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
– 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.
– 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.
– 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: https://www.cmc.org/About/Jobs.aspx#Trail%20Stewardship%20Leader
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