Full Time, Year Round Positions
Director of Field Programs
The Green Mountain Club (GMC), maintainer and protector of the Long Trail System in Vermont, seeks a highly qualified, self-directed, and experienced individual to serve as its Director of Field Programs. The Director of Field Programs is responsible for all aspects of the Club’s volunteer and staff-based program of seasonal work on the Long Trail System. The director also leads the Club’s policy development on trail management issues related to the Long Trail System and Vermont’s mountains. In fulfilling this charge, the director works closely with all Club Sections, the Trail Management Committee, the Land Conservation Committee, volunteers, public agencies, and conservation organizations to promote sound, state-of-the-art management of Vermont’s backcountry trail systems.
- At least five years supervising staff and/or volunteers in a recreation/conservation organization is required. Experience in trail design, construction, and management is required. Fundraising experience is preferred. Knowledge of ecology is helpful.
- Ability to work long and variable hours. Must be flexible and able to adjust to constantly shifting needs.
- Strong organizational skills are a must, including the ability to manage and prioritize many tasks at once. Strong analytical and decision-making abilities are important.
- Strong motivational, leadership, and facilitation skills are required. Written and oral communication must be professional, concise, and articulate. Supervision and evaluation of staff are central to the position.
We hire seasonal staff every summer and fall to live and work on the Long Trail System. Read more about our Seasonal Field Staff Jobs…
The Green Mountain Club offers a variety of internships throughout the year. Opportunities to work as a field intern include trail construction, backcountry caretaking and volunteer leadership. Internships run from mid-June to mid-August and mid-August to mid-October. Field Interns are provided with a living stipend and have the opportunity to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion of their internship. There is also the option to earn service learning credits. Please refer to the Field Intern job description for more information. There are also office based internships that involve working with our stewardship program and GMC’s history and archives.
The Green Mountain Club is an equal opportunity employer.