This position is responsible for overall program oversight and risk management focusing strategically on our 1-day Insight Programs. The Insight Program Manager (IPM) provides daily leadership and administrative support to theChallenge Course Site Manager and Instructors. The IPM acts as the primary liaison between partner schools and organizations and OBCA. Working closely with the Bay Area Program Director, the IPM is responsible for upholding safe and effective program delivery that meets Outward Bound’s desired outcomes of service, leadership, and character development.

The Insight Programs at Outward Bound California include ropes course, ground games, and initiatives to groups of participants (i.e., schools, community organizations, companies, etc.) This position reports to the Bay Area Director of Programs.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Full Time


Possess at least 2-3 years experience in ropes/challenge course management, or equivalent experience
4+ years of experience in the outdoor education/experiential learning field and/or a Bachelor’s degree, or any similar combination of education and experience
Holds a current Wilderness First Aid and CPR certification, Wilderness First Responder prefered or willing to obtain upon hire
Able to work weekends and nontraditional hours (earlier than 9am and later than 5pm) when needed
Willing to comp

Required Skills:

Passionate about Outward Bound’s mission, programs and course activities
Committed to continuous personal and professional development around power, privilege and racial equity. You recognize how your identities show up and how they influence programmatic decisions and can mentor staff in this topic.
Familiar and experienced with working within standards of the Association of Challenge Course Technologies or similar
Strong personal motivation, flexibility, initiative, follow through and commitment
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About Outward Bound California

Outward Bound California (OBCA) is part of a national network of experiential and outdoor education programs, with a 50 year history in the US, serving over 40,000 students annually. OBCA uses unique experiences in natural settings to create social-emotional learning opportunities for our students to tap into their inherent potential as compassionate leaders and active participants in their communities.

We work with students on a range of programs, from 1-day experiences on our San Francisco Challenge Course to multi-day rock climbing, backpacking and mountaineering courses ranging from 7 to 65 days long. We work with students aged 12+, including adults, educators and veterans. Outward Bound California is deeply committed to opening up access for students and schools that have traditionally been excluded from outdoor spaces and programs and we do this through over 40 effective community partnerships. As a non-profit, more than 2/3 of our students receive partial or full scholarshi

Application Instructions

Please visit https://www.outwardboundcalifornia.org/connect/careers/administrative-positions/bay-area-insight-manager/ for full position description and to apply.