Program Manager - Mexico


Location Coyote Bay, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Salary $47,000 - $50,000 USD annualized
Team NOLS Mexico
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 4th Jun 2023 MDT

Job Description

An incredible opportunity awaits an enthusiastic NOLS faculty member to take charge and lead the way for the Mexico field program. It's a chance to inspire and empower students to unlock their full potential, while upholding NOLS' unwavering mission and values. As the program manager, you'll be at the forefront of shaping the lives of students, working closely with the director and operations manager to form the ultimate NOLS Mexico leadership team. So, gear up to take the reins, and embark on an exhilarating journey to create meaningful, life-changing experiences for every single student on the program.

Key Logistical Information:

  • Contract type: 8.5 months position per year. Full-time from August 21, 2023, through May 3rd, 2024.

  • Start date: August 21st, 2023

  • Benefits: Insurance available in select circumstances. Private housing is available on site and must participate on house duties tasks, on a weekly rotation. Kitchen, bathroom, staples and living areas are communal with other NOLS Mexico in-town staff (and field faculty when on-site).

  • Questions: Please contact

What does the Mexico Program Manager do?

  • As the NOLS Mexico program supervisor, your primary responsibility will be to ensure exceptional student experiences by overseeing the program team. 

  • Your role will also involve planning and managing course routes, collaborating with the operations manager to develop seasonal operating plans and logistics, 

  • Implement new initiatives and curriculum for NOLS Mexico courses and prepare seasonal reports that highlight NOLS Mexico's performance, including risk management data, faculty merit recognition, and season summaries.

  • You will work closely with the expedition and leadership education director to contribute to annual program supervisor meetings and school-wide curriculum and program development at NOLS.

  • Oversee evacuations and assist with them as needed. 

  • Be responsible for briefing and debriefing Mexico field courses.

  • Be responsible for the support, development and supervision of 70-95 field faculty annually, evaluating and recording faculty performance assessments.

  • Work with student behavior issues and separations, including family contact. Your goal will be to provide support and guidance to students, ensuring a safe and positive experience for everyone on the program.

What makes a great Mexico Program Manager at NOLS?

We seek 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.

  • Facilitation and problem-solving skills.

  • Commitment to a successful team and an authentic drive to build community.

  • Knowledge of NOLS’ schoolwide philosophy, curriculum, and Mexico operations. 

  • Able to work successfully with various audiences, including students, staff, parents, and the general public. 

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills demonstrated good judgment

  • Able to work in a fast-paced team environment as well as independently. 

  • Organized with reliable supervisory skills.

  • Previous supervisory experience in outdoor education. 

  • Able to maintain a flexible schedule, sometimes working long and irregular hours, including some weekends and holidays.

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 an 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 of free Outdoor Equipment "Rental" at our various locations

  • Insurance Coverage: Medical, dental, and vision benefits are available at a special NOLS rate to seasonal employees. Full-time employees are eligible for benefits package. 

  • 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 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 Mon 5th 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 Mon 5th Jun 2023