The Program Manager (PM) is an integral part of the Southern California Management Team and overall wilderness program management. This person is a role model and mentor within the Outward Bound Joshua Tree community, providing daily leadership, administrative support, and management of the Joshua Tree basecamp and programming. Responsibilities include: course supervision; ensuring quality training, programming, and community building; and some business management. This position reports to and works closely with the Southern California Program Director (PD). This opportunity is perfect for the individual looking to work as part of a small but powerful team driving the operations of our growing Joshua Tree program!

Tagged as: Administrative Staff


Bachelor's degree and/or 3-4 years experience in the outdoor education/experiential learning field or any similar combination of education and experience is required.
Holds a current Wilderness First Responder, CPR and CA Epi certifications or willing to obtain upon hire.
Outward Bound or other wilderness expeditionary experience (OB, NOLS multi-day course or equivalent) is required.

Required Skills:

Excellent leadership, organizational skills and attention to detail.
Self-motivated and flexible with an innate sense of initiative, follow-through, and commitment
Have a deep understanding and personal commitment to equity and inclusion in the outdoors
Knowledge of OB programs and skill requirements.
Ability to work both independently and cooperatively as a team member and to give and receive both positive and constructive feedback.
Able to prioritize and work on multiple projects simultaneously.
Very effe

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 position description and to apply visit: https://www.outwardboundcalifornia.org/connect/careers/administrative-positions/program-manager-joshua-tree/