Non-profit Program Manager Announcement

Job Description


Slate Valley Trails (SVT), a chapter of the non-profit Vermont Mountain Bike Association, is excited to hire its first paid staff position to continue implementation of our rapidly expanding organization.  SVT was founded by community stakeholders in 2015 and is centered in Poultney, Vermont where we manage a growing non-motorized, multi-use trail network that is currently over 30 miles in length. Our mission is to build, maintain and promote foot and bicycling trails in the Slate Valley region of southwestern Vermont.  Our goals are to: 1) Build community among local individuals, organizations and businesses; 2) Support the local economy by promoting the region as a place to visit, with improved access to trails; and 3) Encourage the positive health benefits of being active outdoors. This position and our work are possible through ongoing relationships with and generous support of private and public landholders, business and civic leaders, and our membership. 

What You’ll Be Doing

Key Responsibilities: The desired applicant should be inspired by the SVT mission and an enthusiastic ambassador for opportunities in the Slate Valley region in general. Quickly understanding and maintaining community relationships will be key to the position. The SVT Program Manager will implement membership & fundraising tasks, provide event support & related volunteer coordination, assist with marketing & communications, coordinate trail & equipment maintenance, and assist with database management and a variety of other administrative tasks. For the right individual, there exists opportunity to advance SVT through grant-writing and develop new partnerships. 

What You’re Great At

Key Proficiencies: Applicants that are organized, energetic, reliable, have the ability to both complete tasks independently and work closely with the board of directors to implement their vision, are willing to work with a variety of community members, and are interested in working on a diverse set of projects would be a great fit. The position is an excellent opportunity for someone with both a willingness to work indoors, but also occasionally, outdoors in sometimes challenging physical environmental conditions. Excellent public speaking, phone and email communication and related proficiency in standard office software, and reliable personal transportation will be necessary.

Perks of the Position

For individuals with a high degree of self-management skills, an attractive benefit of the position will be its flexible schedule. With input from the candidate, the position entails a planned average of 32 flexible hours of work per week and some evenings and weekends will be necessary. While office space is planned in Poultney, so long as they are regionally accessible in person, the possibility of creative alternatives exists for the right candidate. A competitive salary, paid vacation, and health insurance and retirement contribution are provided.

How to Apply

In one complete document, interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and complete contact information for three professional references. References will only be contacted after candidates are invited to interview. 

Review of applications will start on March 11, 2019.  

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.