Salary Range: Recreation Programmer: $56,908.80 – $72,404.80, annually; $27.36 – $34.81 hourly. This position qualifies for the Bilingual Pay Benefit. Please see “Supplemental Information” at the end of the posting.
River House Programs: Each Programmer oversees a variety of outdoor education programs. This is based on skill set, ability, and knowledge. These include but are not limited to Climbing, Biking, Skateboarding, Sailing, Paddlesports, Surfing, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Winter Sports, Backpacking, Youth and Teen Engagement, etc.
Develop programming for camps, clubs, and events.
Schedule camps, clubs, and events.
Submit invoices, document equipment usage, debrief programs with clients and staff, and document feedback.
Maintain equipment, conduct inspections, operate to industry standards (AMGA, ACA, LNT, PSIA, AIARE, ACCT, ASA etc.), inspect equipment and oversee repair or replacement, and document ongoing maintenance needs.
In coordination with Risk and Parks, provide guidance on resource management areas in Eugene.
Work with the Parks Division to maintain grounds and park resources.
Work with partners to coordinate efforts in the care and maintenance of the park trails, invasive species, tree health, and weather impacts.
Coordinate volunteer cleanup events at high-use locations.
Recruit, train, manage and schedule staff to run programs.
Create calendars and schedules to book events.
Maintain email and contact information for staff communication, and keep staff informed with access to the calendars, write-ups, and group information necessary to facilitate programs.
Plan and execute staff training based on industry trends and program needs.
Develop manuals, handouts, and materials, update policies and procedures, and create advanced training opportunities as needed.
Regularly review programs to develop efficient and smart programming for camps, clubs, events, and contracts.

Youth-oriented Outdoor Education Program Development:
In partnership with local Eugene schools, and educational organizations, the City of Eugene Teen Empowerment program, develop opportunities for all members of the community. This may include but is not limited to:
Outdoor School
Project-based learning initiatives with Charter or Alternative Schools
Pedestrian and Bike Safety Education
Grant-funded programming
Programming River House classes and events in underserved and alternative locations around Eugene

Other River House Duties:
Assist River House Program Supervisor to manage and support the River House Full-time staff and Temp Staff. Includes
Additional River House program support
Staff training
Facility projects
Supervisory duties (including approving time, overseeing programs, budgeting, fleet, and equipment).
And other duties as assigned.

Tagged as: Full Time


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

Required Skills:

Leadership: Extensive supervisory and leadership skills (3+ years) in an outdoor program setting. A commitment to building high-functioning teams and encouraging a culture that is inclusive and supports the growth and development of team members; ability to supervise a wide array of program areas, specializing in Challenge Course Facilitation and management along with several additional program areas including but not limited to; Climbing, Biking, Skateboarding, Sailing, Paddlesports, Surfing, Stand-Up Pa

About City of Eugene

The City of Eugene – Recreation Services is searching for a talented leader ready to join a team of dedicated professionals, passionate about providing AWESOME education and service! The River House Outdoor Center is a dynamic environment – every day is exciting bringing new opportunities and challenges. Leading the critical work of this program requires a passion for collaboration, creativity, communication, service, expert knowledge of outdoor activities, a deep understanding of risk management, and making the community a better place through Outdoor Education and Recreation.

Application Instructions

Application Deadline: Friday, September 30, 2022 at 5:00 pm Pacific Time. ONLINE APPLICATIONS ONLY