Head Logistics Coordinator
Colorado Outward Bound School
The Colorado Outward Bound School (COBS) is a non-profit adventure-based education organization that emphasizes personal growth through challenge and experience. For over 60 years our wilderness courses have focused on inspiring responsibility, teamwork, confidence, compassion, and environmental and community stewardship.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Colorado Outward Bound School celebrates diversity and strives to create an inclusive environment for all employees. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, nation origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is based on qualifications and business needs.
Working at the Colorado Outward Bound School means joining a growth-minded community where we are actively creating a more inclusive organizational culture. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion shows up at all levels of the organization – in our trainings, in our meetings, on our courses, and in our daily lives. This work can be challenging at times and we are committed to navigating it together to create a supportive and inclusive environment for our staff and our students. To foster a more welcoming outdoor community for all, we are working to address barriers related to race, culture, socioeconomics, ability, gender identity, sexual orientation, geographic location, and mental health.
The COBS Head Logistics Coordinator (HLC) position is a mid-level support role based in the Rocky Mountain Program (RMP) of Leadville, Colorado. It is a seasonal role starting in early-May and ending in late August with the potential to work into the fall.
The Head Logistics Coordinator works under the supervision of the Warehouse Manager, Logistics Manager, or APD of Logistics and is primarily responsible for mentoring Logistics Coordinators and ensuring quality courses related support through transport, gear, and food for our primarily wilderness-based courses before and after course through supporting Instructors, Course Directors, students, planning and packing, supporting evacuations, as well as course debrief paperwork. When not in the field, HLCs also support the consistency of basecamp and warehouse operations assisting in facilitating day-to-day routines and ensuring quality work from LCs.
HLCs need to be flexible and hardworking with a commitment to course quality, the student experience, and community members, which is an essential element to the success of a safe and quality student experience. An HLC must have strong rapport building skills, the ability to problem solve, act as a role model and mentor, along with have the capacity to develop a logistical ‘vision’ and design systems to support this vision.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties
· Deliver the Outward Bound Mission and Education Framework through logistics (e.g. framing logistics to students with excellence, compassion, service, etc.). Utilizing the logistics role to educate students about character development, leadership and service
· Guide Logistics Coordinators through role modeling and feedback to build and facilitate individual as well as team success.
· Support course delivery through supervisory visits to the field that include logistical support, mentorship, and evaluations of Logistics Coordinators.
· Oversee logistical systems and day-to-day warehouse operations in absence of Warehouse Manager. This includes but is not limited to, facilitating morning warehouse meeting, ensuring quality task work, provide guidance and answer questions regarding food systems, basecamp operations, gear maintenance and packing.
· Function as a driver for course events. Operating large vehicles and driving on 4x4 roads is a common function of the job. Additional trailer training and long-distance driving with a trailer may also be required
· Orient new or returning staff to the location and logistic procedures for the course. Also establish expectations with staff about their role within these logistics systems
· Contribute to the maintenance of our vehicle fleet through vehicle checks and communicating necessary repairs
· Assist in facilitating warehouse and basecamp systems to ensure a high functioning basecamp and program. Packing, cleaning, repairing, and inventorying of gear and food
· Participate in the emergency on-call system by supporting evacuations and responding to field emergencies when needed
· Adheres to all local operating procedures, safety policies and emergency procedures outlined in the Field Staff Manual and Employee Handbook
· Provide clear, effective, and timely communication with an Instructor, Course Director, Supervisor, or other staff.
· Committed to openly sharing and receiving feedback from staff.
· Committed to building a sustainable, equitable, and inclusive work environment where diversity is celebrated and valued across the COBS community, and our staff & students feel a sense of belonging.
Education and Work Experience
· Medical Certification: First Aid & CPR at minimum
· Mental Health First Aid Certification: Available trainings can be found at https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/population-focused-modules/youth/
· Valid Driver’s License
· Held Driver’s License for 5 years
· Demonstrates the ability to behave as a role model for students, able to manage a range of student behaviors in a positive manner
· Experience working with youth
· Ability to effectively work on diverse teams or with a diverse range of people
· Ability to demonstrate emotional regulation and balanced decision-making in stressful situations
· High level of professionalism with strong leadership attributes both in work and community environments.
· Flexible, adaptable and open to change
· Strong personal motivation, initiative, follow through, and commitment
· Ability to work both independently and cooperatively as a positive team member
· Strong and effective communicator, both written and oral. Ability to give and receive both positive and constructive feedback
· Able to prioritize and work on multiple projects simultaneously
· Must be sufficiently fit to participate in all site and course activities and maintain ample energy, strength and focus to aid students and instructors
· Occasionally has long days, sometimes for up to 16+ hours a day, or possibly more in the case of an emergency
· Consistently works in outdoor weather conditions, occasionally during poor weather
· Ability to lift, crawl, bend, carry and pull. Work is sometimes done in confined spaces and at height
· Occasionally must carry equipment weighing up to 50 pounds. Support is available
Compensation and Benefits
· Starting wage $125 per day
- Optional Accident Policy available
- Eligible for Professional Deals
- 56 hours sick /year benefit
- Onsite housing provided & required.
- Meals included in the summer months, ongoing meal assistance looks different during shoulder seasons depending on the program, without deduction of wages.
· Click "Apply for this Position" below or on cobs.org.
· Upload your resume and answer the application instructions
· Supplemental documents can be uploaded as appropriate
· Applications accepted on a rolling basis