SHTA Seeks Development and Communications Director


SHTA Seeks Development and Communications Director

March 23, 2021

The Superior Hiking Trail Association is seeking applicants for its Development and Communications Director position.

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 work to improve the experience on the Trail and strive to connect the aspirations of those who use the Trail with those who care for the land. We are leading the charge by harnessing 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 our natural landscape and preserve it so it can be enjoyed for generations to come.

Headquartered in Two Harbors, Minnesota, the Superior Hiking Trail Association manages, maintains and promotes over 300 miles of trail, 94 primitive campsites and over 60 trailheads. Our talented team is made up of four full-time and two part-time employees, 15-member Board of Directors, a handful of seasonal-contractors and hundreds of passionate volunteers that keep it all going.  

This year SHTA celebrates 35 years of trail stewardship. To learn about what we do: https://superiorhiking.org/about-the-association/

Position Summary

The Development and Communications Director position is the perfect opportunity for an energetic and creative individual who not only understands the mechanics of fundraising but appreciates that successful fundraising is relationship-building: helping members and donors bring to the fore their commitment to and support for the Superior Hiking Trail.  

The next Development and Communications Director will steer our growth through the implementation of multi-year fund development strategies, as well as spearhead efforts to strengthen our communication systems and educational outreach initiatives. 

View the full Development and Communications Position Description here.

How to Apply

Please send us a letter expressing your interest in and qualifications for this position.  Include a resume and a writing sample that you created.  Address your application to Lisa Luokkala, Executive Director, [email protected]

Application closing date is April 11, 2021.