Position Announcement

JOB TITLE:  NOLS Teton Valley Program Supervisor-Winter

REPORTS TO:  NOLS Teton Valley Program Director  


  • To maximize the potential for exceptional student experiences.
  •  Program supervisors facilitate all aspects of programming (student services, risk management, evacuations, course logistics, staff supervision, educational rigor, curricula, permits, local relations, etc.), and promote the strong function of NOLS Teton Valley.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Enthusiasm for creating and supporting a positive campus culture. Effective written and verbal communication, flexibility, tolerance for adversity and a strong work ethic are all essential components for working at NOLS Teton Valley.  Must be able to facilitate resolution for student groups and instructor teams. This individual must be organized and creative, serve as a role model for transformational leadership, and possess strong supervision abilities. Experience as a NOLS winter instructor and current/active status as a NOLS instructor are required.

LEADERSHIP OR SUPERVISORY DUTIES:  Supervise field staff in all aspects of course delivery, particularly with regard to risk management, inclusive course culture and educational excellence. Work as part of NOLS Teton Valley leadership team to facilitate all aspects of successful courses and student experiences (ie administrative, operational and programmatic).


80% Course and instructor team supervision

  • Provide field staff with quality briefings, debriefings and performance evaluations. Actively guide staff in their development at NOLS.
  • Plan and lead terrain tours. Provide coaching and continual training to instructors in regards to winter risk management, avalanche hazard evaluation, and cold injuries.
  • Coach and mentor staff within the winter program, supervise seminar staff and assist in seminar development and delivery. Maintain relationships with outside industry professionals to aid in winter program development as well as instructors’ continuing education.
  • Manage course related paperwork, including pre and post paperwork distribution and tracking.
  • Collaborate with other departments and programs/locations to enhance program.
  • Communicate with students pre-course; support students in town to promote positive experience and effective learning environment; coordinate with admissions and alumni departments.
  • Communicate with students’ families (travel, support, evacuations, etc.).
  • Promote field and in-town risk management; contribute to Accepted Field Practices and curriculum materials.
  • Coordinate evacuations, support evacuees, connect with students’ families.
  • Participate in planning the next season’s program.

20% Teton Valley Team Support

  • Help maintain safe, clean, comfortable and efficient facilities that provide a welcoming and calm atmosphere.
  • Drive courses, support course logistics and operations staff as needed.
  • Assume or assist with projects and responsibilities as assigned.
  • May be required to act as a fill-in field instructor in season. Must maintain active instructor status. Field work in other seasons is expected. 

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:  NOLS Teton Valley, Driggs, Idaho

WORK CONDTIONS: 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
Please contact Sarah with any questions.


STARTING DATE:   November 29, 2021

END DATE: February 6, 2022

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