Wilderness Risk Management Conference PT/Temp Assistant

Company: NOLS

Job Type: Part Time

Job Description

Please see the full job listing with instructions to apply at: NOLS Employment.


The objective of Wilderness Risk Management Conference (WRMC) Assistant is to help the WRMC Manager in event planning, marketing, and executing a three-day professional conference that brings together over 400 outdoor industry professionals to discuss managing and mitigating risk in adventure programming. The conference is held annually in October. 


  • Ability to work effectively on a team and follow through with tasks independently 

  • Displays motivation, initiative, and a commitment to details

  • Ability to provide excellent customer service; comfortable initiating professional communication via email, phone, and in person

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to interact with leaders at NOLS, Outward Bound, the Student Conservation Association, and other stakeholder organizations

  • Familiarity with Apple computers and ability to quickly learn and use multiple computer systems and applications

  • The ideal candidate must be able to complete all physical requirements of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation; an example is the ability to move items of up to 40 pounds from one location to another.

Preferred skills

  • Previous experience with one or more of these systems is preferred: Google Suite, Social Media Platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), HubSpot, Sched, Nexus, Microsoft Word, and Excel.   

  • Previous experience with large meeting or event planning including on-site support.

  • Strong interest in outdoor education. Previous experience with NOLS, Outward Bound, SCA or other outdoor education programs


  • Assist with the logistical support for the Wilderness Risk Management Conference 

  • Coordinates the conference registration process to ensure attendees are accurately registered and receive correct and timely communications

  • Performs data entry and payment transaction processing 

  • Create, distribute, and manage conference participant surveys and evaluations and compile results

Work Location and Compensation

This position has a strong preference to be based at NOLS International Headquarters, in Lander, Wyoming. Remote work may be considered for applicants who are legal residents of: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, New York, 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. 

This is a 10 week, part-time position based in Lander, Wyoming. The position requires travel to the conference location to provide onsite support at the conference venue. The anticipated travel dates for the 2022 conference are 10/16/2022-10/22/2022 in Burlington, Vermont.

Availability:  This is a perfect add-on after your summer season position starts to wind down.  

How to Apply

Apply at NOLS Employment.
Posted on: July 6, 2022
Job Type: Part Time
Job Starting Date:
September 1, 2022
Application Closing Date:
April 23, 2024
Years of Experience: Not Specified
Preferred/Required Degree Level: Not Specified
Job Category(ies): Risk Management
Region(s): Northeast US