Develops and presents a variety of outdoor recreation programming, activities, and events in assigned areas. Supervises Program Specialists and other support staff. Advocates for assigned areas in the community on behalf of Five Rivers MetroParks (FRMP). Collaborates within the agency to develop outdoor recreation facilities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Develops the outdoor recreation strategy, programming/event plan, and cost recovery plan, for the assigned subject area, including classes, workshops, demonstrations, and special events.
Prepares and presents outdoor recreation programming/events for assigned subject area which includes direct instruction and public engagement in classroom and field settings. Ensures facility bookings, program description input, qualified and adequate program staffing, lesson plans, programming presentations, equipment staging, and other preparatory duties for outdoor recreation programming, events, and activities.
Supports outdoor recreation programming/events outside of assigned subject area, which includes direct instruction and public engagement in classroom and field settings.
Evaluates and manages risk for programming, services, contractors; and makes modifications to mitigate risk as needed.
Advocates for assigned subject area in the community. Develops and conducts outreach and speakers bureau opportunities. Builds partnerships and participates in community level efforts to increase community awareness, support, action, and participation. Represents FRMP on various volunteer committees and councils to generate and maintain interest and support in area of focus. Makes presentations in the community. Maintains relationships in the community with agencies, organizations, retailers, clubs, and other entities concerned with the assigned subject area.
Works with the Philanthropy staff to identify alternative funding including grant requests, partnerships, sponsorships, and identification of other funding sources.
Recruits, coordinates, and evaluates program providers, including staff, volunteers, partners, and contractors. Monitors contracts of program providers. Ensures all staff, volunteers, partners, and contractors who deliver programming are adequately trained, certified, and qualified. Provides training and ensures programs comply with quality standards.
Directly supervises assigned staff, volunteers, and contractual instructors.
Bachelor’s degree in outdoor recreation, park and recreation management, outdoor education or related field, and two years’ experience in outdoor recreation education, program coordination, including supervision of others.
Willingness and ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays, as required.
Relative experience in outdoor adventure activities such as flatwater or whitewater kayaking/canoeing/stand-up paddleboarding, road and/or mountain biking, backpacking, rock climbing, and fly fishing. Outdoor coping skills including wilderness medicine, map and compass navigation, and trip planning.
The following specialized certifications will be required based on the assignment:
American Canoe Association Instructor Trainer Level 3: River Kayaking, Instructor Level 3: River Safety & Rescue (acquire and maintain within one year of employment).
American Canoe Association Instructor Level 1: Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding, Wilderness First Responder, Leave No Trace Trainer (acquire and maintain within two years of employment).
American Canoe Association Adaptive Kayak Endorsement and Kayak Rolling Endorsement (acquire and maintain within three years of employment).
League of American Bicyclist Instructor (LCI), and Bike Instructor Certification Program Level 2 (BCIP) or Professional Mountain Bike Instructor Certification Level 1 (PMBIA) (acquire and maintain within one year of employment).
Yay Bikes Ride Leader and American Canoe Association Instructor Level 1: Introduction to Kayaking, Wilderness First Responder, Leave No Trace Trainer (acquire and maintain within two years of employment).
Instructor Level 2: Essentials of River Kayaking (preferred to acquire within three years).
Internal Number: 2
About Five Rivers MetroParks
For more than 50 years, Five Rivers MetroParks has been connecting people with nature. This is why protecting open space and natural areas is at the heart of the mission of MetroParks, which protects more than 16,000 acres of forests, grasslands, farmlands and wetlands. Conservation efforts focus on river corridors and areas surrounding our parks, preserving habitat on the largest scale possible so that wildlife, flora and fauna have better places to live and thrive.
You’ll find all this nature at 30 locations, which includes 18 parks, conservation areas and the 2nd Street Market. These locations provide an abundance of outdoor experiences, whether you want to sit under a pavilion and enjoy live music, mountain bike some of the region’s most challenging terrain, or just unwind in the outdoors.
MetroParks offers many events, programs and activities that allow you to explore your options and build your outdoor skills. We’ll be your guide until you’re ready to take on the Mad River Run, spend a weekend backpacking, cycle across town or start a community garden. MetroParks is nationally accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies.