Wilderness Medicine Talent Development 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.



The Wilderness Medicine Talent Development Coordinator works within the Wilderness Medicine Talent Development Team. This position tracks faculty performance over time and supports e-learning tools used in onboarding and faculty career development.



  • 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

  • Wherewithal to efficiently and effectively communicate with diverse groups

  • Propensity for organization, and ability to transform current systems

  • A growth mindset; always looking for ways to improve

  • Aptitude for working independently and as part of a team

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

  • Previous recruitment, performance management or talent development experience is a plus


Must have the ability to work with a variety of people and to communicate clearly and effectively.  

Needs to be creative, adaptable and organized. 

Required skills include a background in systems thinking, a growth mindset, and computer literacy (database use, email capabilities, a working knowledge of Excel, etc). Current NOLS Wilderness Medicine faculty preferred. 



  • Performance management tracking and oversight of 300+ faculty including evaluation reviews, documentation, professional development tracking, and general faculty support

  • Create and implement ongoing faculty performance tracker; documenting themes, and assessing trends over time

  • Provide administrative faculty support of Learning Management Software (LMS) platforms

  • Contribute to the philosophy, design and implementation of an effective peer-to-peer observation system

  • Collaborate with the Staffing Coordinator team in designing the seasonal course mix. 

  • Provide administrative support of the ITC; assisting with interviews, applicant tracking, follow-up, etc.


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


Position Details

This position may be based at NOLS Headquarters in Lander, Wyoming or remote in on of the states in which NOLS supports remote work. NOLS can currently employ remote employees who are legal residents of: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, 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: Scott Lipsomb, scott_lipscomb@nols.edu.


Closing Date for Applications

Open Until Filled


Starting Date

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