Trail Stewardship Leader


Colorado Mountain Club




Job Description and Details: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.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 ColoradoProject 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.