Position Announcement

JOB TITLE: NOLS Teton Valley Operations Assistant

REPORTS TO: Teton Valley Kitchen Manager and Program Manager

JOB OBJECTIVE: NOLS Teton Valley is looking for a self-motivated individual to join our team. The ideal Operations Assistant is dedicated to ensuring successful student experiences by providing support in the behind-the-scenes aspects of running this location. They will help issue and de-issue courses, drive courses to the field, assist in the kitchen, and contribute as a needed as a member of a hard-working, high-energy team. 


  • Great communication, flexibility, tolerance for adversity and excellent team work. 
  • Excellent driving skills and willing to complete NOLS Defensive Driver training.
  • Able to perform periodic heavy lifting of up to 80 pounds.
  • Organized, hardworking, attentive to detail and able to work independently.
  • Able to work flexible hours daily and weekly (e.g. early morning or later evening as well as some weekends).
  • Desire to live and work in a small community.

The ideal candidate for this position will demonstrate a desire to work hard, live in a small community, and build skills in a range of areas including education, leadership, facilitation, and organization. Experience driving vans and trucks is helpful but not required. 

LEADERSHIP OR SUPERVISORY DUTIES: The operations assistant will need to demonstrate excellent self leadership and active followership in this role. This position does not have supervisory duties, but does need to be a strong, positive team member that contributes to a fun and fast paced work environment. 


50%: Assist the kitchen with cooking
25%: Assist the equipment room with issuing and de-issuing courses, doing laundry, repairing gear
25%: Assist the Facilities and Transportation Manager with driving courses to and from the field 

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.

WORK LOCATION AND CONDITIONS: NOLS Teton Valley, located in Driggs, Idaho. Staff eat at no charge with students; there are no meals provided outside of student meals. On-campus, yurt housing available.

HOW TO APPLY- send cover letter and resume to: Sarah Martin, Winter Teton Valley Program Manager

Email: sarah_martin@nols.edu
CONTACT: Sarah with any questions.


Start Date: December 3, 2021
End Date: Early February, 2022

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