South Coast Stewardship Coordinator

Trailkeepers of Oregon

Trailkeepers of Oregon is seeking an individual to grow and develop a diverse volunteer base on the southern Oregon Coast. We seek a candidate who can promote stewardship in the region, working with land managers and leading volunteers in protecting and enhancing southern Oregon Coast trails and visitor experiences.

The South Coast Stewardship Coordinator will implement a high quality trail maintenance and stewardship program in the region. While the position will assist in projects statewide from time to time, trail stewardship activities will focus primarily from Reedsport to Brookings and some trail systems within the Coast Range.

The TKO South Coast Stewardship Coordinator has been funded in partnership with Oregon Coast Visitors Association since January 2020 and is a limited term position through December 2021. TKO is willing to consider part-time, seasonal &/or hourly to select the most qualified candidate. The position has the potential to become a permanent position as additional funding opportunities may allow the successful candidate to continue beyond the term. We are seeking a candidate who lives in the southern Oregon Coast region with a flexible workspace/schedule, allowing work from home and reporting directly to the field.

Essential Functions
1. Coordinate and lead volunteers in trail stewardship and outreach activities to be safe, fun and welcoming for anyone to participate.

2. Guide and train volunteer leaders to build capacity for trail work and ambassador activities of the Oregon Coast Trail segments and gaps, as well as other key trails in the Oregon Coast network.

3. Support the TKO leadership staff and land manager partners in assessing and prioritizing current trail development and maintenance needs appropriate for volunteer crew work.

General Responsibilities
Lead Regular Stewardship Events – 70%
● Lead in-person and virtual trail stewardship events 2-4 times per week.
● Oversee TKO interns on trail projects, maintenance priorities and ambassador stations.
● Ensure effective maintenance and management of tools and related equipment/supplies.
● Lead volunteer training for trail building skills, crew leadership and ambassadors to establish a viable
program to recruit, train, develop and support new crew leaders and lead ambassadors.
● Work with the TKO staff and land managers in identifying and scoping potential work including:
developing sustainable trail layout, structure design and maintenance plans.
● Contingencies for in-person activities that may be restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic may shift to
virtual engagements as feasible.

Community Outreach Activities – 20%
● Recruit volunteers for stewardship events and other projects.
● Coordinate events and opportunities that encourage TKO members, volunteers, and the hiking
community to engage in TKO programs in-person and virtually.
● Conduct outreach efforts to local businesses, trail clubs, and other like-minded organizations.
● Coordinate outreach with partners and land managers, hosting tables and doing presentations at
special events in the local and regional area.

Administrative – 10%
● Meet weekly with TKO staff leadership – mainly virtual meetings, in-person from time to time.
● Maintain event registration and social media presence – posting events and generating storytelling
content for stewardship activities and training.
● Maintain project and volunteer reporting to submit to TKO staff and land managers.

Desired Qualifications:
● Demonstrated ability to work with people of diverse races, ages, genders, sexual orientations, abilities,
and economic backgrounds.
● Passion for TKO’s mission, vision and values for Oregon’s special outdoor places.
● Experience recruiting, training, and leading volunteers.
● Skills in trail maintenance and stewardship activities.
● Strong interpersonal skills and desire to ensure a fun, safe, and quality volunteer experience.
● Ability to work independently to plan, prioritize, and organize workload.
● Excellent communication skills (written and oral) and a competency to host virtual events.
● Reliable vehicle with valid driver’s license (TKO provides mileage reimbursement) and use of a personal
computer.

Full Time
Coordinator
Reedsport, OR