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Position: Trail Project Coordinator
Organization: Trans Canada Trail
Location: National office is based in Montreal / remote from home 

Position Type: One-year contract, with possibility of renewal to full-time
Experience: Minimum 2 years
Reports to: Manager, Trail Development
Application Deadline: April 16, 2021
Start Date: As soon as possible

Our Mission

As the longest trail network in the world, the Trans Canada Trail connects Canadians and visitors to nature and to one another, from coast to coast to coast, through accessible and inclusive outdoor activities. Through collaboration and partnerships, we build, maintain and steward Canada’s national trail – a unique collection of urban and rural trails.

The Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity to join Trans Canada Trail (TCT)! The Trail Project Coordinator (PC) reports to the Manager, Trail Development and will assist in components of the TCT Tourism Strategy, Roadway Conversion Plan, Capital Improvement Plan and associated objectives. The PC is responsible for a portion of the coordination and implementation of the projects undertaken or funded by TCT. This position operates from either the Montreal head office once it reopens, currently closed due to COVID-19 pandemic, or a home-based office. If home-based office, selected candidate must have reliable internet service.

Key Responsibilities

Planning and Administraion

  • Support the Manager with the implementation of projects and annual plan deliverables
  • Collaborate with the Manager to develop applicable annual plans and budgets
  • Contribute to the successful completion/achievement of project goals
  • Provide administrative support

Project Management

  • Provide recommendations on project implementation, including data collection for the TCT National Approach to Trail Classification, roadway consultation and conversion priorities
  • Support the Manager with the roll out and promotion of the TCT National Approach to Trail Classification, roadway consultation and conversion priorities
  • Receive and review contribution applications, project documentation, progress and final reports
  • Monitor the progress and ensure the management of projects, with special attention to schedule, budget and reporting to appropriate staff
  • Research and assist in the development of new projects and partnerships
  • At the discretion of the Trail Development Manager(s), initiates and leads identified projects Trail Stakeholder Relations
  • Work with applicable ministries and agencies to facilitate the roadway conversion plan, TCT National Approach to Trail Classification, TCT Tourism Strategy and Capital Improvement Plan
  • Attend events and meetings, and conducts Trail visits as required
  • Maintain strong, coordinated, and positive relationships with project partners, local trail operators, provincial and territorial partners, stakeholders, and the public
  • Provide TCT with information on issues affecting visitor experience, tourism, recreation and active transportation
  • Liaise with groups to identify new projects and funding opportunities

Planning and Budget

  • Collaborate with the Manager to develop applicable annual plans and budgets

Staff and Leadership

  • Communicate and support other TCT departments and staff
  • Ensure TCT recognition is in place for all assigned projects
  • Participate in regular staff and Trail team meetings as required


  • Other job-related tasks as assigned

Qualifications & Skills Required

  • University degree or equivalent in the tourism or recreation related field
  • Minimum 2 years related experience in tourism, recreation or community engagement
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills; the ability to speak and write French is a strong asset
  • Related project coordination experience
  • Experience in recreational tourism, trail design including multimodal and active transportation, and stakeholder relations
  • Good understanding of national and provincial realities, politics and recreational offerings
  • Ability to build and maintain professional relationships with internal and external partners, stakeholders and agencies
  • Ability to communicate complicated, potentially controversial, and timely messages, when faced with multiple issues
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Results-oriented and derives satisfaction from achieving milestones
  • Ability to manage conflicting demands by establishing priorities
  • Ability to travel as required
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite, Salesforce, GIS and mapping systems
  • Flexibility and availability in terms of work hours

Commitment to Diversity & Employment Equity

We are committed to equity in our policies, practices and programs, supporting diversity in our work environment, and ensuring that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered for all positions. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of the TCT community are strongly encouraged to apply.

We are committed to ensuring that our internal policies, practices and systems are free of barriers, emphasize the value of diversity, and promote full participation to ensure dignity, respect and equal access for all employees. Through our processes and practices, we are working to eliminate barriers to employment for people who are usually underrepresented in Canada’s workforce – Indigenous people, people of colour and people with disabilities.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume, cover letter and salary expectations in confidence to:

Attn: Trail Project Coordinator
Application deadline: April 16, 2021

Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. We thank all applicants for their interest in
working at Trans Canada Trail.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Apr 8 2021    ID: 59399