Position Description
If you love long drives, cooking for groups of people, staying organized, and spending time outside, we’d love to see your application! Our Logistics Coordinators are crucial members of our team who manage the equipment, food, and transportation for our backpacking & rock-climbing expeditions in the Sierra Nevada mountains. The Logistics Coordinator (LC) works closely with others on the Logistics team and reports to the Associate Logistics Manager.

Compensation & Schedule
This is a seasonal, exempt position with a starting wage of $128/day. Our in-house staff training is also paid at this rate. Training begins in May. Our season runs through late August with the potential to extend work in September. Most Logistics Coordinators can expect to work 50-70 days per season, May through September.

Room and board provided. Additional benefits include: Pro deals (the opportunity to purchase outdoor gear at discounted rates), professional development funds, access to our free Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and family members, and 56 hours (7 days) of paid sick time upon hire or at the beginning of each calendar year.

This position is located at our High Sierra program base in Midpines, California, in the Sierra Nevada foothills 30 miles east of Yosemite National Park. High summer temperatures can reach 80-100+ degrees Fahrenheit. The basecamp has a main building with an office, program gear sheds, a commercial kitchen, and weather port living quarters (durable fabric structures).

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: Backcountry Skills, Cooks and Food Service, Support Staff


Are 21 years of age or older
Able to pass background checks & provide a TB screening
First Aid & CPR/AED
California Food Handler
Have held a current United States Driver License for at least five years

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, with a 50-year history in the US, serving over 40,000 students annually.

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 & veterans). OBCA is committed to increasing access for those who 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.

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 our job descriptions and apply, please visit our website: https://www.outwardboundcalifornia.org/connect/careers/field-positions/high-sierra-logistics-coordinator/