The Outward Bound California Director of Programs and Safety (DPS) provides overall program leadership and management of the OBCA program teams. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the DPS ensures alignment among program operations, facilities, organizational strategy, and business operations. The DPS also acts as the school wide Safety Director, ensuring the highest quality programs in accordance with OBUSA Safety and Risk Management policies and procedures. If you are looking for an opportunity to create a significant impact within OBCA programs with an awesome team, this could be the position for you!

Tagged as: Administrative Staff


Committed educator and with Bachelor’s degree and/or 5-6 years’ experience in the outdoor education/experiential learning field or any similar combination of education and experience
3-5 experience in Management and Leadership or similar roles preferred
Proficient with PC in Word® and Excel® and Google Apps
Experience with managing a budget and overseeing a budgeting process

Required Skills:

You have a demonstrated passion for the mission of OBCA. You possess organizational skills and structure and possess strong communication and people management skills. You are a person who enjoys creative problem-solving and supporting your team.
A visionary and creative individual who likes to to identify new opportunities to expand or improve Outward Bound California’s programs
Committed to continuous personal and professional development around power, privilege and racial equity. You recognize how your i

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

For the full job description and to apply please visit: https://www.outwardboundcalifornia.org/connect/careers/administrative-positions/director-of-programs-and-safety/