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Program Coordinator

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MetroParks of Butler County
November 8, 2019
Hamilton, OH
Job Type
Deadline to Apply
Hourly Wage
17.10 - 20.50


Summary:  Conceptualizes, develops and presents MetroParks of Butler County programs including recreation, nature and history.  Assists with special events. Coordinates special assignments.  Utilizes strong computer, social media, interpersonal and collaborative skills on behalf of employer.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

  • Conceptualizes, plans, and develops sustainable age-appropriate programs. Organizes, schedules, and presents programs to school groups, day camps, community organizations and the general public at park sites and other locations in such a fashion so as to maximize interest and attendance as arranged and assigned.
  • Reviews and is familiar with program material and lesson plans. Ensures that program materials are present and in good condition.  Conducts research or supervises/delegates research needs as necessary for programs.  Learns specific park site information in order to present factual content during programs.
  • Creates content for promotional materials and develops a marketing strategy for programs (such as press releases, flyers, posters, program guides and social media) in conjunction with the Senior Manager of Park Connections.
  • Accurately collects and deposits MetroParks program or other fees as assigned. Creates and keeps accurate financial records, program budgets, time and work records.  Composes and files written reports as assigned.
  • Coordinates and assists with special assignments, projects and special events as determined by supervisor.
  • Performs light maintenance as required and assigned.
  • Trains, schedules, and coordinates volunteers seasonal and intermittent staff as assigned. Functionally supervises volunteers and occasionally coordinates other employees.
  • Operates MetroParks licensed motor vehicles as assigned or personal vehicle as necessary to meet assigned responsibilities.
  • Attends staff meetings and training as scheduled.
  • Follows all applicable MetroParks policies and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ability to work unsupervised, to organize and coordinate, to prioritize and self-initiate, and to manage tasks.
Ability to use computer and other common office equipment to efficiently and accurately perform or facilitate the performance of assigned tasks.
The physical ability to perform labor and the tasks noted above is required of this position as well as possession of the ability to effectively, efficiently, and safely complete assigned tasks in a timely manner. 
Ability to effectively and appropriately deal with confidential information.
Must be able to communicate and deal tactfully and in a timely and effective manner with superiors, subordinates, co-workers, and the general public.
Ability to maintain confidentially on sensitive issues and non-public records.
Ability to maintain a professional, cooperative working relationship with other staff members, volunteers and the staff of other agencies.

Required Education and Experience:

Completed at least two (2) years of study at an accredited college or university with coursework in outdoor recreation, recreation administration, history/nature interpretation or a closely related field of study resulting in the award of an associate degree or higher; or at least four (4) years of intermittent programming or teaching experience as an employee or volunteer for a governmental or nonprofit park system, school, historical, conservation or similar organization.
Strong communication skills with ability to clearly convey interpretive information and educational program content both orally and in written form to groups of different ages, special populations and backgrounds in an interesting and effective manner.
Requires basic language, math and computer skills including competency with word processing, e-mail, spreadsheets and Internet web browsers.
A valid driver’s license with an acceptable motor vehicle record allowing insurability by the MetroParks’ current vehicle insurance carrier under existing coverage provisions at the time of employment and thereafter. A candidate for employment may not have more than 4 total points (or equivalent penalty) issued by a recognized governmental licensing authority as a result of driving-related violations on his/her driving record at the time of employment.
Good character with no history of serious criminal activity (felony convictions).
A genuine enthusiasm for outdoor recreation and education programs. Ability to maintain a positive, cooperative and helpful attitude with the public and other staff.  Is familiar and stays current on MetroParks program offerings and basic park facility information.
Demonstrated ability to supervise others.
The position requires a high-level of dependability and a commitment to quality to ensure a positive park visitor/customer experience.
Current basic first aid and CPR certification or the ability to obtain this certification within six months of assumption of position.


Work Environment & Schedule:

This is a part-time position that requires the availability for duty on a flexible schedule that may involve evening, weekend and holiday work.  Position may require hiking, bicycling, use of watercraft, and/or wearing historic period costume, as well as use of safety gear/helmets, and personal floatation device (PFDs), handling approved program animals for demonstration purposes, and using appropriate educational equipment and tools to convey program content as necessary. 

Physical Demands:

Good physical condition and general good health allowing performance of light to moderate physical labor.  Ability to transverse unimproved trails and across undeveloped areas with sloped, rocky, wet, slippery, natural, rough ground surfaces and enter and exit unimproved historical structures which exist in the park areas and facilities associated with the employees’ assigned duties.

The position functions and responsibilities are illustrative only and do not represent all the duties or tasks to be assigned or performed by an employee with this position title.

Alternates to the above qualifications may be acceptable as approved by the Executive Director.

How to Apply

Application and resume must be received by 4 pm on December 6, 2019. Application can be found at:

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