Wildlands Restoration Volunteers seeks multiple individuals who are passionate about WRV’s mission to heal the land and build community to join our team for the 2024 season. At least one Project Coordinator hired for the season should have Trails experience (or sufficient interest and background to quickly gain the necessary skills with on-the-job training and mentoring), and at least one should be Bilingual in Spanish (see separate Seasonal Bilingual Project Coordinator job posting). Individuals interested in leading projects in WRV’s other restoration program areas (Natural Habitats, Plants & Pollinators, Vital Rivers, Healthy Forests, and Families & Youth) are also encouraged to apply.
This is a full-time, non-exempt, term-limited position with a hybrid remote/in-person schedule. There is flexibility for in-office days to be based either in WRV’s Fort Collins or Longmont offices. Project Coordinators supplement a year-round Program Team of experienced staff and are aided by a large corps of dedicated and inspiring volunteer leaders. Leadership and technical training opportunities are provided, and staff may shadow on additional projects that are of interest in order to gain additional knowledge and experience.
Natural resource background or equivalent skills (previous work experience and/or a degree in Ecology, Biology, Botany, Watershed Science, Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Landscaping, Nurseries, Farming, Trails, Outdoor Education, Parks Management, or related fields)
Experience with trail maintenance, trail construction, social trail closures, or construction of bridges, boardwalks or other structures (required for one position)
• Project management skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong teamwork skills
• Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office
• Willingness to work evenings/weekends and travel occasionally in-state, as needed
• Able to balance multiple projects and deadlines
• Community-oriented, flexible, and reliable
• Spanish speakers are very highly encouraged to apply (required for one position; see separate Seasonal Bilingual Project Coordinator job posting)
• Experience with habitat restoration or other forms of outdoor stewardship
• Knowledge of native and invasive plant identification
• Experience with volunteer engagement or group leadership
• Experience working with diverse populations
• First Aid/CPR, Wilderness First Aid, or Wilderness First Responder certification
About Wildlands Restoration Volunteers
WRV is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, based in Boulder/Longmont and Fort Collins, Colorado. WRV connects people with nature and promotes community-based involvement in the care of public lands. We engage volunteers (youth and adults) in a wide variety of hands-on ecological restoration and other land stewardship activities. Volunteers see the positive impact they can have on our public lands and develop a deep love of the places they have helped to heal. As a force for empowering individuals to "make a difference," since 1999, we have completed over 1,800 projects, with over $15 million of volunteer time contributed toward the stewardship and restoration of Colorado public lands. WRV is committed to providing an inclusive environment for our community. We welcome and value all ideas, experiences and abilities, and we encourage individuals with diverse perspectives and backgrounds to apply. Before applying for this position, we strongly recommend you visit our website at wlrv.org.