Job Posting 83377

Course Logistics Assistant
Outward Bound Canada
Northern Ontario
Minden City, Ontario, Canada
closes in 25 days (Fri, 17 Jun)
full time - temp / contract  •  8 Weeks Contract Term (35 hours per week)

Course Logistics Assistant (2 Positions)


Outward Bound Canada is committed to inclusion and strives to have broad representation that reflects the diversity of Canada. We encourage applications from candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Colour or People of the Global Majority, members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, and all other equity-deserving groups.


Reporting to the Regional Manager, the Course Logistics Assistant will provide support in and out of the field to the program team to accomplish the safe and effective delivery of programs following the systems and procedures in place at Outward Bound Canada’s bases. The primary responsibilities of the position include assisting in the preparation of the organizing logistical systems (including and not limited to, food, equipment, and transportation), supporting both risk management and program development. 


Location: Minden, Ontario

Starting Rate: $17.50/hour

Term: 8 Weeks Contract Term (35 hours per week)

Benefits: Health Care Spending Account (HCSA) and Employee Assistance Plan

Supervisor: Wilderness Program Manager, Northern Ontario

Application Deadline: May 17, 2022

Anticipated Start Date: June 2022 



  • Assist with OBC logistical systems to support staff out in the field.
  • Support the safety, quality, and organization of all logistical systems.
  • Assist in the coordination, organization, function, and availability of outdoor supplies.
  • Support field staff in packing and preparing all field-going food and equipment.
  • Monitor the care and staff utilization of equipment storage and inform the Manager of any concerns including dispersal, return, and repair of all necessary equipment and supplies needed for expeditions.
  • Provide timely assistance in administrative functions such as pre-program documentation, progress reports, external and internal communications, logbooks, vehicle use, receipt management, participant files, and program evaluation and tracking.
  • Understand and use program systems and events calendars.
  • Be a support to co-workers, volunteers, and stakeholders; assist co-workers with their responsibilities in their absence as required.
  • Contribute to a positive and dynamic working culture.
  • Participate in meetings, and support staff meetings as required.
  • Adhere to all OBC policies and guidelines, applicable legislation as they relate to staff and volunteer practices, and all regional and internal Covid-19 protocols.
  • Implement staff training and orientations in the areas of equipment care, use, and storage.
  • Inform staff of systems and procedures related to gear, equipment, vehicles, and trailers.



OBC recognizes relevant skills and knowledge can be gained through volunteer and life experiences as well as professional and educational backgrounds. Please outline in a brief cover letter how you have gained the following experiences, and how you would apply them to this role:



  • Fully vaccinated against Covid-19
  • Clear Vulnerable Sector check
  • Working knowledge of outdoor gear and outdoor pursuits
  • Food Safety Certificate
  • F-Class (or equivalent) Driver’s License preferred
  • Experience with tripping practices and principles.
  • Must be willing to maintain a flexible schedule and to work weekends and holidays, as needed.
  • Adaptable, can prioritize while working on numerous projects
  • High level of cross-cultural competence, in recognition, that Outward Bound Canada works with students and partners from a diversity of communities and backgrounds
  • Passionate about the Outward Bound Canada mission, an interest in outdoor pursuits, and a desire to help get young people outdoors for transformative experiences



  • Standard First Aid & CPR C certification required, Wilderness First Aid is an asset
  • NLS or Bronze Cross are considered assets
  • Preference will be given to those pursuing a career or course of schooling in Outdoor Education




The position is in collaboration with the Canada Summer Jobs program and has eligibility criteria including:


  •   Between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment.
  •   A Canadian Citizen, permanent resident or person whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee protection act.
  •   Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations


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