The TPA is Looking for an Executive Director

The TPA Board of Directors has initiated the formal search for an Executive Director.  The document below lists the responsibilities, education, experience and qualifications that the TPA BOD desires for the Executive Director.
This person will lead the future efforts of the TPA mission.
Individuals that meet the desired criteria, and interested in the job, please follow the instructions listed.

Executive Director Job Description

Responsibilities (Guided by education and experience):

  • Communicate TPA actions and action alerts to contributors, sponsors, and influencers in the motorcycle industry. This includes action alerts, success stories, and fundraising needs.
    • Use of social media, email, website updates, and press releases
  • Monitor, analyze and provide comments on USFS, BLM and other land management plans that affect motorized recreation.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with federal and state agencies and individuals involved in land management.
  • Develop a working knowledge of the state legislative process, and be prepared to represent on behalf of motorized recreation when necessary.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with others in the motorcycle and motorized recreation industry and advocacy groups nationwide.
  • Participate in state and local meetings to further motorcycle trail riding.
  • Initially monitor and work with various consultants, and ultimately manage consultants, contracts, and costs.
  • As opportunities arise, participate in committees and groups on motorized recreation (BLM Resource Advisory Committee for instance).
  • Lead and supervise regular TPA operations and the preparation of documents authored by TPA staff and consultants relating to off-road motorcycle and off-highway vehicle recreation.
  • Plan, coordinate and oversee all TPA Board of Director meetings, communication, and correspondence.
  • Prepare correspondence and documents for the TPA as required.
  • Lead, plan, coordinate and supervise all activities necessary to conduct the Colorado 600, an annual fundraising event for the TPA.
  • Lead, develop and supervise all fundraising activities for the TPA to ensure financial sustainability and continuous growth of the TPA.
  • Represent the TPA, coordinate and communicate with other off-road motorcycle and off-highway vehicle advocacy organizations nationwide.
  • Represent the TPA and develop support from off-road motorcycle and off-highway vehicle manufacturers, dealers, businesses, etc.


  • A bachelor’s degree or greater is preferred in a field that fosters independent project work.
  • Ideally, vocational or avocational experience will include seven years or more of experience working with the USFS, BLM and or other land use/management organizations and other State of Colorado agencies such as Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Knowledge and experience with the CPW OHV grant program is desirable.
  • Show or have demonstrated competence in fundraising and obtaining major financial gifts from businesses and organizations. Proficiency in management and the accounting practices of a 501c3 is essential.
  • This is a position where the skills learned in competition are a positive, not a negative. Motorcycle racers tend to have strong drive for success!


  • Knowledge of Federal Land use regulations and the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) as it relates to public recreation on public lands.
  • Excellent communication skills: the ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • The ability to prioritize and take initiative, problem-solve, act independently and coordinate with the Board of Directors and other team members, handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Exceptional judgment, personal integrity, strong interpersonal and organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail required.
  • Strong computer and analytical skills needed.
  • The candidate will need to live or relocate to the Front Range area of Colorado (Colorado Springs to Fort Collins), and will regularly have meetings in the Denver metro area.
  • The successful candidate will provide their own workspace. The position will offer the opportunity of time flexibility, allowing much of the work to be done largely at the employee’s convenience, but will also require some evening and weekend activities.  This flexibility will be a privilege earned by proven self-discipline and effort.
  • The ideal candidate is a person passionate about off-road motorcycle riding in Colorado.
  • The candidate must be a self-motivator, have initiative, is able to work and be productive alone or with others and have proficiency leading a 501c3 nonprofit organization.
  • The candidate’s knowledge and experience with USFS and BLM Land Use decisions, understanding of the related NEPA process and intimate knowledge of the CPW OHV Registration and Grant Program will help determine the starting position.
  • The TPA is an equal opportunity employer.


  • The TPA recognizes that the right person is more important than having all of the experience and skills coming into the job. As such, the TPA Board and Director of Operations are willing to participate in the development of a candidate who starts as an “Advocate” that needs to develop various areas of expertise, culminating in the ability to be an effective Executive Director.


  • Manage and maintain records for reimbursable expenses
  • Compensation package will be based on experience and past accomplishments.


Send letter of interest and resume to:

Colorado Trails Preservation Alliance
Attn: Board of Directors
P.O. Box 38903
Colorado Springs, CO 80937