Park Program Manager

Sonoma County

Salary Information: $6,122 - $7,442 Monthly


Regional Parks seeks a dynamic, entrepreneurial-focused individual to join their team as the Park Program Manager. This is a great opportunity for a passionate professional with parks and community program experience! The Park Program Manager oversees environmental education, interpretation, recreation, outreach, and lifeguard services programs to strengthen people's connection to the outdoors; and promote community health and safety, and environmental stewardship. This leadership position works collaboratively to maintain and build partnerships with community-based organizations, businesses, schools, and governmental agencies by aligning and developing innovative approaches to park programs.  The Park Program Manager leads and mentors a productive team delivering high-quality, inclusive outdoor programs and services for broad audiences. This position also plays an essential role in developing new revenue streams, grant administration, and budget management.  Other responsibilities include:


  • Implementing new program evaluation plans, including evaluation administration, data analysis, and reporting
  • Overseeing marketing strategies and registration systems
  • Developing department-wide trainings in the areas of environmental education, interpretation, recreation, aquatics, and outreach
  • Assisting with implementing department-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion practices
  • Grant administration including identifying grants and writing proposals
  • Creating operational systems for program efficiency and quality
  • Managing contracts for programmatic services
  • Overseeing visitor center operations and exhibit design
  • Ensuring safety and risk management protocols are upheld


The Ideal Candidate will possess:

  • A passion for parks and the myriad of benefits they provide
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, with business acumen
  • Knowledge and experience in managing environmental education, interpretive, recreation, lifeguard services, and/or outreach programs
  • Demonstrated experience writing, managing, and reporting on grants
  • An ability to manage multiple priorities with excellent organizational skills
  • A strong written and verbal communication skill set (proficiency in Spanish desired)
  • Proven ability to forge productive, professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders


For more information, minimum qualifications, & to apply, please visit: EOE Apply by 3/20/18!


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