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November 13/18 14:40 pm - Employment Opportunity - Lead Builder/Trails Coordinator Position (B.C.)

Posted by Editor on 11/13/18

Love to work outdoors? Keen to work on some of the best trails in the world? The Squamish Off-road Cycling Association (SORCA) is looking for a leader for their Trail Crew. The Trail Crew works year-round to keep Squamish trails in good shape.

The Lead Builder/Trails Coordinator will work with the SORCA Executive to implement SORCA's trail program. The exact scope of the role will depend on the successful candidate.

Key Responsibilities
• Being part of the team to foster a positive attitude about mountain biking in Squamish;
• Manage and coordinate other trail crew members including members of our Squamish First Nation summer trail crew;
• Work as part of the trail crew on hiking, mountain biking and motorized trails throughout the Squamish area;
• Communicate trail work that has been completed to membership through various media channels;
• Ensure trail maintenance activities are properly documented;
• Coordinate the rest of the trail crew to ensure everyone knows the plan for the week, that the correct tools are available and in working order;
• Organize and promote trail days in collaboration with sponsors, and engage our volunteer community;
• Help to direct maintenance priorities and coordinate with Squamish Trails Society and Squamish Dirt Bike Association leaders, volunteer trail builders and other stakeholders;
• Other tasks that the SORCA executive needs help with.

Possible Responsibilities for the Right Candidate
• Work with the executive to prioritize, obtain approval for and execute maintenance and trail construction projects;
• Assist in trails planning in coordination with Recreation Sites and Trails BC and other stakeholders;
• Work with private landowners / developers to ensure Squamish retains and expands its world class trail system as the town grows.

Key Attributes of a Successful Candidate
• Passion for mountain biking, the outdoors and awesome trails;
• Trail building and carpentry skills;
• Experience in a leadership role;
• Positive attitude, outlook and team member;
• High level of responsibility and the ability to work autonomously;
• Valid driver's license and safe driving record;
• Experience working with contractors and other stakeholders;
• First Aid certificate and chainsaw training an asset;
• Project management experience.

Time requirement: 30 - 40 Hours a week, with some flexibility.

Pay: We will offer a competitive wage commensurate with experience.

Deadline to apply is Friday, November 30th, 2018. Please send resumes and cover letters to


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