Leads and supports programs and activities involved with MetroParks’ programming, community outreach, and special events. Supports the Outdoor Recreation Division’s administrative operations, equipment maintenance and management, and other functions. Provides input and support to division coordinators.

Develops, and leads a variety of backpacking, camping, and hiking programs for all ages. Supports other program areas as able including paddlesports, cycling, mountain biking, fishing, and special events. Helps develop Dayton, Ohio into The Outdoor Adventure Capital of the Midwest!

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Conservation, Full Time, Teaching/Education, Water Skills


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. A combination of appropriate education, training, course work and experience may qualify an applicant to demonstrate required knowledge, skills, and abilities. An example of an acceptable qualification is:

Associate’s degree in outdoor recreation management or closely related field and one year experience in outdoor recreation programming. Willingness and ability to work varied schedule.

About Five Rivers MetroParks

Five Rivers MetroParks is a park district located in the Greater Dayton Ohio Region of Southwest Ohio serving the citizens of Montgomery County through conservation, education and recreation. The park district manages 16,000 acres of land focused on habitat management while providing opportunities for the community to connect to nature through nature-based human-powered recreation facilities, programming and events.

To protect the region’s natural heritage and provide outdoor
experiences that inspire a personal connection with nature.

To be the conservation leader of a vital,
active, nature-based community.

To protect natural areas, parks and river corridors and
promote the conservation and use of these lands and
waterways for the ongoing benefit of the people in the region.

Application Instructions

Apply at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/fiveriversmetroparks/jobs/3985113/outdoor-recreation-coordinator-backcountry?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs First consideration given to those who apply by April 28.