General Description of Duties
River House Outdoor Center (RHOC) is seeking a Recreation Program Assistant (RPA) to help deliver a wide spectrum of outdoor activity options for Eugene’s residents and visitors. Programs currently assigned to this position include: bike and pedestrian safety education for schools, skateboarding, mountain-biking, multi-disciplinary youth camps and classes, seasonal adult activities, community partner programs and stewardship events. Core duties include: logistics support, planning and scheduling, instruction, training and lead direction of temporary staff, risk management oversight, documentation and customer service.
Consider this position if:
Your motivation is high for getting folks outside!
You’re open, honest and respectful in communicating your needs and ideas.
You’re a flexible and supportive co-worker and you thrive on empowering and inspiring others.
Your passion and patience for building relationships serves stakeholders with varying perspectives.
You are aware of current outdoor rec trends and are invested in access, equity and inclusion initiatives.
This full-time position reports to the River House Program Supervisor and works alongside a Programmer and Office Coordinator. The RPA exercises lead direction over temporary instructors, seasonal employees, and/or volunteers. This position is represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and has sample duties outlined in the “Recreation Program Assistant” classification.
Location: River House Outdoor Center, 301 N. Adams St, Eugene and recreation sites throughout the region.
Must reside in the state of Oregon and be able to report onsite for work as needed in Eugene, OR to meet business needs.
Schedule: 40 hours/week (typically Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm, with some weekend/evening hours based on seasonal/program demands)
Duration: This assignment has a projected AIC/LD assignment end date of mid September 2022. To learn more about AIC and LD status position, see the additional information in the Supplemental Information Section.
Application Deadline: Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 5:00 pm PST
Interviews anticipated week beginning December 6, 2021.
Anticipated first day of hire 1/3/2022.
ONLINE APPLICATIONS ONLY
The City of Eugene will follow all required COVID vaccinations, exceptions, and guidelines based on the essential functions of the position.
Examples of Duties Performed – Duties may include but are not limited to the following
Logistics and Planning
Assists with the day-to-day running of assigned recreation program activities at RHOC (including but not limited to: bike and pedestrian safety education for schools, skateboarding, mountain-biking, paddlesports, winter sports, multi-disciplinary youth camps and classes, adult activities, community partner programs and environmental stewardship events)
Participates in long range planning and development of specific recreation activities, providing suggestions and creative input; assists with program evaluations; keeps informed on trends and developments in the program area
Schedules recreation classes and program activities for RHOC; coordinates scheduling with programming staff and/or supervisor
Develops and coordinates curriculum, and teaches technical and interpersonal skills for assigned recreation classes and activities
Lead Direction of Staff
Provides lead direction to temporary staff in the day-to-day recreation program delivery for RHOC, including assigning and directing work, developing staffing schedules, facilitates briefings/debriefs, and coordinating training.
Teaches, mentors and coaches temp staff and volunteers; participates and provides input in hiring processes and performance evaluations
Risk Management Oversight
Provides risk management oversight, including: trainings and instruction for staff and participants in proper use and care of facilities, vehicles and equipment, reinforcement of policies and procedures, development of emergency plans, safe site selection
Documentation and Tracking
Maintains a variety of administrative records and databases; creates program reports and summarizes key statistics. Assists with the development of logistics sheets, operating plans and policies and procedures for specific program areas.
Develops, monitors and tracks budgets specific to assigned program activities
Orders supplies for programs within defined directives, maintains inventory
Assists with marketing of program activities, such as the preparation of leaflets, flyers, digital media and other marketing tools
Civic Service and Facility Support
Provides assistance to patrons and the general public; answers questions about recreation activities; enforces facility policies and regulations; resolves day-to-day problems as they arise; assists supervisor with resolving major issues
Provides backup assistance for front desk activities; helps with registration, and collects and receipts fees for recreation classes and rentals
Actively engages in City-wide and Recreation-specific diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives; assists in the development and implementation of inclusion support plans for patrons and staff
Participates in maintaining assigned facilities
Responds to emergency situations as required
Performs other related duties as assigned
To view detailed information on the duties, knowledge, and abilities that may be expected for this position, please see the classification: Recreation Program Assistant
Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job. Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they are able to perform every task in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes with relevant transferrable skills from a variety of sources and experiences. The City will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.
A typical representation of skills would be:
Program administration experience in a relevant field, e.g. recreation, education, parks/land management, community events planning
Contribution to design, implementation, and evaluation of sustainable recreation programs that serve patrons of diverse backgrounds
Familiarity with experiential and environmental education principles and trends, including Leave No Trace
Ability to teach beginner to intermediate level recreational skills and risk management to instructors and participants in at least two outdoor skill types
Experience with training, leadership, coaching, mentorship and evaluation of temporary, seasonal and volunteer staff
Awareness of barriers to access and issues around diversity, equity and inclusion in the outdoors, and strategies to address these
Interact respectfully, work collaboratively, and communicate effectively (oral and written) with colleagues and community members
Ability to give, receive and initiate growth-oriented feedback
Ability to work independently, prioritize and resolve issues and complete tasks and duties while working in a fast-paced environment
Assist with creation and upkeep of instructional manuals, curriculum documents and program reports
Ability to perform routine checks and maintenance on recreational equipment and facilities
Proficiency in using computers, MS Office Suite, Google Docs, and ability to learn related software, online tracking systems, internet research tools, reporting applications and various databases.
Experience driving a 15 passenger bus, cargo van and equipment trailers
Ability to physically perform required duties (including long periods of computer use, sitting in a vehicle, lifting and loading awkward/heavy equipment, self-propelled travel in locations away from definitive medical care – note that accommodations for disabilities are considered on an individual basis)
Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Associate's degree in the program area or a related field.
License or Certificate Required within 30 days of hire:
Oregon Driver’s License (ODL)
Valid Oregon driver’s license, or ability to obtain by date of hire; must pass driving records check and, if hired, maintain a driving record that meets the City’s standard. Oregon law requires that an out-of-state license holder must obtain a valid Oregon license (with appropriate endorsements) within 30 days of becoming domiciled in the state (ORS 803.355).
First Aid and CPR
Three years of increasingly responsible experience facilitating outdoor recreation or educational programs.
At least two additional years in an administrative program/planning role for education or recreation preferred but not required.
MUST PASS A BACKGROUND CHECK
AIC Requirements (Current City of Eugene Employees Only):
You must meet the minimum qualifications for the AIC position.
The pay range for this position is $21.10 – $26.28/hour.
AIC pay is determined based on the applicable collective bargaining agreement or APM. Please note if your current pay is above the posted the salary range you would be placed at the top step of the posted range for the duration of the assignment.
Limited Duration (LD) Position (Open to the Public and City of Eugene employees):
This full-time LD position is projected to last until mid September 2022 with the option to extend per business need. Please see "