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JOB TITLE: Purchasing Assistant

REPORTS TO: Purchasing Manager

JOB OBJECTIVE: Assist the Purchasing Manager with the day-to-day operation of the purchasing department, which purchases supplies for all international and domestic locations, and the international headquarters. Assist the Purchasing Manager in overseeing fulfillment functions (mailroom, data entry, and reception).


  • High school graduate.
  • 2-3 years purchasing/mailroom experience helpful but not required.
  • Must be able to work independently and as a team member.
  • Pleasant telephone demeanor. Courteous in frequent interaction with suppliers, staff, students, and the public.
  • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing priorities and work in an often-fast paced environment.
  • Working knowledge in Apple and Windows based computer programs. Knowledge of basic Excel functions and formulas. Experience with Google Docs/ Sheets.
  • Excellent clerical and organizational skills.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal procedures.
  • NOLS work experience beneficial but not required.
  • Attention to detail, accuracy and confidentiality is required.

LEADERSHIP OR SUPERVISORY DUTIES: Assist with supervising fulfillment functions.

FUNDS AND/OR PROPERTY: This position assists with managing purchasing commitments involving up to $3 million in annual expenditures.


75% -

  • Place orders with vendors and expedite existing orders.
  • Answer phone calls from vendors and branches and help with inquiries as needed.
  • Process new requisitions and received orders.
  • Interact with finance department to reconcile order questions/problems.
  • Contact vendors when orders are received with errors or damage.
  • Research new products and suppliers and make recommendations to purchasing manager and/or requisitioner based on quality, price, and availability.
  • Collaborate in maintenance of purchasing database.
  • Maintain purchase order and catalog files.
  • Attention to detail, accuracy and confidentiality is required.

5% - Student Application data entry

10% - Assist in overseeing and provide back up support for the fulfillment functions (mailroom and reception).

10% - Other tasks as assigned.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK: A criminal background check is required from all NOLS employees.

E-VERIFY: NOLS participates in E-Verify

MOTOR VEHICLE RECORD: Applicants must be at least 21 years of age by the position start date and possess a valid driver’s license. Must have a clean driving history and be able to meet the criteria for NOLS vehicle insurance coverage.

WORK LOCATION: Lander, Wyoming

HOW TO APPLY: Send resume to:

Katie Bingaman
284 Lincoln St Lander, WY 82520


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