Searching For Our Next Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers!

Boulder, CO:


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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. Sponsored by Subaru of America, this program reaches millions of people annually, promoting stewardship of the outdoors.

Position Opening: The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics seeks two dynamic, savvy, extroverted teams of educators (only teams of two are accepted as applicants) for an April 2017 through April 2018 regional 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 programs promoting the Leave No Trace minimum impact program to outdoor enthusiasts of all experience levels and ages. Teams create videos, social media content, weekly blogs, and detailed program reporting. The majority of this work is with first-time users in frontcountry settings. Duos will be hired as Team West or Team East Central, but will work and travel outside of that region as needed by the Center.


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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, youth serving organizations, land managers, park staff, college classrooms, hiking/paddling/climbing and other user groups, and the general public – including program reporting on the back end
  • Create weekly videos and generate social media content for Instagram, FB, and Twitter
  • Expo in boothing areas at trade shows, conferences, outdoor festivals, races, interpretive trails, at trailheads, and other forward facing events
  • Promote and help build our membership and partnership programs
  • Be high energy, open, and ready to engage with whatever the day requires



Employment and travel begin without exception April 26th, 2017 extending through April 14th, 2018.

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
  • 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
  • Savvy with creating social media content, video creation, and photography
  • Experience using iMovie for creating videos
  • Demonstrated passion for and participation in outdoor recreation
  • Current Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder
  • Prior Leave No Trace Training
  • Personal budgeting and expense tracking skills
  • Proficiency with Mac computers



POSITION:  Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Regional Team


Compensation: $1,100 per person per month.

Health Insurance Stipend: $150 per person per month. Individuals are responsible for obtaining their own coverage.

Living Stipend: $2,150 per month per team of two, while on the road.  We do not pay the stipend portion during the period when teams come off the road, which is generally November 24th - January 1.

Hotel Stipend: $1,300 to be used at the team’s discretion during the contract period.

Vacation: teams will receive two weeks (10 days) per contract period.

Other Benefits:

Technology: Teams are provided an IPhone, an Ipad, and 2 Mac Computers for use while employed as Traveling Trainers.

Vehicle/Rack: Teams are provided a Subaru vehicle with a Thule rack system, with all expenses surrounding these covered. The vehicle and racks must be returned at the end of employment as a Traveling Trainer.

Gear: Basic Gear will be provided for traveling and living on the road (think tent, sleep stuff, kitchen gear etc), plus pro-deal qualification for discounted gear as desired.

CLOSING DATE: January 12th, 2017


  1. Resumes for both team members
  2. Joint Cover Letter – 2 page maximum, indicating your interest in Team West, Team East Central, or either.
  3. 30 second – 1 minute creative video introducing yourselves while highlighting your content creation skills
  4. Be prepared to provide 3 references upon request

EMAIL TO:  | subject: Traveling Trainer Search - 2017

-No calls please
-Pre-paired teams only apply. We will not place individuals into a team.
-Must pass background check
-Must have clean driving record
-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.

Download Job Posting - Subaru:Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Job Announcement 2017_1.pdf