Join the SHTA Team

February 8th, 2024

Trail Stewardship Director

The Trail Stewardship Director is referred to as the Swiss Army Knife of positions at the SHTA. This position is responsible for leading two core areas of operation: trail protection (the protection of the Trail alignment through agreements, easements and acquisition), and data management. Additionally, this position supports and bolsters the work of the Association, assisting the Executive Director and fellow staff members, the Board of Directors, and volunteers.

This full-time salaried position is located in Two Harbors, Minnesota. Remote work arrangements available, with a minimum of three days in office required each week. Typical work schedule will be Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm, with flexibility. Evening and weekend hours are necessary for fieldwork, meetings, events, and trainings along the Trail corridor.

Salary starts at $50,000, dependent on qualifications and experience. Benefits include employee medical, dental, optical, retirement plan match, and paid leave (holiday, vacation, sick and family leave).

View the full Trail Stewardship Director job description here.

How to apply

Please send us a letter of interest, resume, a writing/map sample and three professional references. Address your application to Tracy Olson, Administrator, [email protected]. Application closing date is February 28, 2024.

Program Development Intern

This 13-week internship position will help establish a Volunteer Ambassador Program to expand our Leave No Trace (LNT) education and outreach along the 300-mile trail corridor. The internship position will help establish program curriculum, training, and coordination for the SHTA. The program will result in increased LNT knowledge within Superior Hiking Trail Association’s volunteer base and robust LNT public outreach and education.

The internship may begin as early as April 1, 2024 and end as late as October 1, 2024 and is located in Two Harbors, Minnesota. The total internship will be 13-weeks of full-time work or its equivalent divided over a longer duration. We seek to work with the intern to identify a timeline that both meets our Association’s needs but also reduces any barriers for their participation. The intern will be paid $15/hour. This position qualifies for Minnesota Sick and Safe Time and will earn one hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked. The Intern will be reimbursed for mileage at the current federal rate per mile and also receive a $25 per month cell phone stipend.

View the full Program Development Intern job description here.

How to Apply

Please send us a letter expressing your interest in and qualifications for this position. Include your resume and two references. Address your application to Lisa Luokkala, Executive Director, [email protected]. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

About the Superior Hiking Trail Association

The Superior Hiking Trail Association (SHTA) protects, renews, and enhances the Superior Hiking Trail. We believe the Trail is a resource for everyone. Our staff harness the power of volunteers, supporters, partners, and trail users to break down barriers, engage participants, and create deeper relationships between people and nature. We do this for many reasons but most importantly to protect and preserve our natural landscape so it can be enjoyed for generations to come.

The SHTA is committed to advancing equity through our work and to becoming a more inclusive organization. People of color and others with underrepresented identities (including but not limited to: gender identity, class, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, age, ability, and background) are strongly encouraged to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The SHTA is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, disability, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, or any other classification protected under local, state, or federal law.