The Field Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the coordination and implementation of RFOV’s field-based stewardship and volunteer programs. This position requires excellent planning and leadership skills; independence and accountability in decision-making; organizational skills in logistics and time management; building positive relationships with project partners, volunteers, and students; and a proven ability to educate, lead, and motivate people in backcountry and frontcountry settings. This position is 20% administrative and 80% field based during the project season (May-October).
Benefits include paid time off, mileage reimbursement, $500/mo living stipend, $500 professional development stipend, $500 gear stipend, simple IRA with 3% match, end of season bonus.
● Demonstrated capacity for managing and leading people. An excellent team builder who has experience in bringing a group of diverse individuals together for a common cause.
● Outdoor leadership, outdoor education, or environmental education experience.
● Experience working with youth outdoors or in other educational settings.
● A strong passion for and previous experience leading a diverse range of volunteers.
● Introductory ecological and natural resource knowledge and ability to teach others about these topics.
● Experience implementing basic restoration techniques including reseeding, planting, and erosion control.
● Ability to conduct stewardship work while following Leave No Trace principles.
● Willingness to learn about ecosystems and natural resources of the Roaring Fork Valley through self-driven research and education from RFOV staff, partners, and volunteers.
● Trail building/maintenance experience with at least one year in a supervisory role.
● Practical knowledge of methods and techniques to design, layout and construct/reconstruct natural surface trails.
● Ability to hike up to 10 miles per day at altitude, using heavy hand tools, extensive heavy stonework, and working and contributing as part of a team.
About Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers
Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV) is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote stewardship of our public lands by engaging our community in education, restoration, and conservation projects.