Position Announcement

JOB TITLE: NOLS Seasonal Wilderness Medicine Staffing Coordinator

REPORTS TO: NOLS Wilderness Medicine Staffing Director

JOB OBJECTIVE: The NOLS Wilderness Medicine Staffing Coordinators work together with the primary responsibility of designing and implementing the Wilderness Medicine staffing plan for 1000+ courses annually. They serve as a resource and support to 300+ Wilderness Medicine faculty and as a backup to the Staffing Director.


  • A firm understanding of the NOLS Wilderness Medicine mission and the ability to represent all aspects of NOLS to a broad variety of audiences.
  • Must have management experience including supervision, leadership and problem solving.
  • Must have the ability to work with a variety of people and to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Needs to be creative, flexible, and organized.
  • Required skills include a background in education, education-oriented programming skills, and computer literacy (database use, email capabilities, a working knowledge of Excel, etc).
  • Preferred skills include experience teaching in outdoor education and/or Wilderness Medicine for NOLS.
  • Wilderness Medicine Instructors, Expedition Instructors and those who would be new to NOLS are all encouraged to apply.

LEADERSHIP OR SUPERVISORY DUTIES: Responsible for mentoring and coaching Wilderness Medicine instructional staff, decision-making regarding the instructor travel plan, supporting both the Staffing Assistant and Logistics Coordinator in their roles, and collaborating with the Sponsor Coordinator to explore staffing options for potential courses.
FUNDS AND/OR PROPERTY: Supports Staffing Director in oversight of the instructor payroll budget.  Assists with managing instructor training, instructor travel, and travel reimbursements for Wilderness Medicine instructors.
75% -    Develops and implements the Wilderness Medicine staffing plan for Wilderness First Aid courses during busy seasons. Creates and sends instructor contracts. Manages systems for monitoring instructor performance and professional development (transitioning to lead, annual performance evaluations, etc). Works with the Logistics Coordinator on travel plans for all instructors.
20% -   Supports the Staffing Directort in providing ongoing instructor support.
5% -   Communicates with Wilderness Medicine instructional staff via informal open door policy, phone, and email.  Supports annual Staff Meeting planning and implementation.

This is a Full Time non-benefited seasonal position.

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.
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WORK LOCATION: NOLS Wilderness Medicine Office within NOLS Headquarters; Lander, WY

COVID POLICY: All employees who are not working remotely and who 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.


Send Cover Letter and Resume to: Josh McNary, NOLS Wilderness Medicine Staffing Director.
Email: josh_mcnary@nols.edu
Phone: 307-335-2377
Contact Josh McNary with questions.
STARTING DATE: November 1, 2021
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