Why join the team at Out Doors Inc. (Out Doors)?

As a leading provider of outdoor adventure services in the community, our team is made up of paid employees, mentors and students, all dedicated to working together in an organisation that is striving to improve peoples’ mental health.

How do we do this? By putting people and their mental health first.

Benefits of working at Out Doors include:

Professional Development

All staff have access to professional development leave for off-site study.

Flexible Working

Work from a mixture of the office and home, taking time to live life where you need it. Plus, five weeks annual leave each year.

Equal Opportunity

We are committed to creating a culture that is welcoming and equitable for all.

Make a Difference

Help make a difference in the lives of those struggling with the challenges of mental health.

Current Openings

What’s on offer:

  • $95,000k per annum (pro-rata) plus super
  • Generous NFP salary sacrifice opportunities (up to $15,800 annually tax-free)
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Flexible working hours
  • Friendly work environment

Are you an experienced executive with a passion for helping people?

Out Doors Inc. (Out Doors) is a not-for-profit organisation that delivers outdoor adventure and recreation programs Victoria-wide for people at risk or living with a mental health issue.

We believe that people learn best by ‘doing’ and focus on every participant’s ability rather than illness or disability.

Who we’re seeking:
Out Doors Inc. seeks a dynamic executive who will work collaboratively with the CEO, stakeholders and the community to advance the vision, mission and organisational performance of the organisation. The role is to lead and manage a range of high-quality community services and programs that are responsive to community needs and meet relevant service contracts, standards and legislation. Responsible for the development of partnerships and implementation of projects with agencies and corporate sectors within the parameters of the Out Doors Inc Strategic Plan. This position will suit someone with extensive experience in staff management, who is passionate about supporting our community, has excellent interpersonal skills and “out-of-the-box thinking”.

Out Doors Inc. employs staff based on the individual’s attitudes, values and beliefs being in line with the core values and culture of our organisation.

What you’ll do:

  1. As a member of the Executive Team, provide leadership, vision and strategic direction to a professional and highly skilled team by ensuring that the day-to-day operations of the Out Doors’ programs including staff, rostering, budgets and resources, are delivered on the annual KPIs.
  2. To ensure operational services are delivered to related quality standards, comply with relevant legislation and achieve contract requirements.
  3. Assist the CEO in the implementation of Out Doors’ strategic and business plans.
  4. To seek partnerships and implement projects with agencies and corporate sector to enhance and assist Out Doors’ strategic direction.

How you’ll demonstrate your experience:

To be considered for this role, your Cover Letter and CV will demonstrate the following.

  • Tertiary qualifications and a minimum of 10 years experience in human services/resources management and ability to provide leadership at a senior level.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work as part of the Executive Team and support the CEO and the Council (Board) in achieving the strategic objectives of the organisation.
  • Leadership experience in complex human service organisations with demonstrated ability to manage a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of state and federal government policies, Acts and legislation relevant to Out Doors Inc. services including NDIS.
  • Track record of leadership in program innovation and implementation.
  • Demonstrated ability to form partnerships with a range of professionals, community groups, corporates and key stakeholders.
  • Experience in working with, and an understanding of and sensitivity to, the issues relevant to people living with a mental illness and a strong commitment to the principles of social justice: access, equity and participation.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent written and oral skills, including demonstrated ability to write and present clearly and concisely for specific targeted groups and prepare high-level briefings, reports, papers and correspondence.
  • Sound fiscal management within an environment attracting multiple sources of funding.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to continuous improvement, quality standards and best practice approaches.
  • Well-developed computer capabilities.

Where to apply:

You can view the Position Description here.

Written applications with a covering letter should be emailed to Ms Iudita Trifa-Schmidt, CEO at careers@outdoorsinc.org.au

Please note: the successful candidate will be subject to a criminal, NDIS Worker Screening Check, professional and education reference check. The successful candidate must have residency and full entitlements to work in Australia, a valid driver’s license and have the flexibility to travel occasionally.

Do you enjoy being outdoors and are you looking for your next challenge?

Out Doors Inc. (Out Doors) wants to hear from you!

We are a not-for-profit organisation that delivers outdoor adventure and recreation programs Victoria-wide for people at risk or living with a mental health issue. We believe that people learn best by ‘doing’ and focus on every participant’s ability rather than illness or disability.

The Role

We are currently looking for qualified and experienced Outdoor Program Workers to join our team on a sessional (casual) basis to work directly with individuals and groups at risk or experiencing a mental health issue in the provision of activity-based adventure programs.

All of Out Doors’ programs are led by 2-3 program staff and include no more than 12 participants, with trips ranging from 1-5 days.
As a Sessional Program Worker, you would be there in a supporting role to the Program Coordinator who leads and manages the program.

Important Details

Pay for this role is $36-40 per hour (plus overnight allowance) with generous salary sacrificing benefits.

Applicants must:

  1. Have a tertiary level qualification in Outdoor Education or Recreation;
  2. Have a passion for working with people in the outdoors;
  3. Have a desire for helping people be the best they can be;
  4. Have practical experience and instructor qualifications in at least two of the following activities: canoeing, white water rafting, bushwalking, surfing, caving, mountain bike riding, rock climbing/abseiling or cross country skiing;
  5. Be qualified in Wilderness First Aid, or equivalent; and
  6. Hold a valid Australian Driver’s license.


Written applications (resume and a cover letter) must address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Sessional Worker Position Description (see below) and provide a minimum of 2 referees. Please email your application to jennifer@outdoorsinc.org.au.

Note: all successful applicants must undergo a police and working with children check


You can view the Position Description here.

From time to time, we have Work Experience opportunities available for students from Secondary Schools and Higher Education. These opportunities are in a range of areas including fundraising, partnerships, health promotion, program management, marketing and communications, research and evaluation and finance.

You will be required to provide Working with Children Checks and/or Police Checks for some roles.

If you’d like to enquire about Work Experience at Out Doors, please Contact Us.