Position Announcement

JOB TITLE: Field Staffing Coordinator

REPORTS TO: Field Staffing Director

JOB OBJECTIVE: The field staffing coordinator works with the field staffing office, NOLS field instructors, program supervisors, and program directors to support the seasonal hiring, support, development, and oversight of NOLS field faculty.

QUALIFICATIONS: The field staffing office values a range of expertise within the team. Required skills include: commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; mentorship and coaching skills; organization; efficiency in task (and multi-taking); flexibility; attention to detail; and the ability to stay compassionate and solution-oriented in the midst of adversity, uncertainty, and perceived difference. 

NOLS field experience is recommended; program experience is an asset; and familiarity with NOLS locations/operating areas is helpful.

Experience with spreadsheet tools like VLOOKUP, QUERY, array formulas, conditional formulas, macros, and ability to write/edit simple Google Sheets API Scripts (similar to VBA in Excel), and/or the ability to learn methods of working with spreadsheet data is also valued.

LEADERSHIP OR SUPERVISORY DUTIES: Act as member of a team that oversees the hiring, development, performance, and promotion of ~800 field faculty.

FUNDS AND/OR PROPERTY: Obligates NOLS funds as a signer of field staff employment agreements.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Budgeted for up to to 80% in the field staffing office and 20% working field or classroom courses or, optionally, on unpaid leave. This percentage may change as the team builds a workable schedule for everyone.

General position responsibilities:

  • Manage daily hiring of field faculty ensuring effective, qualified faculty for each course. 
  • Develop seasonal hiring plans, track enrollment, communicate regularly with program staff, write employee agreements, and correspond with field staff.
  • Track faculty performance by connecting with program staff and reading staff performance evaluations.
  • Provide mentoring and coaching to field faculty regarding performance and career development.
  • Contribute to Instructor Course (IC) recruitment process, IC briefings, post IC student interviews, and assist in prioritizing faculty for training opportunities.

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.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK: A criminal background check is required from all NOLS employees.

E-VERIFY: NOLS participates in E-verify.


HOW TO APPLY: Send cover letter and résumé to Emily Ledingham.
Email: emily_ledingham@nols.edu
Please contact Emily Ledingham with questions.


STARTING DATE: Negotiable, likely November 2019.

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