About the Parks Division: Lane County's parks and open spaces are located in the region's most beautiful natural areas and offer opportunities for year-round recreation. There are abundant trails for hiking and biking, ocean beaches and covered bridges to photograph and explore, and lakes and rivers to fish and float. Visitors and residents come to camp, fish, picnic, and play. Lane County Parks hosts over 3million visitors per year at 68 recreational sites that total over 4,300 acres. These sites offer reservoir access, river access, marinas, and a variety of camping options.
About the Position – Parks Volunteer & Marketing Coordinator: This position will manage the Lane County Parks Volunteer Program. The position effectively communicates with the public regarding the Volunteer Program (Adopt-A-Park Program), with the goal of developing and maintaining a network of volunteers and partners to advance the vision, mission, and goals of the Parks Division as stated in the 2018 Lane County Parks and Open Spaces Master Plan. The Parks Volunteer & Marketing Coordinator works closely with the Parks Natural Areas Coordinator and other staff in areas such as recruiting and supervising volunteers and partners; recruiting and supervising volunteer hosts; tracking volunteer and partner contributions; forming Friends groups; researching, analyzing, and managing grants; developing a volunteer recognition program; and recruiting and managing interns. Additionally, this position will focus on marketing; social media and outreach; and website maintenance with an emphasis on communicating the value of Lane County Parks to the local community. This position will facilitate the formation of an umbrella 501(c)(3) Friends non-profit organization to serve and advocate on behalf of the Parks Division. The Parks Volunteer & Marketing Coordinator reports directly to the Parks Division Manager.
Specific Program Duties Include:
Volunteers and Partners • Promotes and supports volunteering opportunities by developing and implementing an engagement and communication plan focused on recruiting and retaining individuals, partners, and non-profits to assist with implementing the Parks Master Plan goals and strategies. • Develops and manages formalized agreements with partners and stakeholders who operate facilities on Lane County Park lands, who support stewardship, and who have an ownership stake in various County park sites. • Oversees the Lane County Parks Volunteer Host Program with regard to recruitment, evaluations, and volunteer service agreements for parks and campgrounds. • Supports field staff by creating recognition material and by coordinating recognition events. • Facilitates collaboration and planning efforts with local and regional park agencies and park districts.
Interpretation and Special Programs • Works with the Parks Division Manager to develop goals, objectives, plans, and standards for the implementation of an interpretive program. Works with the Parks Natural Areas Coordinator to communicate interpretive program goals and plans and the value of interpretive programs with the public and elected officials. • Coordinate Large Event Oversight with vendors and event facilitators which includes Large Event application review and scoring. • Facilitates Large Event Oversight Committee meetings and communicates with stakeholders and local residents prior to event consideration. • Ensures all park events are consistent with the goals and strategies of the 2018 Parks & Open Space Master Plan, the findings and recommendations of the Lane County Large Events Task Force, and are consistent with park classification and character.
Public Relations / Communication, Marketing Skills, and Other Duties • Create marketing materials that communicate the value of Lane County Parks to the local community. • Provides technical assistance in the design and development of park events and activities that will achieve a positive visitor experience. • Engages with local businesses and outdoor recreation companies by organizing volunteer drives and investment opportunities to support park needs. • Works with Park staff to assess visitor experience and motivation. Identifies program needs to improve quality of visitor recreational experience. • Manages Lane County Parks’ social media, website content, and public relations.
Bachelor's degree in a field related to area of assignment, such as: Marketing, Communications, Natural Resources, Parks & Recreation, or a related field; and sufficient experience as necessitated by the competency level of this position. Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
Journey Level (N4111): 2-5 years of progressively responsible professional experience.
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
Desirable Qualifications: • A Master's Degree in an associated field is preferred. • Proven ability to implement new programs or service delivery. • Volunteer experience as a program coordinator.
Special Requirements: Valid Oregon Driver's License
Equal Employment Opportunity Lane County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.
If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act and would like to request an accommodation, you may request an accommodation during the online application process, or request an accommodation by contacting the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date at 541-682-3124.
Strategic Plan In alignment with Lane County's Strategic Plan, incumbent(s) will be expected to demonstrate the following core behaviors: Passion to Serve, Driven to Connect, and Focused on Solutions.
The2018-2021 Strategic Planfocuses on the areas that Lane County will pursue as a way to deliver on our vision for the residents of Lane County. To meet these challenges, we know that the basis of our efforts lies in leveraging our people and partnerships to achieve our Strategic Priorities. We also recognize that the quality and commitment of our staff is essential to a shared future where Lane County is the best place in which to live, work, and play.
Veteran's Preference Points Under Oregon law, armed forces veterans may be eligible for preference in employment or promotion, if you think you qualify please submit a copy of your DD214 or 215 (long form / Member Copy-4) that reflects your honorable separation status, and if disabled, a public employment preference letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. These documents must be electronically attached to your online job application, at the time of submittal, to receive preference. If we do not receive the necessary information as described, we will NOT be able to grant you veteran points/preference you request.
Tobacco Free Campus Policy The Board of County Commissioners wants to help Lane County be the healthiest county in the state. Effective October 1, 2018, any tobacco use, including vaping devices, will not be allowed inside or on the grounds of properties owned or occupied by Lane County including: All outdoor areas, parking lots, County vehicles, and personal vehicles while on County property.
Lane County's parks and open spaces are located in the region's most beautiful natural areas and offer opportunities for year-round recreation. There are abundant trails for hiking and biking, ocean beaches and covered bridges to photograph and explore, and lakes and rivers to fish and float. Visitors and residents come to camp, fish, picnic, and play. Lane County Parks hosts over 3million visitors per year at 68 recreational sites that total over 4,300 acres. These sites offer reservoir access, river access, marinas, and a variety of camping options.