Position Announcement

JOB TITLE: NOLS Alaska Facilities Manager

REPORTS TO: NOLS Alaska Operations Manager

JOB OBJECTIVE: Provide staff and students with a safe, clean, and comfortable working and living environment by maintaining facilities, grounds, and equipment.


  • Excellent communication skills, a high level of initiative, and a strong work ethic are essential.
  • Knowledge of use and maintenance of lawn care equipment is necessary.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 60 lbs. Examples include, but are not limited to, propane tanks, laundry, and maintenance tools.
  • Must be able to perform physical work under a variety of conditions indoors and outdoors; climb and work from a ladder; and operate a variety of tools and landscaping equipment.
  • Ability to work independently with strong attention to detail.
  • Communicate clearly and builds positive working relationships with others.
  • Able to work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays.
  • Has a desire to live and work in a small community.
  • Must meet NOLS driving requirements.

LEADERSHIP OR SUPERVISORY DUTIES: Supervision, scheduling, and training of two other staff. Offer and receive timely feedback within the NOLS Alaska team.

FUNDS AND/OR PROPERTY: Responsible for upkeep, maintenance, and repair of campus equipment and facilities. Update maintenance records and adhere to established campus risk management policies. Responsible for accurately tracking expenses and receipts.


  • Arrive to work promptly and with a clean, neat appearance.
  • Develop and implement maintenance and cleaning schedules for all buildings and departments on property.
  • Maintain and repair facilities, including minor electrical, carpentry, painting, and plumbing projects as skills and experience allow.
  • Maintain the cleanliness and appearance of the grounds and facilities, including mowing and custodial work.
  • Monitor inventory of cleaning and facilities supplies and accurately order based on needs.
  • Supervise two entry level operations assistants who do general labor, custodial work, and groundskeeping, and other tasks pertaining to operations and program.
  • Meet weekly with the NOLS Alaska manager team.
  • Work closely with operations manager throughout the season to prioritize daily facility needs, seasonal projects, contractor hiring, quote acquisition, as well as campus opening and closing tasks.
  • Ensure that COVID campus practices are implemented and maintained throughout the season.
  • 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 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. 

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 campus in Palmer, AK.

WORK CONDITIONS:  This is a five-month position, starting in April. 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: Send cover letter and resume to: Chris Brauneis, NOLS Alaska Program Director.
Phone: (907) 746-4047, ext. 3330
Contact: Chris Brauneis with questions.

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

START DATE: April 11, 2022

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