The Program Director (PD) provides overall leadership of the High Sierra Program team and single point accountability for local High Sierra wilderness programming quality and safety. The PD works to provide daily leadership, administrative mentorship and management of the Midpines basecamp. Responsibilities include local operations, course supervision and business management. Reports to Director of Program & Safety (DPS).

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!

Tagged as: Administrative Staff


Experience with Outward Bound or other wilderness expeditionary programs (NOLS multi-day course or equivalent).
Possess a Bachelor’s degree and/or 4-6 years’ experience in the outdoor education/experiential learning field, or any similar combination of education and experience.
Previous management experience required.
Physical Requirements

Able to participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity, such as running, backpacking, and/or mountaineering.
Able to lift and move a minimum of 40 lbs

Required Skills:

Passionate about Outward Bound’s mission, programs, and course activities.
Have a deep understanding and personal commitment to equity and inclusion in the outdoors and can mentor staff in this topic
Great organizational skills and an eye for details.
Self-motivated and flexible with an innate sense of initiative, follow-through, and commitment.
Works both independently and cooperatively as a team member, prioritizing and moving forward on multiple projects simultaneously.
Effective communicator with an ab

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 view the full position description and to apply visit: https://www.outwardboundcalifornia.org/connect/careers/administrative-positions/high-sierra-program-director/