Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County
Great Parks of Hamilton County is currently accepting applications for a Full Time Outreach Manager. Great Parks recognizes that outdoor spaces should be inclusive to everyone and, as part of its Community Connections initiative, is partnering with New Prospect Baptist Church to bring nature education year-round to the Summit Center. Located in Roselawn, Summit Center is a cultural hub focusing on mental and physical health and development. Great Parks is excited to support this effort by providing a full-time, on-site Outreach Manager.
This Outreach Manager will have the opportunity to deliver Great Parks’ knowledge and expertise through outdoor activities and nature educational opportunities. This person will oversee transportation to and from Summit Center to various Great Parks events and activities, host job fairs and manage a paid internship program. The goal of this position is to provide a foundation for greater understanding and appreciation of the outdoors and to connect people to nature.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Primarily works offsite utilizing office and programming spaces provided by one or more host organizations.
- Works independently with oversite provided by the Regional Education Manager.
- Directly supervises assigned staff to accomplish educational objectives. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Great Parks’ policies and applicable laws, and delegated authority. Responsibilities include participating in, and making recommendations pertaining to the selection and discipline of employees, and other personnel decisions in coordination with Human Resources Staff. Plans and delegates work assignments, trains employees, provides guidance, resolves work issues, and ensures work complies with Great Parks’ policy and performance standards.
- Reviews and approves time cards. Manages labor budget. Monitors and assists in developing operating budget and revenue projections for host site.
- Accounts for cash transactions. Complies with all cash handling policies and enforces cash control procedures.
- Reviews and approves invoices and controls expenditures. Prepares purchase requisitions and approves where applicable. Adheres to purchasing card procedures and submits expenditures for supervisor approval.
- Maintains positive working relationships and effective communication with host staff and volunteers.
- Presents inclusive interpretive programs focused on local natural and cultural history, environmental topics and sustainability to diverse groups and individuals.
- Coordinates transportation from a host site to a variety of Great Parks programs, activities and events. Also coordinates transportation for intern work assignments.
- Conducts research to develop program topics; communicates factual information in an accurate, educational and entertaining manner utilizing experiential learning techniques wherever possible.
- Engages in professional development to enhance knowledge of interpretive techniques, learning styles, program planning, local flora and fauna, animal care, etc.
- Transports and handles live animals during presentations; uses various forms of technology to enhance programming; distributes written materials; leads hikes.
- Supervises the humane care of interpretive and display animals to established standards. Ensures all regulatory requirements are met and written records are maintained. Ensures the safe interaction of animals with the public.
- Maintains required records and reports to measure programming effectiveness. Originates emails, correspondence, charts, purchase orders and other documents as required.
- Represents Great Parks in a positive manner; provides general park information and answers inquiries as needed; receives and resolves guest concerns and complaints; collects and deposits program fees.
- Develops interpretive themes and content shared through various sources such as print, web and kiosks.
- Works and communicates effectively with other departments, leadership, and peers; attends and participates in meetings; completes required training.
- Provides assistance with special events and other tasks assigned by the Regional Education Manager.
- Performs job duties in accordance with Great Parks of Hamilton County’s policies, procedures, and performance expectations.
- Maintains confidentiality of confidential and sensitive information.
- Works assigned schedule, exhibits regular and punctual attendance and works outside of normal schedule as required. May be required to work on holidays and weekends.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Represents the agency at offsite events and meetings; speaks and presents to internal and external groups; participates in overnight or multi-day travel for training, professional development or information gathering.
- Utilizes and promotes environmentally sustainable practices and processes.
- Regularly assists with setting up and/or tearing down tables, chairs and equipment for programs and events.
- Performs other job duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of: Program development and promotion; interpretive and teaching techniques, group dynamics, natural and cultural history of the area, environmental issues; computer software, programs and applications; supervisory principles and practices; research methods; public relations; and record keeping procedures; native animal care and feeding; personnel and accounting procedures.
Ability to: Develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, job contacts, guests and general public; speak effectively before groups; present a pleasant public image; relate well to both children and adults; write and/or edit articles for publications; demonstrate initiative to seek out and implement new programs; perform manual labor for limited periods of time; define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; Exhibit good problem solving and good judgement in keeping with the mission of the Park district; maintain confidential and sensitive information; understand and demonstrate respect for cultural and socio-economic differences; support a working atmosphere consistent with Great Parks’ equal employment opportunity; embrace and support constructive change; consistently follow safety and security procedures and practices; contribute toward building a positive team working environment.
Skill in: Verbal and written communication; operating computers, various types of office and interpretive equipment; operating vehicles and other equipment needed for the job; general typing; application of job
Starting pay range for this position is typically between $20.14 and $25.18 per hour, depending on experience.
Application deadline is 11:59pm, Wednesday, April 10, 2019.
Learn more and apply here!