High Sierra Associate Logistics Manager – Outward Bound California

Midpines, California

The Associate Logistics Manager (ALM) is integral to the High Sierra Management Team and overall day-to-day wilderness program management. The ALM is a role model and mentor within the High Sierra community, providing daily leadership, administrative support, and management of the High Sierra basecamp and programs. The Associate Logistics Manager (ALM) reports to the Logistics Manager to support the Program Team in the overall logistical management of Outward Bound California’s High Sierra program.

Areas of oversight include: logistics scheduling, logistics staff supervision, equipment acquisition and management, driving, vehicle coordination, inventory management, and food program. This opportunity is perfect for the detail-oriented leader looking to work at a mission-driven organization within a tight-knit team and community during peak program season!

Knowledge & Skills

  • Passionate about Outward Bound’s mission, programs, and course activities
  • Experienced with project and program management
  • A leader with excellent organizational skills and high attention to detail
  • Works both independently and cooperatively as a team member, prioritizing and moving forward on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Self-motivated and flexible with a sense of initiative, follow-through, and commitment
  • Effective communicator with an ability to give and receive both positive and constructive feedback
  • Proficient with Microsoft operating system (Word and Excel), Adobe, and G Suite (Gmail, Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Calendar)
  • Experienced in equipment repair and maintenance
  • Has a deep understanding and personal commitment to equity and inclusion in the outdoors

Education & Work Experience

  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree and/or 2-3 years experience in the outdoor education/experiential learning field, or any similar combination of education and experience
  • Have at least 1 years supervisory experience

Responsibilities

Logistical Support

  • Responsible for ensuring exceptional warehouse organization, operation, and cleanliness
  • Oversee and acquire equipment: manage resources across the season to ensure equitable and proper distribution and use by staff and students
  • Manage all on-site equipment repairs; assess and approve staff to use industrial sewing machine
  • Support courses in front country setting as needed, including but not limited to: driving transports, mentoring staff, and evacuating students
  • Assess and adapt logistical systems and paperwork before, during, and after the program season
  • Collaborate with other departments to meet the needs of students, including Student Services and other Program Teams
  • Manage and update the Logistics Resources page of Google Sites
  • Uphold community standards and liaise between community and administrative team
  • In Logistics Manager absence, oversee (including but not limited to): vehicle scheduling and maintenance; food ordering and food program maintenance; serving as point person of on base work-trade; delivering Logistics Safety Briefings; and submitting payroll to Program Director

Logistics Staff Management

  • Assist with coordination of Logistics Technical and Travel Trainings to ensure training quality and continuity
  • Manage development process for logistical staff: provide quality feedback; mentor staff in areas of development; conduct regular check-ins
  • Schedule Logistics Coordinators and interns: prepare and oversee warehouse day task lists for staff not actively supporting courses
  • Provide ongoing training, mentorship, and professional development opportunities for logistics staff

Safety

  • Ensure logistics staff compliance with the Outward Bound Field Policies and Procedures (OBFPP) and all Charter Local Operating Policies and Procedures
  • Provide high quality training and assessment for organization drivers of full ton trucks, trailers, and commercial vehicles
  • Oversee Logistics Coordinators managing life threatening allergens on course successfully and without incident
  • Participate in critical incident response which might require after work hours and could happen during scheduled time off
  • Uphold Outward Bound’s zero-tolerance policy for incidents of child abuse and neglect. Protecting our minor students against abuse and neglect is of the highest priority

Base Support

  • In coordination with the Management Team, support all facility needs, including basecamp/warehouse opening and closing, general maintenance, and community gatherings

Business Management

  • Oversee the procurement, inventory, and budget of gear, equipment, office supplies throughout the season
  • Project manage annual, post-season equipment inventories
  • Process financial transaction in accordance with OBCA expectations and standards

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