Your Very Next Step newsletter for April 2013


Your Very Next Step newsletter for April 2013

 

By Ned Lundquist
www.yourverynextstep.com

“If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking.  Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.”

– Raymond Inmon

 

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
– Lao Tzu

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*** In this issue:

***  Do you know what size pack you need for your next trip?

***  ‘Pay only for what you weigh’!

***  8 things never to do in a hotel

***  The 10 Best BBQ Joints in America

***  The Top 10 Airport Lounges

***  10 Big Travel Adventures For 2013

***  Adventure Travel Trends To Watch In 2013

***  How To Drive In India (And Not Die)

***  Golden smiles on the road to Uzbekistan

***  Best Adventure Travel Companies {On Earth}

***  8 things never to do in a hotel

***  The 10 Best BBQ Joints in America

***  The Top 10 Airport Lounges

***  Best Adventure Vacations in the USA

***  Plan Next Year’s Antarctic Cruise Now

 

***  National Rail-Trail of the month:

Trail of the Month: April 2013
Michigan’s Hart-Montague Trail State Park

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Visitor Service Hosts, Malad Gorge State Park, South Central Idaho, W. of Twin Falls Hagerman, ID

2.)  Kanopolis Lake-Park Host, Water Safety, Kanopolis Lake, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Marquette, KS

3.)  Volunteer Clearinghouse volunteer. Park Maintenance, Perry Lake, Perry, KS

4.) Event Support Staff, Morrison Knudsen Nature Center, Boise, ID

5.)  Conservation Volunteers, ACE Volunteer Vacations, American Conservation Experience, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

 

*** Travel/Adventure/Outdoors/Conservation employment opportunities:

1.)  Bryant Park Games Attendant – Outdoor Ping Pong Court & Games Area, City of New York, NY, NY

2.)  Marketing Manager, Lindblad Expeditions, New York, New York

3.)  Outreach and Marketing Coordinator, Outward Bound California, San Francisco, CA

4.)  Creel Clerk, State of Montana, Helena, MT

5.)  President and Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance, Columbus, OH

6.)  Director of Corporate Communication, THE VIRGINIA TOURISM CORPORATION, Richmond, VA

7.)  Fly Fishing Guide, Teton Valley Lodge, Pocatello, ID

8.)  Crew member, Bridging Cultures Conservation Corps (BCCC), Montana Conservation Corps, National Forest locations in Montana

9.)  VP of Marketing & Communications, Trout Unlimited, Arlington, VA

10.)  Sports Tourism Coordinator (Senior Recreation Coordinator), Department of Recreation and Parks, County of Henrico, Henrico, VA

11.)  Southeast Travel Editor & Brand Manager, VisitSouth, Gulf Shores, AL

12.)  Global Air Services Coordinator, G Adventure, Toronto, Canada

 

…and much more…and it’s all FREE!!!

*** Do you have a travel adventure to share?

Send me your stories and I’ll post in the “Your Very Next Step” and on the YVNS website (http://www.yourverynextstep.com/).

 

***  The Backpack Cheat Sheet

Do you know what size pack you need for your next trip?

http://outdoors.campmor.com/the-backpack-cheat-sheet/?cm_cat=TRAILMAIL&cm_ite=TrailMail-April52013&cm_pla=50929

 

***  Samoa Air, Introducing a world first:

 

‘Pay only for what you weigh’!

 

We at Samoa Air (http://www.samoaair.ws/) are keeping airfares fair, by charging our passengers only for what they weigh. You are the master of your Air’fair’, you decide how much (or little) your ticket will cost. No more exorbitant excess baggage fees, or being charged for baggage you may not carry. Your weight plus your baggage items, is what you pay for. Simple.

 

The Sky’s the Limit!

 

If you are like Ned, and feel this policy discriminates against Samoans, it would be because, according to wikianswers (http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_average_height_of_Samoan_men) “Average height of Samoans and Polynesians in general raised on the islands is 5 feet 10 inches. Those raised outside the island of origin remains average but large numbers are well over the 6 feet range.

 

Without arguement they are potentially the largest peoples on earth, since european contact there physiques have always been documented as being large and muscular and this has not changed since.

 

A study is being conducted by Bringham Young University Hawaii and Maryland for the prevention of osteoporotic fractures, as polynesians particularly Samoan, Tongan and Fijian peoples have much denser muscle and bone tissue compared to other peoples.

 

As these peoples have the lowest numbers of Osteoporosis and bone related debilitations of ther sort.

 

Thier unique genetics afford them great physical advantages which is the cause of many scientific research and curiosity.

 

***  10 Big Travel Adventures For 2013

 

http://www.gadling.com/2013/01/03/10-big-travel-adventures-for-2013/

 

***  Adventure Travel Trends To Watch In 2013

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tamar-lowell/adventure-travel-trends_b_2240890.html

 

***  How To Drive In India (And Not Die)

http://www.gadling.com/2013/04/04/how-to-drive-in-india-and-not-die/

 

***  Golden smiles on the road to Uzbekistan

http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2013/mar/01/uzbekistan-holiday-road-trip

 

***  Best Adventure Travel Companies {On Earth}

 

Adventure Travel Companies Rated!

 

The Adventure Ratings For the second time, we’ve conducted an unprecedented survey of adventure travel companies, based on the idea that a traveler’s most important decision is not always where to go but who to go with. For this edition, we spoke to more guide services—and their clients—than ever before.

 

http://adventure.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/outfitterhome

 

***  8 things never to do in a hotel

http://www.usatoday.com/media/cinematic/video/2019057/

 

***  The 10 Best BBQ Joints in America

http://www.successfulmeetings.com/Event-Planning/SM-Top-10/Articles/The-10-Best-BBQ-Joints-in-America/?cid=eltrTop10

 

(I would say this might be open for discussion.)

 

***  The Top 10 Airport Lounges

 

By Kate Mulcrone

 

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Looking to ease the pain of your next 4-hour layover? Departures has rounded up the 10 best airport lounges in the world. We’ve also included some stories to help you plan in each destination.

 

http://www.successfulmeetings.com/Event-Planning/SM-Top-10/Articles/The-Top-10-Airport-Lounges/?cid=eltrTop10

 

***  Best Adventure Vacations in the USA

 

“Vacation” doesn’t always translate into a poolside cabana or a Broadway show. For some, escaping the daily grind means getting your adrenalin pumping; like on a rugged mountainside or 50 feet below the ocean surface. Others search for snowy peaks and alpine lakes simply for a change of scenery. This list highlights some of America’s most exciting spots for a thrilling walk on the wild side.

 

(Ned Notes:  There are only two places on this list that I have not been to.)

 

http://travel.usnews.com/Rankings/Best_Adventure_Vacations_in_the_USA/

 

***  Plan Next Year’s Antarctic Cruise Now

http://www.fodors.com/news/antarctica-cruise-planning-tips-6402.html

*** National Rail-Trail of the month:

Trail of the Month: April 2013
Michigan’s Hart-Montague Trail State Park
By Laura Stark

“People were apprehensive. But, after they see what happens, you can’t build it fast enough.”

The rural flavor of western Michigan’s Hart-Montague Trail State Park is palpable. Cherries, peaches and apples hang heavy from the trees. The lacy green leaves of the Asparagus Capital of the World’s prized vegetable flutter in messy rows along the trail. Dairy cows placidly watch bicycles whir by and, in the summertime, the small town farmers markets offer a friendly bustle of activity.

“It’s so purely ‘west Michigan,'” says Nancy Krupiarz, director of the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance. “When you think of Michigan, with its orchards and fresh fruit, Lake Michigan, the farms, the small towns, this trail encapsulates it all.”

Fittingly, the story of this 22-mile rail-trail begins with an aptly-named farmer: Bill Field. Legislation to rename the trail after him passed the Michigan Senate unanimously this past March and now awaits a House vote.

“Mr. Field was instrumental in the creation of the Hart-Montague Trail State Park,” says Michigan State Senator Goeff Hansen (R-Hart.), who sponsored the bill. “After the rail service in Oceana County ended in 1981, Mr. Field had the vision to turn it into a recreational trail for the community and the state.”

That task, at one point labeled “Field’s Folly,” was not easy. Field, a fruit farmer from Shelby, became an Oceana County commissioner in the early 1980s. A close friend described him as being 6’6″ with a big booming voice and a presence that was always known in a room. After being inspired by a visit to the Elroy-Sparta State Trail in Wisconsin a few years earlier, he presented an idea for developing a trail through the abandoned railroad corridor that stretched from Hart to Montague, tracks that he grew up around.

“When rail service was discontinued and the salvage work was being done, I thought there should be some recreational use for that old railroad,” says Joel Mikkelsen, the former chairman of the Oceana County Parks and Recreation Commission, and a long-time friend of Field. “In January 1983, I read an article in the local paper that the newly elected county commissioner [Bill Field] wanted to make it into a bike trail. I lived two miles down the road from him, so I called him up and he came over 15 minutes later.”

When Field received no support from his fellow county officials for the rail-trail project, he took matters into his own hands, buying the property himself and donating the land, valued at $225,000, to the state. Field and Mikkelsen continued to work together for years building support for the rail-trail in the surrounding communities.

“People didn’t want it at first,” says Paul Yauk, linear trails program manager for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. “People were apprehensive. But, after they see what happens, you can’t build it fast enough.”

Field’s tireless efforts to realize the vision for the trail earned him the title of Michiganian of the Year by The Detroit News in 1988. The trail’s inaugural section, built by the City of Hart in 1989, stretched 11 miles south from Hart, becoming the first rail-trail with a paved surface in the state that is now number one in the nation for open rail-trail miles. (Paint Creek Trail in southeastern Michigan beat it as the very first rail-trail in the state by just a few years).

The City of Montague opened the second half of the trail in 1991, completing the project. The refurbished Whitehall-Montague Train Depot at this southern end serves as a visitors center and an adjacent caboose includes exhibits and artifacts from the railroad’s heyday. The line was originally part of the Chicago and West Michigan Railroad, built in 1872 to service the lumber mills between Muskegon and Pentwater. A side trail along White Lake leads to another museum, the White River Light Station, a beautiful brick lighthouse built in 1875.

Going north from there, the Hart-Montague Trail runs through the towns of Rothbury, New Era, Shelby and Mears, and ends in Hart. “What’s interesting is there are lots of nice towns along the way,” says Yauk. “So there are short stops. You can go town-to-town, relax, and take advantage of what they offer. The towns along the way have really embraced the trail. It’s a big draw for the region.”

“Any kind of business that offers trail-user needs—restaurants, pharmacies, gift shops, camping, hotels—they all benefit because it gives people another reason to stay in the area,” says Krupiarz. “There are lots of attractions in the area and the trail takes a whole other day. A lot of people will stay just to get that experience.”

About mid-trail, New Era has one not-to-miss stop: Country Dairy, an ice cream shop offering funky homemade flavors like Hoofprints and Udder Nutsense. Visitors can pet calves, watch cows being milked, tour the bottling plant and learn all they ever wanted to know about dairy farming at the company’s Moo School. For more culinary pleasures, the town’s Trailside Restaurant, known for its roast turkey, mashed potatoes and homemade gravy, is the type of place where you can grab a blue-plate lunch special for less than the cost of a big-city grande latte.

In Montague’s Ellenwood Park (across the street from the trail), the world’s largest weathervane at 48 feet tall is visible for miles. At its top sits a replica of the Ella Ellenwood, a schooner that ran aground in Lake Michigan in 1901. The trail parallels Great Lake, and is never more than a few miles from its eastern shore. Lined with soft, sandy beaches, the region is known as the country’s Third Coast. About five miles west of the trail’s northern end, Silver Lake State Park on Lake Michigan is worth a side trip. The massive sand dunes in the 2,000-acre park cover what was once a white pine forest used by the area’s burgeoning lumber industry in the 1800s. Beachcombers frequently find “petrified lightning” here, natural glass tubes formed when lightening strikes and melts the sand.

With its many attractions, the trail is well-loved and well-used. “Families are embracing the trail and outdoor recreation,” says Amy VanLoon, executive director of the White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau. “Families come in droves with bikes.”

It is hoped that repaving work will begin next year along the entire route, and the trail’s width will also be expanded. Mikkelsen, who recently retired and does maintenance on the trail (“for fishing trip money”), says his favorite thing about the trail is how positively people react to it. “Even though it has bumps and cracks and needs repaving badly, trail users are always complimentary,” he says. “When I’m out leaf-blowing or mowing along the trail, I get a lot of thumbs-ups as the bicyclists go by.”

Long-range plans call for hooking the trail into a network that will reach all the way to Grand Rapids, the state’s second largest city. Through a series of connections from the Hart-Montague Trail’s southern end—from White Lake Pathway to the Fred Meijer Berry Junction Trail to the Musketawa Trail—that goal is almost attainable now. Only 10 miles lie between the southern end of the Musketawa Trail and the city.

Although Field passed away in 2005, the growing legacy of the rail-trail—his field of dreams—remains for generations. If Field were alive today, Mikkelsen says, “He would still be out there enjoying it.”

http://www.railstotrails.org/news/recurringFeatures/trailMonth/index.html

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

1.)  Visitor Service Hosts, Malad Gorge State Park, South Central Idaho, W. of Twin Falls Hagerman, ID

http://www.volunteer.gov/gov/results.cfm?Agency=IDPR

 

2.)  Kanopolis Lake-Park Host, Water Safety, Kanopolis Lake, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Marquette, KS

 

Park Host/Water Safety – May 01, 2013 to September 30, 2013. Park Host will have duties with visitor assistance and water safety. Duties include assisting campers by providing lake information and distributing Title 36, Lake Maps, and Water Safety Material. Volunteer(s) may also staff the Visitor Center during peak hours and provide information to visitors in person and over the phone. Volunteer(s) will update/maintain the existing bulletin boards by adding new material and making minor structural repairs. The volunteer(s) will also perform courtesy vessel inspections at boat ramps and assist the Ranger staff with on the water vessel inspections. Volunteers will take photographs of visitors and wildlife, and may be asked by the staff to assist with various light duty tasks.

 

Volunteer Clearinghouse volunteer.clearinghouse@usace.army.mil 800.865.8337

http://www.volunteer.gov/gov/results.cfm?states=KS

 

3.)  Volunteer Clearinghouse volunteer. Park Maintenance, Perry Lake, Perry, KS

http://www.volunteer.gov/gov/results.cfm?states=KS

 

4.) Event Support Staff, Morrison Knudsen Nature Center, Boise, ID

 

The Nature Center needs volunteers with a variety of talents to provide educational events for the public. Some of our events are labor-intensive and rerequre varying degrees of assistance with set up and break-down, customer service, educational activities and photographic documentation.

 

Please contact Dave Cannamela at 287-2902, 890-1319 or david.cannamela@idfg.idaho.gov

http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/education/?getPage=235

 

5.)  Conservation Volunteers, ACE Volunteer Vacations, American Conservation Experience, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

http://www.usaconservation.org/vacations/vacations/bryce.html

 

*** Travel/Adventure/Outdoors/Conservation employment opportunities:

***  From Phil Cogan:

 

1.)  Bryant Park Games Attendant – Outdoor Ping Pong Court & Games Area, City of New York, NY, NY

 

The Bryant Park (City of New York) management group seeks part-time staff for the Outdoor Ping Pong Court and Games Area.

Qualifications:

BA preferred – consideration given to undergraduate work plus experience in recreation, coaching or park management

• Strong communication and interpersonal skills

• Willingness and desire to get hands dirty

• Outgoing, fun, curious, mature, positive, and a self-starter

• Experience in customer service

• Responsible and detail-oriented with excellent analytical skills

Duties

Act as a host for the Park, and keep visitors happy

• Maintain ping pong and park equipment

• Facilitate games, and manage time limits

• Record the number of visitors

• Assist management with special events or tournaments

• Opening and closing of game area on a daily basis

• Daily maintenance (cleaning) of Ping Pong Court, games area, and equipment

• Take direction from management staff regarding special assignments

• Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed

• Ability to work outside

Position runs from April to November. To apply, please email resume and cover letter. Please put “Bryant Park Games Attendant” in the subject line.

$10 per hour with possible increase to $12 per hour, pending good job performance

How to apply

To apply, please email resume and cover letter. Please put “Bryant Park Games Attendant” in the subject line.

isteichen@urbanmgt.com

 

2.)  Marketing Manager, Lindblad Expeditions, New York, New York

 

We are currently recruiting for a full-time Marketing Manager in our New York City office. As part of a team devoted to a core product of Lindblad Expeditions, the Marketing Manager is responsible for marketing planning and tactical execution of marketing initiatives and strategies designed to meet and exceed the revenue goals of the organization. A creative thinker with strong organizational skills, the Marketing Manager will succeed by combining a strong sense of strategic perspective with a strong tactical “can do” execution.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

 

• Working with the product managers, develop and execute marketing and sales plans to support the specific products assigned from the company product line.

• Prepare written briefs for, and plan/manage, all direct customer communication designed to generate revenue for the specific products assigned.

• Work with the Director Research/Analysis (Database Master) to identify the best prospects for each direct communication.

• Keep product team and senior management aware of competitive developments within the market place.

• Work with Marketing Services to develop and produce compelling advertising, direct mail and online communication vehicles in support of meeting overall revenue objectives. Monitor work progress to insure planned communication schedule is met. Review/approve all final communication prior to its release.

• Work with travel agent and group sales to determine revenue goals for each channel of each product line. Monitor performance toward revenue objectives.

• Evaluate progress of bookings for the specific products assigned. Identify overall or channel shortfall areas. Collaborate with product and marketing teams to provide actions to address shortfall.

• Evaluate and interpret key reports to assess overall, and by channel, return on investment for each specific product assigned.

• Provide recommendations to product and senior management with regard to increased effectiveness and efficiency of the marketing spend.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

• Bachelor’s Degree. MBA a plus.

• 5 years product marketing experience. Travel industry background preferred but not required.

• Passion for values-led marketing and corporate social responsibility.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• Polished presentation skills.

• Demonstrated experience in developing product marketing plans, managing those plans, and producing forecasted revenue results.

• Highly organized with excellent attention to detail.

• Ability to manage multiple projects in a deadline driven environment while producing high quality work that gets results.

• Strong quantitative skills.

• Demonstrated commitment to teamwork with creativity, flexibility, tenacity, good humor and a high level of energy.

• Proficient with MS Office–PowerPoint, Excel.

• Positive attitude.

• Respect for others.

• High degree of honesty and integrity.

• Sense of Humor.

 

DISCLAIMER STATEMENT

This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an incumbent in this position. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills or abilities required of persons so classified or assigned.

 

http://www.talentzoo.com/job/Marketing-Manager/141352.html

 

3.)  Outreach and Marketing Coordinator, Outward Bound California, San Francisco, CA

 

Position Overview

 

The Outreach and Marketing Coordinator supports the growth of programs with the community – individuals, schools, school districts and youth serving organizations. This position is the primary forward-facing liaison with potential community partners and is responsible for marketing, promoting, scheduling and coordinating details for OBCA courses. This position will require in depth study of local school districts, charter schools and independent schools as well as the community-based non-profit sector that will result in a growth in program contracts. Additionally, this position will support the administrative functions of our programs, always focused on how we better serve our clients and community from and administrative perspective.

 

About OBCA

 

Outward Bound California (OBCA) delivers educational experiences that help people develop confidence and character through challenges and discovery in the wilderness, in cities, and in schools. OBCA operates urban programs through the Bay Area Center, located in San Francisco, extended summer wilderness courses in the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Yosemite, and winter and spring courses in Joshua Tree.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 

1. Community Outreach and Sales

•Develop and expand upon current and new partner relationships.

•Recruit participants for all OBCA’s grant-funded and fee-based courses to meet enrollment targets.

•Assess, communicate, and develop potential partners and clients to identify programmatic opportunities. Conduct direct mail, trade show exhibition, in-person and email-based sales activities.

•Develop communication tools, collateral, and program packets, and communication strategies. Follow up activities for participant and partner recruitment and retention.

•Help raise awareness of programmatic opportunities by managing social media, website updates, advertising strategy, and e-Newsletters.

•Plan, coordinate and execute outreach and marketing activities and event with program staff and student ambassadors.

•Advocate for the teachers/educators, our primary client contacts with program staff and Board of Directors regarding how we can best support their schools and organizations.

 

2. Program & Administrative Support

•Set up, manage, and track sales in CRM database.

•Develop and implement overall customer satisfaction through customer feedback forums and ongoing engagement with schools, parents and alumni.

•Communicate partner and client goals, objectives, and concerns to program staff.

•Establish and uphold timely enrollment for all scheduled program bookings.

•Plan post program, follow-up activities, evaluations, projects and events. Coordinate informational meetings with partners and clients.

•Ensure administer in of all program related paperwork and financial transactions, such as program agreements, student evaluations, medicals, and invoicing.

•Ensure effective contract and enrollment processes for schools and community partners, coordinating any specific course design/curriculum link.

•Assist in creating annual program schedule.

 

3. Business/Client Management

•Maintain detailed budget records for all contracted courses and programs. Coordinate with Office Manager to ensure proper invoicing and payments.

•Update and maintain the database for all program and financial details, contracts and client communication.

•Support grant writing and marketing strategies by gathering pertinent client information, feedback, and program reports.

•Manage and report final enrollment and revenue statistics.

 

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities

•Coordinate promotional mailings.

•Manage volunteers and office interns as needed.

•Assist the admission and medical screening as needed.

•Participate in other duties as assigned.

 

Knowledge and Skills

•Strong work ethic and initiative.

•Knowledge of OB programs and philosophy.

•Solid interpersonal skills. Ability to work both independently and cooperatively as a team member.

•Detail oriented with good organizational skills.

•Ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects simultaneously.

•Ability to relate to diverse communities, staff and clients.

•Excellent time management and ability to meet deadlines.

•Very strong and effective communicator, both written and oral.

•Proficient with PC in Word® and Excel®.

•Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite

•Salesforce CRM experience preferred.

 

Education and Work Experience

•Bachelor’s Degree and 1-3 years’ experience in professional outreach and sales and/or development experience.

•Experience in Outward Bound, the outdoor education/experiential learning field or similar.

 

Location

•Position based at Outward Bound California Regional Office, San Francisco, CA.

•Frequent travel, irregular and long hours are expected and may be required.

•Ability to lift and move a minimum of 40 pounds.

 

Compensation

•Full-time, salaried position with benefits.

•Salary commensurate with experience within the start range of $36,000 to $45,000.

 

Outward Bound California is committed to equal opportunity for its employment, without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex or sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, marital or parental status, status with respect for public assistance or veteran’s status.

 

How to apply

 

•Submit thoughtful cover letter, resume with three references, and a writing sample no longer than 1,000 words (blog posts, links, and/or sample flyers are encouraged). No phone calls please.

 

•Apply at www.outwardboundcalifornia.org (click “Employment”) before April 14, 2013 to be considered for the first review. Position will remain open until filled. Ideal starting day is May 3.

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/3ch9wDH7SM3p/

 

***  From Mark Sofman:

 

4.)  Creel Clerk, State of Montana, Helena, MT

http://1.usa.gov/10kbezf

 

5.)  President and Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance, Columbus, OH

http://bit.ly/10kbBd1

 

6.)  Director of Corporate Communication, THE VIRGINIA TOURISM CORPORATION, Richmond, VA

http://bit.ly/16PHi0p

 

7.)  Fly Fishing Guide, Teton Valley Lodge, Pocatello, ID

 

Job Description: Our fly fishing guides are required to provide their own 4 wheel drive vehicle, drift boat, trailer and other necessary items for fishing.  We guide on the South Fork, Teton and Henry’s fork rivers in Idaho.  Guides are on the water for 8 to 9 hours per day from Memorial Day to Columbus Day. Guides must be highly knowledgeable about fly fishing.

Desired Skills & Experience: Fly fishing, fly tying, rowing, customer service, first aid, CPR

http://linkd.in/12hgB25

 

8.)  Crew member, Bridging Cultures Conservation Corps (BCCC), Montana Conservation Corps, National Forest locations in Montana

 

As a Bridging Cultures Conservation Corps (BCCC) crew member, your home is a tent for much of the time, and meals are shared around camp with fellow crew members. You’ll work alongside crew members from across the region who share your passion for hard work and the outdoors. A special emphasis of this program is bringing people together from diverse cultures, to learn more not only about natural resource management but also how Native American traditional knowledge, culture and heritage are important components of caring for the land.

 

Throughout the 4-month field program you’ll work in a wide range of National Forest locations in Montana and gain exposure to a variety of natural resource subjects, including silviculture, range, wildlife, fisheries, recreation and restoration management. Separate from the field program, you’ll be able to partner with a representative of the U.S. Forest Service to explore in depth a natural or cultural resource program area of your choosing.  As part of this program, indigenous culture and heritage will be woven throughout the field program and the history and current relationship between the U.S. Forest Service and Tribal Nations will be explored. The final hitch will include guidance on how to apply for jobs with non-competitive eligibility status with the U.S. Forest Service.

 

Serving as a crew member is not easy; you will be away from home much of the time, waking up early and working long hours to complete rigorous and demanding projects, in all the elements that the wilds of Montana can throw at you. You will have sore muscles, sunburns, and conflicts within your crew. But the rewards are great; upon the completion of your term you will find yourself with an enhanced skill set that you never dreamed possible. You’ll discover unexpected abilities in yourself along with an enduring self-confidence that will transfer to all of your future endeavors. You will have acquired marketable professional skills, an AmeriCorps Education Award, and a sense of community; all of which create limitless possibilities for your life after MCC. You’ll look back at your season with an earned sense of pride, knowing that you accomplished more than you ever thought possible.

Come join us this summer!

 

We provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals and are an equal opportunity employer.

 

Benefits

 

Bridging Cultures Conservation Corps members receive a $504 bi-weekly living allowance, training, and may qualify for health insurance after 30 days. Upon successful completion of the term of service, members are eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award of $1,468.

 

Qualifications – Must Have

 

Willingness to serve long hours and live and work outdoors in all weather conditions.

Desire to learn new skills, including group communication skills.

Ability to lift up to 20 lbs. repeatedly and use hand tools.

Ability to hike up to 12 miles per day in rugged terrain, often carrying a heavy backpack and tools.

High school diploma, GED, or readiness to take the GED

US Citizenship.

 

http://mtcorps.org/join/americorps/bridging-cultures-conservation-corps

 

9.)  VP of Marketing & Communications, Trout Unlimited, Arlington, VA

 

About Trout Unlimited

Today, Trout Unlimited is a national organization with more than 150,000 volunteers organized into about 400 chapters nationwide. This dedicated grassroots army is matched by a respected staff of organizers, lawyers, policy experts and scientists, who work out of more than 30 offices. Our mission is to conserve, protect and restore North America’s cold-water fisheries and their watersheds.

 

Position Summary

This is an exciting opportunity to join Trout Unlimited preferably in their headquarters in Arlington, Virginia – as the Vice President of Marketing & Communications.  The VP of Marketing & Communications will report directly to the CEO and is member of the Senior Staff.  The VP of Marketing & Communications will be responsible for the execution of Trout Unlimited’s communications, marketing and branding strategies. The VP of Marketing & Communications will oversee all activities that promote, enhance, and protect the organization’s brand reputation and identify communication goals. A key objective is to manage the development and production of Trout’s varied and integrated communications activities and tools including: supporting all events and initiatives, direct mail and marketing, newsletters and other print publications; Website content, E-news and other online communications, social and conventional media and public relations, and marketing.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

– Manage the development and production of all Trout Unlimited’s communications tools, with a particular emphasis on online communications and tools such as social media.

– Experience in deploying community building web sites is important.

– Manage production of all marketing and promotional materials.

– Increase membership acquisition program.

– Increase Trout’s online community activity.

– Improve internal processes to improve implementation of the communications strategy.

– Expand partnerships within the outdoor, and related, industry.

 

Job Requirements

Qualifications

– 10 years of relevant professional experience.

– Excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated versatility in writing for all media platforms

– Creative and strategic application of digital and social media technologies.

– Experience in planning, writing, editing, and production of newsletters, press releases, annual reports, marketing literature, and other print publications.

– Innovative thinker, with a track record for problem solving and developing action plans and managing output.

– Self-reliant, results oriented, and strong interpersonal skills with the ability to engage and collaborate and develop consensus with staff and colleagues.

– Experience managing a diverse and remote staff.

– Ability to make decisions in a changing environment and anticipate future needs.

– Background in policy and advocacy communications a plus.

– Passion for Trout Unlimited’s mission is essential.

– A professional and resourceful style; flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical communication initiatives.

– Ability to work with grassroots leaders and volunteers.

– Ability to work both independently without close oversight, but also a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside of TU.

– Previous experience in conservation organization or the outdoor industry is helpful.

– Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.

– Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite products.

How to Apply

– Please send a letter of interest, resume and 3 professional references to Vivie Yen at vyen@tu.org by April 30, 2013. No phone calls please.

– In subject line please reference the PRSA Jobcenter

 

This is not an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities.

 

TU is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse pool of candidates in this search.  TU hires staff without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or disability.

 

http://jobs.prnewsonline.com/jobseeker/job/12953830/

 

10.)  Sports Tourism Coordinator (Senior Recreation Coordinator), Department of Recreation and Parks, County of Henrico, Henrico, VA

 

Henrico County, a progressive employer of choice, provides job seekers with the promise of fair and competitive compensation; a close-knit atmosphere with low employee turnover; and a benefits package that helps secure financial stability.

 

Established in 1611, Henrico County has deep historical roots.  Henrico County borders the City of Richmond to the west, north and east and constitutes approximately a third of the Richmond metropolitan areas.  Henrico County is among the top-rated counties in the nation and was one of the first localities to adopt the County Manager Form of Government.  Citizens of Henrico County are represented by an elected Board of Supervisors representing five magisterial districts.

 

Henrico County General Government currently has more than 30 agencies.  Department Heads are appointed by the County Manager, with the exception of the elected constitutional officers.  Henrico County is an equal opportunity employer and, when you join us, you will be surrounded by fellow associates who come from all walks of life, all types of cultural backgrounds and all ages.

 

General State of Duties

Closing Date:  This position closes on Monday, April 15, 2013.

 

The working title of this position is Sports Tourism Coordinator.

 

Will be responsible for sports tourism initiatives in Henrico County; does related work as required.

 

Essential Duties

 

Considerable knowledge of and familiarity with national, regional and local sports groups and organizations;

 

Ability to attend local, regional and national sports tournaments, events and meetings to represent Henrico County and to retain and/or recruit future events. Travel and weekend work required;

 

Understanding of and ability to utilize social media and ability to update tourism web site.

 

Ability to develop and implement sports marketing strategies and plan to attract athletic events, tournaments, games, exhibitions and sports related events;

 

Superior oral and written communication skills;

 

Professional attire and conduct mandatory;

 

Working knowledge of cutting edge principals and practices of marketing with a focus on sports;

 

Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with internal and external departments and organizations, school personnel, co-workers and the public;

 

Ability to cooperate effectively with public and private groups, organizations, agencies and the general public;

 

Ability to keep accurate records and make cogent reports and to prepare proposals and news releases; good organizational skills and attention to detail.

 

Good knowledge of community recreation theory, planning and practice; good knowledge of all phases of recreational activities; skill in recreation leadership and ability to supervise effectively; ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with school personnel, co- workers and the public; ability to cooperate effectively with public and private groups, organizations, agencies and the general public; ability to keep accurate records and make cogent reports; good organizational skills; good oral and written communication skills.

 

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a bachelor’s degree in recreation or a related field and two (2) years of related work experience, including one (1) year of supervisory experience; OR, a bachelor’s degree in a unrelated field and two (2) years of supervisory experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

 

Additional Information

This position requires strong organizational astuteness and strong professionalism in conduct and attire. Professional attire and conduct mandatory.

 

All applicants are required to attach a cover letter electronically to their application in order to be considered for the position.

 

A criminal history record check and fingerprinting is conducted on all persons conditionally offered employment, including a conditional offer of initial employment, or a conditional offer to promote, demote, or laterally transfer an employee.

How To Apply

You apply for positions with Henrico County general government through our on-line applicant system, which is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week with an Internet connection.  Please access our job site portal through www.henricojobs.com or register (new applicants) or login (returning applicants) to this site from the home page.

 

https://www.myhenrico.org/OA_HTML/OA.jsp?OAFunc=IRC_VIS_VAC_DISPLAY&OAMC=R&p_svid=43768&p_spid=2155132lzbUVtj3

 

11.)  Southeast Travel Editor & Brand Manager, VisitSouth, Gulf Shores, AL

http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Compass-Media/jobs/Southeast-Travel-Editor-Brand-Manager-43c417ec5b7b05b8

 

12.)  Global Air Services Coordinator, G Adventure, Toronto, Canada

http://www.gadventures.com/careers/position-details/global-air-services-coordinator/

 

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