Apply to be our Trails Coordinator

Join team PPLT as the Trails Coordinator and lead our trail program with project development, trail work volunteer management, and agency coordination.

POSITION TITLE:  Trails Coordinator
BRIEF DESCRIPTION:  Full-time individual to facilitate PPLT’s trails and park program.
REPORTS TO: Project Manager                          
STATUS: 40 hours/week
SCOPE OF WORK: The Trails Coordinator is responsible for leading PPLT’s trail program. Coordinating and planning project development, volunteer outreach and management, and agency coordination. The job entails building partnerships with landowners and land management agencies as well as oversight of PPLT volunteer trail work program and management and maintenance of recreational facilities at Tenmile Creek Park. 


Trail Program
·   Participate in trails relevant PPLT committees
·   Manage PPLT trail mapping needs
·   Work with PPLT communications staff to advance and share information with the public
·   Hire and manage seasonal trail staff
·   Prepare and manage Trails Program work plan and budget
·   Execute on trail agreements in the South Hills
·   Be PPLT’s face of the trails program out in our community

Trail Planning
·   Coordinate with agency partners in future planning
·   Manage and identify trail equipment inventory and needs
·   In conjunction with the Project Manager serve as PPLT’s liaison to the public and agency partners 

Volunteer Trail Work Coordination
·   Contract with Montana Conservation Corps and other groups for work crews as needed
·   Coordinate at least 10 trail projects for community trail events each year
·   Improve volunteer tracking system 

PPLT Staff Expectations
·   Attend Weekly Staff Meetings and board meetings as needed
·   Understand and implement the Land Trust Alliance’s Standards and Practices and PPLT’s Land Trust Accreditation requirements as related to the trails and park program. 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Travel to meetings; some with overnight stays. Evening and weekend work times will be necessary for meetings and trail work events.  Willingness to seek out and pursue additional projects in support of regional trail development or management. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum requirements for the position include 3 years demonstrated experience with a land trust or in conservation related field. Knowledge of and ability to communicate information regarding trail design and construction techniques. Excellent written and verbal skills; good interpersonal skills and desire to work with people from a variety of social, economic and political backgrounds; ability to work with word processing software programs. Natural resource degree helpful. Familiarity with the culture, heritage and geography of PPLT’s service area a plus. Documented experience of commitment and passion for land conservation and/or recreation preferred. The ability to work under tremendous pressure and tight deadlines with a sense of humor and adventure is advantageous. Experience with ArcMap, GPS units, and other useful software a plus. Prior leadership experience preferred. Past experience working with local, state, and federal agencies as well as with grant writing and grant management a plus. 

Salary and Benefits: Salary/compensation DOE. 

BASIC CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT form the fundamental performance requirements for continued employment. All employees are ambassadors of the organization and are expected to support and fulfill the mission of the organization. All employees, regardless of job title, must demonstrate the following minimum requirements for continued employment. In addition, it is the employee’s responsibility to read, understand and comply with all policies and procedures. 

1) Client/Partner Relationships: Be able to identify key client and partner groups and assess service needs. Strive toward meeting their needs in a caring, efficient and cost effective manner.

2) Quality: Comply with established requirements for job performance methods, procedures and standards.

3) Professional Conduct: Comply with established employment polices and practices. Maintain confidentiality of client, member/contributor and employee information. Accept direction and provide direction in a cooperative and positive manner.

4) Personal Conduct: Engage in personal conduct that is honest, respectful, courteous, and dignified as well as legal, ethical, dependable and reliable. Demonstrate appropriate dress and personal hygiene.

5) Competency: Develop and maintain skills, knowledge and abilities required for adequate performance of assigned job duties. Participate in continuing professional education.




Please email cover letter, resume, and 2 references in pdf format to [email protected] by February 28th, 4 pm MST. Position will remain open until filled.

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