Do You Have What It Takes To Be a Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer?


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Mission: The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is an educational nonprofit organization that teaches people how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly.  The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Program is the mobile education arm, delivering Leave No Trace education to local communities. The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer program, sponsored by Subaru of America, reaches millions of people annually, promoting stewardship of the outdoors.

Position Opening: The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics seeks a dynamic, savvy, extroverted team of educators (only teams of two are accepted as applicants) for an April 2015 through May 2016 Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer position. As Traveling Trainers, teams live on the road, camp over 250 nights a year, and deliver Leave No Trace trainings promoting the Leave No Trace minimum impact program to outdoor enthusiasts of all experience levels. Teams are focused in one of four regions as determined by the Center, but will work and travel outside of that region as needed. Team members are outfitted with a Subaru vehicle, basic equipment and supplies necessary for teaching and camping, and technology for communication needs. The majority of this work is with first-time users in frontcountry settings.

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers represent the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics as ambassadors and educators and should be pumped to do all of the following:

  • Educate > Camp > Play Outside > Drive > Educate > Camp > REPEAT
  • Prepare and present Leave No Trace programs for diverse groups of all ages such as youth serving organizations, land managers, park staff, college classrooms, hiking/paddling/climbing and other user groups, and the general public
  • Develop and evolve curriculum for scheduled programs
  • Expo in boothing areas at Outdoor Retailer, trade shows, conferences, outdoor festivals, races, interpretive trails, at trailheads, and other forward facing events
  • Generate social media content via creating blogs, posting Instagram photos, and creating videos highlighting work with partners, constituents and the general public
  • Promote and help build our membership and partnership programs
  • Be high energy, open, and ready to engage with whatever the day requires


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Employment and travel begin without exception, April 15th, 2015 extending through May 1st, 2016.

Leadership and Interpersonal Requirements:

  • High-level of motivation, energy, creativity and professionalism
  • Charismatic and entertaining public speaking and verbal communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills to facilitate work with a wide range of individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds 
  • Must enjoy working with and educating both adults and kids of all ages
  • A positive, flexible disposition as well as the ability to deal with an evolving and unpredictable itinerary
  • Ability to see stories amidst events and help tell those stories
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Established interpersonal relationship with other applying team member


Education and Technical Requirements:

  • Experience teaching in an indoor and outdoor environment
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Skill in writing for a variety of audiences - strong editing and proofreading skills
  • Savvy with social media, video creation, and photography
  • Demonstrated passion for and participation in outdoor recreation
  • Current, Basic First Aid and CPR certification
  • Prior Leave No Trace Training (the Center will train the right team)
  • Personal budgeting and expense tracking skills
  • Proficiency with Mac computers



POSITION:  Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Regional Team

SALARY: Living stipend, health insurance stipend, limited monthly salary and all travel expenses, a vehicle, and basic gear for life on the road.

CLOSING DATE: January 20th, 2015 or until position is filled.


  1. Resumes for both team members
  2. Joint Cover Letter – 2 page maximum
  3. 30 second – 1 minute creative video introducing yourselves
  4. Please be prepared to provide 3 references upon request

EMAIL TO:  | subject: Traveling Trainer Search - 2015

-No calls please.
-Pre-paired teams only apply. We will not place individuals into a team.

-U.S Residents Only

-No Pets Allowed

For more information about the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Program and the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, visit

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is an equal opportunity employer.

Subaru_Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Job Announcement.pdf