Whether in the field, in the office, or as a member of our Board or Council, everyone who works for Hurricane Island Outward Bound School is committed to the same mission: to change lives through challenge and discovery.
Our field and program staff are skilled and compassionate experiential educators who teach character development, leadership, and an ethic of service through thoughtfully-designed wilderness-based expeditions and custom programs. All courses are staffed with a Lead Instructor and Assistant Instructor. Becoming a Lead Instructor requires many seasons of trip leading and demonstrating excellent technical and interpersonal skills. As highly trained outdoor professionals, all instructors are Wilderness First Responders (WFR)—a certification recognized by medical professionals worldwide. Additionally, all of our staff are required to have federal and state background checks.
Our administrative staff is composed of dedicated, mission-driven individuals who do the behind-the-scenes work necessary for our programs to run. Though they are not based in the field, our administrative staff sees the impact of their work through the stories both students and staff share about their time on course and the successes, challenges, surprises, and growth.
BOARD AND COUNCIL
As a 501c3 non-profit organization, HIOBS is led by a Board and Council. Members of our Board and Council works collaboratively to set the course for strategic and business planning, establish committees for operational and safety oversight, and secure the necessary funding for fiscal success today and well into the future.