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North Country Trail Association
Position title :Regional Trail Coordinator
Deadline to apply :Applications accepted on rolling basis
State / Territory :New York,Ohio,Pennsylvania,Vermont
Project/Program Focus :Habitat Restoration,Historic Preservation,Trails,Volunteer Engagement
Attachments/Supplemental Materials :RTC Position Description_2020
Position Description :
The Regional Trail Coordinator (RTC) position is responsible for furthering the development of the North Country National Scenic Trail within a given region. The RTC work plan involves coordinating with NCTA chapters, affiliates and partners, the National Park Service and the local land managers regarding the planning, construction, maintenance, promotion and protection of the NCNST. The RTC is the liaison between the NCTA and these partners and the public face and voice that represents the Association in the region.
Job Duties :
The RTC takes on many direct tasks to accomplish their goals as well as contributes to a comprehensive effort to grow chapter capacity and volunteer effectiveness in building, maintaining and protecting the trail.
Some major responsibilities of a Regional Trail Coordinator are listed below but the responsibilities can vary greatly depending on the issues of the region, the needs of the chapters and partners as well as the strengths of the individual RTC. As a member of NCTA’s Trail Management Team, the Regional Trail Coordinator will have additional responsibilities that may include advocacy, grants development and management, partnership development, and marketing and communications.
- Completion of a four-year B.S. or B.A. degree in a natural resources related field such as forestry, outdoor recreation planning, wildlife biology, or other similar fields.
- At least five years of professional experience in trail construction techniques, organizing volunteers, and working with government agencies.
- Comprehensive knowledge of land and resource management principles, practices, and concepts sufficient to perform the full range of duties required.
- Knowledge of NPS, USDA Forest Service, and other administering agency guidelines for land and resources, outdoor recreation, and trail planning and management.
- Knowledge of impacts to natural and cultural resource associated with various land uses, and the ability to evaluate and recommend mitigation procedures to effectively protect the resources of the trail.
- Knowledge of GPS data collection, sufficient to train others.
- Familiarity with ESRI’s ArcGIS software.
Additional Benefits :
The employee is under the general supervision of the Director of Trail Development of the North Country Trail Association, and may expect to receive assignments and general direction through this supervision. However, on a day-to- day basis, the employee will be responsible for determining, scheduling, and prioritizing their own work as well as reporting back to their Supervisor regularly.
The work is an equal mix of indoor and outdoor activities, with fieldwork being performed in a wide variety of settings. Work will also involve related outdoor activities such as hiking, camping and backpacking. Travel will require the use of a personal vehicle. This position involves regular travel in the region and will include weekend and evening hours.
Contact Information :
Send resume and cover letter to:
Director of Trail Development
Electronic submission preferred.
Please indicate whether you are applying for the OH/PA position, NY/VT position, or would like to be considered for both locations.