DC Program Manager

Position: DC Program Manager
Reports to: Program & Safety Director
Status: Twelve-month employee, full-time/40 hours a week
Location: Washington DC

Accepting Applications through December 16, 2022.

The Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School (CBOBS) is seeking an inspirational, motivated, and detail-oriented leader to help bring our DC Program opportunities to life as the DC Program Manager. The ideal candidate will bring extensive enthusiasm for hands-on program development, curriculum alignment, and equitable education to the team.

A key player in the organization’s program strategy and implementation, the DC Program Manager, focuses on the day-to-day operations, program leadership, administrative support, and management of DC program locations. The DC Program Manager reports to the Program and Safety Director and works most closely with CBOBS’s Associate Program Directors to ensure safety and quality in all programs, which includes course management, quality training, program design and facilitation, and community building, partner relations, project management, and, of course, administrative tasks.

This opportunity is perfect for the individual looking to work with a tight-knit, dedicated team of professionals who believe deeply in our mission to change lives through challenge and discovery.

The Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School is an equal-opportunity employer, and we do not expect every applicant to have every skill and qualification listed in the full job description. A strong candidate who is interested in growing and learning in this role will possess at least 75% of the listed qualifications. If this is you, then we strongly encourage you to apply for consideration.

Summary of Qualifications:

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Have a deep understanding and personal commitment to equity and inclusion and passion for Outward Bound’s mission and programs.
  • Self-motivated, flexible, and detail-oriented, with an innate sense of initiative, follow-through, and commitment.

Education and Work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, 4-6 years experience and proficiency in teaching, training, group management, and facilitation in outdoor education, experiential learning, expeditionary programs, challenge course facilitation, or any similar combination of education and experience; Outward Bound experience preferred.

Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • Must have completed a CDC-approved COVID-19 vaccine primary series and at least one CDC-approved booster dose before the first day of employment.
  • Able to maintain composure, exercise sound judgment, and decision-making, and assess and mitigate risk under extended periods of stress.
  • Be sufficiently fit to participate in all program-related activities, work outdoors regardless of weather and season and sit or stand at a desk for an extended period.

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be 21 years or older and able to pass all applicable state and federal background checks.
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required based on program needs and support.

Compensation & Benefits

  • The salary range for this position is $40,000-$60,000. Pay will be commensurate with experience.
  • Employer contribution of 75% for Medical, Dental, & Vision insurance through CareFirst BlueChoice for the employee and their children, if applicable.
  • Fifteen (15) days of Paid Time Off (PTO) accrue per pay period.
  • Eight (8) weeks of paid Family/Medical leave
  • Eleven (11) paid holidays.
  • 401(k) with a match. Employees are eligible for participation after 6 months of employment. The current match is 6% of the employee’s salary.
  • Long-term disability, short-term disability, AD&D insurance, and a $25,000 life insurance policy at no cost to the employee.
  • Pre-tax Saving Cafeteria Plan, Healthcare Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA).
  • Pre-tax Commuter/Transit Benefits.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
  • Aflac Supplemental Insurance.