Vermont Mountain Bike Association Enters New Era, Seeks New Executive Director
Williston, VT, November 1, 2020 — After nine years leading the Vermont Mountain Bike Association (VMBA), Executive Director Tom Stuessy has announced he will be leaving the organization at the end of the year to pursue an entrepreneurial venture.
“Tom has done an incredible job growing VMBA into one of the most respected and admired trail organizations in Vermont, and across the country. We can’t thank him enough for his tireless service over the years, and his commitment to helping VMBA find a new leader to continue the amazing progress we’ve made.” – Jeff Dickson, VMBA BOD Chair
Since it was founded in 1997, VMBA has become one of the strongest mountain bike groups in the country with more than 7,500 members. Since 2012, it has grown from 14 to 28 chapters around Vermont and seen more than 200 miles of new trails built, harnessing the work of more than 30,000 volunteer hours annually. In addition to fundraising and trail building, VMBA has played a strong advocacy role in protecting trails that are on private and public land and providing input in the Act 250 legislative process.
“I’m amazed at the hard work that VMBA’s staff and the Chapters have done and proud of all that we have accomplished together. I hope to leave VMBA in a position where the next Executive Director can take it to a new level.” – Tom Stuessy, VMBA Executive Director
A national search is being launched to find a dynamic and experienced Executive Director, a candidate that will bring nonprofit leadership experience and the skills, attributes, and energy necessary to inspire statewide collaboration towards preserving the root character of Vermont riding, particularly the people that make it so special.
The right candidate will partner with Chapter leadership to envision VMBA’s future and strengthen the pursuit of our mission. A Bachelor’s degree in management or related field is required and a minimum of 5 years experience in nonprofit management.
Qualified candidates are asked to please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use, “VMBA ED Application” in the subject line. The job posting will close on December 20, 2020.
For a full job description, please visit https://vmba.org/ed_job/.
VMBA is the voice of mountain biking advocacy in Vermont. Our Chapter program and approach to state level advocacy is a uniquely effective combination that meaningfully links the perspectives of individual riders to the Association’s work with state leadership. VMBA is a network of 28 innovative, local Chapters that serve 7,500+ members by stewarding 1,400+ miles of trail, culminating in the best mountain biking in the Northeast. Our mission is to ensure the sustainable future of mountain biking in Vermont and to thoughtfully promote the best riding in the Northeast by serving as the central hub for advocacy, education and event support.
VMBA Hiring Committee