Trail Planner Coordinator

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Published: September 28, 2017
Job Type
Natural Resources/ Restoration / Outreach / Advocacy / Planning / Land Use /

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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 Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (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 environmental non-profit organization, promoting walking, bicycling, and non-motorized trails, is actively recruiting for a Trail Planner Coordinator. This is a fantastic job opportunity for someone who has a strong background and interest in active transportation and bikeable communities.


  • Develop trail corridor and trail network concept plans and feasibility studies;
  • Review and summarize plans and planned trail development activity;
  • Engage with staff and local agencies regarding planned trail activity;
  • Maintain trail database with GIS software; and
  • Drafting email newsletters to partners; responsible for fieldwork (up to 50% travel required).


  • 1 to 4 years of experience in transportation/trail/bike-ped planning;
  • Understanding trail planning process;
  • Experience laying out and designing maps and graphics; 
  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in urban planning or a related field is preferred but not required; knowledge of the trail development process;
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication, interpersonal and public speaking skills; proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite is required; and
  • Experience using GIS and the Adobe Creative Suite or other design software is a plus.

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

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email your cover letter, résumé and three professional references to Elton Clark, Human Resources Manager.
  • Or, you can fax (202.223.9257) or mail - but please, use only one form of transmitting your resume.
  • Human Resources Manager, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, The Duke Ellington Building, 2121 Ward Court, NW, 5th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20037
  • No phone calls please.
  • Recruiters please do not contact our offices

~ Commitment to Diversity: RTC is an equal opportunity employer and seeks qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or national origin. Women and diverse applicants are encouraged to apply. EOE ~

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