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College Outdoors Logistics Manager

Lewis and Clark College
Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 22, 2022
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Instructs and oversees the College Outdoors whitewater program. Manages the College Outdoors Sequoia gear warehouse, kitchen, vehicles, and trailers to support the risk management, logistics, and program needs for the 100+ outdoor trips offered to the Lewis & Clark community each year. Annually leads 10+ outdoor training clinics and trips. Works closely with training 60+ student leaders and managing 20+ student workers. This position orders specialty outdoor gear, assists with strategic planning, manages gear and vehicle rentals, and oversees the maintenance of College Outdoors vehicles, trailers, and over $1,500,000 in outdoor gear.

  • Trains, supervises, schedules, and evaluates approximately 10 students each semester. Trains students on database use to check out equipment, general computer use, safety in the workplace and in the field, vehicle safety, and warehouse protocol.

  • Trains trip leaders and student staff on the safe use, operation, and repair of equipment the program owns, and is able to communicate this to the warehouse staff, trip leaders, and trip participants.

  • Insures, for food safety, that our student staff and our food preparation facilities meet State Board of Health standards and follow Multnomah County food regulations. • Deals daily with confidential information (safety reviews, medical and psychological condition of participants, warehouse budget, student evaluations).

  • Schedules, oversees maintenance of, and manages a motor pool of four 15 passenger vans and eight trailers.

  • Provides warehouse management, scheduling, and logistics for New Student Trips program, beginning in January each year and continuing through October. • Lead staff person for the training of new student staff in warehouse each semester. Manages our warehouse facility.

  • Reviews the timecards of all student warehouse staff and temporary employees assigned to warehouse operations.

  • Supervises training of student staff in regard to food handling safety for all food pack outs for all trips.

  • Supervises the management of a warehouse with an inventory of approximately $700,000. Provides inventory control and protects equipment and vehicle assets of program.

  • Provides day to day implementation, as well as long term planning (with the director and office manager) of College Outdoors' risk management program.

  • Trains students and professional staff in defensive driving.

  • Monitors weekend trip return on a rotating basis with director and office manager. If trip does not return on schedule, implements emergency plan to initiate search and rescue operations.

  • Trains, supervises, and schedules approximately 15 volunteers per semester. • Works with director and office manager in developing programming and safety/risk management plans.

  • Provides, with the director and office manager, the hiring, training, testing, evaluation, and supervision of trip leading staff (both student and professional trip leaders) involved with the College Outdoors program.

  • Keeps abreast of current knowledge on OSHA workplace safety and implements those in the warehouse.

  • Requires flexibility to lead weekend trips on a rotating basis.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Associate’s Degree or two years of full time college coursework

  • 3-4 years of experience in an outdoor-related field including supervisory responsibilities. • Familiarity with, and ability to train others in the use of, computer software: word processing, spreadsheet, web software, all aspects of electronic mail, and file back up programs.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities.

  • Wilderness First Responder training.

  • Ability to maintain a valid driver’s license and meet College vehicle insurance requirements.

  • Keyboarding skills.

  • Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Filemaker Pro, Trillium

  • LCCSSA Grade 15 / Step F

  • $26.33 per hour

  • Full-time

  • 37.5 hours per week

  • Benefits Eligible: Yes

  • Some travel may be necessary

  • Danger of injury or probability of physical harm associated with the job is minimal

  • Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; climbing or working in physically tiring work

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