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4 Year Degree
Under the direction of the Recreation Manager, performs various tasks as necessary to provide recreation services to the St. George Community. Assists the Outdoor Recreation Supervisor in providing overall leadership and direction for St. George Outdoors. Serves as a lead staff while providing feedback and coaching for all other instructors to ensure a quality culture within the program. The Outdoor Recreation Coordinator will be competent and capable at leading all programs run by St. George Outdoors including; bouldering, rock climbing, rappelling, mountain biking, kayaking, paddle boarding, and canoeing. Contributes to the growth of St George Outdoors through the creation and implementation of new programs and class offerings. They will serve as an instructor for all outdoor recreation classes weekly and will assist in maintaining both the St. George Outdoors and St. George Police Department fleets.
Essential Functions (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. The list of tasks is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)
1. Assists with development and administration all aspects of a comprehensive and inclusive outdoor recreation program.
2. Assists with establishing and maintaining a risk management plan for all outdoor recreation classes, programs and events under their supervision.
3. Assists with managing all outdoor recreation program equipment and initiates repair or replacement as needed.
4. Recruits, trains, schedules, and supervises part-time employees and volunteers.
5. Teaches and instructs all weekly outdoor recreation classes.
6. Assists in maintaining multiple mountain bike fleets.
7. Assists in administering program budgets, including ordering, purchasing, etc.
8. Assists in preparing individualized facility budgets and/or program budgets as part of the Recreation Division annual budget request. Submits attendance and revenue projections, staffing needs, new program ideas, capital needs for facilities, and recommendations for fee adjustments to the Recreation Manager.
9. Collects fees, prepares and makes deposits.
10. Promotes and coordinates public relations programs and publicity campaigns to attract participants, sponsors, and vendors for recreational and special events programs. Works closely with other agencies, civic groups, and local businesses to promote activities and calendar events.
11. Recruits, or assists in the recruitment of program sponsors.
12. Responds to problems, requests, complaints, needs, etc. of program participants.
13. Evaluates programs and facilities to note areas where improvements can be made.
14. Maintains program files, contact lists, program evaluations, and reports.
15. Monitors and inspects recreation facilities; schedules maintenance of physical facilities in conjunction with other program supervisors; and secures facilities.
16. May be responsible for implementation and maintenance of parks and sports field reservation systems.
Conditions vary depending on the assignment. May work in both indoor and outdoor recreation facilities or other locations in varied temperatures. Requires the use of vision and/or hearing to identify and evaluate emergencies and must be able to respond physically to these emergencies quickly and appropriately. Moderately heavy physical activity exerting up to 25-75 pounds of force occasionally and/or 15-30 pounds of force frequently. Moderate exposure to stress as a result of human behavior. All programs require availability for special events and activities that often take place evenings and weekends and work more than 40 hours per week during peak seasons. May require driving City vehicles on City business.
Note: Must be available to work all St George Outdoors morning and afterschool classes. These programs typically run from 8:00am-11am and 3:30pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday. A majority of the work hours for this position will be outdoors teaching and instructing classes.
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in outdoor recreation, recreation, or other closely related field. Related experience may substitute education on a year-for-year basis.
Minimum: One (1) year part- or full-time work experience coordinating outdoor recreation events, classes, or programs.
Personal experience with one or more outdoor recreation activities such as kayaking/canoeing/Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), mountain biking, backpacking, rock climbing, outdoor foundation skills including camping, wilderness medicine, fishing, map, and compass navigation, trip planning, leadership, natural interpretation is preferred.
Preferred: Two (2) years full time professional work experience performing duties related to those listed for this position, specifically in the outdoor recreation industry. Additional relevant experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.
Licenses and/or Certifications:
• Must possess a valid driver license. A valid Utah Driver License must be obtained within 60 days of hire and be maintained throughout employment.
• Current CPR/AED/First Aid Certifications or ability to obtain within 60 days of hire and must be maintained throughout employment.
• Current American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification or similar training and certification.
• Current PMBIA Mountain Bike Instructor Level 1 Certification or similar training and certification.
• Current Wilderness First Responder.
• Current AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Certification or similar certification.
• Current American Canoe Association Certifications or similar certification.
The city of St George offers full time outdoor recreation programming to its thriving community through St George Outdoors. Daily our participants find themselves biking, climbing, paddling, or exploring the desert.