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New England Region Coordinator – Providence, RI

Organization: East Coast Greenway Alliance

Position Title: New England Region Trail Coordinator

Location: Providence, RI

Hours & Compensation: Full-time. Salary: full time competitive salary commensurate with experience. Benefits: 10 holidays, 10 vacation days (increases to 15 after first year of service), 10 sick days, FICA, Medicare, unemployment security, workers compensation. 67% of premium cost for medical and dental insurance for the employee and 50% toward dependents via group policy.

Application Deadline: August 31, 2013

Organization Overview:

The East Coast Greenway Alliance is developing a 2,900-mile route for safe cycling and walking along the Eastern Seaboard from Key West to Canada. An urban sister of the Appalachian Trail, we aim to transform our hundreds of communities and their more than 45 million residents to become models of health, sustainability, and prosperity.


The New England Region Trail Coordinator (Region Coordinator) is a part-time or full-time position that carries region-wide (CT, RI, MA, NH, & ME) responsibilities for all aspects of ECGA involvement in trail development, State Committee/volunteer engagement as well as some fundraising tasks related to the region. She/he will function as part of the ECGA trail program staff from our regional office in Providence, RI. The Region Coordinator works under the direction of the Trail Program Coordinator and in coordination with the Executive Director and the Office Manager.

The staffperson coordinates closely with volunteer State Committees within the region. She/ he must be able to travel frequently within the region for meetings and site visits. The Region Coordinator will also occasionally attend meetings and events outside the region, such as ECGA Trail Council meetings. A budget for travel, equipment and other program expenses will be provided.


  1. Complete ECG signage throughout the region and update cue sheets and Google maps posted on our web site ( Work to move a maximum amount of the on-road portions off-road (including designating trail as official ECG) and make remaining on-road sections as safe and bicycle/pedestrian friendly as feasible.
  2. Keep the data reporting system up to date for each state in the region and create reports as requested (at least twice per year).
  3. Assist our volunteer State Committees and other volunteers within the region.
  4. Build/maintain a strong network of strategic alliances with public agencies, elected officials and organizations within each New England state to continue strong greenway progress.
  5. Communicate regional information via ECGA website, print and electronic newsletters and engage media within the region, in coordination with Executive Director and Office Manager.
  6. Assist with fundraising efforts as directed by the Executive Director, including growing dues-paying membership and developing significant fundraising leads per year (including prospective individual donors, foundations, and corporate partners).
  7. For more detailed description of Responsibilities click here


  • Passionate commitment to ECG mission
  • Strong sense of personal responsibility and integrity
  • Bachelor’s degree required in a relevant field such as planning, environmental management, project management, or community organizing
  • Four years or more project management and/or program experience in a relevant area such as trail development, environmental policy, health, or community organizing.
  • Non-profit experience is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and tactfully with a wide range of people and personalities to establish collaborative partnerships.
  • Tenacity.
  • Able to engage and motivate volunteers.
  • Strong computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. (InDesign, database management, Adobe Illustrator and mapping experience a plus.)
  • Entrepreneurial and strategic approach to work; takes initiative in problem solving; applies sound judgement.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Team player.
  • Able to function in a fast-paced work environment; able to multi-task and work on several project deadlines simultaneously.
  • Well-organized, self-motivated and independent worker: understands the need to develop weekly, monthly and annual work plans and to prioritize work on a daily basis. Takes record-keeping and file management seriously.
  • High standards for professional work delivered on time and on budget.

How to Apply: 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter (attn: Dennis Markatos-Soriano, Executive Director) detailing their interest, preferred salary range, and qualifications with resume, short writing sample, and references attached to by August 31st.

The East Coast Greenway Alliance is an equal opportunity employer and seeks qualified candidates regardless of race, color, gender, disability, or national origin.

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