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.

We believe that all people should have safe access to the outdoors and culturally relevant and responsive educational programming. We are committed to reflecting the diverse communities with whom we work and strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ+ identifying folks, and women to apply.

The Program Manager is a year round, full-time, non-exempt, hourly position
Salary range is 55-60k/year
Program runs from January 20, 2023 through November 5, 2023
Competitive benefits package, including comprehensive health, dental and vision insurance with generous employer contribution, long-term disability, life insurance, 401K with employer match after 1 year and Employee Assistance Plan. Flexible Spending Account, Paid Time Off (PTO)( Accrue 1 hour for every 13 hrs worked), unpaid Time Off (UTO) (Accrue 1 hour for every 13 hrs worked) and 12 paid designated holidays.
Pro Deal, the opportunity to purchase outdoor gear at discounted rates
Access to free youth development training
Opportunity to attend Outward Bound adult courses

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

About Outward Bound California

Outward Bound California (OBCA) is a non-profit that uses challenging experiences in outdoor settings to create social-emotional learning opportunities for our students. At the Challenge Course, we offer 1-day experiences for students aged 12+, including adults. We serve a variety of participant groups including schools, community organizations, and companies. To learn more about our course elements, check out the video tour. OBCA is deeply committed to increasing access for students and schools that have traditionally been excluded from outdoor spaces. We do this through our 40+ community partnerships and offer partial or full scholarships to over 2/3 of our students.

Application Instructions

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