The River Ambassador will be part of a small seasonal team focused on improving public recreation experiences and protecting conservation investments in Missoula Valley rivers. River Ambassadors will work at popular river access sites to provide assistance and information to the public about shuttles, parking, take-outs, floats, and best practices when spending time on the river. This position will serve a geographical area primarily focused on river access within 10 miles of our urban downtown, including Milltown State Park, the Downtown River Trail system, Kelly Island, and Maclay Flats. River Ambassadors will conduct their work on land (primarily by bike and foot) and possibly on the water (stand-up paddleboard, kayak, etc.).
The River Ambassador program is a collaboration between the Clark Fork Coalition (CFC), Missoula County, the City of Missoula, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, and the Lolo National Forest. Ambassadors will report to the CFC’s Community Programs Manager. As part of a 4-person, high-impact team, the Ambassador will play a significant role in delivering on-the-ground public outreach and building an informed and engaged base of constituents who will advocate for, and support, sustainable river recreation in the Missoula Valley.