Responsible for the development and implementation of organizational systems to manage risks to the health and well being of NOLS students and staff encountered on all NOLS field courses. These systems will include the development and maintenance of written policies, procedures, and practices for field risk management. The risk Management director will maintain NOLS’ extensive risk incident database; research and understand field risk management topics and issues; and educate stakeholders including NOLS instructors, program directors and managers, students, parents, insurance broker, NOLS President, executive team, and Trustees on risk management strategies, practices, and performance. The risk management director is an ex officio member of the Wilderness Risk Management Conference steering committee.
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.