COSA Immediate Openings for Trail Stewardship Leaders with Colorado Mounta in Club

Hello COSA Community! Colorado Mountain Club is accepting applications for Trail Stewardship Leaders. Applicants should have a strong desire to actively engage in a field-based, conservation program that will train, challenge and support participants’ growth and development in their pursuit of meaningful careers in the conservation field.

Job Description and Details:

CMC Trail Stewardship Leaders work in small teams to provide support for public land management agencies, non-profits and volunteers on a wide variety of trail and conservation projects throughout Colorado. Program participants will engage in an extensive training period that focuses on enhancing technical trail and project skills, field-based knowledge as well as conservation leadership strategies.

– Pay: $580-680/week (DOE).

– Program Duration: *Seasonal*, mid-May through late-October 2021.

– Project Staging Area: South Central Colorado

– Project Locations: Field-based, throughout Colorado.

– Hours: 40+/week (Field-based)

– Work environment: Extensive outdoor, field-based work with exposure to remote work and camp locations, inclement weather and extensive physical work duties.

– Status: Position(s) will remain open until filled

Position Duties:

– Efficiently complete trail and conservation projects in a variety of environmental conditions, including adverse weather and terrain.

– Coordinate logistics with CMC staff and land management agency personnel.

Recruit and oversee volunteers on conservation-oriented projects and events.

– Positively interact with all user groups of public lands throughout Colorado.

– Effectively communicate to CMC staff, project partners and volunteers in a timely manner.

– Complete paperwork assigned by CMC staff and agency personnel.

– Assist in management of crew budget and expenses.

– Support and participate in CMC activities and tasks.

– Utilize and engage in CMC risk management strategies.

– Transport crew and gear safely in vehicles.

– Position duties are subject to be altered based on changing program and project priorities.

Required Qualifications:

– Physically fit and able to work long days in adverse conditions.

– Demonstrated experience with conservation work such as trail work, restoration work, etc.

– Excellent organization skills.

– Ability to work both independently and as a team member.

– Capacity to professionally communicate in complex situations.

– Ability to adapt and adjust to changing work conditions and/or priorities.

– Good driving record and must hold a valid driver’s license.

– Frequently required to walk, sit, talk and listen.

– Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds.

– Must be able to speak, understand, read and write English.

– Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Preferred Qualifications:

– Leadership experience in the conservation field.

– Experience teaching, facilitating and team-building with diverse groups of people.

– Participation in outdoor activities, work, lifestyle and/or pursuits.

– Knowledge of land management agencies operations and expectations.

– Bachelor’s degree and/or college coursework with a focus on natural resources.

– Extensive trail construction, trail maintenance, and/or trail design experience.

– Crosscut and/or chainsaw certification.

**To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to connormaher[at]cmc[dot]org.

See full job description:

Kendall Chastain
Conservation Coordinator
(303) 996-2764
710 10th Street, Suite 200
Golden, CO 80401
A Passion for the Mountains