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The Pacific Crest Trail Association, headquartered in Sacramento, California is dedicated to protecting, preserving and promoting the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail.

Associate Director of Major Gifts

This newly created position provides an exciting opportunity for a seasoned fundraising professional. Reporting to the Development Director, the Associate Director of Major Gifts will work closely with members of the senior management team to raise large gifts based on a vision-driven case for institutional support. A deep commitment to the mission of PCTA and conservation and environmental work is critical to the success of this individual, and tying donor philanthropy to the strategic objectives of PCTA always will be emphasized. He/She has direct responsibility for a portion of PCTA’s dollar goal and will work energetically with high-level prospects and donors. The Associate Director of Major Gifts will make at least 120 visits, 25 solicitations and close at least $500,000 in gifts annually. He/She will be responsible for strategically positioning the Executive Director and CEO for meetings and solicitations with an exclusive portfolio of top prospects and donors. This position will also be part of a team preparing for and executing an upcoming capital campaign.

The PCTA development team is collaborative, actively engaged in PCTA’s mission and vision, and enthusiastic.

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCES:

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible major gift fundraising experience is required. Candidates must be comfortable with traveling and be able to accommodate a flexible work schedule, including considerable evening and weekend work.

EDUCATION:

An undergraduate degree is required.

COMPENSATION:

PCTA offers a competitive pay and benefits plan.

TO APPLY:

Submit application by March 16, 2015.  Please e-mail resume, list of three references, a letter of interest detailing applicable qualifications, and salary history to hr@pcta.org with the subject Associate Director of Major Gifts.  Additional information on this position and Pacific Crest Trail Association is available at www.pcta.org. A pre-employment background investigation will be required.

Documents

Please download and read the following documents.

Trail Crew Technical Advisor

Position 2 – May 24 to September 26, 2015 working in Southern Oregon and Southern California

Lead the nation’s premier volunteer-based trail crew programs on the spectacular Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. This is a great career-building opportunity for rising professionals.

In this position you will have the opportunity to:

  • Work with youth and volunteer trail crews, teaching excellent trail work
  • Coordinate and oversee projects on the ground along the Pacific Crest Trail
  • Spend time outdoors and on the trail

The Trail Crew Technical Advisor is a full-time seasonal staff position working on trail projects in California and Oregon for the 2015 work season. Weekly compensation will average $650-750. Housing options are available. Dependable personal transportation is required and mileage is reimbursed.

We are seeking applicants with:

  • Minimum of two years of relevant professional experience or five years of substantial volunteer experience
  • Experience in training, managing, and leading trail crews
  • Backcountry living and Leave No Trace skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • The ability and willingness to travel on the PCT in remote, backcountry locations, often requiring several days of backcountry travel and living
  • Trail design, construction, and maintenance skills
  • Proven experience in working with volunteers
  • The ability to perform physical trail work with partners
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player
  • Good interpersonal and relationship-building skills

Please e-mail resume, list of three references, letter of interest detailing applicable qualifications, salary history, time frame you are available for employment and area of the PCT you are interested in working to Technical Advisor Hiring Team at hr@pcta.org with the subject Technical Advisor. All attachments must include applicant’s last name on the file name. This posting will remain open until the position is filled. Additional information on this position and Pacific Crest Trail Association are online at www.pcta.org. For questions, contact Jennifer Tripp at 916-285-1853.

Documents

Please download and read the following documents.

Crew Leader – Two positions to be filled

Trail Crew Leader – July 5 to October 10, 2015 working in Southern Washington and Oregon

Assistant Trail Crew Leader – July 5 to October 3, 2015 working in Southern Washington and Oregon

Lead the nation’s premier volunteer-based trail crew programs on the spectacular Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. This is a great career-building opportunity for rising professionals.

In this position you will have the opportunity to:

  • Work with and supervise volunteer trail crews while teaching them trail maintenance skills
  • Coordinate and oversee projects on the Pacific Crest Trail
  • Spend time outdoors and on the trail

The positions are full-time seasonal staff position working on trail projects in Oregon and Washington for the 2015 work season. Weekly compensation will average between $550-850 depending on position. Housing options are available. Dependable personal transportation is required and mileage is reimbursed.

We are seeking applicants with:

  • Minimum of two years of relevant professional experience or five years of substantial volunteer experience
  • Experience in training, managing, and leading trail crews
  • Trail design, construction, and maintenance skills
  • Familiarity with menu planning and cooking for groups in backcountry settings
  • Backcountry living and Leave No Trace skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel on the PCT in remote, backcountry locations, requiring several days of backcountry travel and living
  • Proven experience in working with volunteers
  • Ability to physically perform trail work
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Good interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Minimum basic first aid and CPR certifications, wilderness first aid preferred

Please e-mail resume, list of three references, letter of interest detailing applicable qualifications, and salary history to Hiring Team at hr@pcta.org with the subject “Crew Leader” or “Assistant Crew Leader”. All attachments must include applicant’s last name on the file name. This posting will remain open until both positions are filled. Additional information on this position and Pacific Crest Trail Association are online at www.pcta.org. For questions, contact Jennifer Tripp at 916-285-1853.

Documents

Please download and read the following documents.

Pacific Crest Trail Association is an Equal Opportunity Provider.

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