The Challenge Course Facilitator position is an entry-level instructional position, providing familiarity with Outward Bound policies, procedures, and educational framework. OBCA is hiring a Challenge Course Facilitator to start in the 2021 Spring season. Insight Programs are full-day leadership experiences designed for students in grades 6-12. 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 Facilitator reports to the Bay Area Insight Program Manager. This individual is responsible for maintaining consistency among Insight programs 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.
Passionate about working with youth, especially teens and middle schoolers
Have a deep understanding and personal commitment to equity and inclusion in the outdoors
Experience working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds including age, racial, ethnic, socioeconomic class and members of the LGBTQ community
Role models inclusive behavior and build a positive group culture, while building rapport with students and colleagues
Able to frame, facilitate, and debrief course activitie
Uses good judgement while making decisions regarding safe and effective use of the challenge course
Familiar with belaying and spotting low and high ropes course activities
Practice proper self-care and energy management while working outdoors
Exercise sound judgment and decision-making, assessing and mitigating risk
Consistently takes proactive measures to mitigate risk and allow maximum learning opportunities.
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. OBCA 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 scholarships to go on a course