As an Outdoor Recreation Facilitator, you'll work with a team in Skowhegan, Maine, to plan and execute free outdoor recreation activities, events, and trainings for our residents. Member-led programming will range from low-impact activities like nature hikes and birdwatching to high-impact activities like mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and whitewater paddling. You'll plan multiple activities each week, and you'll work with local organizations, schools, and stakeholders to promote programming and encourage participation. Help sustain the program for years to come by managing our growing gear library, recruiting volunteers, and fine-tuning our volunteer engagement and management practices.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Training
Housing already secured for you at a reduced rate of $500 per month (everything included)
Position Perks, Training, and Professional Development:
ORFs will work hard and play hard. Each OFR will enjoy opportunities to scout new locations for activities and programs while logging service hours. OFRs will also practice, hone, and learn new skills in outdoor recreation, marketing, event and program management, volunteer leadership, and other areas of interest.
Each member will have the opportunity to take advantage of:
• Wilderness First Aid certification
• Lifeguard and/or ACA Swiftwater Rescue training
• Outdoor recreation skills trainings as deemed necessary for program execution, including whitewater paddling, mountain biking, or other
• Outdoor recreation skills trainings as determined by individual interest (as budget allows)
• Regular lunch & learn trainings led by staff, volunteers, and peers
• Federal- and state-sponsored AmeriCorps training and professional development programs
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:
• Outdoor recreation skills
• Facilitation skills
• Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
• Able to communicate in an effective, diplomatic, and courteous manner
• Detail-oriented with strong time-management and organizational skills
• Self-motived and able to manage multiple projects independently
• Experience in outdoor recreation leadership
• Knowledge of proper outdoor gear and clothing
• Comfortable working with all age groups, including children
• Able to lift, carry, or otherwise move and position a minimum of 50 pounds
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
• Proficiency with navigating the internet and knowledge of social media platforms
• Enthusiastic and physically capable of performing essential functions
Helpful knowledge, skills, and abilities:
• First Aid and CPR
• Familiarity and/or proficiency with email management software, Adobe Creative Suite or Canva, and/or WordPress (website CMS)
• Knowledge of legal and risk management issues related to outdoor recreation
Additional position details:
• Must be 21 years of age.
• Must be a United States citizen or a lawful permanent resident.
• Must have some college, with a two- or four-year college degree preferred.
• This is a full-time position that runs January to December 2022. If the program is a good fit, ORFs may have the option to extend their service term.
• ORFs will serve 30-40 hours per week with evening and weekend work required.
Uniforms provided and required
Subject to criminal background check