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SORBA Seeks Associate Regional Director

Associate Regional Director: SORBA
The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) and Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA) are seeking candidates for a full-time, exempt position as Associate-level Regional Director to work in the southeastern United States. This Associate-level Director will work under the supervision of the SORBA Executive Director/IMBA Regional Director.

An applicant who resides in the Atlanta, GA, area or is willing to travel to that area frequently is highly desired.

The position’s accountability is to achieve the strategic and programmatic goals of IMBA-SORBA local-level chapters by cultivating volunteer leadership, increasing financial capacity with fundraising and bolstering membership growth. Other goals include coordinating regional advocacy and public affairs activities, including marketing, sponsorship, and communications activities, and cultivating public land management agency partnerships. Learn more about IMBA's chapter program and regional development.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Developing, updating, and activating a plan for regional growth in membership, funding resources, and volunteer capacity.
  • Facilitating communication among IMBA staff, chapter staff and board of directors, state and regional work groups, and other local advocates.
  • Actively cultivating, documenting and disseminating best practices in all aspects of sustainable trails advocacy and trails and land conservation.
  • Assessing and developing partnerships for trails development, and cataloging stakeholders, partners, resources, and opportunities throughout the region.
  • Developing, engaging and mobilizing volunteer leadership.
  • Cultivating and aligning trail development opportunities with IMBA's Trail Solutions program and other professional trail consulting services.
  • Representing and promoting IMBA at relevant public events and festivals.
  • Identifying, cultivating, and activating grassroots advocacy efforts.
  • Collaborating with other IMBA Region Directors to support broader trail development and advocacy.
  • Identifying and pursuing national and regional fundraising efforts for IMBA-SORBA

Desired Qualifications:

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency with business-related software, technology and applications for writing, presentations, communications, social networking, databases and spreadsheets.
  • Demonstrated public speaking, presentation and group facilitation and negotiation skills.
  • Successfully building—or significantly expanding—grassroots initiatives.
  • Experience with volunteer leadership development.
  • Experience leading and working in a collaborative team environment with professional staff or volunteers.
  • Fundraising and/or relevant business development and/or sales experience.
  • Experience and skill working with land management agencies, elected officials and/or other land conservation stakeholders.
  • Experience recruiting and motivating volunteers for grassroots initiatives.
  • Attention to detail and strong time-management and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the bicycle and outdoor recreation industries.
  • Ability to represent IMBA-SORBA chapters in their mission and programs in an authentic and credible manner.
  • Ability to meet the requirements of overnight travel and the regular need to be away from home.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve in a collaborative team environment.
  • The successful candidate will be passionate about mountain biking, with an energetic, “can-do” personality, who is comfortable working both independently and as part of a team.

Benefits: Health, Dental, SIMPLE IRA, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Vacation and Sick Leave

Salary: Based on qualifications

To apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume together in the same file to with the subject IMBA/SORBA Associate Regional Director Position by Friday, January 31. No phone calls, please.

IMBA is an equal opportunity employer.