Full Time, Year Round Position
Education & Volunteer Coordinator:
This full-time position is responsible for Green Mountain Club (GMC) education and volunteer coordination and development. This position maintains and supports GMC’s extensive volunteer resources and implements outdoor education workshops, trainings, and events. Work tasks include recruiting volunteers and connecting them with appropriate projects, conducting regular volunteer correspondence, supervising office volunteers on a weekly basis, coordinating volunteer recognition, developing and delivering outdoor education programs, training sessions, and skill workshops.
- Plan, schedule, and implement education events, workshops, and presentations, including the James P. Taylor Speaker Series, outdoor skills workshops, service trips
- Manage the club’s AmeriCorps programs including education awards, and recruitment of an AmeriCorps Group Outreach Specialist. Oversee the maintenance of the Groups Use database and coordinate annual reporting
- Work with the Director of Trail Programs and Field Assistants to coordinate trainings for seasonal caretakers, trail crews, and volunteers. (i.e. Leave No Trace, Wilderness First Aid and Safety, Chainsaw and Crosscut saw, etc.)
- Publicize workshops and events by writing and/or editing and sending press releases, calendar announcements, posters, public service announcements, newsletter listings and articles, web site, online newsletter, and publicity flyers. Complete publicity work in conjunction with Communications Department
- Support the Hiker Education center; conveying GMC’s mission and benefits of membership; sales of GMC publications and other retail products; and assisting visitors with hike planning, education, and information.
- Work with the Director of Development to write education grants.
- Respond to volunteer related inquiries and requests
- Recruit volunteers for projects both on and off the Long Trail
- Coordinate the trail and shelter adopter program and the corridor monitoring program: work with section volunteer coordinators and staff on recruitment, mailings, and updating databases
- Coordinate quantitative tracking of all volunteers and volunteer recognition through awards, events including the club’s annual volunteer picnic and the annual volunteer forum, and formal acknowledgment
- Serve as staff support to the Volunteer Committee; assist staff in identifying volunteer needs and volunteer support; ensure staff are appropriately tracking volunteer time
The executive director provides direct supervision through informal and scheduled meetings. The education and volunteer coordinator supervises volunteers and interns, at times on a daily basis. This can demand minimal to substantial oversight depending on the participants and/or project. Supervision skills include providing clear instructions & communications, preparing project materials and work space, and building positive working relationships.
For volunteer data tracking this position works closely with the Database Manager. Education and volunteer matters require working with all staff in varying capacities at different times. Fiscal responsibilities include developing program budgets in consultation with the executive director and business manager.
- Continue efforts to maintain and increase the GMC volunteer pool.
- Deliver education and training programming to support GMC staff, members, volunteers, and the general public.
- Experience working in outdoor and/or environmental education, community outreach, program development, and administration
- Demonstrated writing and communication skills, including development of informational and instructional materials
- Highly-organized, flexible, self-motivated, and creative individual with the ability to multi-task and possesses effective teaching and supervisory skills
- Strong time-management skills, ability to meet strict deadlines
- Commitment to customer service. Must be able to communicate and work well with GMC members, staff, volunteers, hikers, and public land managers. Must be self-motivated and capable of motivating others
- Experience in teaching environmental education, trail work, and skill-based programs in backcountry recreation preferred
- Certification or ability to become certified in Wilderness First Aid and Leave No Trace. Knowledge of the Long Trail/Appalachian Trail a plus
- Available for occasional evenings (e.g. weeknight meetings, workshops, and events) and weekend work (e.g. quarterly Saturday board meetings and volunteer training sessions)
Salary Range: $32,000 to $38,000 depending on experience and qualifications.
To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Position is open until filled.
We hire seasonal staff every summer and fall to live and work on the Long Trail System. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2017 Summer Field Season. We will be hiring for the Fall season (August-October) in June and July, at which point we will re-open applications. Please keep us in mind for the future!
Visitor Center Information Specialist
GMC is seeking a friendly, dynamic individual to work 1-2 days a week from mid-May to mid-October in our Visitor Center. Weekend and select holidays required as well as the occasional evening event. $11 to $13 per hour. Great working environment.
Responsibilities include: greeting visitors; assisting them with hike planning, education, and information; conveying GMC’s mission and benefits of membership; sales of GMC publications and other retail products; daily reconciliations of sales and credit card transactions; answering phone calls and e-mail inquiries.
Qualifications: excellent customer service skills; computer proficiency; hiking experience and personal knowledge of local hiking trails desirable; prior retail experience preferred; flexible schedule preferred.
Please email cover letter and resume to Amy Potter, [email protected]. Applications must be received at GMC by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 7th.
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 outdoor 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 seasonal job descriptions 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.