Challenge Course Site Manager (Part or Full-Time)

Outward Bound California

San Francisco, California

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $30.90/hr
Deadline Jan 28, 2024
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

As a Challenge Course Site Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing risk management and ensuring high-quality programs at our Challenge Course. Using our high & low ropes course, ground games, and other team-building activities, our staff facilitates full-day programs for students in grades 6-12 and adults. Site Managers are skilled in facilitation, mentoring others, and experienced in working with a variety of students and ages. Our Site Managers have at least 50 days or 400 hours of facilitation on challenge course programs or equivalent. The Challenge Course Site Manager is a mid-level position that reports to the Program Manager.

We offer a $1500 commitment bonus after 400 hours for both part-time and full-time positions.


Position dates are Jan 29 - November 8, 2024 with opportunities to return for the 2025 season.

  • Paid Training: Jan 29 - Feb 9, 2024 (8 hrs/day Mon-Fri)
  • Program Season: Tues-Sat, Feb 13 - Nov 8, 2024. Staff meet for a half day on Tuesdays. Student programs run Wednesday-Saturday, 8am-4pm. There is also an unpaid summer break of programs from June 10-15 & July 29-August 3, 2024. Availability of work is dependent on the number of booked programs.


Most program days take place at the McLaren Park Ropes Course in southeast San Francisco.


  • (Full-Time Only) Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance with employer contribution
  • (Full-Time Only) Long-term Disability & Life Insurance
  • (Full-Time Only) Flexible Spending Account
  • Paid and Unpaid Time Off - Accrue 1 hour for every 13 hrs worked
  • Paid designated holidays
  • 401K (with employer match) after 1-year of employment
  • Pro Deals (the opportunity to purchase outdoor gear at discounted rates)
  • Free youth development training, professional development funds, and recertification reimbursements
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP), free of charge for staff and family members
  • All required training is paid

Equity and Inclusion Statement

We believe that all people should have safe access to the outdoors and culturally relevant and responsive educational programming. OBCA is also striving to create an equitable and inclusive internal culture where all staff members feel represented and honored for their identities and lived experiences. We examine how power, bias, race and other aspects of identity impact our organization. We work to build a culture where we are always learning and improving toward a vision for equity and belonging for all staff. We are looking for team members who can actively join us in this process. We are also committed to reflecting the diverse communities with whom we work and strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ+ identifying folks, and women to apply.  


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Category Outdoor Recreation