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STA is Hiring: Help Us Grow the Regional Trails Legacy

Posted July 15, 2019 - The Shuswap Trail Alliance is evolving to better support our partners grow the expanding legacy of trails throughout the region, including the new Rail-Trail Greenway between Sicamous and Armstrong. Two new positions are open...

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Management Position: Associate Director - Legacy Development -  To meet growing demand, the STA is hiring a suitable, committed candidate with the right mix of community development, facilitation, and project management experience to join the management team as Associate Director and help us rise to meet the challenge of these exciting new opportunities. 

Responsibilities include liaison with regional partners including all orders of government (First Nations, Federal/Provincial, Regional, municipal), agencies, land owners, and community organizations, facilitation of regional collaborative planning, development of strategic work plans, budgets, and funding development, project management and scheduling, HR and contractor management including RFP tenders, risk assessment, community engagement, media communications, and public relations. 

Qualifications: proven project management, facilitation, strategic planning, community development, financial management, HR, contractor, and public relations experience. Computer and online-networked work environment proficiency required. Professional Project Management designation an asset.

Click here for full Associate Director posting.

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Project Assistant: Rail-Trail - As well, the STA is seeking a dedicated Project Assistant to help coordinate the many logistical tasks associated with the development of the Sicamous-to-Armstrong Rail-Trail. 

Responsibilities include project administration, community liaison support, research, data and document management, record keeping, reporting, coordination of communications, and correspondence.

Qualifications: Self-motivated, comfortable in dynamic work environments, with proven organizational, administrative, writing, and public communications skills. A problem-solver experienced in research, reporting, and record keeping. Computer and online-networked work environment proficiency a must. 

Click here for full Project Assistant posting.

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Both positions are full time (4 days/week) 2 year employment contracts with benefits, and potential for extension dependent on successful fund development. Remuneration negotiable based on experience. Contract proposals also considered.

To apply: Please send a resume with references or contract proposal to admin@shuswaptrails.com.

Deadline for applications: Open until positions are filled.

The Shuswap Trail Alliance gratefully operates within Secwepemcul'ecw, unceded Secwepemc territory, and is a founding partner of the Shuswap Regional Trails Strategy and Roundtable protocol. 

For further information visit www.shuswaptrailalliance.com.


Project Team Leaders

Phil McIntyre-Paul
Executive Director
(250) 804-1964

Phil McIntyre-Paul is one of the original "...what if..." guys that has helped make a dream become a reality. Through his tireless efforts, he has helped bring together a large majority of the regional trail stakeholders to sit down and discuss how this idea can become a reality. He has helped develop the Trail Alliance Business Plan, the Shuswap Trails Strategy, facilitate the creation of the Shuswap Trails Roundtable, and submited countless grant applications. Phil's background is in Community Development, Tourism Management and Experential Event creation and implementation.

Lori Schneider Wood
Executive Coordinator
(250) 832-0102

Lori Schneider Wood is also one of the "originals" - co-founding the Shuswap Trail Alliance with a broad circle of regional leadership in 2005. Lori's persuasive energy and ability to build lasting relationships has become a hallmark of the STA's mission to get people working together. She currently tag-teams with Phil to coordinate the day-to-day organization of the Shuswap Trail Alliance, as well as mobilize special projects like the Shuswap Trail Stewards Program.

Jacob (Sutra) Brett
Technical Trail Specialist
(250) 832-0102

Sutra is our lead technical advisor, designer, and trails specialist. He brings a particular sensitivity to designing for both the environmental and social needs of a trail, seeking to understand what motivates a person to walk, ride, or ski a trail as a core consideration in its design. 

Adrian Bostock
Project Operations Manager
(250) 832-0102

Adrian makes it happen on the ground. Where there's a plan and people willing to make it happen, he provides the glue that brings it all together and turns it into reality overseeing our field project teams, volunteer days, and stewardship support. It takes just the right mix of experience, skill, practicality, and good humour.


Seasonal Trail Crew - Resumes Welcomed

The Shuswap Trail Alliance is privileged to support projects throughout the region on behalf of our many partners.  Fundraising, donations, grants, and partner contracts allow us to hire project trail crews each year. Size, season, and timing is variable, depending on available funding and project priorities - so we always welcome submission of resumes from qualified candidates each season to keep on file should project funding be secured and warrant hiring. Recruitment is always pending funding, so we recommend checking back in seasonally to renew your resume. For a little more detail on what work on the trail crew might involve check the general posting here.

 

 
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@ Rubberhead Trail system
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@ Rubberhead Trail system
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