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North Country Trails Volunteer Projects Coordinator

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Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
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Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 29/12/2011
Company Name Appalachian Mountain Club
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Directory Entry : The Appalachian Mountain Club promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Appalachian region.
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IMPORTANT:  This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.  Other applicants need not apply.

 

Title: North Country Trails Volunteer Projects Coordinator

Location: AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center / AMC Camp Dodge Volunteer Center, Gorham, NH

Supervision: AMC North Country Trails Volunteer Programs Supervisor

Job Dates: April 23 - October 19, 2012

Hiring Timeline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through the fall. Interviews are held in December and January. Final notice is sent out by the middle or end of February at the latest.  

Summary Description:

The Projects Coordinator (PC) for North Country Teen Trail Crews, Adult Trails Volunteer Vacations and Custom Crew Programming is a six-month, senior seasonal position, April 23–October 19, 2012, with the AMC’s White Mountain Trails Department. The Project Coordinator is responsible for identifying, generating, and assigning work projects for North Country (Maine and New Hampshire) Teen Trail Crews, Volunteer Vacations and Custom Crew Programming. This position works closely with the Camp Dodge Teen Trail Crew and Adult Trail Crew Leaders, and acts as the field coordinator to assist the Crew Leaders and backcountry trail crew programs. The person must be willing to work weekends and have a flexible work schedule. In addition, the PC will lead the AMC’s  service trip/s and Acadia National Park volunteer programs during the month of September. The PC reports to the North Country Trails Volunteer Programs Supervisor (NCTVPS). If needed, housing can be provided at Camp Dodge Volunteer Center.

Duties and Responsibilities

North Country Teen Trail Crews and Adult Volunteer Vacations

  • Co-instruct training Camp Dodge Trail Crew Leaders during the early season
  • Co-instruct Trails Volunteer Leadership Trainings, including assisting with recruitment, planning, and instruction of the annual trainings for adult Volunteer Leaders
  • Conduct weekly scheduling and field oversight of Camp Dodge Leaders and Trails Volunteer Leaders
  • Weekly field visits and occasional overnight observations of North Country Teen Trail Crews and Volunteer Vacations
  • Performs logistical support for Staff, Volunteer Leaders, and participants in the backcountry
  • Lead fall Acadia volunteer programs
  • Assist in opening and closing buildings and utility systems for the season at AMC Camp Dodge
  • Act as facility host/hostess, orienting volunteers, Trail Adopters, and special volunteer groups as needed
  • Generate comprehensive season reports on volunteer hours, work completed, and participant demographics for marketing
  • Primary person responsible management of tools, field gear, and safety equipment for Volunteer Vacations – including purchasing and inventory
  • Assist NCTVPS with the development of program policies, hiring seasonal staff, and employee scheduling
  • Perform regular on-call and morning radio call responsibilities with backcountry Staff

Custom Crew Programming

  • Generate, assign, and develop project plans and logistics for Custom Crew Programming
  • Lead or assign leaders to Custom Crew programming across AMC’s region as needed
  • Work with Camp Dodge staff  and trails Volunteer Leaders to ensure safe, efficient, and quality project completion

General Responsibilities

  • Communicate regularly with staff and guests to obtain feedback and suggestions
  • Communicate whenever possible the Trails Department’s mission and goals
  • Instruct Adopter Skills Session as needed
  • Attend and participate in club-wide Trails Committee and White Mountain Trails Programs Committee Meetings
  • Maintain Adopter tool caches throughout the region
  • Assist in the planning of Trail Crew projects with the White Mountain Trails Supervisor
  • Prepare and present trails related programs to a wide range of audiences
  • Lead Leave No Trace programming through the AMC Trails Department as needed
  • Enforce established policies and guidelines to ensure the safe and responsible use of Trails Department vehicles, equipment, and facilities

Qualifications

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to successfully communicate with other AMC departments and agency staff
  • Proven ability to interact positively with the public
  • Experience with facility, equipment, and tool maintenance
  • Extensive backcountry hiking and camping experience
  • Knowledge of AMC and the White Mountains, desirable
  • Ability to critically evaluate trails for required work
  • Extensive trail work experience
  • Commitment to resource protection
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in the use of computers with associated word processing, desktop publishing, and database programs
  • Ability to work with diverse people under varying conditions
  • Ability to safely work, travel, and live in the backcountry for extended periods
  • Experience working with or supervising volunteers
  • Bachelor’s degree in related fields or several years of relevant experience preferred
  • Wilderness 1st Responder or Wilderness EMT certification desirable
  • Must be at least 21 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license, required
    (and driving record check will be performed).
  • The Appalachian Mountain Club has zero tolerance for child abuse or placing children in danger. The AMC requires all employees who work in a program or facility which serves children, disabled persons, or the elderly to have a criminal record check performed on their name.

This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required by their supervisor.

 

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