NW Outward Bound Portland programs are designed to support students and adults in getting to know each other and build a lasting sense of community, trust and belonging by working collaboratively on a common set of challenges. In this supportive environment, NW Outward Bound instructors encourage adults and students to work together, learn new skills, take risks, and reflect on their experience. Instructors are primarily responsible for the delivery and overall safety of outdoor experiential learning programs including community building, ropes courses, climbing wall programs, and city explorations, as well as in school-based team building programs.

Tagged as: Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education

Required Skills:

• Experience facilitating youth programming in a variety of outdoor and indoor setting(s). Experience with non-profits serving urban youth is strongly desired.
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
• Able to manage multiple priorities in real time while managing and resolving individual and group behavioral issues with a variety of tools.
• A federal background check will be required.
• Current Basic First Aid and CPR or higher or ability to certify prior to programs start.

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 previous experience. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.