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Continental Divide Trail Coalition

  • 710 10th Street, Golden, CO
  • continentaldividetrail.org

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Field Instrucot

The Continental Divide Trail Coalition has a dynamic, diverse mission-driven team that puts people first, not numbers. We are a small nonprofit based in Golden, CO, with staff located along the Continental Divide Trail, including New Mexico, Colorado, and Montana. With a small team, we stay nimble, creative, and share ideas.


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$16 - $16 / hour

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Job Overview

Join the Continental Divide Trail Coalition as one of our two seasonal Field Instructors and you’ll lead on-the-ground volunteer trail work projects to help ensure the CDT remains a vibrant, thriving trail! Apply at link below, but don’t wait! These positions are open until filled.

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These requirements are guidelines, not hard and fast rules. If you have 75% of the requirements skills listed we encourage you to apply. Your “experience” refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work, which helps build the competencies, knowledge, and skills that translate directly to this position. Applying gives you the opportunity to be considered. The positions are open until filled.

Interested individuals should send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject line “CDTC Field Instructor Application.” Positions are open until filled.

Special Benefits


$16/hr with non-taxable cell phone stipend ($25/mo) and the option for company-sponsored health insurance for the duration of the 26-wk term. If the candidate would prefer, they can opt for a $200 health insurance stipend instead of the company-sponsored plan.

Minimum Requirements


  • At least two field seasons of professional trail work experience in a supervisor role implementing trail maintenance and construction projects
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Proficiency in traveling (hiking, backpacking, and navigating) and living in frontcountry and backcountry environments
  • Ability to participate in vigorous physical activity for extended periods at altitude and lift 40lbs
  • Must hold a current wilderness medical certification (CPR, WFA, WFR, or WEMT)
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.
  • Environmental education experience or experience teaching or training volunteers or staff on conservation topics
  • Ability to present your ideas clearly and effectively through oral and written communication
  • Organized, motivated team player who demonstrates the ability to take the initiative, ask questions, accept feedback graciously, integrate it, set goals, and achieve them.
  • A demonstrated understanding of the importance of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the outdoor space and the ability to effectively work on diverse teams or with a diverse range of people.

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