Operations Assistant - Teton Valley


Employment Type Full time Seasonal from Mid-December to Mid-March
Location On site · Idaho, USA Driggs, ID
Salary $30,000 - $32,000 (USD) Salary numbers are annualized
Team Teton Valley Operations
Seniority Junior
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 18th Sep 2023 MDT

Job Description

Contribute to successful student experiences by providing support in the behind-the-scenes aspects of running NOLS Teton Valley. Assist in issuing and de-issuing courses, driving courses to the field, cooking and prepping meals in the kitchen, and contribute as a member of a hard-working team.

Key Logistical Information:

  • Full-time seasonal position from mid-December to mid-March

  • Benefits: Limited health, dental and vision are available.

  • Questions: Please contact peopleteam@nols.edu

What does a Winter Operations Assistant do?

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

  • Assist the kitchen manager with food prep, cooking, serving, and cleaning. 

  • Drive students and faculty to road access points, regional airports, doctor’s visits, etc.

  • Rotate through an on-call schedule to support the evacuation department with logistics.

  • Organize course paperwork.

  • Assist the outfitting department by checking, cleaning, repairing, and maintaining outdoor gear and equipment. 

  • Help students get ready to go on their expedition by issuing them gear and equipment.

  • Assist the rations (field food) department by shopping for and packing food. 

  • Support facilities maintenance with snow removal and trash/recycling pick-up.

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

What makes a great Winter 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.

  • Enthusiasm for creating and supporting a positive campus culture.

  • 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.

  • Ability to perform periodic heavy lifting of up to 80 pounds.

  • Ability to work flexible and irregular hours including occasional early mornings, evenings, and weekends, with a goal of maintaining a 40-hour work week. 

  • Comfort living and working in a range of weather conditions, including wind and snow.

  • Preferred: Experience driving vans and trucks; familiarity with outdoor equipment.

Who are we and what can we offer you?

NOLS Teton Valley is located in Driggs, Idaho, at the foot of the western side of the Teton Range (40 minutes from Jackson Hole, WY). On-campus yurt housing is available for a modest fee. Staff members are not required to live on-property. Meals are provided for in-town staff when students are on-site. This is a full-time seasonal position with an anticipated end date in early March.

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.

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

  • Free outdoor equipment rentals

  • 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

  • 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.

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

  • NOLS participates in E-verify for U.S. employees, Certificado de Antecedentes for Chilean or 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 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 Tue 19th Sep 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 Tue 19th Sep 2023