The Program Manager (PM) is integral to the High Sierra Management Team and overall day-to-day wilderness program management. The PM is a role model and mentor within the High Sierra community, providing daily leadership, administrative support, and management of the High Sierra basecamp and programming. Responsibilities include: course supervision; ensuring quality training, programming, and community building; and some business management. The PM reports to the High Sierra Program Director (PD) and works in collaboration with other High Sierra Program Managers. 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, Backcountry 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
A leader with excellent organizational skills and high attention to detail.
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

Required Skills:

Effective communicator with an ability to give and receive both positive and constructive feedback.
Holds a current Wilderness First Responder, CPR and CA Epinephrine certifications.
Proficient with Microsoft operating system (Word and Excel), Adobe, and G Suite (Gmail, Google Docs, Drive, and Calendar).
Proficient in backpacking in alpine environments on and off trail.

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 for the full job description and to apply visit: https://www.outwardboundcalifornia.org/connect/careers/administrative-positions/high-sierra-program-manager/