Position Announcement

JOB TITLE: NOLS Rocky Mountain Summer Seasonal Operations Assistant

REPORTS TO: NOLS Rocky Mountain Special Projects Supervisor

JOB OBJECTIVE: This entry-level position provides an opportunity to learn and understand NOLS campus operations as a whole. This staff member will be integrated into team work for different departments, all working to create positive student experiences at a bustling NOLS location.

POSITION DATES:  This will be a 10-13 week position. The position will plan on 40 hours of work per week. For interested instructors this position could be combined with an early or late-season field contract. Flexibility within work schedule (odd hours and weekends) helps support this dynamic work environment.

QUALIFICATIONS: Enthusiasm for creating and supporting a positive campus culture. Effective communication, flexibility, tolerance for adversity and a strong work ethic are all essential components for working at NOLS Rocky Mountain (RM). 

LEADERSHIP OR SUPERVISORY DUTIES: The operations assistants will work with their supervisor to build a weekly work schedule based on the RM operating schedule. It requires being an excellent team member and caring for students. 


  • Assist the rations (field food) manager, equipment manager, and Noble Hotel manager by providing pre- and post-course support to our summer programs. 
  • Support the evacuation supervisor by picking up evacuated students at road access points. Driving responsibilities also include drives to nearby airports and occasional doctor’s visits for students and staff. 
  • Assist the office manager, program supervisors, assistant director, and director with administrative work and other tasks including organizing pre-course and end-of-course paperwork.

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 Rocky Mountain, Lander, Wyoming. 

Send cover letter and resume to Clair Smith, Special Projects Supervisor. 
Email: clair_smith@nols.edu
Phone: 307-332-1438
Contact Clair Smith with questions. 


STARTING DATE: Between May 24 - June 14, 2021. End date late summer with the potential of some fall work.

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