Operations Coordinator - Teton Valley


Employment Type Full time Seasonal from Mid-December to Mid-March
Location On site · Idaho, USA Driggs, ID
Salary $37,000 - $39,000 (USD) Salary numbers are annualized
Team Teton Valley Operations
Seniority Junior, Mid-level
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 18th Sep 2023 MDT

Job Description

The NOLS Teton Valley Winter Operations Coordinator works closely with the Teton Valley Campus Director to oversee and execute all aspects of NOLS Teton Valley winter operations. 

Key Logistical Information:

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

  • A current driver's licence with excellent driving record is required for this position.

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

  • Questions: Please contact peopleteam@nols.edu

What does a Winter Operations Coordinator do? 

  • Organize, manage, and update course logistics of NOLS Teton Valley winter operations.   

  • Create and maintain program calendars and logistics sheets. Effectively communicate changes to program, operations staff, and instructor teams.

  • Share evacuation duties by carrying a 24-hour emergency phone during operating season. Coordinate evacuations as needed.

  • Manage credit cards and petty cash associated with course spending within a predetermined budget. Communicate effectively with the NOLS Finance department.

  • Assist in outfitting, rations, meal preparation, vehicle preparation, course drives, and facilities upkeep (snow removal) as necessary to maintain excellent student service.

  • Collaborate with the NOLS Rocky Mountain operations, evacuation, and program teams on logistical and programmatic elements.

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

  • Maintain a willingness to step into different roles and take on additional tasks as assigned by the campus director.

  • May supervise 1-2 seasonal employees.

What makes a great Winter Operations Coordinator 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 NOLS’ philosophy, mission and values is essential as is a belief in the power of a NOLS student experience. 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication, teambuilding, supervisory, and delegation skills. 

  • Able to follow established policies and procedures and ask for support as needed. 

  • Able to self-motivate, work independently, and lead during busy or stressful times. 

  • Able to hold big-picture vision while simultaneously being detail-oriented.

  • Enthusiasm for creating and supporting a positive campus culture.

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

  • Able 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.

  • Familiar with Apple computer systems. Competence with Microsoft Suite and Google Suite. Able to learn new software and applications.

  • Experience driving vans and trucks in wintery conditions.

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, 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