Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is a national nonprofit organization advocating healthier lifestyles by creating a nationwide network of public trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Founded in 1986, RTC is one of the most respected trail advocacy organizations in the nation with more than 150,000 members and supporters. After helping create more than 20,000 miles of rail-trail during the last 25 years, RTC has an ambitious goal for the future: by 2020, 90 percent of Americans will live within three miles of a trail system. RTC is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with regional offices in California, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
This position is located in RTC's national office in the West End/Foggy Bottom area of Washington, D.C., and is easily accessible by Metro's Red, Orange and Blue lines.
This is a part-time position lasting approximately 16 weeks. The Met Branch Trail (MBT) Project Assistant will be responsible for the following aspects of RTC's work on the MBT:
• Event/activity planning,
• Volunteer recruitment, community service program coordination,
• Community outreach and trail promotion,
• Assistance with preparing grant reports
None; this position will report directly to the Director of Trail Development.
The successful candidate will have:
• Excellent interpersonal skills and flexibility;
• Familiarity with Microsoft Office products;
• Ability to work independently;
• A lot of enthusiasm, resourcefulness,and flexibility to help where needed.
Normal office setting with low to moderate noise level. Most hours will be spent outside of the office, on or near the Met Branch Trail.
RTC reserves the right to revise, change or reclassify this job description at any time in accordance with RTC's business needs. This job description is by no means an implied contract.