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




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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 2016 through April 2017 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 social media content, videos, weekly blogs, and detailed program reporting. 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, 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 – including program reporting on the back end
  • 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



Employment and travel begin without exception April 28thth, 2016 extending through April 1st, 2017.

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 creating social media content, 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: $1,000 per person per month while on the road.

Health Insurance Stipend: $150 per person per month. The 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.

Technology: IPhone, Ipad, 2 Mac Computers, and a vehicle with a Yakima roof rack system is provided, with all expenses surrounding these covered.

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

Leave No Trace credit card


CLOSING DATE: January 25th, 2016


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

EMAIL TO:  | subject: Traveling Trainer Search - 2016

-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 2016.pdf