Wilderness Medicine Education 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
Supports the Wilderness Medicine Education Director in research, development, and communication of
wilderness medicine curriculum. Assists with quality assurance for the accuracy and relevance of the
curriculum and pedagogy. Supports and maintains course approvals with external accrediting and
regulatory bodies. Supports and develops NOLS Wilderness Medicine use of learning management
systems.

Qualifications
Candidates must bring: extensive teaching experience in outdoor education and wilderness medicine;
management experience; competence as an organizer, motivator, and facilitator of other staff; excellent
written and verbal communication skills; and technical competency to manage online resources
including learning management systems. Experience as a NOLS Wilderness Medicine instructor
required. Advanced degree in relevant field preferred.

Leadership or Supervisory Duties: Describes, supports, clarifies and communicates curriculum for
wilderness medicine faculty. Represents NOLS to the wilderness medicine education community,
regulatory and certification agencies, and professional societies.

Funds and/or Property: Works within existing budgets to accomplish Education Team goals.

Responsibilities
● Assists the Wilderness Medicine Education Director in updating, developing and disseminating
curricula annually and as needed and in setting expectations for wilderness medicine
instructional staff.
● Assists in researching and answering all staff curriculum questions.
● Works with the NOLS Creative department to create and review social media and email
newsletter postings.
● Develops and maintains materials for wilderness medicine workshops at conferences and other
educational contexts.
● Supports wilderness medicine faculty presenting at conferences.
● Contributes to development and maintenance of online education at NOLS Wilderness
Medicine.

● Provides technical support for enrolled students and staff.
● Supports maintenance of NOLS Wilderness Medicine course approvals with federal, state, and
non-governmental and regulatory organizations.
● Maintains accessibility and currency of wilderness medicine curriculum and educational
materials in multiple languages, to include English, Spanish, Swedish, and Portuguese.
● Assists in the development of the NOLS Wilderness Medicine Instructor Training Course,
Annual Staff Meeting, and other staff development projects, as needed.
● Assists in NOLS Risk Management as requested by the WMI Education Director or NOLS Risk
Management Director.
● Shares weekend on-call duties with other members of the WMI leadership team.
● Represents the NOLS Wilderness Medicine Education team to internal and external audiences,
as needed.
Work Location and Compensation
NOLS Wilderness Medicine Offices, NOLS Headquarters, Lander, WY or remote.
NOLS can currently employ remote employees who are legal residents 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. Current employees and residents in the state of
Colorado please contact HR for salary information.
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

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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:
Gates Richards, Wilderness Medicine Education Director
Email: gates_richards@nols.edu
Closing Date for Applications
July 15, 2022