Wilderness Medicine Staffing Coordinator

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.



In the role of Wilderness Medicine Staffing Coordinator you will work within a team of 5+ coordinators who share responsibility of designing and implementing the Wilderness Medicine staffing plan for 1000+ courses annually. Along with your colleagues you will provide resources and support to 300+ wilderness medicine faculty across the U.S. and globally.



  • Ability to gain a firm understanding of the NOLS Wilderness Medicine mission and to represent all aspects of NOLS to a broad variety of audiences  

  • Adapt at creative problem solving, and enjoyment of puzzles

  • Aptitude for working independently and as part of a team

  • Wherewithal to efficiently and effectively communicate with diverse groups

  • Capability to adapt to last-minute changes and create adequate solutions in a high pressure environment

  • Propensity for organization

  • A growth mindset; always looking for ways to improve

  • Technological proficiency; experience with CRMs, Google Suite, and MS Excel preferred



  • Schedule and support Wilderness Medicine faculty

  • Create and send instructor contracts

  • Develop and implement seasonal staffing plans

  • Collaborate with Wilderness Medicine teams to ensure maximized staffing plans

  • Manage systems for monitoring instructor performance

  • Work with the Logistics Coordinator on travel plans for all instructors

  • Communicate with faculty via informal open door policy, phone, and email 

  • Assist with composing annual performance evaluations


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


Position Details

This is a full-time benefited role. This position has a strong preference for the successful candidate to be based at the NOLS Headquarters in Lander, WY. If a remote option is offered then you must be a legal resident of: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, Pennsylvania, 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 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, and any questions to: Carolina Clemente, carolina_clemente@nols.edu.


Closing Date for Applications

August 1, 2022


Starting Date

August 22, 2022 or two weeks from the time of offer.