The Natural Areas Division of Louisville Parks and Recreation based at the 6,600-acre Jefferson Memorial Forest is seeking a MANAGER (Level 11) to oversee all environmental education and outdoor recreation programming within the Division.
Position oversees a team consisting of 1 Recreation Supervisor (Level 9), three naturalists, a recreation coordinator, 5 AmeriCorps/VISTA members, seasonal employees and volunteers.
Experience developing and managing outdoor experiential learning programming in both natural and urbanized settings.
Experience developing, enhancing, and managing revenue generating programming and facilities.
Experience working with Americorps and VISTA members as well as volunteers in coordination with other managers and supervisors.
Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and equity as it relates to community access to nature programming.
Experience managing multi-partner and multi-sector partnerships.
Strategic planning experience.
Experience in securing resources (staffing and funding) to support operational needs.
Experience in managing small capital projects valued between $10,000 and $100,000.
Bachelor's degree Communications Education English Journalism Marketing Public Relations Related field
WORK EXPERIENCE Three years of teaching, training, public information, press or community relations, or marketing experience
EQUIVALENCY An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted
OTHER MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Must provide one's own source of transportation Must work a varied schedule
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS Meets regular and punctual attendance standards and any special needs of the position as determined by management, including mandatory overtime and performing related work Lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds Lifts and carries items weighing over 50 pounds in a team setting
Internal Number: 04431
About Louisville Parks and Recreation
The mission of Louisville Metro Parks is to create a City of Parks where people can play, learn, grow and be healthy. The mission is accomplished by taking care of all parks properties and creating new ones, by providing safe and diverse recreational programs, and by protecting our public lands and resources for future generations.
The agency is administered by Director Seve Ghose, through the following divisions:
Operations – maintains park land, athletic fields and golf courses; coordinates security, reservations and skilled trades
Park Resources – manages natural resources, forestry and capital improvement projects
Community Centers & Athletics – provides a wide variety of neighborhood-based recreation services, in support of the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement
Recreation Programs – offers community-wide programs such as aquatics, arts and culture, therapeutic recreation and activities for senior citizens
Planning & Design – develops plans to improve the parks and their facilities, with an emphasis on the Mayor’s City of Parks initiative
Historic Properties – operates historic homes as museums
Community Relations & Events – manages marketing, public in...formation, special events, fundraising and volunteer programs
Personnel – ensures compliance with policies and procedures, and processes payroll
Metro Parks was established in 1968, combining the Louisville City Parks Department (founded in 1888) and the Jefferson County Parks Department (founded in the mid-1940s). The agency became a department of Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government when the City of Louisville and Jefferson County governments merged on January 6, 2003.
Louisville Parks and Recreation is a member of the Kentucky Recreation and Park Society and the National Recreation and Park Association. The department was honored to earn national accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies on September 25, 2007.