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Conservation and Volunteer Program Coordinator

ORGANIZATION: The American Alpine Club


POSITION: Conservation and Volunteer Program Coordinator


The AAC is a not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 organization supported by gifts and grants from individuals, corporations and foundations, income from restricted endowments, membership dues, and the sale of merchandise and publications.


The Conservation and Volunteer Program Coordinator will support and administrate aspects of conservation, advocacy, and volunteer support at the AAC.

S/he will be considered successful if s/he:

  • Markets and administrates all conservation and research grants to support the goals of the Club and its local programs in cooperation with a volunteer committee.
  • Works closely with other departments to celebrate success in conservation, advocacy, and volunteerism.
  • Supports the recruitment, training, engagement, and acknowledgement of the multiple volunteer groups within the Club.
  • Provides effective and efficient administrative support to the Executive Director in key policies and advocacy issues.

    The Conservation and Volunteer Program Coordinator administrates a plethora of administration activities related to the AAC’s work in protecting climbing landscapes and maintaining a sophisticated volunteer network nationally. This includes:

    - Conservation and research grants administration

    - Volunteer communication, support, and administration

    - Database management

    - Event management as related to this department

    - Other duties as assigned


    The Conservation and Volunteer Program Coordinator reports to the Director of Community Relations and works with regional staff, local staff, and key volunteers. This position is managed within the Community Relations department and works with a variety of stakeholders to achieve overall departmental goals along with specific duties related to Conservation and Volunteers within the AAC.


    We seek candidates with drive and ambition and who are interested in building and administrating programs from the ground up. We expect extraordinary interpersonal skills, written and oral communication skills, and a proven record of success in working with volunteers. A passion for and knowledge of the outdoors and/or the climbing community is a huge plus.

    COMPENSATION: $25,000 annually plus benefits

    EDUCATION: Associates degree required. Bachelors degree preferred

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled. Interviews begin November 25, 2013

    SEND COVER LETTER AND RESUME ELECTRONICALLY TO: jobs@americanalpineclub.org Subject: Conservation and Volunteers