Rocky Mountain Rations Assistant Manager

Posted: 07/17/2022

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.



Contribute to all aspects of the NOLS Rocky Mountain rations (field food) department. Provide nutritious food to courses and the public. Aid in educating on basic nutrition, meal planning and on the NOLS bulk rationing system.



  • Effective organizational and communication skills.

  • Strong work ethic with high attention to detail.

  • Ability to work effectively on a team, delegate appropriately, and complete tasks independently.

  • Positive, friendly approach to student-service.

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


Preferred Skills

  • Familiar with the Google Suite (Gmail, Google Drive, Google Docs, and Google Sheets).

  • Able to lift and carry 50 pounds.

  • Able to work while standing for extended periods of time.

  • Familiar with the philosophy of bulk field rations, cooking, and/ or knowledge of nutrition.



  • Manage day-to-day operations in the rations department.

  • Place food orders, maintain inventory, and monitor food costs. Oversee delivery and processing of orders including stocking and inventory management. 

  • Responsible for the accounting of $380K in food inventory and $80K in food sales revenue. 

  • Reconcile daily cash register receipts.

  • Assist in hiring, training, and supervising seasonal employees.

  • Assist in planning for and issuing bulk food to NOLS courses. 

  • Brief field faculty and students on their course ration preparations.

  • Assist the public, instructors, and students with food purchases.

  • Bag, divide, and pack course rations and re-rations.

  • Maintain a clean, orderly, and sanitary rations facility.

  • Provide timely and growth-oriented feedback to team.

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


Work Location: 

NOLS Rocky Mountain, Lander, WY.


Position Details

This is a full-time, benefitted, year-round position with the potential for NOLS field or classroom teaching. 


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.


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


How to Apply

Direct questions to Justin Kobylt, Rocky Mountain Rations Manager, To apply, email your cover letter, resume, and names/contact information for 2-3 professional references to Documents should be submitted in PDF format.


Closing Date for Applications

August 18, 2022

Anticipated interview dates: August 22, 23, 24


Starting Date

September 2022