Position Title: Field Coordinator
Position Type: 5-month seasonal position. Part-time or full-time.
Location: Carbondale, Colorado – RFOV office and surrounding field locations
Compensation $20-$25/hour commensurate with experience.
Benefits for full-time include paid time off, mileage reimbursement, $300/month housing, $500 gear and $500 professional development stipends.

Position Description
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 and volunteers; 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).

Specific Responsibilities

Program management and operations:
-Assist with operations and implementation of all stewardship programs and projects:
-Support RFOV equipment and tool management: ensure tools, project equipment and supplies are clean and in good working order and regularly inventoried.
-Assist with pre-project planning logistics.
-Oversee on-the-ground project logistics: coordinating travel, tool preparation, lining out project work sections, and project implementation and wrap-up.
-Ensure project safety and practice effective risk management strategies.
-Serve as an expert (Technical Advisor) on technical trail construction or restoration/revegetation work and ensure that project work is being constructed to quality standards and timelines.
-Continually enhance expertise in trail and restoration techniques, crew management, and
-Assist with project reporting
-Accurately measure project metrics and use internal databases to record metrics
-Assist in reporting systems on progress and accomplishments of all projects and ensure consistency and clear communication internally among RFOV staff.
-Assist in keeping all project notes and details as well as partnership information.

Volunteer Coordination and Management
-Support RFOV’s volunteer programs to increase recruitment, retention, and pathways for involvement.
-Work to create a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment for volunteers.
-Ensure all RFOV volunteer programs foster a positive, educational, engaging, and motivating experience for volunteers.
-Supervise volunteer Crew Leaders and Project Ambassadors on projects.
-Serve as a Crew Leader on projects, overseeing a group of 8-10 students or volunteers.
-Assist in determining volunteer accolades and awards each season.

Tagged as: Conservation, Teaching/Education



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About Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers

About RFOV

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV) is the non-profit stewardship organization that cares for trails and open spaces from Colorado's Independence Pass to the banks of the Colorado River. Across three project domains – Sustainable Recreation, Healthy Landscapes, and Fire Adaptation – RFOV's trained staff and community volunteers contributed more than 8,000 hours of stewardship to public lands in 2021!

Our region is notable for the beauty and variety of its landscapes, significant recreational infrastructure, and tight-knit community. Several mountains above 14,000 ft, gold medal fishing rivers, and hundreds of miles of hiking/biking/equestrian trails stretch across our four county service area. RFOV regularly works with 90 different government and non-profit partners, including 18 land management agencies at the federal, state, county, and municipal levels.

The team at Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers is enthusiastic about people and place. We expect applications to be t

Application Instructions

Send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to: Melissa Daniels, Program Director by email at [email protected] Phone and email questions and inquiries acceptable: [email protected], 970-927-8241. Ideal start date is Monday, April 18, 2022. Attendance at two paid staff training sessions Mon April 25-Thu April 28 and Sat Apr 30-Sun May 1 is mandatory.