DEFINITION: Under general direction, the Outdoor Adventure Specialist will plan, organize, and coordinate exceptional outdoor adventure recreation programs at District sites and implement comprehensive programs District Wide. Responsible for independently developing and supervising specialized programs that serve this target population. Being organized, proactive and multitasking are a must. Each interaction with customers must be handled in a way that positively spreads the District’s reputation.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED: Receives general direction from a Recreation Supervisor. Exercises direct supervision over technical, administrative, and program support staff.

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS: This classification exercises independent judgement in the development, delivery, coordination, and oversight of Districtwide outdoor recreation, and/or community service programs with accountability and ongoing decision-making responsibilities associated with the work. Incumbents are responsible for independently coordinating and implementing program goals and objectives. Positions in this classification rely on experience and use considerable discretion and independent judgement to coordinate and ensure the provision of efficient and effective service delivery tailored to meet the needs and interests of the communities served. Assignments are given with general guidelines and incumbents are responsible for establishing objectives, timelines, and methods to deliver program services. Work is typically reviewed upon completion for soundness, appropriateness, and conformity to policy and requirements.

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions
And to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

• Plans, organizes, implements, directs, evaluates, and promotes the exceptional outdoor adventure recreation programs.
• Engages in strategic thinking to develop goals, objectives and policies aligned with program goals and objectives. Responsible for establishing and implementing overall program objectives. Identifies and implements curriculum, methods, and standards. Ensures programming for a diverse public (i.e., culturally, socio-economically, age, etc.) and accessibility for all community members.
• Develops, implements, and monitors program budget and prudently allocates resources to accomplish program goals and objectives.
• Strong community outreach experience with funding sources; attend community meetings; obtain new contacts with current funding sources.
• Maintain positive relationships with referral sources through regular visits and communication.
• Remain knowledgeable of effective treatment modalities with continued training as needed.
• Initiates and administers service agreements and contracts for area of responsibility; determines scope of work, monitors

Tagged as: Full Time, Teaching/Education


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS1: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to:

• Demonstrate strong organizational, planning, and administrative skills. Must maintain detailed and accurate records.
• Research and develop curriculum with an emphasis on quality coaching techniques.
• Prepare budgets and meet budget tar

Required Skills:

Required Job Qualifications

• Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Leisure Studies, Recreation, Management, or comparable degree.
• Experience: 1-3 years of responsible employment in Outdoor Recreation program field. (A two-year Graduate Assistantship will be considered as 1 year of full-time experience)
• Wilderness First Aid, CPR/First Aid

Preferred Job Qualifications

• Master’s Degree in Health, Leisure and Human Performance Studies or related area
• Experience with the management, administration, dev

About Desert Recreation District

The District is the largest park and recreation district in California, and we manage, maintain and assist in maintaining over 30 parks and recreation facilities; we create and deliver quality programs, services and classes; and, we facilitate leisure opportunities through partnerships with private and public agencies and entities as we strive to ensure members of the public receive personal benefits such as physical fitness, relaxation and revitalization; social benefits in the form of stronger and healthier families and enriching the lives for persons with disabilities, and economic benefits through more productive and healthier citizens and increased tourism.

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