Mountain Bike Missoula Seeks New Executive Director
Missoula, MT, February 26, 2021 -- MTB Missoula (MTBM), an independent, non-profit trail association in Missoula, Montana, is seeking a new executive director. After 4 years of stalwart leadership under departing director Ben Horan, the organization stands beside a large body of work, including the community’s first bike-only, public access downhill trails as well as dozens of miles of new bike-friendly multi-use trails. The Board of Directors extends their deepest thanks to Ben for his dedicated effort across his entire tenure, and wishes him the best of luck in his new endeavors.
“Ben has been a huge catalyst for mountain biking and trail development in Missoula and will be sorely missed. But, his departure comes at a time when MTB Missoula is well-positioned to embrace a new chapter of leadership and continue its growth.” -Trent Baker, Board Chair
Originally founded in the early 1990s and revitalized in 2010, MTBM was for years enthusiastically volunteer-run. Since bringing on Ben as Executive Director and Brian Williams as Trails Director in 2017, MTBM has solidified its partnerships with local land managers, landowners, conservation groups and other user groups, bringing mountain bikers to the table for conversations about trail access, management, and development. MTBM has earned its position as an expert voice in the design and management of recreational trails, working to ensure a positive and fun user experience while addressing factors like invasive weeds, wildlife impacts and user conflict. The group organizes about 1500 hours of volunteer trail maintenance annually, and has hosted events ranging from weeknight XC and dual slalom races to the 2017 Collegiate National MTB Championships.
The new Executive Director will be responsible for stewarding the vision of the organization forward. Primary tasks will include: developing opportunities to expand Missoula’s trail network, fostering collaborative relationships with community partners, writing and speaking on behalf of the organization, overseeing trail projects and events, as well as fundraising and administration. The ED will have latitude to identify new opportunities and work with the Board of Directors to set and meet new goals.
Consistent and reliable community engagement has been the key to MTB Missoula’s success. The Board of Directors seeks an inspired candidate with 3+ years of management experience in public lands, recreation, trails, or a related field, and a track record of guiding large projects toward long-term goals. For a full job description see: http://www.mtbmissoula.org/jobs or https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IcWZLJxu4d0zQK3Yae8htKU0runKUwp0/view?usp=sharing
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning March 26, 2021. Position is open until filled. Please send resumes, cover letters, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Executive Director” in the subject line.