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JOB TITLE: NOLS Sustainability Coordinator

REPORTS TO: NOLS Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Director

JOB OBJECTIVE: The NOLS sustainability coordinator is responsible for being a guide and champion for the NOLS sustainability initiative. This is a half time position with potential to be a ¾ time salary-faculty position.


  • Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Understanding of NOLS mission, programs, and methods of operation, both in town and in the field
  • Demonstrated ability to select and utilize advantageous leadership and communication styles to accomplish sustainability goals
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work closely with a team
  • Proven administrative aptitude and attention to detail and follow-through
  • Understanding of and commitment to achieving greater sustainability at NOLS
  • Ability to adjust to changing needs and be flexible
  • Initiative, organization and the ability to work with minimum daily supervision

LEADERSHIP OR SUPERVISORY DUTIES: The NOLS sustainability coordinator shares supervision of the NOLS environmental stewardship and sustainability (ESS) intern 4-6 months a year. Additional leadership of individuals, teams and committees dedicated to sustainability projects is required. The NOLS sustainability coordinator frequently guides projects that are run by other individuals.

FUNDS AND/OR PROPERTY: As needed, the position offers advice and guidance on the allocation of funds towards sustainability-related assets and projects. This requires an understanding of the NOLS budget process and the fiscal goals of the school.


70% Work with a wide variety of departments, branches, individuals, and systems throughout the school to coordinate implementation of the sustainability initiative.

20% Administrative tasks:

  • Develop and maintain databases required to track sustainability projects and progress
  • Assist branches and other departments with identifying and securing sources of funding to support new sustainability projects
  • Responsibilities as assigned by the ESS director

5% Assist with developing curriculum materials for the field that transfer to students what we learn from the sustainability initiative.

5% Work with the ESS director and branch operations to cultivate partnership opportunities with outside organizations that advance sustainability.

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

E-VERIFY: NOLS participates in E-Verify.

WORK LOCATION: NOLS Headquarters, Lander, Wyoming

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to:
Debbie Derbish
284 Lincoln Street
Lander, WY 82520
(307) 335-2229

Questions about the position? Contact Aaron Bannon at or call 307- 335-2312.


START DATE: April 20, 2015

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