability to give and receive feedback with direct reports and colleagues.
• Strong personal motivation, initiative, commitment, follow-through.

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 what motivates and excites you about this position and how it connects with your longer-term goals. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.