Human Resources Coordinator

Posted: 10/23/2022


Are you looking for an opportunity to make an impact? Are you inspired to help make your workplace one of the best out there? Do you love interacting with people and thinking outside the box? If so, you may be the person we’re looking for to help take our HR team to the next level! A successful HR Coordinator will love assisting with finding efficient ways to streamline and improve HR-related functions. This person should be excited to learn and grow within the HR team within a growing and evolving organization.


Your potential for impact

  • You will be the first point of contact for the Human Resources team managing the group inbox

  • Administer and process new hire paperwork; this may include but is not limited to I-9s, MVRs, CBC’s, NOLS specific paperwork, handbook agreement,etc.

  • Maintain an equity and inclusion lens as it relates to all HR tasks

  • Assist the Global Talent Strategy Director and HR Manager with full cycle recruiting administrative tasks such as job postings, candidate communication, and document preparation.

  • Ability to build strong relationships and provide a positive experience for all HR functions and aspects

  • Participate in NOLS “Unofficial Joy Committee” and coordinate planning employee events and recognition including annual awards dinner, and festivities

  • Represent the HR team by assisting  in the response to inbound HR-related inquiries and direct inquiries to the appropriate resource for support/resolution 

  • You will contribute to the development, training, and implementation of policies, benefits, and the employee handbook

  • Assist the HR manager with the onboarding and offboarding processes

  • You will provide administrative support for the HR team related to project management

  • Maintain positive working relationships with cross-functional teams as necessary, including Finance, Risk, Program Operations, and Information Systems (IS)

  • Maintain HR data integrity by updating, analyzing, and conducting audits to ensure our system is a source of truth

  • Process employee changes in HR systems

  • The above duties should not be considered an exhaustive list; other responsibilities may be required.


The above duties should not be considered an exhaustive list; other responsibilities may be required.


Who will succeed in this position

  • You enjoy helping others while maintaining a customer service approach and positive attitude

  • You have high emotional intelligence, especially when handling confidential or sensitive information

  • You have a passion for equity, inclusion, and belonging, as well as the humility to know there is always more to learn

  • You are a self-starter that works proactively and is comfortable with working as a team and autonomously with direction from the HR Manager

  • You are results-oriented with high attention to detail, time management, prioritization, and organizational skills

  • You have the ability to communicate effectively, skilled at listening, learning, and synthesizing information to form a creative resolution

  • You have an interest in understanding HR systems and the flow of information 

  • You understand the significance of system and data accuracy

  • You thrive in ever changing work environments and have a propensity for adaptation

  • Experience with Microsoft Office & Google Suites, ADP, and Adobe Sign is a plus


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 2+ years in Customer Service or Human Resources role

  • 1+ years of experience working with client or employee relationship management software 

  • You are comfortable working on a hybrid team

  • Enjoyment of internal or external customer service is a must

Position Details

This position has a strong preference for a candidate to be at the NOLS Headquarters in Lander, WY. If a remote option is offered you must be a legal resident of: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, New York, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming. Please note not all locations in all states listed are eligible. For specific locations please reach out to the recruiter listed below in the ‘How to Apply’ section. 


Starting Salary/Wage: $38,480 ($18.50/hour)


How to Apply

Please send your PDF cover letter and resume, and any questions to: Lindsey Hornecker, HR Manager, at


Closing Date for Applications

Open Until Filled


Starting Date

The target start date for this role is two weeks from the time of offer. 


About Us

NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) is a nonprofit global wilderness school that supports thousands of students each year all over the world.  Our school began in a small cabin in Sinks Canyon, Wyoming in 1965 as the National Outdoor Leadership School. At that time, we were primarily an outdoors skills school, doing our work in local mountain ranges and exploring what it meant to teach leadership in the backcountry. Today, we are NOLS, a multifaceted wilderness school headquartered in Lander, Wyoming with locations in seven U.S. states and six countries, that supports thousands of students each year all over the world in both field & classroom courses.


Pre-Employment Check

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

  • NOLS participates in E-verify.

  • 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 human resources


COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

All employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their first day of work, unless they meet a medical, disability or religious exemption and a reasonable accommodation is approved. Any COVID-19 vaccine approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) is an acceptable vaccine for the purpose of this policy. Full vaccination or an approved exemption is a condition of employment for all new employees.


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.


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