Pike National Forest, South Platte Ranger District - Morrison, Colorado

Partnership & Volunteer Coordinator

The Partnership & Volunteer Coordinator will assess the overall partnership and volunteer efforts and assist in prioritizing projects/investments for these programs.  The position will provide for better outreach, recruitment and training in the Pike National Forest by leveraging federal funds to develop cooperative projects with other agencies, non-profit organizations, universities, private companies, and individuals. The coordinator will also recruit interns and volunteers, prepare grant applications, track and manage budgets, and use social media platforms to share educational information. Some of the main tasks and goals include: 

  • Improve/maintain/support relationships with partners and volunteers by to partners and volunteers
  • Improve tracking of partner and volunteer projects and accomplishments
  • Increase ability to leverage partner and volunteer resources, while also increasing capacity of natural resource management programs
  • Engage in planning and implementing projects with partners and volunteers
  • Coordinate  grant applications and letters of recommendation
  • Assess partnership and volunteer programs
  • List recommendations and develop future strategies for the partnership and volunteer programs
  • Outreach and recruitment plan for volunteers and interns
  • Organize and provide individualized training and meetings for districts and volunteer organizations
  • Coordinate the monitoring and evaluation of projects

The timeframe for this position is 6 months. 



  • Open to a variety of Bachelor's or Master’s Degrees
  • Knowledge of professional social science, natural resource, recreation, or land management principles.
  • Ability to prepare collaborative projects and budget plans.
  • Knowledge of strategic planning and grant proposal writing.
  • Knowledge and ability in interpersonal relations and communications to network, collaborate and coordinate, work cooperatively and effectively with state, federal, and non-profits organizations as well as interested groups and individuals orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of federal, local, and private grants and agreements, regulations, and procedures would be a plus!
  • Ability to work with key cooperators from other agencies, institutions, and groups.
  • Driver’s license will be required to operate government vehicles


Government housing is available on-site in a bunkhouse at a cost of $6/day. The bunkhouse is located 15 miles from the office. A personal vehivle is required to commute to work and for off-duty transportation.


A driver’s license is required for work duties. A personal vehicle is required for commuting to the office and for off-duty transportation.