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TacJobs – Columbia – Directors Of Toughness

Director of Toughness

Answer the call of the wild with Columbia Sportswear in the most epic six-month position for anyone who lives and breathes adventure! Two die-hard adventurers, aptly named The Directors of Toughness will have the unparalleled opportunity to test Columbia’s gear in wildly iconic locations around North America, and the world. With over 75 years of experience in the industry, Columbia knows a thing or two about building tough gear, and is ready to take its mission of testing to the next level. The Directors will put their gear and personal “toughness” to the test through exhilarating expeditions supported by Columbia’s range of innovative apparel, outerwear, footwear and equipment, demonstrating an ability to withstand unpredictable weather conditions and harsh terrains. The journey will be documented by the Director of Toughness and publicly broadcasted everywhere from national television shows such as Jimmy Kimmel Live to social media to allow the greater Columbia community to travel along on this adventure and testing experience of a lifetime!

If you feel alive in the wild, dream of Snapchatting a 100 ft. cliff-dive, Instagramming from the top of Mount Rainier and putting gear to the ultimate test, this position is for you!

We’re looking for two outgoing, personable outdoor enthusiasts committed to going above and beyond physical limits and personal expectations to guarantee that our apparel and gear keeps people warm, dry, cool and protected in any weather or geographic situation. We are seeking those who possess perseverance, creativity and an irrepressible spirit to help them survive, thrive and, most importantly, expertly share their journey across unusual and challenging environments.

For the duration of the experience, the Directors of Toughness will call the beautiful bridge city of Portland, OR home. Portland not only hosts the headquarters of Columbia Sportswear, but is also a mecca for outdoor adventurists. However, 85% of this journey will be devoted to traveling, and there’s no telling where you will end up!

Skilled at skiing or snowboarding (resort and/or backcountry)

A pro at balancing gear and navigating trails of varying degrees

Adept at pushing through a long, hard day, subsisting on trails snacks and the occasional wild berry

Prefer sleeping under the stars to high thread counts and room service

An outgoing, media-savvy personality, and affinity for being in front of the camera-whether on a smartphone’s live stream or a television’s live feed

A talented, artistic photographer with an eye for taking “Insta-worthy” photos that tell a story and generate a lot of likes

Awareness of and imagination about where gear can best be put to the “toughness” test

A love for creatively sharing wilderness adventures with others through social media, and the natural ability to promote the company by doing so

The presentation skills, professionalism, and good judgment required to be a public image of a worldwide company

Rate: $26,000 total for six months term, earned and paid bi-weekly throughout the term.

Term: September 21, 2015 through March 18, 2016
Columbia Sportswear reserves the right to extend the employment assignment with mutual agreement from both parties. If offered a position, employment with Columbia Sportswear Company is at-will, meaning that either you or the company may end employment at any time, with or without cause. Offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory background and reference check. Additionally, any potential offer would be made with the understanding that you are not subject to any obligation (including any non-compete or other restricted covenant agreement) that would in any way restrict your employment with Columbia Sportswear. Offers for select positions may be contingent upon signing a non-compete agreement with Columbia Sportswear.

Housing: Reasonable housing is provided in Portland, OR by Columbia Sportswear for employees who are not based in Portland, OR, Vancouver, WA or surrounding suburbs.

Travel: All reasonable and associated approved costs incurred by employees for travel during the contract will be covered by Columbia Sportswear.

Benefits: Columbia Sportswear will offer health insurance coverage throughout the term on a company/employee cost-share basis. Other benefits are available too such as paid time off, retirement savings, etc.


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3 Responses to “TacJobs – Columbia – Directors Of Toughness”

  1. Ed says:

    Looks like they want an outdoorsy Karl Pilkington but on the cheap….

  2. Philip says:

    Doubt I’d be granted permissive TDY for this… 🙁

    One can dream, though.