Position Title: Education Network Coordinator
Location: Flexible along the Appalachian Trail
Supervisor: Director of Education and Outreach
Status: Full-time, Exempt
Department: Advancement

Position Summary

This position supports and administers networks of people and partners through programming across the A.T. ecosystem that advances JEDI (justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion).  In accordance with the mission and philosophy of ATC, this position will play a strong role in administering and coordinating through an environment that is welcoming, safe and supportive for underrepresented communities to have a positive A.T. experience.  The position helps staff, volunteers, young people, communities, and partners gain awareness and obtain the skills and resources needed to address social justice. The position will understand access broadly and contextually, recognizing and seeking to remedy the barriers to participation based on racial and ethnic diversity, socio-economic differences, community differences and differences in physical and cognitive ability.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with Education and Outreach Director and staff, as well as external partners to design, organize and lead education workshops, youth summits, affinity group events, and community partner network communication and education.
  • Develop and tailor professional development tools and materials.
  • Research and provide expertise on best practices.
  • Integrate equity tools into decision making and operational processes.
  • Center equity throughout all aspects of work.
  • Engage neighborhoods, community organizations, small businesses and schools, to participate in A.T. stewardship, recreation, and management. Develop enduring and equitable partnerships with groups and organizations. Utilize outreach events, conferences, community meetings, external events and other publicity efforts to promote programs and build partnerships.
  • Support field-based programming and engagement for young people by leading coalition administration and contributing to curriculum.
  • Prepare data and creative input as necessary for publicity materials, reports and other written documents relating to each program. Participate in continuous improvement of logistics systems.

Key Competencies

  • Action-oriented: Shows strong initiative in tough situations; is exceptional at spotting and seizing opportunities.
  • Resiliency: Adapts quickly to changing conditions. Maintains a positive attitude and forward-thinking approach. Takes constructive action to navigate difficulties or obstacles.
  • Managing Complexity: Analyzes multiple and diverse sources of information to define problems and complex situations before moving to solutions. Responds to answers with critical thinking and can act independently.
  • Flexible Learner: Uses multiple techniques and methods to find the right solution. Views mistakes as opportunities to learn. Seeks new and innovative approaches to solve problems.
  • Communicates Effectively: Communicates in a clear, compelling, and concise manner. Actively listens and checks for understanding. Adjusts communication content and style to meet the needs of diverse stakeholders. Models and encourages the expression of diverse ideas and opinions.
  • Collaborating Productively: Models collaboration in all programs and work, especially with external partners and volunteers. Facilitates an open dialogue and amplifies shared contributions to goals.


  • Commitment to the mission of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.
  • Active involvement in justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Excellent administrative skills and meticulous organization.
  • Systems thinker and the ability to see where access and inclusion issues and initiatives intersect with other organizational practices.
  • Understanding and experience with change models.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to “think out of the box”, innovative and creative thinker.
  • Core understanding of analytics and reporting.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Future frequent travel may be required, primarily on the East Coast.
  • Ability to communicate with individuals by phone, video, email and in person.
  • Working on the phone, video or computer for prolonged periods.


  • Flexible, but priority of being near a major city and airport on the East Coast between Georgia and Maine.
  • If working remotely, candidates must have access to secure internet access from which to work.

Expected Compensation and Benefits

$40,000/year, DOE with full medical, dental and vision benefits, optional 403(b), a substantial vacation package, and quarterly personal/wellness days

To Apply:

Please follow the link to ADP below. All files attached should be “[your last name]_[your first name]_[file name]”.


ATC Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) encourages collaboration, flexibility, and fairness with all employees and volunteers to enable participation and contributions to their fullest potential.

We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive organization, and recognize that diversity contributes to an effective and successful organizational culture and mission.

The ATC prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and/or expression), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, political affiliation, union membership, or any other status protected by the laws and regulations in the locations where we operate.