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Tha Wookie
08-16-2005, 19:07
The Colorado Trail Foundation is hiring a full time Managing Director, as
posted on our website today. Prior to a national announcement tomorrow, the
Foundation would like your help in spreading the word. I have pasted the
announcement below and attached it as a Word document.

Please, all resumes will be accepted ONLY in electronic format (preferably
Word format) to [email protected] Address all questions to the office
at the same address [email protected]

Thank you, Marian

Suzanne Reed and Marian Phillips
Volunteer Coordinators

The Colorado Trail Foundation
710 10th St., #210, Golden, CO 80401

Phone: 303-384-3729
Fax: 303-384-3743
email: [email protected]
Website: www.coloradotrail.org



MANAGING DIRECTOR POSITION

The Colorado Trail Foundation (CTF) is hiring a full time Managing Director,
to begin September 2005. The CTF is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that
has conceived, constructed and maintained the scenic Colorado Trail from
Denver to Durango since 1974.

The CTF has an extremely active Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and
Volunteer Base. Our motto has been “The Colorado Trail Foundation: Where
volunteers make it happen.” The Foundation was formed and maintained on the
backs of our volunteers for the past 30 years.

The Managing Director is responsible for the overall administration and
management of the Colorado Trail Foundation, including service programs,
fundraising, public relations, and business operations. This is a full-time
position, hired by and directly accountable to the Board of Directors and
its Executive Committee.
Desired Qualifications:
· Significant experience in nonprofit and/or business management.
· A proven track record of success in fundraising development, including
individual donor cultivation, corporate sponsorships, grant writing, and
event planning.
· Demonstrated success recruiting, directing and maintaining volunteers.
· Possess outstanding leadership skills, along with ability to develop
others in leadership roles.
· Ability to direct, supervise, and delegate the work of staff and
volunteers.
· Possess strong organizational skills with the ability to initiate, define,
and amend program policies, practices, and methods to better meet
organizational efficiency needs and goals.
· Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
· Passion for the outdoors.
· Believes in the vision of the CTF’s Board of Directors and Founders.
· Self motivated, able to handle and prioritize multiple project.
· Professional level knowledge of MS Office products and ability to learn
basic QuickBooks functions.
Primary Responsibilities:
· Execute and implement CTF Board policy. Work efficiently with the
President and Board of Directors.
· Lead and initiate fundraising activities. Expand membership base.
· Promote, oversee, supervise and retain volunteers for existing volunteer
positions. Identify, create and fill new volunteer opportunities.
· Represent the CTF in its relations with outside stakeholders such as the
Forest Service, Continental Divide Trail Alliance, Colorado Mountain Club,
etc.
· Coordinate CTF programs working effectively with other paid staff and
volunteers.
· Maintain and improve the ongoing office operations: Bookkeeping,
Communications, Inventories, Databases, Filing, and Product Sales.
· Generate and review financial budgets and performance. Assist Treasurer
in yearly audits and analysis.
· Oversee the physical facilities of the CTF including its office, cabin,
and other capital assets.
· Facilitate and attend Board of Directors (and Executive Committee)
meetings and retreats.
· Provide clear and timely reports to the BOD communicating status of
fundraising and volunteerism efforts.
Salary Range: $42,000-$54,000 including benefits.
Please electronically send a cover letter explaining your interest in the
position,
resume and three references to:
Email: [email protected]

Sly
08-16-2005, 19:10
Since I know EVERYTHING (Baltimore Jack told me so) I think I'll put my name in! ;)

Sly
08-16-2005, 19:22
Hey Mags or anyone else that's hiked the CT,

Did you use the Databook? I'm considering hiking the trail next year and never realized they had one until just checking out the CT Foundation store.

Was it accurate and worthwhile and/or do you sugggest taking the trail guide too?

Thanks...

MOWGLI
08-16-2005, 20:42
Hey Mags or anyone else that's hiked the CT,

Did you use the Databook? I'm considering hiking the trail next year and never realized they had one until just checking out the CT Foundation store.

Was it accurate and worthwhile and/or do you sugggest taking the trail guide too?

Thanks...

I used the data book for 57 miles. It was as accurate as a databook can be I suppose. I would just take the databook and the maps. The trail guide would be good for planning.

Sly
08-16-2005, 21:02
I used the data book for 57 miles. It was as accurate as a databook can be I suppose. I would just take the databook and the maps. The trail guide would be good for planning.

Yeah, I suppose that would work.

Since the CDT has no databook per se, I never considered one for the CT. On the otherhand, I found along with the maps, the CDT(S) guidebooks indispensable.

Since the CT is better marked than the CDT I could probably get by without carrying the guidebooks, although I do enjoy reading them.

Sly
08-16-2005, 21:15
Jeff,

Just caught your CT pics and blog for the 1st time, very nice! Only another 420 miles to go!

Skeemer
08-16-2005, 22:17
Just finished hiking the CT...you can read about it on trailjournals if you have a mind to...I'm still posting pictures.

The little pocket size data book was great and indespensible...even with some errors and ommissions I hiked it without using the maps and didn't get lost on the trail.

The guide is nice but too big and heavy...has to be broken down into segments and even then can be extra ounces.

My problem with the CT is that it is a trail that trys to please everyone...it is not a footpath. I don't know exactly how much but it seems like most of it passes through land leased to cattle ranchers. Lots of "cow pies" around nearly all of the water sources...especially the rivers and creeks. Opening and shutting gates all day also diminishes the "wilderness experience." You would think they would be made to at least protect the headwaters.

Some of the trail is so popular with dirt bikers that it is a narrow grove the width of the bike tire...impossible to walk on. One Sunday, I was constantly looking over my shoulder for teams of them zooming up behind me...again takes something away from "the wilderness experience." The individual bikers were nice...it was the "teams" that acted like you were in their way.

Worse yet are noisey motor bikes and 4X4's...one night I was tented alone on a quiet bluff above 10,000'...when this motor bike came by I was quite surprised and a little annoyed.

Horses and a few lamas have also "torn up" much of the trail and left plenty of waste behind.

It is still a great trail...just different and I'm glad I hiked it.

Perhaps the person filling this position can work towards building new trail segments for foot travel only.

Tha Wookie
08-16-2005, 22:38
I'm glad to get the positive feedback on the data book. Island Mama and I collected all the data for the campsites and water sources in 2002. I know some of the waypoints are off, but most of it is good data. I intentionally left a lot of campsites that didn't meet site resistant qualifications, if you didn't notice.

By the way, did anyone notice any extreme impacts on the trail other than cow pies? I'm just interested. I'm know the CTF always likes feedback too, so let them know the successes and impacts. I have seen their office several times, and it is amazing what a small outfit has accomplished under the leadership of some very motivating people. Let them know you appreciate their work, and consider going out to Colorado to do some volunteer trail work or take a guided week-long trek with their program.

Sly, if you have any specific questions about the data book, I might be able to tell you or find someone who knows the answer.

Sly
08-16-2005, 23:58
Sly, if you have any specific questions about the data book, I might be able to tell you or find someone who knows the answer.

Thanks Wookie. I'll buy the book first and then let you know if I have any questions!

fiddlehead
08-17-2005, 00:05
I used the thick guidebook and tore it up into sections. But you know who knows more about that trail than anyone i know? BillyGoat. He helped me out when i was up there a few times as i was training for Leadville at the time by hiking/running the CT. He's probably hiked it more times than anyone else also. (probably has the distinction on the PCT too)

Sly
08-17-2005, 00:38
My problem with the CT is that it is a trail that trys to please everyone...it is not a footpath. I don't know exactly how much but it seems like most of it passes through land leased to cattle ranchers. Lots of "cow pies" around nearly all of the water sources...especially the rivers and creeks.

Hey Skeemer,

Lots of the CDT is like that. I was flipping cow pies to find a decent campsite in NM from day one.

CDT also = Cow Dung Trail. :eek:

Sly
08-17-2005, 00:41
I used the thick guidebook and tore it up into sections. But you know who knows more about that trail than anyone i know? BillyGoat.

Thanks,

I haven't met Billy Goat yet, hopefully I'll get to meet him at the ALDHA West Gathering.

Tha Wookie
08-17-2005, 03:34
Thanks,

I haven't met Billy Goat yet, hopefully I'll get to meet him at the ALDHA West Gathering.
I'll be there too.... would be nice to meet some folks there....

Mags
08-17-2005, 10:50
I'm glad to get the positive feedback on the data book.


Ounce for ounce and dollar for dollar it is the best book on the CT. Good job! :clap

Also, Sly, I put together a CT guide of my own for planning purposes. Will be doing a revised edition before the Gatherings (Skeemer: If you have info, send it my way!):
http://www.magnanti.com/miscwritings/co_trail_info.pdf

Mags
08-17-2005, 10:52
I'll be doing a Colorado Trail presentation at ALDHA-W this year.

Will see pretty pics! :)