If you love the desert landscape, have a keen eye for organization, and a passion for increasing access to the outdoors, you might be the perfect candidate for our Southern California Logistics Manager! The Southern California Logistics Manager oversees our basecamp operations & logistics systems, making sure that our backpacking/rock climbing courses run smoothly. In a typical week, you’ll be mentoring our logistics staff & making sure our vehicles, gear, and food programs are operating at top notch. The Logistics Manager reports to the Program Director and collaborates with the Program Manager. In addition to our small admin team, you will live and work alongside a tight-knit community of logistics staff and outdoor instructors.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Support Staff


Wilderness First Responder & CPR
Hold a valid US or Canadian driver’s license for at least five years
California Food Manager Certificate (can be obtained after hire)
OSHA 10 Certification (can be obtained after hire)

Required Skills:

A collaborative leader with excellent organizational & communication skills
Has a deep understanding and personal commitment to equity and inclusion in the outdoors
Competent in driving trailers up to 12 ft in length and experienced in outdoor gear/vehicle repair and maintenance
Have prior experience with multi-day wilderness expeditionary programs (ex. Outward Bound, NOLS, or other equivalent)
Proficient with G Suite and Microsoft 365
3-5 years’ experience in outdoor/experiential education and/or Bachelo

About Outward Bound California

Outward Bound California uses challenging outdoor experiences to teach social-emotional skills like teamwork, leadership, confidence, and compassion. We offer a wide range of programs, including high/low ropes activities at our San Francisco Challenge Course and multi-day rock climbing/backpacking trips in the High Sierra or Joshua Tree. Our programs help our participants (ages 12+, including adults and veterans) embrace challenges and reflect on how they want to contribute to their communities and the world.

We are a part of the Outward Bound USA network of outdoor education programs, with a 60-year history in the US as a leading provider of outdoor education. OBCA is a non-profit and is committed to increasing access for those who have traditionally been excluded from outdoor spaces. We work towards this goal with our 40 community partners and by offering scholarships to more than half of our students.

Application Instructions

To apply please visit: https://www.outwardboundcalifornia.org/connect/careers/administrative-positions/southern-california-logistics-manager/