Director of Trail Development

The North Country Trail Association is seeking an experienced volunteer manager, community capacity builder and people motivator to become Director of Trail Development.  He/she will be an integral member of the NCTA management team, supervising three professional regional trail coordinators (RTC’s) as well as providing oversight for volunteer and chapter operations throughout the seven-state North Country National Scenic Trail (NCNST) region. Applying a force multiplier approach and coordinating with the National Park Service, state and local governmental agencies and other partners, the Director of Trail Development works through RTC’s as well as directly with NCTA chapter and partner leadership in growing chapters, chapter capacity and volunteer effectiveness in building the North Country National Scenic Trail and telling its story. Key success indicators will include growth in NCTA membership, the number and size of chapters, the amount and quality of volunteer trail maintenance and construction, positive member perceptions/satisfaction and the number of effective partner relationships. The Director of Trail Development works closely with National Park Service staff administering the trail. Additional responsibilities may include advocacy, easement acquisitions, land protection, grants development, landowner relations and communications/outreach. This position 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 September 10 to:

HR Department, North Country Trail Association, 229 East Main St., Lowell, MI  49331; hr@northcountrytrail.org. Electronic applications preferred.

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