Food Services and Finance Assistant - Pacific Northwest


Location Conway, WA
Salary 16.22 USD dlls / hour (see description for benefits eligibility)
Team Pacific Northwest Operations
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 6th Jun 2023 MDT

Job Description

The Food Services and Finance Assistant will work primarily in the Rations Department at NOLS Pacific Northwest to provide excellent service to students and staff through assisting with the planning, ordering, and preparation of food for backcountry expeditions. In addition, they will assist with financial reporting and accounting.

Key Logistical Information:

  • Contract type: Seasonal from June to August 20th, full-time during that period.

  • Candidate needs to be 21 years of age - NOLS Insurance requires drivers to be at least 21 years old.

  • Benefits: This position is eligible for Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Wellness Time, Employee Assistance Program, Pet Insurance, 403(b) retirement plan.

  • The position is located at NOLS Pacific Northwest in Conway, WA. A moderate campus fee applies for staff living on site. Private housing is available on-site. Meals are provided when students are on campus. Kitchen and living areas are shared with other NOLS PNW staff.

What does a Food Services and Finance Assistant do?

  • Assist with planning, ordering, and preparation of food for backcountry expeditions

  • Assist with food preparation for meals served on campus

  • Keep all sections of the Rations Room clean and organized, and meet the standards of the Skagit County Health Department

  • Lead students and staff in backcountry food planning and preparation

  • Assist with the accounting of cash advances, gas card requisitions, and check receipts

  • Assist with Outfitting Department during course de-issue days to clean up gear

  • Perform transportation tasks to support operational logistics and other duties as assigned by Operations Manager

  • Provide timely and growth-oriented feedback to supervisor and co-workers.

  • Actively contribute to a positive and healthy community living environment while striving to maintain balance between work and life

  • Possess a valid driver's license, have a clean driving record and successfully pass a Motor Vehicle Report check, and feel comfortable driving passengers in a 15 passenger van

What makes a great Food Services and Finance Assistant at NOLS? 

We are looking for people who share our values and are keen to learn and develop their expertise. We are looking for candidates with the skills listed below. We expect to provide training and development support in some of the areas.

  • History of excellent customer service and communication skills

  • Willingness to learn about food sourcing, nutrition, backcountry rations

  • Ability to work in a dynamic and fluid environment

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills

  • Physically able to bend, stoop, crouch, lift (up to 40 lbs.), frequently walk, and stand for extended periods of time

  • Strong attention to detail and a vision and ability to complete tasks.

  • Ability to work flexible hours including weekends and holidays.

  • Desire to live and work in a small community.

Who are we and what can we offer you?

NOLS is a nonprofit global wilderness school that seeks to help people step forward boldly as a leader.

We believe that anyone can be a leader; it is our role to provide the environment and training to help people discover their full potential. We do that in classrooms close to home and in remote wilderness areas around the world. We are an organization with heart, expertise, and wildness, and these qualities help us support powerful, authentic experiences.

We are looking for a hardworking individual who understands and shares our passion to join our dynamic and growing team.

NOLS really is a great place to work:

  • We have locations in seven U.S. states, and six countries; and courses in all 50 U.S. states and over 10 countries.

  • We have fantastic employee discounts on top outdoor gear brands

  • We offer discounts on NOLS Courses for you and your family

  • All employees can benefit from free outdoor equipment rentals at our various locations

  • Insurance Coverage: Medical, dental, and vision benefits are available at a special NOLS rate to seasonal employees. 

  • Wellness Time: Accrued leave that may be used for many HR-approved reasons throughout the season.

  • Employee Assistance Program: Access to counselors that are available 24/7 to assist employees with work-life balance concerns.

Additional Information

NOLS can currently employ remote employees who have legal working rights in the United States, Canada, Chile, Mexico, New Zealand, and India. In the U.S. and Canada, we can support remote employees in the following states/provinces: Alaska, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Idaho, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, New York, Ontario, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming.

Pre-Employment Check

  • A criminal background check is required from all NOLS employees.

  • NOLS participates in E-verify for U.S. employees, Certificado de Antecedentes for Chilean and Mexican employees, and other relevant employment verification systems based on location.

  • Current NOLS employees please note it is NOLS policy to conduct an internal reference check with human resources and/or your current supervisor as part of the reference check process. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact

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.

Reasonable Accommodation

NOLS values community and fosters a sense of belonging for our employees and applicants. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations in the workplace because they embody these values, as well as our operating principle of promoting a positive, safe, and learning environment. Reasonable accommodations may be requested for disability; limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition; religion; and domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or harassment. Reasonable accommodations may be requested at any point of the employment process, including during recruitment. Please email with your request.

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Wed 7th Jun 2023


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Wed 7th Jun 2023