Vice President of Development (RTC)

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
Washington, DC

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is the nation’s largest trails organization—with a grassroots community of more than 1 million strong—dedicated to connecting people and communities by creating a nationwide network of public trails, many from former rail lines, with a goal of creating healthy, connected, thriving communities in America.

About the Organization

Since 1986, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) has served as the national voice for the rail-trail movement, elevating the hard work of its supporters and advocates to Congress, public leaders and influencers across America. RTC has set the precedent that rail-trails are need-to-have community assets and has established the policies that ensure these trails are built. With more than 22,000 miles of rail-trail on the ground nationwide, RTC’s focus is on linking these corridors—creating trail networks that connect people and places, transforming communities nationwide.

RTC has a three-part strategy, designed to fully realize the potential that trails offer, focused on: changing infrastructure to build the connected systems that maximize the benefits of trails; changing policy to secure investment in trails and active transportation; and changing behavior to increase awareness and use of trails to make them part of people’s daily lives.

About the Opportunity

The Vice President of Development has responsibility for overall management and development of funding relationships, with the goal of increasing mission delivery, growing organizational revenue, and diversifying revenue streams, The VP works with program staff and department heads to meet the mission and financial needs of the organization by developing successful funding relationships aligned with strategic priorities.