The Logistics Manager (LM) is integral to the High Sierra Management Team and overall day-to-day wilderness program management. The LM is a role model and mentor within the High Sierra community, providing daily leadership, administrative support, and management of the High Sierra basecamp and programs. Responsibilities include: logistics staff supervision, vehicle fleet management, equipment acquisition and management, food program management, budget management and basecamp operations. The LM works closely with the Associate Logistics Manager (ALM) to oversee the High Sierra Logistics Department. The LM reports to the High Sierra Program Director and works in collaboration with other High Sierra Program Managers. This opportunity is perfect for the individual looking to work at a mission-driven organization within a tight-knit team and community during peak program season!

We believe that all people should have safe access to the outdoors and culturally relevant and responsive educational programming. OBCA is also striving to create an equitable and inclusive internal culture where all staff members feel represented and honored for their identities and lived experiences. We examine how power, bias, race and other aspects of identity impact our organization. We work to build a culture where we are always learning and improving toward a vision for equity and belonging for all staff. We are looking for team members who can actively join us in this process. We are also committed to reflecting the diverse communities with whom we work and strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ+ identifying folks, and women to apply.


This is an exempt, full-time, salaried position
During the program season (April 1 – Sept 30th), this position works full-time. During our off season (Oct 1 – March 31), this position works approx. 2.5 days/week, remote with Wi-Fi
Position start date: mid January, 2023
Salary range is $3,700-$4,000/month FTE, commensurate with experience. The LM is paid at a 75% FTE rate across the year (based on 100% work during the program season and 25% off-season)

Room and board on base provided during the program season


OBCA offers a competitive benefits package, including comprehensive health insurance with generous employer contribution, long-term disability and life insurance, Flexible Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Employee Assistance Plan (EAP), Paid Time Off (PTO), paid holidays, and 401(k) plan eligible
Opportunities for professional development
ProDeal, an opportunity to purchase outdoor gear at a discounted price
Part-time, remote work in the off-season

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Full Time, Support Staff


Possess a Bachelor’s degree and/or 3-5 years’ experience in the outdoor education/experiential learning field, or any similar combination of education and experience.
Have 1-3 years supervisory experience
21 years of age or older
Able to pass a federal & Live Scan background check, MVR check, and provide current (within the last 4 years) negative TB screen or test results upon hire (cost of all screening paid for or reimbursed by OBCA)
Up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination status as defined by the CDC

Required Skills:

Wilderness First Responder & CPR/AED
California Food Handler Certificate
Have had a valid US or Canadian driver’s license for at least five years
Will be required to obtain a California Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) within 3 months of hire if you do not already possess

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.

We offer a wide range of programs, from 1-day experiences on our San Francisco Challenge Course to multi-day rock climbing and backpacking courses in the High Sierra and Joshua Tree. We work with students aged 12+, including adults. OBCA is committed to increasing access for those that have traditionally been excluded from outdoor spaces. We do this, in part, through our 40+ community partnerships and by offering partial or full scholarships to over 2/3 of our students.

Application Instructions

To view full job description and apply visit: https://www.outwardboundcalifornia.org/connect/careers/administrative-positions/high-sierra-logistics-manager/ Application closes November 15th, 2022. Position start date: mid January, 2023.