Come Work for Omaha Outward Bound School
Be part of our team. Find satisfaction in helping others reach their full potential.
We are always interested in meeting talented educators and nonprofit leaders with a passion for the Outward Bound Mission. Please email a letter of inquiry and current resume to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Who Are Our Staff
As a leading organization in the field of experiential education, our instructors are accomplished experiential outdoor educators with extensive experience and training in technical and facilitation skills. Our community and administrative staff are passionate about our mission and are focused on supporting the mission of the school in the communities we serve. We value and seek a diverse range of people who are sincerely interested in the growth and development of others on a personal, group, and larger societal level.
Instruction, Facilitation, Character
We need educators who are compassionate and articulate and who can convert the Outward Bound experience into a life lesson. Previous experience in facilitating group dynamics is desired, especially experience working with adolescents and diverse urban populations. Communication skills including active listening, giving, and receiving feedback and clearly conveying expectations are important skills for instructors. Passion for social justice, confidence and humor are vital to the success of our staff.
Outdoor Technical Skills
Omaha Outward Bound School delivers programming through a variety of unique technical skills and diverse course areas. Our school has a specific set of technical skills required. Technical skills areas include: general outdoor, canoeing, rock climbing, and challenge course facilitation. Competence in one or more of these areas is required for an instructor position. A general comfort in the outdoors and remote areas is also required for all wilderness instructor positions. Most importantly, we are looking to build on a basic foundation in outdoor judgment: the ability to manage safety and risk under challenging circumstances.
We are seeking educators with leadership experience at other outdoor organizations or in public service. Qualities we are in search of include: character, empathy, commitment, excellence, integrity, and charisma.
Our Commitment to Diversity
Outward Bound is committed to equal opportunity for its employment, without discrimination on the basis of race, color creed, national or ethnic origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, marital or parental status, status with respect for public assistance, or veteran’s status. Our staff come from all walks of life with a vast array of backgrounds, talents and experience, and are united by a sincere interest in growth and development of others on a personal, group, and larger societal level. Outward Bound staff are trained to identify, assess, and approach risk as a learning tool to be managed, but not eliminated, with the goal of providing Outward Bound students with the opportunity to gain insights and perspectives into their own and their group’s capabilities that are unavailable anywhere else. Our employees are the heart and soul of our organization. Whether you’re leading a group on a wilderness expedition, working with urban youth in their community, or creating a feeling of adventure in the classroom, your job is to help students see the possibility in themselves and the world around them. Outward Bound employees inspire, serve, and lead. We believe we are in the business of helping to create a better world. Whether you work directly with students or behind the scenes in an office, everything we do touches the student experience. Those passionate for exploration and education should apply.
- 18 years or older
- Current drivers license and clean driving record
- Sufficiently physically fit in order to participate in all course activities and to perform in any necessary emergency situation
- Able and willing to dedicate to the program; the schedule varies and full availability is an absolute requirement
- Wilderness First Responder certification considered a plus
- Background clearance including the following are required: FBI and Nebraska criminal clearance, National Sex Offender Registry clearance