The Challenge Course Site Manager position is a mid-level instructional position, providing familiarity with Outward Bound policies, procedures, and educational framework. This individual is responsible for maintaining consistency among Insight programs, risk management oversight at the challenge course site and upholding our high quality of programs. The ideal candidate will be competent in facilitation and working with a variety of group types and ages. Insight Programs are full-day leadership experiences designed for students in grades 6-12 and adults. 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.) The Challenge Course Site Manager reports to the Insight Program Manager.

Tagged as: Climbing Skills, Full Time, Teaching/Education


Have at least 50 days or 400 hours of facilitation, trainer/trainee on challenge course programs or equivalent *please see our field log template as a reference
Experience managing a team of instructors and serving as single point of accountability
Have prior experience in experiential, outdoor, or environmental education programs
Passionate about working with youth, especially teens and middle schoolers
Have a deep understanding and personal commitment to equity and inclusion in the outdoors

Required Skills:

Uses sound judgement while making decisions regarding safe and effective use of the challenge course
Able to frame, facilitate, and debrief course activities in alignment with the Outward Bound mission
Familiar with belaying and spotting low and high ropes course activities

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

To see the full job description and to apply please visit: https://www.outwardboundcalifornia.org/connect/careers/field-positions/ This position is open until filled