Just under a year after the position was developed and filled, OMBA is again hiring a Membership & Outreach Coordinator. Samantha Boon successfully filled the position in March but has taken a marketing job within the cycling industry.  According to the posting, ” The Membership & Outreach Coordinator will work in pursuit of this vision by working to ensure a strong membership base and to provide effective communication to internal and external audiences. ” “The position has a pay rate between between $18 and $22 per hour. A full-time 40 hours/wk commitment is preferred, but we are open to a part-time status of 20-30 hours/wk.”

OMBA is also hiring a Trail Operations Manager.

Job Title: Trail Operations Manager  (Download PDF)

OMBA’s vision is world-class mountain bike experiences throughout the Northern Front Range Region of CO & WY. The Trail Operations Manager is critical in pursuit of this vision by working to build, maintain and advocate for high-quality trails that enhance the mountain biking experience throughout the region, maintaining positive and productive relationships with regional land managers, recruiting and developing trail volunteers, and overseeing our trail-focused operations. This region has a large robust existing trail system with over 400 miles open to mountain bikes. OMBA expects to be associated with over 50 significant trail projects over the next 8-10 years ranging from advocacy to upgrading existing trails to planning and building new trails. This is a unique opportunity to help transform an already outstanding place to ride a mountain bike.


The Trail Operations Manager must be self-directed and self-motivated to perform the following ongoing tasks of our Trails Program in coordination with OMBA’s Executive Director:

Trail Advocacy & Planning

Effective advocacy and planning is critical to balancing our workload across all available resources.

  • Establish & maintain effective relationships with key individuals within our partner land managing organizations.
  • Develop & pursue new trail projects.
  • Plan & design trail layouts including new trails & reroutes for existing trails.
  • Work with land agency partners to improve trail experiences and sustainability of existing trails.
  • Foster working relationships and projects with our partner organizations such as outdoor recreation advocates, youth corps organizations, event promoters and local businesses.
  • Assist with the development and continuation of an OMBA Vision Plan for Trails.

Volunteer Recruitment & Training

Volunteers are critical to our trail building and maintenance success.

  • Recruit trail building volunteers.
  • Develop a system for training, nurturing and retaining key volunteers to take on leadership roles, with the goal of building our volunteer crew leaders up to “pro” level to maintain high value to local land agencies while being more productive.
  • Manage & develop a specialized volunteer crew to ensure we have the needed strength to tackle the most challenging trail projects.

Trail Building Events

This allows us to reach our goal of providing world-class mountain biking experiences and fosters engagement among our members, partners and the trails community.

  • Recruit & develop OMBA’s Trails Committee Team:
    • Conduct monthly Trails Committee meetings to organize our efforts and share best practices.
    • Develop & direct land agency liaisons and/or team leads for each focus area.
  • Schedule & manage support staffing for volunteer trail building events throughout the year.
  • Assist with the development of a seasonally paid trail crew program.

Manage Contracted Trail Professionals

  • Assist with development of RFP’s & RFQ’s
  • Assist with the selection process of qualified trail contractors
  • Manage and supervise trail development contracts and contracted trail professionals in a professional manner

Tool & Equipment Management

  • Ensure the necessary and proper management, storage & maintenance of OMBA’s tools, equipment & tool trailer, including security measures.
  • Provide budgetary information for the tools inventory annually.
  • Purchase new tools & equipment as required & approved.

Other Duties

  • Attend Monthly OMBA Board of Directors meetings as needed
  • Create an annual Trail Stewardship Plan to guide activities for the year
  • Create an annual Trail Stewardship Summary to highlight work completed for the year
  • Regularly Maintain the OMBA Trails Projects spreadsheet no less than monthly
  • Assist in identifying and pursuing funding opportunities for trail development projects
  • Provide an annual budget request to the Executive Director along with quarterly budget-to-actual updates
  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • Passion, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and a self-directed entrepreneurial spirit. Mechanically inclined; organized.
  • Passion for and interest in mountain biking, outdoor recreation, and conservation.
  • Trail building experience with a public lands manager.
  • Experience with planning & leading volunteer trail building events.
  • Experience training trail volunteers and volunteer trail crew leaders.
  • Skilled in effective project management techniques.
  • Ability to work outdoors for long periods performing manual labor and operating equipment.
  • Familiar with machine and tool preventive maintenance techniques.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.


  • Advanced trail building skills, specifically mountain bike optimized trails and features.
  • Exhibit a range from competent to proficient operation of mini-excavators, mini-skid loaders, and various mechanical and manual trail building tools and techniques.
  • Intermediate or above MTB riding skills including the ability to ride technical or jump trails.
  • Possess a vehicle capable of towing a 3500 lbs rated trailer (5×10’ enclosed).


  • Frequently required to stand, sit, walk, crouch, climb, squat.
  • Frequently required to walk on uneven or unstable surfaces.
  • Frequently required to sit.
  • Frequently required to hike 1-4 miles a day.
  • Frequently required to utilize hand and finger dexterity
  • Occasionally required to hike 8-12 miles per day.
  • Occasionally required to mountain bike trail ride 25+ miles per day.
  • Frequently required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crawl.
  • Continually required to talk or hear.
  • Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.
  • Occasionally work near moving mechanical parts.
  • Occasionally work in high, precarious places.
  • Frequently required to lift and carry 25 lbs.
  • Occasionally required to lift 50 lbs repeatedly.
  • Occasionally required to lift 100 lbs (dual lift required).
  • Occasionally work around fumes, airborne particles, or toxic chemicals.
  • Continually exposed to outside weather conditions.
  • Frequent exposure to extreme heat or cold.
  • Some work occurs outdoors in remote locations and high elevations.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, and can be very loud when working on construction projects.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include: Close vision; Distance vision; Color vision; Peripheral vision; Depth perception and ability to adjust focus
  • Occasionally required to differentiate between orange, pink, and red marking flags.
  • Specialized equipment, machines, or vehicles used: GPS units, Clinometer, Mountain Bike


  • Base salary commensurate with experience and non-profit industry standards, with a likely pay range of $48,000-60,000 annually.  This will be a full-time salaried position averaging 40 hours/wk.
  • Some travel beyond day-to-day commuting to work sites may be required (mileage reimbursable).
  • Home based position within Larimer County, Colorado region.
  • Must be able to work some evenings and weekends.

Position reports to: OMBA Executive Director

Website: www.overlandmtb.org/jobs

Contact Name: Kenny Bearden

Organization: Overland Mountain Bike Association (OMBA)

Address: PO Box 1543 Fort Collins, CO 80522


Job Title: Trail Operations Manager

Job time frame: Full-time, year-round.

Location of work: Northern Front Range of Colorado & Wyoming land agencies within a 2-hour drive from Fort Collins


Required: Cover letter, resume and recommendations

Submit to: info@overlandmtb.org

Subject line: Trail Operations Manager Position

Application Deadline:  February 9, 2024

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