Outward Bound is an international educational movement dedicated to the belief that people are capable of far more than they know. Founded in 1992, the mission of the Philadelphia Outward Bound School (POBS) is to change lives through challenge and discovery. POBS serves PA, NJ, and northern DE, and is one of 10 regional Outward Bound USA schools. A robust non-profit educational organization, POBS engages thousands of youth and adult participants annually in experiential educational programs that inspire character development, leadership, and community service. All programs, whether single or multi-day, are designed to help participants realize their true potential.

The Logistics Coordinator supports the Logistics Manager in managing course operations and logistical systems for POBS. Areas of oversight include gear repair and maintenance, storage and pack out systems, program start and end support, base-site equipment warehouse and storage areas, driver training, systems training, and logistics staff oversight.


  • Work closely with the Logistics Manager, Staffing Manager, Safety Director, and Program Coordinators to ensure all logistical course support needs are met
  • Oversee gear and equipment issue, cleanup, and de-issue
  • Maintain all field gear and equipment
  • Support Apprentices and Instructors when working in logistics roles
  • Transport students to and from the field in large passenger vans often with trailers and in variable driving situations and conditions
  • Support Facilities Manager in maintaining appearance and maintenance operations of
    all grounds and buildings
  • Assist in performing regular equipment inventories
  • Assist Logistics Manager in leading staff trainings
  • Maintain consistent contact and seamless support for all programs
  • Provide in-field support to staff and students (includes multi-day base camping)
  • Meet with Logistics Manager regularly to ensure tasks are accomplished to ensure program integrity
  • Assist the Logistics Manager in delivering Driver and Trailer Trainings
  • Represent the Logistics Manager in their absence


  • Perform food and gear pack outs as needed
  • Provide on-call assistance as needed
  • Participate in other duties as assigned


  • Must demonstrate a commitment to safety and quality
  • Skilled in outdoor equipment usage, repair, and general maintenance
  • Detail-oriented with efficient and practical organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong and effective written and verbal communicator
  • Comfortable giving and receiving professional feedback


  • 2+ years of experience in the outdoor education/experiential learning field
  • Program support and/or logistics experience preferred


  • Must be 21 years or older
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license for 5+ years
  • Must pass a Motor Vehicle Record screening
  • Must procure and pass an FBI Criminal Records Check and Criminal and Child Abuse clearances for Pennsylvania
  • Ability to lift and carry a minimum of 40 pounds
  • Ability to perform job duties from base as well as mobile base camps
  • May be required to work in the field for multi-day periods
  • Must be able to operate large vehicles / tow vehicles for extended periods of time
  • Able to work irregular hours as necessary


  • $29,000 salary for a 9-month, full-time position
  • Year-round POBS medical, vision, and dental insurance plans
  • POBS 401(k) plan with employer match after one year
  • Opportunities to participate in Outward Bound staff expeditions nationwide


Please send your resume and cover letter to Staffing Manager Shanna Carvell at [email protected] by March 20, 2022.