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Logistics Coordinator-Southwest Program

Colorado Outward Bound School

Colorado Outward Bound School

Moab, UT, USA
Posted on Sunday, December 18, 2022

Organizational Overview

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 commitmentto 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.

Position Summary

The COBS Logistics Coordinator (LC) is an entry level support position based in either the Southwest Program (SWP) of Moab, Utah or the Rocky Mountain Program (RMP) of Leadville, Colorado. It is a seasonal role starting in mid-May and ending in late August. The LC works under the supervision of the Warehouse Manager, the Logistics Manager, and the APD of Logistics and is responsible for coordinating course-related needs for students and staff such as transportation, gear, and food for our primarily wilderness-based courses. LCs also provide support to students, Instructors, and Course Directors before, during, and after course with planning and packing, supporting evacuations, and course debrief paperwork. LCs need to be collaborative, flexible, and hardworking with a commitment to ensuring a safe and quality educational experience for students and staff, which is essential to a successful COBS course experience. An LC must have the ability to problem solve, along with the capacity to develop a vision for the logistics function and design systems to support that vision.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

· Delivers the Outward Bound Mission and Educational Framework through logistics support and providing educational opportunities for students about character development, leadership, and service.

· Oversees logistical systems that include food planning for up to 40 people; tracking, managing and repairing gear; and providing valuable feedback to continue improving course quality and the student experience.

· Functions as a driver for course events, where 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 provided.

· Orients new and returning staff to course locations and the logistics procedures necessary for the respective courses.

· Establishes expectations with staff about their roles within logistics systems.

· Contributes to the maintenance of our vehicle fleet through vehicle checks and communicating necessary repairs.

· Follows warehouse and basecamp systems to ensure a high functioning basecamp and program, including packing, cleaning, repairing, and inventorying gear and food.

· Participates in the Emergency On-Call System by supporting evacuations, responding to field emergencies when needed, and following the Emergency Response Plan (ERP).

· Adheres to all local operating procedures, safety policies, and emergency procedures outlined in the Field Staff Manual and Employee Handbook.

· Provides clear, effective, and timely communication with Instructors, Course Directors, and other staff.

· Committed to openly sharing and receiving feedback from staff.

· Committed to building a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive work environment where diversity is celebrated and valued across the COBS community, and our students and staff can feel a sense of belonging.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

· Personal commitment to, and working knowledge of, the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

· Comfort with a wide range of groups serving and educating youth to executive teams.

· Experience working in customer service or hospitality.

· Knowledge and experience with outdoor recreation and adventure education programs preferred.

· Ability to effectively work on diverse teams and with a diverse range of people and identities, including those that might be different than your own lived experience.

· Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills.

· Able to prioritize and work on multiple projects simultaneously.

· Proactive and effective communicator and collaborator.

· Possess skills to promote a welcoming and inclusive community culture.

· Must have held a driver’s license for more than 5 years with a clean driving record.

· Experience driving large vehicles with trailers preferred.

Work Experience

· Experience working with youth.

· Certification in First Aid and CPR.

· Mental Health First Aid Certification: Available trainings can be found at https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/population-focused-modules/youth/

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

· Ability to participate in all site and course activities and to maintain energy, strength, and focus to support students and staff.

· Ability to participate in vigorous to moderate physical activity including but not limited to backpacking, rafting, and/or rock climbing.

· Occasionally there are long days, sometimes for up to 16+ hours a day, or possibly more in the case of an emergency.

· Constantly 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.

Compensation and Benefits

· Full-time, seasonal position with a daily per diem rate starting at $105.

· The general schedule is approximately 22 days/month based on a 5 out of 7 days/week schedule, which many need to flex due to programming needs, with weekends and/or holiday work required based on COBS’s program calendar.

  • 56 hours sick /year benefit
  • Onsite housing provided; Colorado LCs are required to live on the premises at COBS’s Leadville, CO basecamp.
  • Meals provided in the summer months, ongoing meal assistance looks different during shoulder seasons depending on the program, without deduction of wages.
  • Eligible for Professional Deals.

Application Process

· 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.