Position Title: Field Instructor
Position Type: 3-4 month seasonal position, full or part time
Location: Basalt, Colorado – RFOV office and surrounding field locations
Compensation Hourly $17-$22/hour commensurate with experience.
Benefits for full time include paid time off, mileage reimbursement, $350/month housing stipend, $500 gear stipend and $500 professional development stipends.

Position Description
The Field Instructor is responsible for leading and supporting volunteers of all ages on stewardship projects
and assisting with the pre- and post-project logistics. The Field Instructor will work with small group
volunteer projects, youth education and service-learning days, and large public community volunteer projects
in both a frontcountry and backcountry setting. This position requires a proven ability to educate, lead, and
motivate people in outdoor settings; effective collaboration within a team setting; independence and
accountability in decision-making and risk management; organizational skills in logistics and time
management; and building positive relationships with project partners and volunteers.

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 on-the-ground project logistics: coordinating travel, tool preparation, lining out project work sections, project implementation and wrap-up.
-Ensure project safety and practice effective risk management strategies.
-Continually enhance expertise in trail and restoration techniques, crew management, and leadership.
-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.
-Serve as a crew leader, overseeing 8-10 volunteers, on youth and adult volunteer projects and youth education programs.
-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.
-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 25, 2022. Attendance at two paid staff training sessions Mon April 25-Thu April 28 and Sat Apr 30-Sun May 1 is mandatory, but actual work start date is flexible within the two weeks after that, especially for students.