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American Hiking Society is the only national organization dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s hiking trails, the natural areas that surround them, and the hiking experience. We provide an exciting, creative, and professional yet relaxed nonprofit atmosphere with a strong outdoor and conservation ethic.  American Hiking Society is easily accessible by Metro (Red Line, Silver Spring) and offers generous benefits including full health coverage, discounts on outdoor gear, and generous vacation leave (for full time employees).

Interested in joining our dynamic team? Any jobs or internships that may be available are described below.


There are currently no full time opportunities available.


There are currently no internship opportunities available.

American Hiking Society thanks the National Park Service for helping to support internship opportunities at AHS that help broaden youth outreach.
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Executive Director, Pacific Northwest Trail Association (PNTA), Sedro-Woolley, WA

The Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail begins near the Continental Divide in Glacier National Park and travels through Montana, Idaho, and Washington before reaching its western terminus at the Pacific Ocean near Cape Alava. The trail crosses three National Parks, seven National Forests, a multitude of private properties, and lands administered by state and local entities.

POSITION DETAILS: Under the supervision of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director carries out the mission and goals of the Association in concert with the public, the membership, U.S. Forest Service and other governmental and private sector partners. Responsibilities include improving and effectively managing the PNTA’s fund raising and revenue producing programs, educational programs, membership programs, trail maintenance and contracting programs, and administrative operations.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of five years professional experience in a strong management leadership position of a nonprofit or private entity. Qualified candidates must have had proven success in producing income or fundraising (major gifts, membership recruitment and retention, corporate partnerships), working with governmental partners and volunteers. An understanding of federal contracting is a plus. Experience in outdoor recreation is desirable, especially in long-distance hiking.
REQUIRED SKILLS: Ability to cultivate and secure funding resources and partnerships; outstanding interpersonal skills in leadership, management of volunteers and staff, proven fiscal acumen and experience; willingness to perform the wide range of tasks that a small organization imposes. Excellent written and oral communication, currently supervises full-time year round staff of four, oversees 5-12 seasonal trail crew leaders and 40-70 trail crew members, a portion of which are youth ages 14 up, and works with all types of volunteers, trail angels, and resupply points. The PNTA annual budget is around $500,000.  The ED is required to hike and camp on portions of the Trail. Outstanding organizational abilities, attention to details and accuracy are musts.
START DATE: The Executive Director should be available to start on or before August 15, 2016
LOCATION: The PNTA office is located in Sedro Wooley, Washington, Gateway to the North Cascades
SALARY: $49,000-55,000 peryear, plus benefit package
APPLICATION PROCESS: Qualified applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, and references to by May 15, 2016. See the PNTA website for a more detailed job description.
PNTA is an equal opportunity employer