Position Announcement

JOB TITLE: NOLS Alaska Assistant Rations Manager

REPORTS TO: NOLS Alaska Rations Manager

JOB OBJECTIVE: Assist rations manager with supervising rations staff, facilitating the rations process during issue and deissue days, and tracking inventory and expenses specific to the rations department.


  • Experience with the NOLS field rations and rationing procedures is preferred.
  • Ability to work flexible hours is required, including some weekends and holidays.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds. Examples include but are not limited to, bags of flour, boxes and duffle bags of food, full coolers, and shelving units.
  • Self-motivation, attention to detail, and ability to work effectively without direct supervision are necessary.
  • Ability to problem solve and to envision the “big picture” of varied rations systems is essential.
  • Must be able to multitask in a fast paced and dynamic environment.
  • Comfort engaging with the public, instructors, and students is essential.
  • Proficiency with Excel, Microsoft Word, File Maker Pro, Google Chrome, BITE, and Google Drive is preferred. 
  • Must have the desire to live and work in a small community.

LEADERSHIP OR SUPERVISORY DUTIES: Supervise rations assistants, instructors, and students in course rationing process.

FUNDS AND/OR PROPERTY: Assist with cleanliness and maintenance of rations facility, as well as maintaining rations inventory.  Assist rations manager with tracking rations-specific budget throughout the season and with compiling/organizing receipts and invoices.


  • Arrive to work promptly and with a clean, neat appearance.
  • Receive orders and assist rations manager in completing requisition forms.
  • Review inventory and generate shopping and order lists in anticipation of rationing for upcoming courses.
  • Brief faculty on the rationing process.
  • Build rations for courses on the program BITE.
  • Supervise faculty and students throughout the rationing process on course issue and deissue days.
  • Assist the manager with tracking and preparing for faculty and student dietary accommodations.
  • Distribute and appropriately divide course rations and re-rations.
  • Maintain a clean, orderly, and sanitary rations facility.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by Alaska Rations Manager.
  • Provide timely and growth-oriented feedback to supervisor and co-workers.
  • Actively contribute to a positive and healthy community living environment while striving to maintain balance between work and life.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
NOLS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetics information, disability unrelated to job or admission requirements, or status as a protected veteran. The school’s nondiscrimination policy applies to all phases of its employment process, its admission and financial aid programs, and to all other aspects of its educational programs and activities. Retaliation directed to any person who pursues a discrimination complaint or grievance, participates in a discrimination investigation, or otherwise opposes unlawful discrimination is prohibited.

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

E-VERIFY: NOLS participates in E-Verify

MOTOR VEHICLE RECORD: If applicant is over 21 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license, NOLS may have their driving history reviewed for compliance with criteria for NOLS vehicle insurance coverage in order to have individual drive NOLS vehicles.

COVID-19 Vaccine Policy:  All employees that work at NOLS facilities and who have regular contact with other employees and or students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their first day of work, unless they meet a medical, disability or religion exemption and a reasonable accommodation is approved. Any COVID-19 vaccine approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) is an acceptable vaccine for the purpose of this policy. Full vaccination or an approved exemption is a condition of employment for all new employees. Employees that work remotely and do not have contact with other employees and or students are not required to be vaccinated or have an approved exemption.

WORK LOCATION: NOLS Alaska in Palmer, Alaska.

WORK CONDITIONS: This is a 4.5-month position. Private rustic housing is offered on-site. Meals are provided for staff between approximately May 1 and late-August. Additional kitchen and living areas are shared with other NOLS Alaska staff. Employees will be expected to follow COVID in-town mitigation practices at all times. Campus fees apply for staff living on site.

HOW TO APPLY: Email cover letter and resume to Chris Brauneis, NOLS Alaska Program Director.
Email:  chris_brauneis@nols.edu

Phone: (907) 746-4047, ext. 3330
Contact Chris Brauneis with questions.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:  Applications accepted through January 3, 2022. 

STARTING DATE: April 11, 2022.

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