Position Announcement

JOB TITLE: NOLS Alaska Assistant Rations Manager

REPORTS TO: NOLS Alaska Rations Manager

JOB OBJECTIVE: Assist rations manager with supervising rations staff and tracking inventory and expenses for rations department.


  • Experience with the philosophy of 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, 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.


  • 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 instructors on the rationing process.
  • Build rations for courses on the program BITE.
  • Supervise instructors and students throughout rationing process on course issue and deissue days.
  • 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.

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.

WORK LOCATION: NOLS Alaska in Palmer, Alaska.

WORK CONDITIONS: This is a 4.5-month position. Private rustic housing is provided on-site. Meals are cooked for staff during the operating season. 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 4, 2021. 

STARTING DATE: April 12, 2021.

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