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.

Job Objective 

You will work as a member of the NOLS India program team to supervise, assist, and coordinate all aspects of field courses. You will support faculty in delivering exceptional student experiences, overseeing field instructor teams by providing curriculum support, route information, and risk management oversight. This person also serves as the direct supervisor for individual field staff, ensuring program quality by promoting faculty excellence.


  • Excellent command of the English language; both verbally and written 
  • creative problem-solving, 
  • Experience in building effective and efficient teams 
  • Ability to facilitate communication, operations, and procedures across diverse groups
  • Proficient in fostering positive leadership environments that embody equity and inclusion for diverse teams
  • Impeccable organizational and prioritization skills, with ability to adapt to evolving demands 
  • Desire to actively participate in problem-solving on a micro and macro level
  • Capacity to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced and sometimes unpredictable environment.
  • A passion for the NOLS mission

Minimum Qualifications

  • NOLS field faculty with CL assessment for backpacking courses.


  • Actively guide and mentor field staff in their professional development at NOLS.
  • Form an important communication link between NOLS administration and field faculty. 
  • Manage challenging and complex field and in-town situations pertaining to student, family, and staff issues or concerns.
  • Ensure faculty understand NOLS Accepted Field Practices, facilitating growth-oriented briefings and debriefings.
  • Complete timely and thorough faculty evaluations, applying NOLS Field Instructor Skills.
  • Organize and review all course related paperwork;.
  • Contribute to an environment that encourages field staff and students to feel relaxed, supported, and focused going into the field.
  • Foster the equity and inclusion skills of the intown team, instructor teams. Steer team members and instructors toward opportunities for growth in this area, and use the strengths of the entire team.
  • Assist in the management of incident response to both field in-town incidents as needed.
  • Supervise food services and finance manager.
  • Assist with course logistics, outfitting, rationing, meal and vehicle preparation to contribute to excellent student service; may be required to act as a fill-in field instructor. 
  • Maintain safe, clean and efficient facilities, and assist with other projects supervised by program manager as needed.
  • Responsible for managing petty cash, course advance and credit card use as necessary.
  • Ability and willingness to work outside of normal business hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.

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

Work Location & Conditions

India Campus – Ranikhet. 

Housing is available on site for a monthly fee and must participate in house duty tasks on a weekly rotation. Kitchen, bathroom, staples and living areas are communal with other NOLS India in-town staff, and field faculty when on-site.

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 [email protected] with your request.

Pre-Employment Check

  • A criminal background check is required from all NOLS employees.
  • NOLS participates in E-verify.


How to Apply

Please email your cover letter and resume, and any questions to India Program Manager Ravi Kumar to [email protected]


Closing Date for Applications

June 15, 2022

Starting Date

This position is for fall and spring (Fall season: mid Aug to mid Dec: Spring Mid Feb to mid Jun) or negotiable. Depending on the applicant.

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