Position Announcement

JOB TITLE: Teton Valley Program Supervisor - Summer

REPORTS TO: Teton Valley Director

JOB OBJECTIVE: To maximize the potential for exceptional student experiences. Program supervisors promote the strong function of NOLS Teton Valley by facilitating all aspects of the program: overseeing instructor teams with curricula, route information, and risk management; supervising individual instructors with goals; evaluating instructors' performance and career development; and supporting student services, permit administration, and evacuations.

QUALIFICATIONS: Current/active status as a NOLS instructor. Excellent driving record. Essential skills, abilities, and traits include: effective written and verbal communication; organization; supervision; problem-solving; cultivating positive relationships; willing and able to facilitate difficult situations and staff conflicts; switch-tasking; working independently and collaboratively; comfort with flexible scheduling and unpredictable events; growth mindset; creativity.

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 (i.e. administrative, operational, and programmatic).

FUNDS AND/OR PROPERTY: Will distribute petty cash and use credit cards to support course operations.


  • Provide field staff with quality briefings, debriefings, and performance evaluations. 
  • Guide staff in their development. Implement effective joint supervision with other locations and the field staff office.
  • Manage course-related paperwork.
  • Collaborate with other departments and programs to enhance student outcomes.
  • Communicate with students pre-course; support students in town to promote positive experience and effective learning environment.
  • Communicate with parents (travel, support, evacuations, etc.).
  • Promote field and in-town risk management; contribute to NAFP and curriculum materials.
  • Coordinate evacuations and support evacuees.
  • Help maintain a clean and comfortable campus that provides a welcoming and calm atmosphere.
  • Drive courses and support course logistics and operations staff as needed.
  • Assume or assist with projects and responsibilities as assigned by Teton Valley Director.
  • May be required to act as a fill-in field instructor in season.

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: Driggs, Idaho.

HOW TO APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to Abby Warner, NOLS Teton Valley Director.
Email: abby_warner@nols.edu
Phone: 208-354-8443

Contact Abby Warner, Liz King, or Caitie Quinn with questions.


WORK DATES: Late May through August, 2019.

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