Outdoor Education Coordinator Position


Job Overview:

Positive Adventures is currently hiring a seasonal, full time Outdoor Education Coordinator to support our 2014 Fall Outdoor Education Season. This position offers full time work starting July 15, 2014-October 31, 2014 and encompasses a variety of responsibilities including but not limited to outdoor education administration, course logistics planning, and program course directing.

Positive Adventures’ Programs:

PA’s OE season consists of courses 3-5 days in length. A majority of our programs take place in front country or residential camp settings with a few courses running in the backcountry.

The ages of participants range from 12-17 years of age. This OE season, our courses are held in and around Southern California including Idyllwild, Big Bear, Santa Barbara, Joshua Tree National Park and the Sierra Mountain Range.

Specific Responsibilities:

• Pre-season Course Preparation including: camp coordination, course permitting and program gear overhaul

• Manage pre-course logistics including program gear pack outs, program food buys, pre-course paperwork, and staff preparation

• Communicate with clients regarding participant paperwork, medical concerns, and pre-course organization

• Course direct programs of up to 100 students: managing staff teams, program logistics, and risk management

• Communicate effectively and support our COO with administrative and logistical needs

Required Experience:

• Background in Outdoor Education

• 3-5 years experience with outdoor education logistics and program management

• Current WFR. WEMT AMGA or ACCT

• Ability to work with others in a flexible and ever-changing environment

• Knowledge of course areas listed above preferred

• Superior customer service and the utmost level of professionalism in our field


Salary/Full-time position from July 15th-October 31st

$6,500-$7,500 depending on experience. Salary does not include room and board.

To Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to

Erin Mcann at

Please put your first and last name as well as the position title in the subject line of the email.

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