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Executive Director


Posted by Colorado Trail Foundation on 06/21/2022

Job Basics

Industry Sector: Outdoor

Job Categories: Management - Executive, Outdoor Education, Trail Management

Company Type: Conservation, Events, Publication/Media, Recreation

State: CO

City: Golden

Country: United States

Required Experience: 10+ years

Contact Name: Tamara Wesely

Contact Phone: 7202001723

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: $95,000-$105,000K DOE

Required to Relocate: Yes

Required to Travel: No

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within:

Job Description & Requirements

We are pleased to assist our client, The Colorado Trail Foundation (the CTF) in finding their next Executive Director. CTF is based in Golden, CO and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. CTF oversees the building and maintenance of The Colorado Trail (“CT” or “Trail”). An elected Board of Directors collaborates with three full-time employees (an Executive Director, a Field Operations Manager, and an Office Manager) to ensure the financial health and sustainability of the CT.

The Executive Director will serve as the chief executive officer of the CTF. He/she will be responsible for all facets of CTF operations, including building and maintaining the Trail, volunteer and donor outreach, support for CT users, and maintaining good relationships with major stakeholders, primarily the U.S. Forest Service. Additional duties include overseeing the publication of CT guidebooks and maps, social media, operations of an online store selling Colorado Trail merchandise, and a Trekking Program that offers guided trips on the CT.

To learn more about the Responsibilities and Preferred Qualifications please view the

Position Specifications

To apply please send your resume to Tamara at

About Colorado Trail Foundation

Since its completion more than 30 years ago (Trail History), The Colorado Trail has become known as one of the premier long-distance trails in the country, lauded by hikers, backpackers, mountain bikers and horse riders from around the world. The CT comprises 567 miles of trail between Denver and Durango and passes through some of the most spectacular scenery in the Colorado Rockies. Users traveling end to end encounter the high mountain lakes and towering peaks of six wilderness areas and eight mountain ranges as they climb nearly 90,000 vertical feet. The average elevation of the Trail is 10,300 feet, topping out at 13,271 feet just below 13,334-foot Coney Summit in southwest Colorado.