Education Director - NOLS Wilderness Medicine


Employment Type Full time
Location On site · USA Lander, WY
Salary $66,000 - $76,000 (USD) + Benefits
Team Wilderness Medicine
Seniority Mid-level, Senior
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 24th Nov 2023 MST

Job Description

The NOLS Wilderness Medicine Education Director embodies the NOLS mission by leading research, development, and communication of wilderness medicine educational content and delivery methods. This person defines and articulates the curriculum content for internal and external audiences and oversees our quality assurance program for the accuracy and relevance of the curriculum and pedagogy. The Education Director also oversees and develops NOLS Wilderness Medicine courses’ use of learning management systems.

Key Logistical Information:

  • This position is based in Lander, WY, USA. Legal working rights in the USA are a requirement.

  • Benefits: This position is eligible for Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Flexible Spending account, Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance, Long Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program, Paid Time off, 403(b), 403(b) contribution, and more.

  • Questions: Please contact

What does an Education Director do?

This role leads our Education Team.  This team is responsible for the content and materials that make NOLS Wilderness Medicine the leader in wilderness medicine education.  On a regular basis you will:

  • Function as one of the Wilderness Medicine directors in the management, development, and execution of the NOLS mission. 

  • Maintain up to date knowledge of developments in wilderness and emergency medicine practices via journals, conferences, books, and personal contacts. 

  • Lead strategic and innovative education initiatives to expand NOLS role as the  leader in wilderness medicine education

  • Maintain up to date knowledge of developments and trends in education and adult learning theory and application. 

  • Develop and maintain communication strategies with Wilderness Medicine faculty.

  • Collaborate with the Wilderness Medicine Director Team on the development of new revenue generating strategies and program models

  • Oversee development of online education at NOLS Wilderness Medicine. 

  • Supervise the WEMT Manager and WEMT program.

  • Develop and implement the Annual Staff Meeting.

What makes a great Education Director at NOLS? 

  • Has a proven commitment to the mission of NOLS and the success of the schools’ students

  • Has extensive teaching experience in both outdoor and wilderness medicine education.  

  • Holds NOLS Wilderness Medicine Wilderness First Responder lead instructor qualification 

  • Fosters a positive and inclusive work culture through mentoring, identifying opportunities for staff growth, and establishing supportive relationships

  • Strong candidates will possess NOLS Instructor Training Course instructor qualification as well as advanced degrees in education, medicine, or both.

  • The most competitive candidates will also have experience designing, implementing and managing courses utilizing online Learning Management Systems.

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.

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.

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, 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 Sat 25th 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 25th Nov 2023