The Outdoor Experiences Specialist supports the efforts of Outdoor Experiences staff and mission by leading programs, making some independent decision, performing office work, directing volunteers, and other related functions. The Specialist may be focused on outdoor education, outdoor recreation, historical interpretation, or facility/program support.
Regular and predictable attendance is expected and required. All Cleveland Metroparks employees must be prepared to work flexible schedules, including evenings, weekends, and/or holidays as required.
Provides outdoor recreation and/or educational programs that serve to enhance Cleveland Metroparks conservation, education and outdoor recreation mission and to promote environmental education and stewardship.
Plans and presents quality outdoor recreation and environmental education programs within the park district and at off-site locations.
Establishes program goals and objectives in cooperation with Manager.
Participates in special events or projects as assigned.
Assists in evaluating programs, offers recommendations for improvement and actively participates in revision of programs.
Demonstrated organizational skills including verbal communication, problem solving, and conflict management.
Drives Park District vehicles to transport equipment as required.
Assists in maintaining and prepping equipment and program materials.
Performs related duties as assigned or apparent.
Bachelor's degree with specialization in environmental education, outdoor recreation, natural resources, history, or related discipline from an accredited college or university.
Demonstrated experience in planning and implementing educational programs required; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license under the laws of the State of Ohio. Must obtain and maintain a current first aid/CPR certification.
Willing and able to engage diverse audiences in outdoor education or recreation.
Extensive knowledge of the natural history of the local region.
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders, including employees and the general public.
Ability to speak and write clearly, concisely and persuasively using correct grammar, spelling and punctuation with ability to communicate one-on-one or in group settings.
Ability to perform work with a high degree of accuracy and organization.
Ability to work cooperatively with others.
Ability to perform with considerable independence and initiative.
Must be able to work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.
Hours: Up to 1,000 per year
Filing Deadline: Open until filled