Overview

Leadership or Supervisory Duties
Ensure all drivers for NOLS Northeast are practicing appropriate driving habits and techniques, including training others in defensive driving. Ensure that vehicles are in appropriate working condition.

Funds and/or Property: Responsible managing $2,000 vehicle maintenance budget for fleet of six to seven vehicles and four trailers. Maintain grounds on a 3-acre campus with one main building and a New York State designated campground. Will use NOLS credit cards and petty cash for spending within budget parameters.

Responsibilities

30% Plant and Vehicle Maintenance
• Manage fleet, record service and maintenance.
• Orient and train new drivers.
• Schedule vehicle use in coordination with the program team.
• Periodic heavy lifting, including among other things: tires, tire chains, vehicle seats; ration boxes and duffels (25-100 lbs.), fuel cases (36 lbs.), backpacks (50+ lbs.).
• Maintain the physical plant and perform maintenance and repairs on the building and landscape.

50% Driving and logistical support
• Drive trucks, vans and trailers throughout Northeast operating areas. Drive courses to trailheads, drive in grocery drops, share evacuation driver duty. In some cases, these runs involve full days behind the wheel.

20% Other
• Assist with equipment issuing at start of courses and de-issuing equipment at the end of courses
• Help out where needed most in supporting field courses.
• Projects as assigned by the Program Manager.

Funds and/or Property: Responsible managing $2,000 vehicle maintenance budget for fleet of six to seven vehicles and four trailers. Maintain grounds on a 3-acre campus with one main building and a New York State designated campground. Will use NOLS credit cards and petty cash for spending within budget parameters.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Support Staff

Qualifications:

Excellent/clean driving record.
Stop and fix attitude with an eye for details.
Ability to manage a variety of ongoing tasks, oversee projects, and re-prioritize based on the program needs and unforeseen logistical challenges.
Some experience with carpentry, building maintenance, home improvement skills, and/ or the ability to use power tools safely.
Basic understanding of vehicle maintenance systems.
Good organizational and problem-solving skills.
Ability to motivate self and work unsupervised

About NOLS Northeast

NOLS’ mission is to be the leading source and teacher of wilderness skills and leadership that serve people and the environment. Our community—staff, students, trustees, and alumni—shares a commitment to wilderness, education, leadership, safety, community, and excellence.

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.

Application Instructions

How to Apply: Email a cover letter, resume, including contact information for three references to NOLS Northeast Program Manager Taylor Huntley. Email: [email protected] Contact Taylor Huntley with questions.