Southern New England Regional Trails Supervisor

Job Type

Full Time




United States


Location: Northampton, MA

Reports to: Trails Volunteer Programs Manager

Summary Description: The Southern New England Regional Trails Supervisor supports the Appalachian Trail Ridgerunner Program, the Southern New England Teen Trail Crew Program, and the New England Trail Youth Conservation Crew. Ideal candidates are familiar with both traditional and contemporary trail maintenance and construction methods and backcountry recreation management techniques and have the ability to serve as a trail resource for local organizations in developing new trail projects or trail maintenance programs.

This full-time, exempt position offering a competitive salary and excellent benefits, is based in Northampton, Massachusetts, with a summer office at AMC Noble View Outdoor Center in Russell, Massachusetts.

Duties and Responsibilities:

- Coordinate and support AMC’s Southern New England Teen Trail Crew and New England Trail Youth Conservation Crew, both conservation and trail stewardship program for teens. Includes hiring, training, and supervising seasonal staff, collaborating with state agencies and committee volunteers for the assignment of trail projects, and promoting the program to recruit volunteer crew participants.

- Coordinate and Support AMC’s Southern New England Ridgerunner Program including hiring, training, and supervising both full-time and weekend seasonal staff, reporting trail use data collection, and evaluating the program for annual improvements.

- Purchase and maintain all program related field gear, tools, and safety equipment.

- Help to support and serve as a resource to the AMC’s Volunteer Appalachian Trail Committees in Connecticut and Massachusetts October through March (outside of the summer youth programming season).

- Collaborate with the AMC Noble View Outdoor Center volunteers in relation to the Southern New England Trails Program’s use of Noble View April through September.

- Play a key role in the reduction of risk to participants and staff by ensuring critical program policies and guidelines are followed, as well as reviewing policies as needed. Manage Workers Comp. cases, as needed.

- Be on-call for emergencies during field season, late May through mid-September.

- Manage program expenses. Responsible for tracking of credit card expenses and material and service contracts and purchases.

- Collect reports and hours from all Southern New England Trails Programs and compiles annual reports of participant enrollment, work hours and accomplishments, including reports for the ATC and other partners.

- Oversee the use and maintenance of three AMC vehicles.

- Assist AMC Grants Department on submission of various grants for Southern New England Trails Programs, including Recreational Trails Program grants and other funding sources.


- Minimum of 2 years of trail maintenance and construction, natural resource management, or outdoor programming, with previous supervisory and leadership experience. Experience can be in any combination of staff or volunteer roles.

- Bachelor’s degree with studies in Recreation, Natural Resources Management or other relevant disciplines is desirable.

- Possess, or be willing to obtain, a minimum of Wilderness First Aid and CPR. If needed, training can be provided by the AMC.

- Ability to independently manage an office, including, but not limited to, ability to operate and maintain standard office equipment, purchase and manage office supplies, maintain cleaning schedule for office, and act as regional source of information to various callers.

- Ability work both independently and to collaborate with others.

- Willingness to travel primarily within central and western Massachusetts and Connecticut and occasionally to other locations in the Northeast. 

- Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving history subject to a driving record check conducted by the AMC.

- Physical ability to travel safely on foot in all weather conditions on unimproved trails carrying up to 40 lbs. of gear.  Ability to perform and teach a variety of trail work activities.

Employee Benefits: In addition to a 30% discount on all merchandise sold at AMC Destinations, access to various Pro Deals that help you purchase gear at deeply reduced rates and a one-year AMC membership, year round employees are also eligible for...

- Group health plan with generous employer contribution.

- Group life and AD&D insurance, 100 percent employer paid.

- Long term disability insurance, 100 percent employer paid.

- Retirement plan with matching contributions.

- Paid vacation time, 20 days.

- Paid sick time, 10 days.

- Paid holidays, 13 days.

- 10 free nights for you and your immediately family members at AMC Destinations.

To Apply: Now accepting applications! Please include your resume and a cover letter when applying. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

The Appalachian Mountain Club has zero tolerance for child abuse or placing children in danger. The AMC requires all employees who work in a program or facility which serves children, disabled persons or the elderly to have a criminal background record check performed on their name annually with employment contingent upon satisfactory results.

The AMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in the workplace. The AMC encourages the involvement of all people in its mission and activities, through its membership, programs, policies and procedures. Our goal is to be a community that is comfortable, inviting and accessible for people of any age, gender, race, religion, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status. Join us!

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement