Trails 2000

Based in Durango, Colorado, Trails 2000 is a 501c3 organization that builds and maintains trails; educates trail users and encourages connectivity on road, path and trail.
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Application Closed: Trail Operations Manager

January 30, 2019

Are you interested in a unique opportunity to join a leading nonprofit organization in the outdoor industry? Do you want to live in a mountain town community, while making a significant positive impact on the lives of residents and visitors? Are you passionate about the outdoors and wish to combine your passion for trails and recreation with a career in the outdoor industry?

Trails 2000 seeks a full time, seasonal Trail Operations Manager interested in the planning, building, and maintenance of area trails; managing volunteers; laying out and mapping trails; and balancing cerebral office work with physical trailwork.

The ideal candidate must be a hard worker with a love for the outdoors and creating great trail experiences for all types of trail users; know how to work with varying leadership styles, community members and youth; have excellent written and verbal skills; and aptitude for using mapping software or Google Maps.

A typical work week includes a Monday morning meeting with the Executive Director to evaluate a work plan that you’ve prepared and updated, followed by Tuesdays through Thursdays in the field laying out trails, doing recon on maintenance projects, and coordinating and leading volunteer crews during weekly trailwork projects (Tuesday and/or Wednesday evenings and some weekends). Weekly duties also consist of meeting with and presenting to land managers (both in the field and in office meetings), creating maps for presentation or review, and maintaining tools and trucks. Head outside and enjoy the fruits of your labor during most three-day weekends; work includes 1-2 weekends a month and typical field months run from late March to late October.

The position provides a fun and organized office space, work computer, and the opportunity to build on a three-decade history of organizational success while infusing your creativity and expertise into the organization.

Salary based on experience.

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Applications are now closed – thank you for your interest in Trails 2000.

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