Position Announcement

JOB TITLE: Rocky Mountain Outfitting Manager

REPORTS TO: Rocky Mountain Director

JOB OBJECTIVE: The Rocky Mountain Outfitting Manager directly oversees all aspects of the Rocky Mountain equipment process for 1,000+ expedition students and faculty each year. Ensures quality interactions with students, staff and public in the RM outfitting store. Oversees gear purchases, equipment rotation, inventory, gear repair, budget management, and merchandise strategy.

The NOLS Rocky Mountain field programs require equipment for backpacking, mountaineering, rock climbing, skiing, and winter camping. This position supports and indirectly supervises the equipment department at the NOLS Three Peaks Ranch and River Base as well.

QUALIFICATIONS: The NOLS Rocky Mountain Outfitting Manager must be highly motivated, with strong organizational and communication skills. Must able to work independently and as part of a team. High attention to detail is necessary. Applicant must possess a pleasant and approachable manner with students, faculty, alumni, and the public. Experience using and/ or repairing field equipment is required. Computer proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and the Google suite is necessary. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Ability to work flexible hours, including some weekends and holidays, is required.

LEADERSHIP OR SUPERVISORY DUTIES: Train and supervise the RM outfitting coordinator, five summer outfitting assistants, and other operating assistants and fellows as necessary. Supervise faculty during the gear issue and de-issue process. Manage the work schedule and team dynamic for up to five people in summer and numerous part-time employees throughout the year. Brief and supervise field staff in course preparation.

FUNDS AND/OR PROPERTY: Budgetary oversight of approximately $500,000 of revenue and $600,000 of expenses annually. Manage group gear for RM, Three Peaks, and River Base, worth over $1,000,000. Responsible for accurate records of RM outfitting equipment issue, public sales and rental, and merchandise selection and inventory.  Responsible for supervision and operation of cash register transactions, and petty cash disbursements. Jointly involved with the RM director in planning and acquisition of all short and long-term assets for the outfitting department.


  • Plan, organize, and supervise students and field staff during briefing, issue, and de-issue days.
  • Supervise the sale and rental of equipment to students, faculty, alumni, and the public.
  • Create and implement a long-term purchasing strategy that includes equipment rotation and an annual equipment sale.
  • Maintain equipment in a safe, functional condition. 
  • Provide instruction and training in equipment repair and maintenance for staff, students, and instructors.
  • Maintain accurate records of merchandise inventory and supervise inventory two times annually.
  • Use and train staff in point-of-sales (POSIM) software system to track equipment inventory and sales.
  • Supervise data entry and financial reports for cash register point-of-sales system.
  • Determine pricing structure and develop the annual budget for all merchandise.
  • Maintain adequate stock in the issue room for efficient outfitting of NOLS courses.
  • Maintain equipment issue sheets and handle all aspects of student equipment charges.
  • Perform special projects and duties, as assigned, including NOLS field and/ or classroom if qualified.
  • Maintain issue room and storage areas in a safe, clean and orderly state.

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.

WORK LOCATION AND CONDITIONS: Lander, Wyoming. This is a full-time, benefitted position.

HOW TO APPLY: Send a cover letter and resume to Jen Sall, NOLS Rocky Mountain Director.
Email: jen_sall@nols.edu
Phone: (307) 332-1417

Contact Jen Sall with questions.


STARTING DATE: Mid to late November.

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