Sr. Director of Trail Development Projects

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
Washington, DC
United States
Professional Areas: 
Community Development
Economic Development
Public/Nonprofit Administration
Real Estate Development
Sustainability Planning
Urban Design
Experience Level: 
7-10 years
AICP Certification: 
Not required
Low to mid 90s

Rails to Trails Conservancy, a national trails, walking and bicycling advocacy organization, is actively recruiting for a Sr. Director, Trail Development Projects. This is a fantastic job opportunity for those with a strong background in urban planning, public administration, conservation or related field.

The Senior Director of Projects is a new position that will support the VP of Trail Development in growing and managing the Trail Development team; as well as collaborating as part of a multi-disciplinary team to implement RTC’s TrailNation projects, which span cities and regions nationwide. This position will be responsible for overseeing up to 3 projects in RTC’s TrailNation portfolio.

This is an amazing opportunity for a strategic, creative, and results-oriented professional with exceptional management, program development, and implementation skills to join a successful organization in a leadership position.

Candidates would ideally have

  • 8 - 10 years of progressively responsible experience managing complex and multi-disciplinary projects, including supervising direct reports. 
  • Strong ability to engage with a wide variety of stakeholders, both internally and externally, with the goal of building support for the projects and effectively managing day to day operations. 
  • Demonstrated experience in collaborative leadership, matrix management, and nonprofit organizations 
  • Degree in urban planning, conservation planning, public administration, real estate or a related field. Masters degree preferred. 

For a detailed job announcement please visit our website at

How to apply: Please use one form of transmitting your resume. No phone calls please, unless selected for an in-person interview.

Recruiters please do not contact our offices. Mail, fax or email cover letter, résumé, and three professional references to:

Human Resources Manager Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
The Duke Ellington Building
2121 Ward Court, NW, 5th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20037


Fax: 202.223.9257 EOE

Published on:
January 30, 2018 - 9:13am
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