Position Announcement

JOB TITLE: NOLS Pacific Northwest Outdoor Equipment Assistant       
REPORTS TO: NOLS Pacific Northwest Outdoor Equipment Manager
JOB OBJECTIVE: Provide excellent course support for students and instructors for all NOLS Pacific Northwest courses. Facilitate the preparation, outfitting, organization, maintenance, and instruction on proper use of outdoor equipment.

  • Experience with outdoor equipment is desirable.
  • Willing to learn about the maintenance and proper use of the technical equipment used for backpacking, mountaineering, keelboat sailing, sea kayaking, and rock climbing.
  • Must be able to work in a dynamic and fluid environment.
  • Must be a team player who can work collaboratively with others and works with the best interests of the team in mind.
  • Must be able to work flexible and irregular hours including weekends, with a goal of maintaining a 40-hour work week.
  • Familiarity with Google Suite is desirable.
  • Must be at least 21 years old and successfully pass a Motor Vehicle Report check. 
  • Physically able to pick up and carry up to 40 lbs, and to walk and stand for extended periods of time.

LEADERSHIP OR SUPERVISORY DUTIES: Supervise NOLS Field Instructors and students during equipment outfitting and de-issue process, and providing instruction and expectations on care of gear in the field and during post-course de-issue. Take over duties of Equipment Manager when they are out of office.
FUNDS AND/OR PROPERTY: Use point of sale program and cash register to cash out students and staff.

  • Provide instruction and training in outdoor equipment use and care to students, instructors, and staff. 
  • Lead students in the equipment issue and de-issue process.
  • Assist with the upkeep, maintenance, and repair of equipment.
  • Use point of sale program and cash register to cash-out students, adhering to NOLS financial procedures.
  • Drive NOLS vehicles and trailers to support courses and operational logistics.
  • Perform other logistical and operational tasks as assigned by the Operations Manager.

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 who are not working remotely and who do not have regular contact with other employees or students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, 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 as applicable.
WORK LOCATION AND CONDITIONS: NOLS Pacific Northwest,  Mount Vernon, Washington. On-campus housing and food staples provided for a small fee, if desired.

Send cover letter and resume to: Paul Satzinger, NOLS Pacific Northwest Operations Manager.
Email: paul_satzinger@nols.edu
Phone: 360-445-6657 ext 3221

Contact: Paul Satzinger with questions.

STARTING DATE:  May 9, 2022

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