Organization National Outdoor Leadership School
Location Lander, Wyoming
Job Type Full Time
Application Deadline Dec 31, 2022

National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) is an international nonprofit organization that teaches wilderness-based skills in all 50 states and over 40 countries. Founded as an outdoor skills school in a small cabin in Sinks Canyon, Wyoming, NOLS now encompasses a wide range of programming, currently split across five organizational components: Wilderness Medicine, Wilderness Expeditions, Custom Education, Alumni Expeditions, and Risk Management training and conferences. NOLS currently enrolls more than 28,000 students and employs over 1,000 full-time and part-time staff, with a current annual budget of approximately $40 million.

Reporting directly to the NOLS President and working in close partnership with NOLS leadership, the Chief Financial Officer is responsible for the school’s overall fiscal management, the schoolwide annual budget process, and support of strategic decision making with strong modeling and analysis skills. The CFO is part of the executive team, supervising finance, information technology, HQ facilities, and schoolwide purchasing staff. This position is an exceptional opportunity for an analytical and tactical person with a passion for and experience in financial rigor and strategic business planning. NOLS is in a strong financial position, with a solid balance sheet and a history of financial discipline. In FY 2022, NOLS expects 87% of revenue from tuition and other program income, 8% from philanthropy, and 5% from its endowment. The current endowment is over $60 million.


This role will require approximately four to six months of onboarding time at NOLS Headquarters in Lander, Wyoming. At that point, the position will be eligible for long-term hybrid office and remote work options and opportunities for an alternative, non-traditional work schedule. Location within a day’s drive of Lander will make work coordination much easier but is not required.


A competitive compensation package, including a comprehensive benefits package, will be offered based on experience. The expected annual salary range for this position is $167,000–$180,000.

Start Date                                                               

Late fall 2022 


Visit: and select “Apply Here.” Please select “Apply” below. Interested candidates should apply by August 10, 2022 for priority consideration. Applications should include a resume and a cover letter describing your qualifications that match the position criteria and what you will bring to the role.

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