Coordinating logistics is critical to the success of each course and tooverall base camp life. Each day can be different when you’re working as a Logistics Coordinator (LC). LCs manage gear and food packing with staff, prep and drive vehicles, and run smooth course starts, resupplies and course ends. While much of the LC role is behind-the-scenes, developing student relationships, teaching lessons, and managing large groups of people are equally important. Course function days can be long and involved, and camping out overnight is often necessary. On days where they are not attached to courses, LCs might repair gear, stock the warehouse, help maintain basecamp, or support another LC with their work.

We are seeking committed staff to attend training in April and work courses from May through August or September.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Crew, Support Staff, Teaching/Education


-Must be 21 years of age or older
-Possess a Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certification, or willing to obtain one before training.
-A demonstrated commitment to engaging in equity, inclusion, and diversity efforts (either within a professional or personal setting).

Required Skills:

-Must be sufficiently fit to participate in all duties as assigned and maintain ample energy and focus to aid students and staff. Ability to carry and load/unload up to 50 lbs. On feet most days, sometimes for long hours
-Able to camp outside for multiple nights
-Able to manage large group size and engage students in logistical activities

Preferred Skills:

-Experience driving vehicles with manual transmissions
-Experience driving large vehicles and/or towing a trailer
-Knowledgeable with outdoor gear, maintenance, and appropriate use

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

Please visit: https://www.nwobs.org/connect/employment/field-positions-and-internships/logistics-coordinator Positions open until filled.