Field Instructor


Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers


Basalt, CO


Position Title: Field InstructorPosition Type: 4 month seasonal positionLocation: Basalt, Colorado - RFOV office and surrounding field locationsCompensation: Hourly $17-$20/hour commensurate with experience. Benefits include mileage reimbursement, gear and professional development stipends. Specific Responsibilities Program management and operations: Assist with operations and implementation of all stewardship programs and projects: Support RFOV equipment and tool management: ensure tools, project equipment and supplies are clean and in good working order and regularly inventoried.  Assist with on-the-ground project logistics: coordinating travel, tool preparation, lining out project work sections, project implementation and wrap-up. Ensure project safety and practice effective risk management strategies. Continually enhance expertise in trail and restoration techniques, crew management, and leadership.   Assist with project reporting Accurately measure project metrics and use internal databases to record metrics. Assist in reporting systems on progress and accomplishments of all projects and ensure consistency and clear communication internally among RFOV staff. Assist in keeping all project notes and details as well as partnership information. Volunteer Coordination and Management  Support RFOV’s volunteer programs to increase recruitment, retention, and pathways for involvement.   Serve as a crew leader, overseeing 8-10 volunteers, on youth and adult volunteer projects and youth education programs. Work to create a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment for volunteers. Ensure all RFOV volunteer programs foster a positive, educational, engaging, and motivating experience for volunteers. Assist in determining volunteer accolades and awards each season.   Desired Qualifications Leadership Demonstrated capacity for managing and leading people. An excellent team builder who has experience in bringing a group of diverse individuals together for a common cause. Outdoor leadership, outdoor education, or environmental education experience. Experience working with youth outdoors or in other educational settings. A strong passion for and previous experience leading a diverse range of volunteers. Self-directed, highly motivated, reliable, with a result and solution oriented perspective, organized with an attention to detail, flexible with strong time-management skills. Excellent communication, motivational, and interpersonal skills applicable to a group outdoor setting. Strong belief in RFOV’s mission. Management Excellent organizational, planning, and logistical skills. Ability to proactively solve problems, work independently, and be creative and resourceful. Professional verbal communication skills including a professional appearance and positive demeanor. Computer skills and data management experience (specifically Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, and Google Drive). Spanish language ability is highly desirable. Stewardship Basic trail work and restoration skills, including trail building, trail maintenance, planting, seeding, and vegetation management. Introductory ecological and natural resource knowledge and ability to teach others about these topics. Ability to conduct stewardship work while following Leave No Trace principles. Willingness to learn about ecosystems and natural resources of the Roaring Fork Valley through self-driven research and education from RFOV staff, partners, and volunteers.   All Applicants Must Have: Professional experience working with groups of youth and/or adults. The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion. The work projects may require hiking up to 10 miles per day at altitude, using heavy hand tools, extensive heavy stonework, and working and contributing as part of a team. Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Ability to work in potentially adverse weather conditions with a positive attitude. Current valid driver’s license and good driving record. First Aid (ideally Wilderness First Aid) certification or the ability to complete certification upon hire. Ability to pass a criminal background check. ​ Work Schedule The weekly work schedule will be variable with regular weekends and occasional evenings and overnights required and is based on a 40 hour work week.