Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado

Seasonal Projects Coordinator

Posted: January 07, 2019
Location: Denver
Time Commitment: April 1st, 2019 to September 27th, 2019


This Seasonal Projects Coordinator is a full-time, term limited, non-exempt position that reports to VOC’s Projects & Operations Manager. This position works within the VOC program team and closely with two other project staff positions to provide professional project management, logistical support and volunteer leadership coordination on VOC volunteer projects administratively and in the field.

Job Responsibilites

Project and Volunteer Coordination

Undertake assigned volunteer stewardship projects requiring:

  • Facilitating project planning and related communications with land managers and other partner organizations
  • Coordinating project planning efforts involving volunteer-leader project teams
  • Providing on-site staff leadership
  • Facilitating pre-and-post project volunteer communications for assigned projects
  • Managing project-related logistical requirements

Undertake with VOC’s program team recruitment of volunteer leaders, and related outreach to prospective volunteers and groups

Acquire and maintain accurate project data and volunteer records

Acquire in-kind donations for projects; ensure accurate donation documentation

Assist with project development and partner relationships for future projects

Assist with coordination of volunteer skills trainings and provide logistical/staff representation as needed at other events


Other Duties

Provide on-going assistance to the Projects and Operations Manager in the areas of:

Maintenance of VOC’s Operations Center to ensure tool and food resourcesManagement of VOC’s vehicle fleet

Work collaboratively with development team to promote membership and other fundraising efforts

Provide administrative support (e.g. data entry, report preparation, and mailings) for various assigned committees, project teams, and projects

Perform related duties as required to support and strengthen the mission and purpose of VOC

Attendance at evening meetings and assigned project weekends and site visits across Colorado are required

Required Qualifications

The following competencies are expected from all team members at VOC:

  • Communication: effective and timely communication, both orally and written
  • Teamwork: works well with others, contributes to a positive team environment
  • Service: provides exceptional service to customers, partners, volunteers, and donors
  • Leadership: demonstrates leadership and decision-making abilities in the organization
  • Initiative: assesses and initiates things independently and to help improve the organization
  • Accountability: reliable and inspires trust in others

Education and Previous Experience:

  • Requires previous outdoor leadership experience
  • Requires valid wilderness first aid, including CPR certification, or ability to complete certifications before
    the employee’s first managed project
  • Prefers experience recruiting, coordinating and managing volunteers, youth corps or staff positions and/
    or working with the public in a nonprofit and/or government environment
  • Prefers previous volunteer or staff experience with trail work, ecological restoration or other outdoor
    stewardship projects
  • Prefers educational or professional background in any of the following or related fields: natural resources
    management, parks management, environmental science or studies, nonprofit or volunteer management

Required Skills, Qualities and Abilities:

  • Willingness and ability to work weekends and evenings based on project and meeting requirements.
  • Willingness and ability to travel extensively in Colorado and work in a variety of outdoor environments and weather conditions
  • Excellent people skills, customer service orientation and public speaking skills
  • Outstanding time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to self-initiate and self-direct workflow
  • Team player with initiative, determination, flexibility and a sense of humor
  • Computer literate including email and word processing, data entry, and internet use
  • Valid driver’s license and excellent motor vehicle record required
  • Criminal background check required for this position

VOC Seasonal Projects Coordinators must own the following equipment for use on projects:

  • Sturdy hiking boots or work boots
  • Rain gear and warm outdoor layers
  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag/sleeping pad

Physical Requirements

  • Comfort camping and working in front and backcountry settings, inclement weather and high altitude
  • Comfort working with basic hand and power tools in support of trail or restoration work
  • Strong hiking ability with capacity to travel long distances with tools and full pack at high altitude and over un-even terrain
  • Ability to lift 75 lbs

Job duties also include a general office environment, spent sitting and operating a computer and other office machinery. Must be able to read, write, and communicate fluently in English. Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to drive vehicles around the state.

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

Salary and Benefits

This is a non-exempt position. Employee will earn overtime pay when they work over 40 hours in a week, or 12 hours in a day. Benefits: Workers Compensation, a one-time, branded attire stipend, partial cell phone reimbursement, 8 hours of paid health leave, and organization recognized paid holidays during term of employment. VOC also has free parking and a corporate fleet available for work-related travel.

Application Process

Email a cover letter and resume in a single PDF to jobs@voc.org and include “Seasonal Projects Coordinator” in the subject line.

No Phone Calls