Trail Crew Project Leader

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Continental Divide Trail Coalition
Year Round
Job Overview

Continental Divide Trail Coalition

Job Description

CDT PROJECT LEADER(Seasonal Position with possibility of permanency)


60% Field Work

40% Office Work

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under direction of Field Program Manager

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Will supervise volunteer crew chefs and volunteers.


Coordinates, implements, and evaluates CDTC’s volunteer projects

  • Attends and oversees all field projects

  • Provides technical leadership and expertise to volunteer trail crews

  • Ensures tools and gear are maintained properly before and after projects

  • Maintains volunteer database; tracking and reporting volunteer accomplishments.

  • Processes volunteer registrations and distributes pre-project and post-project  information to volunteers

  • Assures all work meets National Trail System standards

Develops and implements the CDT Adopter Program

  • Maintains database of existing  CDT Adopters

  • Collects CDT Adopter reports and tracks accomplishments

  • Recruits future individual CDT Adopters and groups

  • Assists in development of CDT Adopter Program

Increase CDTC effectiveness and presence trailwide

  • Provides public information and directs resources for trail users and maintainers

  • Maintains website updates for volunteer content

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:  This full-time, seasonal position (July – October) requires leadership experience in constructing and managing non-motorized trails through collaborative partnerships, proven success in program coordination and a background in volunteer management. Requires a minimum of two years of experience in sustainable trail construction techniques and crew leadership/volunteer management.   

Requires the willingness and ability to travel on the CDNST in remote locations. Requires the ability to perform physical trail work and supervise and lead others in trail maintenance activities. Trail design, maintenance and construction skills required as well as proven experience working with volunteers. Previous experience recruiting, training and managing trail crews also necessary. WFR/WFA and advanced skills preferred.

Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google Drive. Must possess strong leadership skills and excellent time management skills. Experience with ArcGIS and Adobe programs a plus. Must be self-directed, organized, detail oriented and flexible and be able to handle multiple projects and manage logistical challenges in a fast paced environment. Must possess good interpersonal skills, be team oriented and enjoy working both autonomously and with others.  

The ability to maintain a flexible schedule is necessary. This position requires frequent travel

(including weekends) that may last from one to 3 weeks  in duration.

Work is performed both indoors in a busy, collaborative office space where noise and interruptions prevail, and outdoors where environmental elements prevail. Must be able to frequently sit and walk for long periods and distances, stand, climb, bend, kneel, sit, stoop, reach and lift, push or pull. Manual dexterity is required. The ability to talk and hear via the telephone and through face-to-face communication is needed. Vision requirements include near and far acuity. Upper body strength is required to lift/move up to 50 pounds unassisted and 100 pounds assisted.  The employee is frequently required to operate a personal vehicle as well as CDTC rental vehicles, therefore current driver’s license, auto insurance and clean driving record are required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. CDTC is an equal opportunity employer. All individuals are encouraged to apply.

Individual will work out of CDTC headquarters in Golden, CO, from a home and from remote or field based locations along the CDT. Significant travel is required.  

EDUCATION: Degree in Natural Resources/Recreation Management or equivalent work experience

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 2 years project coordination experience

RATE OF PAY: 14.50/hour, salaried

          Cell phone reimbursement

          Workers Compensation Insurance

          Paid Travel (at .55/mile)

          Food Paid During Field Operations

          Access to CDTC Gear

EMPLOYMENT TIMELINE: July 2018 to end of October 2018 with possibility of permanency

                                             Minimum of 40 hours per week (including evenings and weekends)   

TO APPLY: Please email a Cover Letter and Resume to Morgan Anderson at [email protected] with Subject: CDT Project Leader Application