Overview: The Trail Care Crew (TCC) is a full-time, two-year salaried exempt two-person position (usually spouses or long-term significant others) responsible for implementing the Trail Care Crew program across the country. Work includes leading trail building workshops, giving educational presentations, assisting advocacy groups and land managers, and performing various administrative tasks. The TCC works with the VP of Finance, Administration and Programs; the Field Programs Specialist; Regional Directors; other IMBA staff and the general public to help further IMBA’s overall mission. Their day-to-day work is organized by the Field Programs Specialist, while the Director of Field Programs is their supervisor, handling their performance review, any necessary disciplinary action and final program-level decisions.
The TCC should have a high level of adaptability and confidence, since they will acquire a unique skill set of technical and specialized information. They will have a depth of knowledge of trail construction, which includes an understanding of soils, water behavior, sustainable building technique, trail planning skills, etc. In addition they will gain a breadth of knowledge relating to nonprofit organization operations, volunteer management, land management agency interaction, fundraising techniques and outdoor industry economics. They should possess a desire to always represent IMBA in a positive manner. The position assumes a weekend-based schedule and continuous travel.
Skills, Qualifications, and Abilities:
- Extensive experience in mountain biking and cycling, ability to ride at a high level.
- Strongly self-motivated to perform field-based, totally independent, unsupervised work. This involves managing groups of 20-50 volunteers per trail project; making decisions about volunteer safety and performance; managing the TCC expense budget; and all on-the-ground logistics.
- Ability to work effectively together as a couple/team.
- Skilled in public speaking, especially with large groups.
- Experience working with volunteer organizations.
- Basic knowledge of trail design, construction and maintenance practices and techniques.
- If possible, experience working with land management agencies and other government entities.
- Skilled in a variety of office-based software systems (e.g., MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
- Strong communication (written, verbal and visual) skills.
- Personable and able to work with a wide variety of people.
- High degree of flexibility and adaptability.
- Prepare and deliver the IMBA Trail Building School, which includes a classroom session followed by fieldwork. Flag and prep the work site prior to the workday with an eye to both sustainable execution and the safety of the volunteers.
- Deliver the remainder of the TCC curriculum, which includes three other presentation-style sessions (Land Manager Training, Club Care and Better Living Through Trails).
- Document that work through visit reports to staff, photography, blogs, newsletter articles and stat sheets.
- Demonstrate flexibility in dealing with different types of people as well as the ability to manage conflict between groups or individuals.
- Work with the Field Programs Coordinator to optimize visits, keep the curriculum up to date, and suggest areas of improvement.
- Manage expenses while on the road within the provided guidelines.
Train incoming crew as the two-year contract draws to a close.
Market the TCC program through social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Flickr.
Potentially attend and present at conferences.
Contribute to the production of articles, blogs, and other promotional/educational materials.
Perform administrative tasks that include expense reports, product inventory and email management.
Manage information and data storage/sharing.
Evaluate Trail Care Crew program and provide feedback as requested.
Coordinate with Trail Solutions as well as other field staff regarding trail development that may follow TCC visits.
Coordinated by: Marty Caivano, Field Programs Specialist
Supervisor: Dan Brillon, Vice President of Finance, Administration and Programs
Benefits: (Subject to change) Health, Dental, SIMPLE IRA, Life Insurance and Long Term Disability
Salary: Set by contract
Full Time: Salaried exempt, temporary position.
Location: Headquartered in Boulder, CO. Work takes place all over the U.S.
Applying: Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume in the same file to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline is February 15, 2016.
For more information on IMBA and the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew Program, visit imba.com/tcc
IMBA is an equal opportunity employer.