Job Opportunity

DRBA is hiring a part-time Program and Outreach Coordinator!

Applications will be accepted until March 22nd. Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to info@doloresriverboating.org. Questions can also be sent to that address. We look forward to hearing from you!

Job Title: Program and Outreach Coordinator

Position: Part time, hourly, non-exempt (position will start at 20 hours/week with room to grow)

Location: Employee works remotely from home office; location is flexible within the Dolores River Basin and surrounding communities. We are based in Dolores, CO, but we do not have a physical location. Some presence in Dolores area will be required.

About DRBA: The Dolores River Boating Advocates (DRBA) promotes responsible recreational use and balanced flow management of the Dolores River, while working to protect the watershed for the health of the natural environment and the livelihood of future generations. We advocate for protection of the river and the landscape around it, work with water managers and other partners on McPhee Reservoir spill management to benefit the downstream environment and whitewater boating, partner with the BLM to accomplish stewardship projects to benefit the river and whitewater boating, and get youth on the river. We believe in working collaboratively to find lasting solutions.


  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, relevant experience a must. Relevant experience could include but is not limited to: working with youth, organizing and managing events, effectively utilizing computers and social media, volunteer recruitment and management, planning river trips, and developing and managing relationships in a professional and authentic way.
  • Ability to work independently, to be self-directed and self-motivated and to take responsibility for achieving tasks without constant supervision.
  • Ability to work in a team atmosphere.
  • Ability to think critically and solve problems.
  • Ability to multi-task and be flexible with changing situations and demonstrate strong organizational abilities.
  • Ability to learn and convey DRBA’s vision and work to volunteers, supporters, and collaborators.
  • Ability to collaborate with other organizations, agencies, community members, and businesses.
  • Ability to foster open communication and a commitment to organizational culture.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills a plus.
  • Knowledge and experience with Dolores River issues a plus.

Job Responsibilities

  • Coordinate programs including DRBA’s youth boating program and other youth programing in collaboration with partner organizations, with potential development of new ideas. This will include working with partners and commercial outfitter to plan and execute youth boating trips on the Dolores River.
  • Coordinate stewardship activities in collaboration with the Bureau of Land Management and the US Forest Service. This will include organizing volunteer campsite-monitoring river trips and other volunteer stewardship activities (logistics for trips, recruiting volunteers, working with agency staff, involving board members, etc.).
  • Coordinate outreach events and social media presence. This will include organizing DRBA’s free raft rides and booth at the Dolores River Festival, organizing several outreach events throughout the year, organizing and managing the Permit Party and Silent Auction event, and managing the organization’s Facebook and other social media platforms.
  • Support the Executive Director in fundraising activities and other tasks as assigned.

Work Schedule and Compensation

This position has a flexible schedule, which sometimes requires evening and weekend work. Some weeks may require more than 20 hours and some may require less. Compensation will include an hourly rate of $18-$22 depending on experience, and a monthly stipend for a portion of cell phone and utilities for home workspace.


Watch our film the “River of Sorrow: Inheriting the Dolores” HERE

Keep the Boat Afloat!

We need your support to continue our important work.  Please consider a contribution.  You can donate right HERE on our website!  We thank you deeply for helping us keep the boat afloat!


The Dolores River is one of Colorado’s most colorful and sublime rivers. Its headwaters begin at approximately 14,000 feet in the San Juan Mountains near Lizard Head Pass. It flows south past the towns of Rico and Dolores, and makes a horseshoe turn at McPhee Reservoir, which was completed in 1987 to divert water for municipal and agricultural uses. Below the reservoir, the river again flows north past the communities of Dove Creek and Gateway. A full 230 miles from its headwaters, it joins the Colorado River in Utah’s red rock desert near Moab.

Much of the river flows through the heart of more than 250,000 acres of wilderness study areas–public lands that are part of the Bureau of Land Management’s National Conservation Lands. The Dolores River Canyon, Sewemup and The Palisade wilderness study areas are among them. Residents in this part of Southwest Colorado are working to ask Congress to protect the Lower Dolores River (the reaches downstream of McPhee Reservoir) as a National Conservation Area and Wilderness. The Dolores River below the reservoir offers one of the country’s longest wilderness river floats–170 miles through unspoiled canyons and forest habitat. It is rich in archaeological resources and unique plant and wildlife habitat.

Thank you to our 2019 SPONSORS!

We want to THANK our Class I – V Sponsors who are supporting our efforts and programs through generous in-kind and financial contributions.

(If you are interested in being a sponsor, please contact Amber at amber@doloresriverboating.org or at 970-799-8704.)