Job Description/Position Announcement: Trails Program Director

Boulder Mountainbike Alliance (BMA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization affiliated with the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). BMA’s vision is More Fun Trails and its mission is to serve as a positive voice for mountain biking in the greater Boulder, Colorado area by improving the trail experience for all users through advocacy, trail building, and social rides and events. To fulfill this mission, the organization works to build community, advocate for trail access, and provide volunteer stewardship in partnership with local land management agencies.

BMA is seeking candidates for a new full-time position as BMA Trails Program Director. This position is responsible for developing and implementing BMA’s Trails Program.


The Trails Program Director must be self-directed and self-motivated to perform the following ongoing tasks of our Trails Program:

Volunteer Recruitment and Training

BMA relies on volunteers to fulfill our mission.

  • Recruiting trail building volunteers.
  • Developing a system for retaining, training and nurturing volunteers to take on leadership roles with a goal of building our volunteer crew leaders up to “pro” level to be more valuable to local land agencies while being more productive.


Trail Building Events

Schedule and manage staffing for volunteer trail building events throughout the year.

  • Conducting basic day-of training for volunteers.
  • Supervising worksite and volunteer trail crew leaders.
  • Interfacing with land agencies for project scope and details.

Trail Design

Experience with trail planning and design.

Tool Management

Manage and maintain BMA’s tools and tool trailers.

Manage Contracted Trail Professionals

BMA will occasionally contract with trail building professionals. This position will:

  • Develop Request for Proposals
  • Hire trail building professionals
  • Supervise contracted trail professionals

Other Duties

  • Work on trail projects independently of volunteer trail events.
  • Continue fostering and growing relationships with local land agencies.
  • Broaden scope of BMA’s reach along Front Range for trail projects by co-oping with other trail advocacy groups.



  • Trail building experience with a public lands manager.
  • Experience with leading volunteer trail building events.
  • Experience training trail volunteers and volunteer trail crew leaders.
  • Passion, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and a self-directed entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Passion for and interest in mountain biking, outdoor recreation, conservation.
  • Competent in a variety of office-based software systems (e.g., Google Drive, Docs, Sheets).
  • Ability to work outdoors for long hours performing manual labor and operating equipment.
  • Familiar with machine and tool preventative maintenance techniques.
  • Possess a valid drivers license.
  • Possess a vehicle capable of towing a 3500 lbs trailer.



  • Advanced trail building skills, specifically mountain bike-optimized trails and features.
  • Exhibit a range from competent to proficient operation of mini-excavators, mini-skid loaders, and various mechanical and manual trail building tools.
  • Advanced riding skills including the ability to ride technical or jump trails.



  • Frequently required to stand, sit, walk, crouch, climb, squat.
  • Frequently required to walk on uneven or unstable surfaces.
  • Frequently required to sit.
  • Frequently required to hike 1-4 miles a day.
  • Frequently required to utilize hand and finger dexterity
  • Occasionally required to hike 8-10 miles per day.
  • Occasionally required to mountain bike trail ride 25+ miles per day.
  • Frequently required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crawl.
  • Continually required to talk or hear.
  • Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.
  • Occasionally work near moving mechanical parts.
  • Occasionally work in high, precarious places.
  • Frequently required to lift and carry 25lbs.
  • Occasionally required to lift 50lbs repeatedly.
  • Occasionally required to lift 100lbs (duel lift required).
  • Occasionally work around fumes, airborne particles, or toxic chemicals.
  • Continually exposed to outside weather conditions.
  • Frequent exposure to extreme heat or cold.
  • Some work occurs outdoors in remote locations.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, and can be very loud when working on construction projects.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include: Close vision; Distance vision; Color vision; Peripheral vision; Depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Occasionally required to differentiate between orange, pink, and red marking flags.
  • Specialized equipment, machines, or vehicles used: GPS units, Clinometer, Mountain Bike



  • Full time employment $50,000 – $65,000/year with benefits, base compensation commensurate with experience and non-profit industry standards.
  • Some travel beyond day-to-day commuting to work sites will be required (reimbursable).
  • Home based position within Boulder County, Colorado region.
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends.

Position reports to: BMA Board of Directors with a primary point of contact.

The application period will remain open until the position is filled. Interested in applying? Please complete the following form.


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