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NOLS Teton Valley Fellowship

Duration: May 18- August 28, 2015 (Dates flexible)

Application Deadline: March 20, 2015

Position Location: NOLS Teton Valley, Driggs, Idaho

Position Length: Approximately 12 to 16 weeks depending on Fellow availability

Compensation: $320/week plus a reimbursement of up to $600 for travel

Food and Lodging: Lodging and most meals provided. Lodging includes a yurt (potentially shared with one other person) with a bed and dresser. Lodging also includes sharing a staff space with communal kitchen and living room.

Position Description: The goal of the NOLS Teton Valley Fellowship is to provide the Fellow practical experience and exposure to the behind the scenes work it takes to run a large-scale outdoor education program.

The Fellow may focus on one area of support, such as equipment, or may rotate through some or all of the equipment, rations, kitchen, campus maintenance and program areas learning the skills needed to support student and staff embarking on extended wilderness expeditions.

In addition to assisting in the daily operations of NOLS Teton Valley, the Fellow will have special projects that may include but are not limited to:

  • Planning and attending marketing events including the Tin Cup
  • Creating curriculum fact sheets
  • Tracking NOLS Teton Valley carbon footprint
  • Assisting in updates of off-trail guides and map inventories
  • Plan a service day with the Caribou-Targhee National Forest
  • Updating the NOLS Teton Valley blog
  • Maintaining and repairing outdoor equipment
  • Coordinate travel logistics for incoming and outgoing students
  • Assisting in managing students who are on campus
  • Driving and maintaining clean safe vehicles


  • At least 21 years old, with some exceptions on a case-by-case basis.
  • Clean driving record
  • Spanish speaker preferred
  • Graduate/participant of a NOLS field expedition course/WMI course/NOLS Pro course (if not a NOLS grad, applicant must demonstrate an interest in working for the outdoor industry, education, or the nonprofit sector.)
  • U.S. citizen and ethnically American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, or multiracial (categories defined by the EEOC, U.S. Census Bureau).
  • Self directed and motivated
  • Exceptional Expedition Behavior (EB)
  • Competent with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Excellent problem solving and communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a dynamic environment and adjust priorities quickly
  • Thorough, punctual, dependable
  • Physically able to bend, stoop, crouch, lift (up to 40 lbs.), frequent walk, and stand for extended periods of time

Post Fellowship: Fellows must be willing to serve as a NOLS ambassador for a minimum of one year following their fellowship, specifically working with NOLS Diversity and Inclusion to help with outreach and marketing efforts in their local communities.

Criminal Background Check: A criminal background check is required for all NOLS employees.

How to apply: Send cover letter, résumé, and one professional reference (contact information or letter of recommendation) to:

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