NY-NJ Trail Conference AmeriCorps Trail Crew Leaders and Members

January 7, 2014

Position: Trail Conference AmeriCorps Trail Crew Leaders and Members


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

-  Working as a team building high quality trails
-  Instructing groups of volunteers in a safe manner
-  Filling out weekly timesheets, project accomplishments, and volunteer paperwork
-  Documenting project accomplishments and creating final reports
-  Volunteer management and recruitment


-  Build long lasting trails in beautiful locations
-  Classroom and hands on training and experience: Griphoist rigging, dragging, and highlines,
rock drilling, splitting, shaping, dry masonry and trail structures, trail tread and drainage,
trail design and layout
-  Training in Wilderness First Aid/CPR/AED and Leave No Trace Principles
-  Training and experience in volunteer recruitment and retention techniques
-  Lakeside housing provided (rustic)
-  Valuable professional and networking opportunities
-  Making a difference serving the local community and visitors from across the nation
-  Pre-tax living allowance not to exceed $12,800 for 900 hour positions or $4,260 for 300
hour positions
-  Upon successful completion of the program, an education award of $2,775 for 900 hour
positions or $1,175for 300 hour positions
-  Opportunity for qualified student loan deferment


Skills and Attributes Required

-  Trail work and leadership experience preferred
-  Eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award and ability to follow all AmeriCorps policies and
procedures (visit www.americorps.gov for more details)
-  Must be at least 18 years of age, no upper age limit
-  Must have a personal vehicle and valid driver license
-  Durable sense of humor, enthusiasm, and ability to work hard
-  Ability to maintain a safe and enjoyable work environment under challenging conditions
-  Ability to motivate, teach, and work with people of all ages and backgrounds
-  Ability to lift and carry heavy loads up to 50 pounds and hike 5 miles on uneven terrain
-  Ability and willingness to work in all weather conditions


900 hour positions are full time May 1 through October 15, 2014 with a five day work week not to exceed 40 hours consisting of 4 days per week in the field and one day in the office. Training will be May 1 through May 19.
300 hour positions are over an 8-11 week period. Work schedule is flexible, but must be performed May 1 through October 15.


To Apply

Please submit the following items via email attachments (start all attachment filenames with your last name) to jobs@nynjtc.org - Subject line: Trails AmeriCorps; “Your Last Name”
-  Resume
-  Cover letter addressing why you are interested in this position and why we should be interested in you
-  Contact information for three references
Applications accepted until the positions are filled with preference given to those received by February 17, 2014.


About Us 
The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is a federation of member clubs and individuals dedicated to providing recreational hiking opportunities in the region and representing the interests and concerns of the hiking community. The Conference is a volunteer-directed public service organization committed to:
-  Developing, building, and maintaining hiking trails;
-  Protecting hiking trail lands through support and advocacy;
- Educating the public in the responsible use of trails and the natural environment.
Learn more at www.nynjtc.org

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