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02 Dec 2022

Trail Development Manager – Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

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Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is the nation’s largest trails organization—with a grassroots community more than 1 million strong—dedicated to building a nation connected by trails, reimagining public spaces to create safe ways for everyone to walk, bike and be active outdoors. Founded in 1986, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s national office is located in Washington, D.C., with regional offices in California, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. For more information, visit www.railstotrails.org. Connect with RTC @railstotrails on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn.

Job Summary

The Trails Development Manager (TD Manager) is part of the Western Region team and implements our trail development vision to create trail networks that connect people to where they live, work and play. This position plays a pivotal role in our Bay Area Trails Collaborative (BATC), a coalition effort to create a 2,600+ mile trail network for the Bay Area, as part of RTC’s TrailNation program. The TD Manager also supports our Active Transportation Resource Team (ATRT) providing technical assistance and training to local partners to create more bikeable, walkable communities. This position is responsible for a variety of tasks and requires someone who is resourceful in crafting successful strategies to advance trail projects and working cooperatively with diverse partners on advocacy and planning initiatives.

The TD Manager works effectively in a wide range of contexts, from urban to rural, including disadvantaged communities and communities of color; has excellent communication and people skills; is a self-starter who works well independently and in teams; is resourceful and creative, organized and efficient, and able to consistently deliver professional quality work on time and on budget.  We particularly value enthusiasm, flexibility, passion for the mission, a pitch-in attitude, and a good sense of humor.

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