Position Announcement

JOB TITLE: NOLS Rocky Mountain Operations Assistant - Summer Seasonal

REPORTS TO: NOLS Rocky Mountain Special Projects Coordinator 

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.

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, being flexible, 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 regional 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.

COVID-19 Vaccine Policy:  All employees that work at NOLS facilities and who have regular contact with other employees and or students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their first day of work, 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. Employees that work remotely and do not have contact with other employees and or students are not required to be vaccinated or have an approved exemption.

WORK LOCATION & CONDITIONS: NOLS Rocky Mountain, Lander, WY. This is a salaried summer seasonal position (approximately 10-13 weeks). The position will plan on 40 hours of work per week, with odd hours and weekend hours. Housing available for a small fee. 

TO APPLY-Send Cover Letter and Resume to: Clair Smith, NOLS Rocky Mountain Special Projects Coordinator.

Email: clair_smith@nols.edu

Phone: 307.332.1438

Contact: Clair Smith with questions.


STARTING DATE: Between May 15, 2022 and June 15, 2022

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