Position Announcement

JOB TITLE: NOLS Northeast Outfitting Manager

REPORTS TO: NOLS Northeast Assistant Manager

JOB OBJECTIVE: Oversee all purchasing and maintenance of equipment, while offering exceptional customer service. Facilitate equipment preparation and use. Provide instruction and training in equipment use and maintenance to in-town team and field staff.

QUALIFICATIONS: Outdoor program experience. Desire to learn about the equipment used for backpacking, canoeing, and rock climbing. Excellent customer service, attention to detail and communication skills. Must function well on a team.

LEADERSHIP OR SUPERVISORY DUTIES: Provide training and supervision in equipment maintenance, inventory oversight, and repair.

FUNDS AND/OR PROPERTY: Maintain inventory of equipment and merchandise. Responsible for the management and accounting of credit card, vendor accounts, and petty cash expenses. 


  • Order and maintain an inventory of outdoor equipment. Create a long-term purchasing strategy that includes rotation and an annual sale.
  • Ensure quality of equipment through repairs and warranty.
  • Maintain Point of Sale cash register and adhere to NOLS financial procedures.
  • Provide instruction and training in outdoor equipment care, repair and maintenance.
  • Work with program team on meeting student and staff equipment needs.
  • Perform transportation tasks to support operational logistics and other duties as assigned.
  • Train and supervise staff. Give timely and growth-oriented feedback. 

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 AND CONDITIONS:  NOLS Northeast, located in Gabriels, NY in the heart of the Adirondack Park. Approximately 15 miles from Saranac Lake, NY and 20 miles from Lake Placid, NY. 

FOOD AND LODGING: Shared housing with communal use of kitchen and living areas for $50 per month. Meals are provided when students are at the NOLS Northeast campus. 

HOW TO APPLY: Email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to: Taylor Huntley, NOLS Northeast Program Manager.

Email: taylor_huntley@nols.edu
Contact: Taylor Huntley with questions.


STARTING DATE: Late May through September 1, 2022

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