The Program Manager (PM) is a role model and mentor within the Outward Bound Joshua Tree community, providing daily leadership, administrative support, and management of the Joshua Tree basecamp and programming. Responsibilities include: course supervision; ensuring quality training, programming, community building, and some business management, all through an equity lens. This position reports to and works closely with the Southern California Program Director. This opportunity is perfect for the individual looking to work as part of a small but powerful team driving the operations of our growing Joshua Tree program!

Benefits, Compensation & Location
This is an exempt position with a salary range of $3500-3800 per month.
This position will start when filled and ends April 17th, 2023.

Room and board provided during the program season.
OBCA offers a competitive benefits package, including comprehensive health, dental and vision insurance, enrollment in OBCA’s 401k plan 1 year from start date, Flexible Spending Account, Employee Assistance Plan (EAP), Paid Time Off (PTO), and paid holidays. We also offer opportunities for professional development and pro-deals (the opportunity to purchase outdoor gear at a discounted price).

Position is located at the OBCA basecamp in the Joshua Tree area in California

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Backcountry Skills, Climbing Skills, Teaching/Education


Bachelor degree and/or 3-4 years’ experience in the outdoor education/experiential learning field or any similar combination of education and experience is required

Outward Bound or other wilderness expeditionary experience (OB, NOLS multi-day course or equivalent) is required

Required Skills:

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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 (ages 12 and up, including adults). 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. OBCA is committed to increasing access for those that 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.

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,

Application Instructions

Apply online with link https://www.outwardboundcalifornia.org/connect/careers/administrative-positions/program-manager-joshua-tree/