COSA Job Openings at Continental Divide Trail Coalition

CDTC is hiring two positions to be based out of our office in Golden (with opportunities to travel along the length of the CDT). Applications for both positions are due by December 21. Position summaries are below, and full job descriptions with instructions on how to apply can be found at

Marketing, Communications & Community Outreach Specialist – Assists with raising awareness of CDTC and CDT by coordinating CDTC’s community outreach events and supporting marketing and communication efforts through management of CDTC’s website, social media channels and other media outreach. Work will include integrated efforts with Gateway Community, Volunteer and Development departments to create an environment where volunteers, partners, trail visitors and CDTC supporters want to contribute to and be a part of the completion, protection and stewardship of the CDT. Implements CDTC’s communication plan to provide the most up-to-date information on the status of the CDT and CDTC’s programs, opportunities and needs. Creates and provides public information about the CDT to encourage appreciation of the Trail as well as increase knowledge to use the Trail. Work will heavily utilize social media and web-based platforms, but also provide opportunities to develop visual information resources and tools for a variety of applications.

Policy & Communications Coordinator – The Policy & Communications Coordinator will work with the Executive Director to develop and refine Trail Policy and to build grassroots, stakeholder and political support for the CDT throughout the Rocky Mountain region and beyond. This work will complement the legal and policy work of the Executive Director. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: researching and developing policy statements for management and administration of the CDT; analyzing policy proposals that may affect the CDT, including forest plans, state and federal laws, agency management directives, etc. and crafting CDTC responses; participating in coalition building work; assisting with the CDTC Trails and Lands Committee; communicating CDTC priorities, successes, and needs to the public; and building support for the CDT and CDTC initiatives via various communication channels. The Policy & Communications Coordinator will leverage opportunities as they arise to educate the broad range of CDTC stakeholders, including federal and state agencies, various communities, other partner non-profits, members, supporters, and the general public.

–Amanda Wheelock