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Outward Bound Canada is passionate about building and sustaining representation and diversity within the outdoor industry. We welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. BIPoC, 2SLGBTQ+, and candidates living with a disability are highly encouraged to apply, even if your experience doesn’t precisely match the job description for this role.Your experience, skills, and passion will set you apart so tell us about your achievements and journey to date, and the things you learned along the way.



Outward Bound Canada (OBC) is a charity that equips youth for the future through adventures in nature. These experiences develop resilience, social and emotional intelligence, and environmental leadership to prepare youth with skills to contribute to a better, more compassionate, and resilient society. Read about the impact of our work and our statement on Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.


The Training Academy for Outdoor Professionals is an OBC initiative to address challenges within the outdoor sector related to high unemployment by providing training for aspiring outdoor instructors. Equally importantly, it addresses barriers to access for marginalized populations to ensure Canada’s next generation of outdoor sector employees reflect Canada’s diversity.



The Logistics & Course Director ensures the successful delivery of Training Academy programs through course planning and preparation,and by ensuring smooth logistics and highly organized systems leading up to, during, and following each course. Familiarity with the region and terrain is required to understand and support the needs of Academy Trainers and Academy students. The Logistics & Course Director is the primary link between Program Managers, Instructors and Training Academy staff. This is a great position for those who have experience in the field and are looking for an introduction to a supervisory role. This position requires availability outside of normal business hours during the operating season, including the possibility of going into the field to assist with evacuations. Therefore, the successful candidate should have a basic level of competency in backcountry travel.



Location: Currently hiring for one position at each of the following locations:
○  Minden, ON
○  Canmore, AB
○  Courtenay/Comox, BC
During program season, candidates must be located within 90 minutes of the base locations.
Salary: $47,000 to $55,000
Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package and Employee Assistance Plan

Term: Full Time Salaried Contract (40 hours per week), 1 year contract term with the possibility of extension
Supervisor: Operations Manager
Application Deadline: March 24, 2023 or until position is filled; applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis
Anticipated Start Date: April 2023




  • Bookings of campsites, permits, and in-town accommodation.
  • Organize gear systems and inventory, oversee gear procurement for expedition and classroom, prepare gear for field courses, and cleaning and maintenance of gear
  • Responsibility for food systems including booking food providers, working with the Admissions department and local food service providers to ensure the dietary needs of students and Instructor Trainers are met and preparation of expedition food.
  • Oversee transportation including truck and bus rentals, vehicle maintenance and cleaning and driving students and instructors to and from course start as required
  • Liaison with contractors and facilitators to support program delivery
  • Facilitate the student experience, including cabin assignments, classroom set-up, on-call support and creating a positive learning environment.
  • Oversee Health and Safety: assist in the adherence to OBCs safety policies and standards, and in the development of local operating procedures and new program plans. Ensure all programs are run in accordance with risk management protocols.
  • Handle emergency phone calls from the field, troubleshoot with field and staff, and coordinate field evacuations with our nation-wide on-call team
  • Help with on-call support when programs are in the field
  • Guide and participate in in-field risk management decisions including the mitigation of infectious disease
  • Oversee and manage course planning, implementation, and wrap-up, ensuring completion of all course-end paperwork, including incident reports.
  • Prepare pre-and post-course paperwork for Instructor Trainers




  • Clear Vulnerable Sector check by the position start date
  • Eligible to work in Canada
  • Valid driver’s license with clean record; the successful candidate must be at least 25 years of age for insurance purposes and have, or be willing to obtain, a Class 4 license by position start date
  • Current Wilderness First Responder (WFR) & CPR-C is required; or ability to obtain
  • 2 plus years as an instructor, either in expedition or program-based settings
  • Demonstrates cultural humility and an inclusive approach to interpersonal interactions with participants and colleagues
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the outdoors is required
  • Organized, systems-thinker with a keen eye for detail
  • High level of familiarity with trip logistics related to group expeditions
  • Strong technical skills and working knowledge specific to canoeing, backpacking, and wilderness expeditions
  • Thorough understanding of risk management considerations for groups in the backcountry particularly as it relates to operational logistics
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and adept at working both independently and collaboratively
  • Solution-focused; able to take responsibility, work unsupervised, troubleshoot problems and adapt to changing needs or circumstances


  • Experience facilitating group programs and supporting challenging student behaviours
  • Professional certifications determined by region (ex: ON: Bronze Cross, NL and Paddle Canada, AB: ACMG AHG, BC: SKGBC AOG)


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