Three Peaks Ranch Manager

Posted: 06/26/2022

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.
Objective
An exciting opportunity to lead all aspects of the NOLS Three Peaks Ranch operations in accord with
NOLS’ vision and strategic goals. Work to ensure program quality and promote student and staff
opportunities and learning. Oversee herd management. Act as NOLS representative in all aspects of
NOLS Three Peaks Ranch operations from community relationships to program supervision and course
operational support. Support the greater NOLS Rocky Mountain operations team serving to support all
NOLS Rocky Mountain courses.
Qualifications
● Deep belief in the power of a NOLS student experience.
● Thorough understanding of NOLS’ philosophy, mission, and values.
● Excellent oral and written communication skills.
● Self motivated with creative problem solving and team-building skills.
● Effective working independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
● Able to lead well under adversity and uncertainty.
● Horse experience that enables herd management and oversees all risk management associated
with stock use.
● High flexibility: able to shift priorities and adapt to changing schedules and uncertainties
inherent in living and working with 75+ stock.
● Strong supervisory skills.
Preferred skills
● NOLS horse packing instructor with experience and knowledge of the Three Peaks herd and
operating areas are desirable.
● Knowledge of NOLS’ horse-specific curricula and general ranch operations.

Responsibilities
● Create an inclusive and welcoming environment for students, staff and faculty.
● Provide outstanding student service and a welcoming atmosphere. Incorporate student and
instructor feedback as appropriate.
● Provide supervision (hire, train and supervise) for upwards of ten in-town staff, 80 horses, and
25 field staff per season. Strive to make NOLS Three Peaks Ranch a dynamic and fulfilling
place to work.
● Oversee day-to-day ranch operations, NOLS Rocky Mountain support, and evacuation logistics.

● Responsible for the training and supervising ranch staff in various tasks, including horsepacking,
vet care, driving, issue room, tack repair, irrigation/pasture management and facilities
maintenance.
● May brief and debrief instructor teams and student groups as necessary.
● General oversight of the horse program includes:
○ Herd management, horse training, vetting, shoeing, and general care.
○ Buying, leasing, retiring, and selling horses.
○ Overseeing the training of the herd and standards of horsemanship for staff and
instructors.
○ Planning for and ensuring compliance of our permitting
● Risk management oversight, including setting, training to and upholding horse and human risk
management expectations in the mountains and at Three Peaks.
● Operational support:
○ Lead re-rations while training staff, instructors, and horses in the mountains.
○ Haul courses and drive evacuations.
○ Supervise the maintenance and safety of campus, vehicles, equipment, and supplies.
● Build and maintain relations with other NOLS departments and NOLS Rocky Mountain
managers.
● Responsible for an annual expense budget of $300k. Oversight of ranch facilities, vehicles, farm
equipment, and horses.
● Work to ensure a healthy communal living environment.
● In collaboration with Field Staffing Office & Field Faculty Development Department, recruit, hire
and create training opportunities for horsepacking instructors.
● Special projects as assigned, including NOLS field or classroom instruction if qualified.

Work Location and Compensation
Three Peaks Ranch is located in Boulder, Wyoming. This position requires living on site for a minimum
of from April through October with some on site obligations between November and March. Remote
work is possible for some of the off season. This is a full-time, benefited position.

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
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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 humanresources@nols.edu 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
● Please send your cover letter and resume to Jessica Fuller (jessica_fuller@nols.edu), NOLS
Rocky Mountain Operations Supervisor.
● Please direct any questions to Jen Sall (jen_sall@nols.edu), NOLS Rocky Mountain Director.
Closing Date for Applications
Jul 20, 2022
Starting Date
Aug 29, 2022