Field Coordinator, Trails Program
July 10, 2018
Time Commitment: This is a 30-hour/wk position (with benefits) with a negotiable weekly schedule.
The Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) is a member-based, nonprofit conservation organization established in Connecticut in 1895. CFPA’s mission is to protect forests, parks, walking trails, and open spaces for future generations by connecting people to the land.
This position will coordinate maintenance and construction efforts on the 825-mile Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail System including work with our summer trail crew, volunteer work groups, AmeriCorps and SCA crews. This is a great opportunity for someone with a good technical background, great interpersonal skills and an interest in working year-round for a distinguished conservation & trails organization.
The Field Coordinator is responsible for implementing initiatives of the CFPA’s Trails Program. This is a 30-hour/wk position (with benefits) with a negotiable weekly schedule.
The Field Coordinator will primarily provide technical and field support to CFPA’s efforts to manage and maintain the 825-mile Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail System. He/she will work closely with the CFPA Trails Stewardship Director, staff, Trails Committee, volunteer Trail Managers, and trail volunteers to facilitate the management and maintenance of the Blue-Blazed Hiking Trails. We anticipate that the person working in this role will have a passion for building and stewarding sustainable trails and will significantly enhance CFPA’s capacity to do so.
The applicant will have a Bachelor's degree in natural resources, recreation, or a related field and a minimum of 3 years experience in trail construction, trail maintenance, trail design, and demonstrated leadership in developing and maintaining hiking trails. Physical field work and travel to hiking trails throughout the State is required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
CFPA offers a collegial work environment, flexible schedule, and a great benefits package. Benefits are offered for our regular full-time employees and include a comprehensive health plan, paid vacation/ holidays, and retirement plan. Salary is $32,000- $38,000 depending on experience.
Please submit resume and cover letter via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line reading “Field Coordinator Position”. Position is open until filled. No phone inquiries, please.