Position Description
As a Challenge Course Site Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing risk management and ensuring high-quality programs at our Challenge Course. Using our high & low ropes course, ground games, and other team-building activities, our staff facilitate full-day programs for students in grades 6-12 and adults. Site Managers are skilled in facilitation, mentoring others, and experienced in working with a variety of students and ages. The Challenge Course Site Manager is a mid-level position that reports to the Program Manager.

Compensation & Schedule (Part-Time)
Starting hourly wage is $30.90/hour
This is a part-time, non-exempt, hourly position, typically 2.5-3 days a week (~20 hrs/week)
Position dates are Jan 29 – November 8, 2024 with opportunities to return for the 2025 season

Benefits (Part-Time)
Paid and Unpaid Time Off – Accrue 1 hour for every 13 hrs worked
401K (with employer match) after 1-year of employment
Pro Deals (the opportunity to purchase outdoor gear at discounted rates)
Free youth development training, professional development funds, and recertification reimbursements
Access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP), free of charge for staff and family members
All required training is paid

Most program days take place at the McLaren Park Ropes Course in southeast San Francisco

Equity and Inclusion Statement:

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.

Tagged as: Climbing Skills, Teaching/Education


Have at least 50 days or 400 hours of facilitation on challenge course programs or equivalent

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 are a part of the Outward Bound USA network of outdoor education programs. At the Challenge Course, we offer 1-day experiences for students aged 12+, including adults. We serve a variety of participant groups including schools, community organizations, and companies. OBCA is deeply committed to increasing access for students and schools that have traditionally been excluded from outdoor spaces. We do this through our 40+ community partnerships and offer partial or full scholarships to over 2/3 of our students.

Outward Bound has a zero-tolerance policy for incidents of child abuse and neglect. Protecting our minor students against abuse and neglect is of the highest priority.

Application Instructions

To read the full job description and apply, visit our website. Be sure to include an ACCT Portfolio with your application. https://www.outwardboundcalifornia.org/connect/careers/field-positions/challenge-course-site-manager-part-time/