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High Sierra Program Manager

Job Location

Midpines, California


Type of Job



$3,000 - $3,500/ month

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Published Date

Nov 8, 2021

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The Program Manager (PM) is integral to the High Sierra Program Team and overall day-to-day wilderness program management. The PM is a role model and mentor within the High Sierra community, providing daily leadership, administrative support, and management of the High Sierra basecamp and programming. Responsibilities include: course supervision; ensuring quality training, programming, and community building; and some business management. The PM reports to the High Sierra Program Director (PD) and works in collaboration with other High Sierra Program Managers. This opportunity is perfect for the individual looking to work at a mission-driven organization within a tight-knit team and community during peak program season!


Program Leadership

  • Collaborate as a member of the High Sierra Program Team to determine and fulfill program needs, goals, and strategy.
  • Provide Course Director (CD) oversight and support. Supervise, mentor and develop CDs. Additional duties may include serving as a CD for multiple courses or trainings per season.
  • In concert with the Associate Program Director, oversee Trainers Training, Course Director Training and field trainings.
  • Participate in the administration and delivery of all courses to ensure that course quality remains true to OBCA mission and educational outcomes.
  • Assist in educational and technical training creation, curriculum, assessment and oversight.
  • Directly oversee staff promotion and development in technical, educational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Work with the Staff Development Team and Course Directors to track staff development and maintain clear structures for mentorship and professional growth.
  • Be a mentor and role model of best practices in the community and workplace at all times
  • Uphold and follow all internal and partnering agency policies, and hold staff accountable for the same.
  • In coordination with the Program Team, conduct both pre-season and end-of-season interviews with staff.



  • Participate in the incident command and on-call system.
  • Act as the local incident commander when necessary.
  • Respond to field emergencies, as needed.
  • Ensure accurate and complete incident reporting for all courses.
  • In coordination with the Program Team, create the content and delivery methods for course safety briefings and support the dissemination of quarterly safety reports and trends for all courses.
  • If applicant has technical rock climbing skills they may take on oversigt of our climbing programs

Site Support

  • In coordination with the Management Team, support all facility needs, including basecamp opening and closing, management of students on-site, general maintenance, and community gatherings.

Business Management

  • Coordinate the collection and proper filing and dissemination of all course paperwork. Ensure that course paperwork is completed with excellence.
  • Update all field paperwork and assessment forms for accuracy and relevancy.
  • Ensure proper recording of financial transactions.
  • Track and disseminate petty cash, as needed.

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