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onXmaps Stewardship Manager - Offroad in Missoula, Montana

Stewardship Manager - Offroad


Location:Missoula, MT, United States



onX is a pioneer in digital outdoor navigation. With offices in Missoula and Bozeman, Montana, we are inspired by the landscapes that surround us. We bring our outdoor passion to work every day with a singular goal-to awaken the adventurer in everyone. We do this by developing industry-leading technology, and by crafting dynamic outdoor experiences.

Through multiple years of growth, we haven-t lost our entrepreneurial ethos at onX. We offer a fast-paced, tech-forward environment where ownership and accountability are essential.


onX Offroad is hiring for aStewardship Managerto lead the charge in raising awareness about stewardship best practices to the off-road community. This individual-s goal will be to inspire a passion for preservation amongst our customers, and to build programs and resources to help them off-road ethically, following legal routes outlined by landowners and management groups, and always adhering to Tread Lightly and Leave No Trace principles. It is our belief that by resourcing an intentional community of off-roaders with the knowledge and tools to stay on track even when they are off-grid, we can help to reduce impact, limit closures, preserve habitats, and protect the places we love for future generations.

This position is responsible for managing the stewardship advocacy efforts of the Offroad team. Duties involve proposing, planning, and managing the execution of projects that promote the stewardship of our lands and education of our community on the topic of ethical offroading.

The Stewardship Manager will work with staff members of the Trail Guide, Marketing, Strategic Business Development, Access Advocacy, and Geospatial and Product teams to tell the stewardship story from a data-driven perspective, provide the public and policy-makers with information about the challenges of off-road recreation access, collaborate with government agencies, partner brands, and non-profit organizations working on access issues, encourage grass-root participation in stewardship activities, and propose and champion new product functionality to crowd-source access and stewardship-needs information.


onX has offices in Missoula and Bozeman, Montana, with a growing number of remote team members across the US. This position is eligible for full-time remote work (with travel), with a preference to hire in Montana, Oregon, Colorado, Washington, Utah, or Arizona. All other states will be considered on a case-by-case basis, with the exclusion of California and New York.


(Essential Job Duties)

Education and Awareness

  • Work with internal and external resources to produce and promote educational efforts such as videos, articles, and guides focused on ethical off-roading.

  • Find new ways to showcase onX data, and promote stewardship from within the off-roading community

  • Keep current on proposed changes to off-roading access, including changes to travel management plans, and encourage the Offroad audience to participate in the public planning process

  • Lead or coordinate classes/training for Trail Guides and App users on ethical off-roading

  • Help monitor company media to ensure a responsible brand message

  • Write articles and blogs

    External and Internal Collaboration

  • Research companies and organizations in the off-roading community for desired partnerships

  • Establish new partnerships, in coordination with Business Development, to produce and promote educational efforts such as videos, articles, and guides focused on ethical off-roading

  • Plan timelines for deliverables and coordinate all internal project resources

  • Coordination, communication, and scheduling with partner organizations and agencies to achieve specific goals

  • Write scopes-of-work for external project deliverables

  • Lead integration of projects with other departments, as needed

  • Propose, plan, coordinate, and oversee the development of stewardship and land-access related Offroad features

  • Track and internally report on the progress of multiple, simultaneous deliverables

    Information Reporting

  • Conduct research into historical land-use policies and off-road policies.

  • Demonstrate high standards of accuracy and attention to detail

  • Craft the story-telling angle of advocacy and education initiatives to be meaningful to a wide audience

  • Review and fact-check final deliverables of GIS Analysts, Writers, and Designers to ensure information released to the public is factual, digestible, and exciting for a lay audience while also being consistent with company policies and being sensitive to our customer base and external partners- objectives


  • Presents and attends meetings, conferences, workshops as needed

  • Actively seek out a diversity of perspectives

  • Write and edit public-facing content (in-app, on the website, and for distribution to the public and media)

  • Keep onX staff informed of stewardship project developments


  • Minimum Education:Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource fields, Recreation Management, Marketing, Political Science, Geography, Non-Profit specializations, or similar. Other degrees will be considered when paired with experience in applicable fields, or relevant certifications.

  • Minimum Experience: Five (5) or more years of experience in managing marketing or brand awareness projects, scoping work timelines, and determining program priorities. Two (2) or more years collaborating with external project partners and stakeholders.

  • Experience scaling programs from concept to implementation.

  • Extensive knowledge of outdoor ethics and policies

  • Passion for, and knowledge of, the off-road industry

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Knowledge of public land management and stewardship challenges

  • Able to balance multiple priorities and develop solutions as challenges arise


  • Trainer certifications in Tread Lightly and Leave No Trace principles (or similar training) strongly preferred

  • Professional experience working within the off-road industry strongly preferred

  • Experience with outdoor recreation-specific mobile map products

  • Knowledge of land use planning processes and public agency mandates

  • Knowledge of U.S. environmental and land ownership history

  • Advanced knowledge of onX products and services

  • Experience collaborating with government agencies and non-governmental organizations


    The following physical requirements represent those that are required to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Sitting - [80%]

  • Standing - [10%]

  • Walking - [10%]

  • Bending - [Occasionally]

  • Kneeling - [Some]

  • Lifting - [Up to 25 pounds]

  • Reaching - [Regularly]

  • Telephone Use - [Yes]

  • Computer Use/Manual Dexterity - Yes

  • Ability to travel - Yes


  • Competitive salary and opportunities for growth

  • Comprehensive medical, insurance, and wellness benefits

  • Four weeks paid family leave

  • 401k matching at 100% the first 3% you save and 50% from 3-5%

  • Company-wide outdoor adventures twice per year

  • Amazing outdoor industry discounts

  • Summer hours for salaried employees


    Our principles guide the decisions making of our company. They define the culture at onX, what we have learned through experience and are the code by which we operate. They are fundamental, enduring and actionable-a benchmark by which we measure the team behavior and performance.

    We put thecustomerfirst.

    We arepassionate.

    We win as ateam.

    We takeownership.

    We work withurgency.

    We arecuriousand seek the truth.

    Weinnovate& take risks.

    Position open until filled

    onX is an Equal Opportunity Employer