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Outdoor Recreation Coordinator

Posted: 07/11/2022

Job Title: Outdoor Recreation Coordinator

Reports to: Senior Director of Parks & Education

Hours: Full-time non-exempt

Location: Fayetteville, Georgia

Travel:  10% Local Travel

Salary: $36,000 - $45,000 Depending on Experience + Benefits

Date Effective: 


Position Summary: 

The Outdoor Recreation Coordinator serves as the primary contact for recreational programming at the Southern Conservation Trust (SCT). This position will interact effectively with the public, organizations, staff members, community leaders, governmental staff, volunteers, and contractors.  Evenings and weekend work is required. 

About the Organization: 

The Southern Conservation Trust (SCT) is a 501-c(3) non-profit headquartered in downtown Fayetteville, Georgia.  SCT is one of the fastest-growing land trusts in Georgia and elevates nature through the exceptional stewardship of conserved land, providing environmental education, and access to public nature areas.  

The Fayette Environmental Education Center (FEEC) is a recent project of the Southern Conservation Trust that provides facilities, gardens, education, recreation, and leisure opportunities for community residents and visitors. Located near a variety of restaurants, shops, and residential areas the FEEC offers opportunities for programs, events, and rentals.

Outdoor Recreation Programming and Education (80%)

  • Develop, schedule, and lead outdoor skills clinics, outdoor recreation programs, and team-building programs.

  • Manage the operations of the outdoor recreation program including equipment, supplies, participant relations, and registrations. 

  • Develop and implement both short-term and long-term goals for the outdoor program.

  • Maintain fiscal oversight of the outdoor program.

  • Working with the Volunteer Coordinator to recruit, hire, train, schedule, and evaluate program volunteers when needed.

  • Communicate all outdoor program offerings with the marketing and fundraising team to ensure the successful accomplishment of projected budgetary and usage goals.

  • Establish and review risk management protocols for outdoor recreation programs to ensure the safety of program participants.

  • Analyze, assess, and report data to ensure participant expectations and program goals are met.

  • Act as liaison between staff regarding outdoor programs and facility use.

  • Develop and cultivate collaborative relationships with various community departments and organizations.

  • Understand best practices and maintain applicable outdoor recreation certifications.

  • Develop and update policies and procedures for outdoor programs.

  • Generates interest in environmental stewardship through outdoor pursuits.


Other (20 %)

  • Assist Environmental Education Coordinator in facilitating environmental education programs and camps when needed.

  • Assist the Volunteer Coordinator with volunteer events when needed. 

  • Assist Park Staff when needed.

  • Provide support for the various Nature Center functions during peak periods.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in outdoor recreation, parks & recreation, leisure studies, or related field of study required. 

  • Master’s degree in outdoor recreation, parks & recreation, leisure studies, or related field of study preferred.

  • 2-5 years of formal experience in outdoor recreation programming. 

  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends.  

  • Valid Georgia driver’s license or ability to attain within 30 days.

  • Must pass a background check.

  • Maintain professional work standards and ethics. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Wilderness First Responder certification

  • Leave No Trace Master Educator certification

  • ACA paddling and swift water rescue certifications

  • First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor certification

  • TCI Tree Climbing Instructor certification



This position directly manages all participants, volunteers, interns, vendors, and contractors related to outdoor recreation programming. The position will have regular interaction with the public, staff, volunteers, Board of Directors, donors, foundations, city officials, customers, and contractors.  


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, lift, climb, use hands and fingers. May work in variable weather conditions on difficult terrain.


The Southern Conservation Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

It is the intent and ongoing policy of the Southern Conservation Trust to afford equal employment opportunities to individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and to conform to applicable Local, State, and U.S. Federal laws and regulations.

How to Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to the Southern Conservation Trust’s Director of Happiness, Angela Goddard at with “Outdoor Rec Coordinator” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until May 27, 2022

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