NY-NJ Trail Conference AmeriCorps Trail Crew Leaders and Members


January 7, 2014


Position: Trail Conference AmeriCorps Trail Crew Leaders and Members

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

-  Working as a team building high quality trails
-  Instructing groups of volunteers in a safe manner
-  Filling out weekly timesheets, project accomplishments, and volunteer paperwork
-  Documenting project accomplishments and creating final reports
-  Volunteer management and recruitment

Benefits

-  Build long lasting trails in beautiful locations
-  Classroom and hands on training and experience: Griphoist rigging, dragging, and highlines,
rock drilling, splitting, shaping, dry masonry and trail structures, trail tread and drainage,
trail design and layout
-  Training in Wilderness First Aid/CPR/AED and Leave No Trace Principles
-  Training and experience in volunteer recruitment and retention techniques
-  Lakeside housing provided (rustic)
-  Valuable professional and networking opportunities
-  Making a difference serving the local community and visitors from across the nation
-  Pre-tax living allowance not to exceed $12,800 for 900 hour positions or $4,260 for 300
hour positions
-  Upon successful completion of the program, an education award of $2,775 for 900 hour
positions or $1,175for 300 hour positions
-  Opportunity for qualified student loan deferment

 

Skills and Attributes Required

-  Trail work and leadership experience preferred
-  Eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award and ability to follow all AmeriCorps policies and
procedures (visit www.americorps.gov for more details)
-  Must be at least 18 years of age, no upper age limit
-  Must have a personal vehicle and valid driver license
-  Durable sense of humor, enthusiasm, and ability to work hard
-  Ability to maintain a safe and enjoyable work environment under challenging conditions
-  Ability to motivate, teach, and work with people of all ages and backgrounds
-  Ability to lift and carry heavy loads up to 50 pounds and hike 5 miles on uneven terrain
-  Ability and willingness to work in all weather conditions

 

Schedule
900 hour positions are full time May 1 through October 15, 2014 with a five day work week not to exceed 40 hours consisting of 4 days per week in the field and one day in the office. Training will be May 1 through May 19.
300 hour positions are over an 8-11 week period. Work schedule is flexible, but must be performed May 1 through October 15.

 

To Apply

Please submit the following items via email attachments (start all attachment filenames with your last name) to jobs@nynjtc.org - Subject line: Trails AmeriCorps; “Your Last Name”
-  Resume
-  Cover letter addressing why you are interested in this position and why we should be interested in you
-  Contact information for three references
Applications accepted until the positions are filled with preference given to those received by February 17, 2014.

 

About Us 
The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is a federation of member clubs and individuals dedicated to providing recreational hiking opportunities in the region and representing the interests and concerns of the hiking community. The Conference is a volunteer-directed public service organization committed to:
-  Developing, building, and maintaining hiking trails;
-  Protecting hiking trail lands through support and advocacy;
- Educating the public in the responsible use of trails and the natural environment.
Learn more at www.nynjtc.org

Print Friendly
Print Friendly and PDF

 

 

 

Facebook Twitter

Stay up to date on legislative issues for trails, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

business directory

 

trail database

Need trail skills and education? Do you provide training? Join the National Trails Training Partnership!

The NTTP Online Calendar connects you with courses, conferences, and trail-related training

arrowEnjoy and share the new online, digital version of the American Trails Magazine!

arrowHelp us provide you more useful resources to keep you on the cutting-edge -- please join today!

arrowWe are advocating for your interests! Visit the Supporting Trails page to view the latest in legislative news, current issues, and opportunities, and to learn how to access funding.

arrow Sign up for American Trails Action Alerts and Trail Tracks e-Newsletters.

 

PDF  Some of our documents are in PDF format and require free Adobe Acrobat Reader software.
  Download Acrobat Reader

section 508 logo American Trails and NTTP support accessibility with Section 508: read more.