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Director of Trail Operations

The North Country Trail Association is seeking an experienced volunteer manager and people motivator to become Director of Trail Operations. He/she will be an integral member of the NCTA management team, supervising three professional regional trail coordinators (RTCs) as well as volunteers and chapter operations throughout the seven-state North Country National Scenic Trail (NCNST) region. Applying a force-multiplier approach, the Director of Trail Operations works through RTCs as well as directly with NCTA chapter leadership in growing chapters, chapter capacity and volunteer effectiveness in building the trail and telling its story. Key success indicators will include membership and chapter growth and the amount and quality of volunteer trail maintenance and construction. The Director of Trail Operations works closely with National Park Service staff administering the trail. Additional responsibilities may include advocacy, land protection, grants development, landowner relations and outreach. This position is based at the Lowell, Mich., headquarters of the Association and requires extensive travel. A competitive salary with benefits options is available. A resume, list of references and cover letter addressing qualifications should be submitted by July 20 to: HR Department, North Country Trail Association, 229 E. Main St., Lowell, MI 49331; hr@northcountrytrail.org. Electronic applications are preferred.

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