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About Outward Bound USA

Outward Bound (OB) is the leading nonprofit experiential education organization in the United States. Operating for almost 60 years in the U.S., OB remains strongly connected to its founding philosophy, emphasizing the development of character through adventure-based experiential education. Outward Bound in the US has more than 1,000,000 alumni and serves more than 45,000 young people and adults each year from communities across the United States. At Outward Bound, we strive to provide educational experiences that are inclusive and relevant for all participants and are committed to organizational improvement in support of an equitable and just society.

Risk Management Officer

Outward Bound in the U.S. is a network comprised of 11 Regional Schools and two centralized support/governance organizations. Outward Bound USA (OBUSA) is the chartering/governance organization that provides oversight and key support services for the regional Outward Bound Schools in the U.S., including risk management at the organizational and operational levels.

The Risk Management Officer (RMO) will be responsible for successfully developing, leading and maintaining Outward Bound’s risk management processes, consistent with the organizations mission and strategic goals. The RMO will maintain existing processes and continue to develop analyses and processes to protect Outward Bound’s brand as well as its human, financial and physical resources.

The RMO works closely with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Operations Director and Safety Team at OBUSA, as well as across the Executive, Finance and Safety teams of all 11 regional Outward Bound Schools.

To Apply: Please send a resume and letter of interest to

Application deadline is October 31, 2020

Further information can be downloaded here

About Outward Bound Hong Kong

Outward Bound Hong Kong has been serving the people of Hong Kong since 1970, providing high-quality personal development experiences in the outdoors for thousands of participants from a range of backgrounds. Working from three bases in the New Territories participants undertake journeys in kayaks or ketches in the coastal waters and hiking the mountains of the Hong Kong Country Parks. We own and maintain a 67 ft yacht, The Spirit of Outward Bound which provides a platform for longer courses.

Seasonal & Long Term Instructors

Hong Kong’s leading provider of life-changing experiential education programmes is seeking Instructors.

• To be able to run Outward Bound courses effectively and with intentional focus to provide the very best educational outcomes for Outward Bound Hong Kong’s clients.
• To be an independent and self-sufficient instructor running a wide variety of programmes in a residential setting but predominantly concentrating on journey-based courses using sailing, sea kayaking and hiking as the mode of transport.
• To maintain high standards of safety at all times and maintain good working relationships and practices throughout the different departments that they work with.

Essential Requirements:
• Minimum 21 years old
• Bronze Medallion Life Saving or equivalent
• Wilderness First Aid Certificate (WFA) or equivalent (including AED certification)
• Technical skill experience in sea kayaking, rock climbing, low ropes and hiking.
• A history of working with youth in an educational setting and/or professional corporate clients.

• APIOL or higher
• Completion of an outdoor training programme (e.g. Degree, Diploma)
• 2 NGB assessed awards
• Sailing experience
• Conversational Cantonese
• Outward Bound experience (other experiential education providers will also be considered.)

Personal attributes:
• A belief in developing human potential
• Open and honest communication skills
• A willingness to be flexible in regards to situations, working hours and conditions
• An eye for detail and safety
• A willingness to train and develop fellow staff

Find more information in the section or Recognition of Prior Learning Entry in Interested parties please send applications to

Outward Bound Vietnam currently has no available positions.