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IMBA’s 10-year-long Trail Care Crew program is searching for a full-time, professional two-person team position in the highly successful Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program. This job requires a passion for mountain biking, excellent communication and volunteer organizational skills, and team compatibility.

The Crew will travel nearly all year in a specially outfitted 2009 Subaru Outback.

If this sounds like the dream job for you, send in your application on or before Oct. 3, 2008.  For a full job description, benefits and contact info, read more…


Job Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with mountain bikers, land managers, and other trail groups to help solve trail development and management challenges through sharing information about successful trail design philosophy and construction techniques.
  • Lead IMBA Club Care presentations, one-day seminars and strategic planning sessions designed to improve IMBA-affiliated mountain bike club’s operational, outreach, and strategic capacity.
  • Lead IMBA Trailbuilding Schools, one or two day seminars designed to improve the environmental and social sustainability of trails for mountain bikers, other trail users and land management agency personnel.
  • Assist IMBA-affiliated clubs in establishing and growing IMBA-developed programs such as a National Mountain Bike Patrol unit, a Team IMBA fundraising event, or Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day celebration.
  • Aid in the development of IMBA’s Ride Centers projects by providing educational services, expert consultation, and volunteer coordination services.
  • Lead volunteer trailwork projects involving members of IMBA-affiliated mountain bike clubs, other trail users, and land managers.
  • Represent IMBA at select festivals and events throughout the year.
  • Communicate regularly by phone and email with the program coordinator and Field Programs Director, based in the IMBA office in Boulder, CO.
  • Submit written journals and digital photos from the road on a regular basis for the IMBA website.
  • Submit short written pieces for IMBA Trail News (topics will be assigned by IMBA).
  • Conduct bike shop and sporting goods store presentations showcasing IMBA’s work and great places to ride around the world.
  • Represent IMBA, the Trail Care Crew program, the sport of mountain biking, and Subaru of America in a positive, professional manner at all times.


The ideal candidates bring these qualities to the position:

  • Passion for growing the sport of mountain biking and improving trails
  • A very strong relationship with your spouse/long-time significant other (who will be your partner in this job) and the ability to spend a great deal of time with each other
  • A sense of adventure
  • Flexibility
  • A positive attitude
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Public speaking skills
  • Computer savvy (ideal candidate will be proficient with Macintosh computers, software applications including Word, Excel, Mail, iCal. PhotoShop, Illustrator, and database experience helpful)
  • Experience and passion for working with volunteers


IMBA provides:

  • A monthly salary, plus a travel and living expense stipend
  • Comprehensive medical benefits, including dental (available immediately)
  • Deferred compensation retirement plan option
  • Use of the official Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew 2009 Outback

Please send a cover letter and resumes by Oct. 3, 2008 to Spencer Powlison at spencer@imba.com or to IMBA, P.O. Box 711, Boulder, CO 80306. The selected applicants will start work in January, 2009.

For more information on IMBA and the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew Program, visit http://www.imba.com/tcc


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