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Trail Director, Maintenance

Towpath Section (Haldimand County)

Grand Valley Trails Association

   About the Position

Impact Statement
The Grand Valley Trail was built and maintained through a large network of volunteer maintenance workers who ensure a strong and safe trail system. A volunteer Board of Directors administers this not-for-profit organization and therefore we would not exist if not for our enthusiastic volunteers.

The GVTA offers organized hikes through a network of volunteers who maintain our trails, and certified hike leaders who offer a range of hikes throughout the year.

A Trail Director is needed for the GVT's Haldimand County trail section - Towpath. Trail Directors are responsible for recruiting and training volunteer maintenance workers, assisting in organizing the trail maintenance tasks and maintaining relationships with landowners for their section of the Grand Valley Trail (GVT).

Trail Directors are needed to manage their section of the trail and supervision of Trail Captains. Other duties involve understanding the standards of trail maintenance adopted by the GVTA and teach Trail Captains these standards. You would also help Trail Captains identify re-routes as needed and other duties as required for maintenance.

Make a difference to your community and province by helping with upkeep on this scenic, historic trail!

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 30+
English Proficiency, Physical Demand, Work Without Supervision

Area(s) of Interest: Environment, Leadership/Management, Recreation/Sports

Skill(s): Collaboration, Communicate in Plain Language, Community Knowledge/Awareness, Plan and Coordinate, Creative Thinking

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: Training will be provided by other Trail Directors and the Trail Maintenance VP. A Trail Maintenance Manual is available.
Working Conditions: While the work of the trail maintenance team is outdoors - this role requires good communications and some basic computer skills in order to be successful.
Accessibility: Support volunteers with special needs
Transportation: Not on a bus route

Time Commitment

Duration: 1 year or more
Trail Directors work with the VP Trail Maintenance to report on issues, trail status, equipment needs and/or landowner issues. Trail Director duties are estimated at a minimum of 8 hours/month, with more in the spring and fall.

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Emily Bennett
P.O. Box 40068 Waterloo, N2J 4V1
Cambridge,Outside Waterloo Region

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