Vice President of Trail Development

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Posted on: Dec 5, 2012

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is a national nonprofit organization advocating for healthier places for healthier people by creating a nationwide network of public trails, seeks a Vice President of Trail Development to be based in our national office in Washington, DC. Job Duties: Fundraising from foundations, corporations and major donors, including cultivation and writing grant proposals and progress reports; assist Senior Vice President of Policy and Trail Development in managing RTC’s Program Department, including supervising five regional and trail development directors, providing strategic direction for key trail development activities, overseeing trail development contracts, managing budgets and work plans, and serving on the executive team; working with trail development team to deliver high quality technical assistance; and facilitating communications. Minimum Qualifications: Eight to ten years of experience managing staff in a mission-driven environment; demonstrated experience raising revenue from foundations and/or corporations (direct experience working for a philanthropic organization is a plus); experience developing and managing budgets; excellent written and oral communication skills; excellent interpersonal and leadership skills; willingness to travel; and an undergraduate degree in a relevant field such as planning, transportation or economics. A graduate degree in a relevant field is strongly preferred. For a detailed job announcement go to our website at and then click on careers at the bottom of the page. Apply: (Please use one form of transmitting your resume. No phone calls please) Expect in-person interviews to commence after January 1, 2013. Send cover letter and resume to: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Duke Ellington Building, Attn: Human Resources Office, 2121 Ward Court, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20037, E-mail: RTC is an equal opportunity employer and seeks qualified candidates regardless of race, color, gender, disability, or national origin. Women and diverse applicants are encouraged to apply.
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