Operations Assistant - River Base


Employment Type Temporary Seasonal position from March 11th to June 1st, with possibility to extend.
Location On site · USA Vernal, Utah
Salary $31,000 - $33,000 (USD) Note: The salary is annualized
Team NOLS Rocky Mountain - River Base Team
Seniority Junior, Mid-level
  • Closing: 11:21pm, 17th Nov 2023 MST

Job Description

This entry-level position provides an opportunity to learn and understand NOLS campus operations as a whole. They will be integrated into different operational departments and teams, all working to create positive student experiences at a small yet bustling NOLS location.

Key Logistical Information:

  • Seasonal position from March 11th to June 1st, with possibility to extend.

  • We provide on campus housing for small monthly rate.

  • Questions please contact: peopleteam@nols.edu

What does an Operations Assistant do?

  • Contribute to an environment that encourages instructors and students to feel relaxed, supported, and focused going into the field.

  • Check, clean, repair, and maintain outdoor gear and equipment. Clean and maintain the equipment room. Assist in boat repairs as skill and schedule allows.

  • Assist with vehicle maintenance, vehicle preparation, and course drives. 

  • Assist with organizing and preparing meals and field food.

  • Assist operations and program managers with administrative work and other tasks including organizing pre-course and end-of-course paperwork.

  • Keep grounds tidy by lawn maintenance, mowing, weed removal, and trash pick-up.

  • Perform facilities maintenance and tasks as skill allows.

  • Maintain a flexible and supportive atmosphere.

  • Maintain a willingness to step into different roles, take on additional tasks

What makes a great Operations 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.

  • An understanding of and passion for the NOLS mission. 

  • A desire to interact with students and work in a small community.

  • Curiosity about basic building and grounds maintenance tasks.

  • Effective communication skills and strong work ethic.

  • Flexibility and tolerance for adversity and uncertainty.

  • Ability to work effectively on a team and follow through with tasks independently.

  • Hard-working, detail-oriented, and committed to excellence.

  • Willing to work a non-traditional schedule (occasional weekends, holidays, and evenings).

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.

Next steps

All you need to do is start the process by clicking on the yellow button on the top right.

You’ll answer some questions that are related to your day-to-day job. After the job closes, your answers will go through our sift process: all answers will be anonymized, randomized and then reviewed by a panel of reviewers. If you are shortlisted, we’ll invite you to the next step, which includes an interview. 

Additional Information

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 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 peopleteam@nols.edu.

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 peopleteam@nols.edu with your request.

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Sat 18th Nov 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 Sat 18th Nov 2023