Community Outreach Coordinator, Full-time

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Published: May 12, 2017
Job Type
Outreach / Advocacy /

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~ Founded in 1986, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is the nation's largest trails organization with more than 160,000 members and supporters. The mission of RTC is to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people. ~

RTC advocates at the local, state and national level for policies that support trails and greenways for transportation, recreation, conservation, and as an integral part of livable communities. RTC is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with regional offices in California, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. For more information, visit our website

Position Overview

RTC, a national nonprofit building healthy places for healthy people by advancing trails, bicycling and walking seeks a Community Outreach Coordinator. This position is a full-time one to two-year assignment, located in Baltimore, MD. The position includes benefits.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Coordinate community outreach efforts to advance the goals of the Baltimore Greenway Trails Network (BGT);  
  • Activities include event planning; publicly promoting the BGT Network;
  • Cultivating strong relationships with local partners in the public, private and non-profit sectors;
  • Supporting trail use and trail development elements of the project; and
  • Working to ensure support for the BGT represents the diversity of neighboring communities by expanding our outreach beyond the traditional set of trail users.


  • The ideal candidate would have 2 years or more of relevant experience in community engagement;
  • Working with underserved communities; and
  • Developing and implementing broad based outreach strategies.

Skills Desired Include:

  • Creative problem-solving and idea generation;
  • Strong public speaking skills;
  • Familiarity or interest in trails, and
  • The ability to walk or bike moderate to long distances.
  • Strong candidates will be rooted in Baltimore and/or have a great depth of local knowledge about Baltimore.

Note: For a detailed job announcement, go to our website, and then click on careers at the bottom of the page.

Additional Information

Trails don't just happen. They take the passion and energy of many dedicated people to become a reality.

Our employees come from diverse backgrounds but with a common purpose—to enrich the lives of millions of Americans by creating a nationwide network of trails, which supports active transportation, health and wellness, environmental sustainability and economic vitality in communities across America.

Being part of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) team is a rewarding experience. Working together, and bound by common objectives and mutual respect, there is no goal that we cannot accomplish.

To Apply

Please click "Apply" below. Use only one form of transmitting your resume. No phone calls please, unless contacted for an interview. Recruiters please do not contact our offices.

Mail, fax or email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
Attention: Human Resources Office
The Duke Ellington Building
2121 Ward Court, NW, 5th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20037

Fax: 202.223.9257

~ EOE. Diverse applicants are encouraged to apply. ~

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