Job Opportunity with The Fairfax County Park Authority: Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator (Naturalist I)

Logo: Courtesy of the Fairfax County ParK Authority
Salary: $49,526.46 – $82,543.97 Annually
Closing:  3/3/2023 11:59 PM Eastern
Posting Type: Open to General Public

Job Announcement:

Join the Park Authority and our nationally recognized team of professionals! The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) is seeking a Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator (Naturalist I) to be a part of one of the most highly regarded park systems in the country. With more than 25,000 acres of parkland, nine RECenters, eight golf courses, three lakefront parks, and more, FCPA is an exciting organization to be a part of and there are many opportunities for staff to make a difference at every level.

Huntley Meadows Park and Historic Huntley, Fairfax County Park Authority sites and a part of the Resource Management Division, are located in the Alexandria/Hybla Valley area in Northern Virginia. At 1,559 acres, Huntley Meadows is one of the largest natural resource parks in the DC area. Situated on the coastal plain, it consists of forest, meadows, streams and a 50-acre non-tidal wetland with a boardwalk and observation tower. Managed as a wildlife sanctuary, center for environmental education and site for passive/nature-related recreation, this public park receives 200,000 visitors a year and is one of the most popular wildlife-watching sites in the area. The 19th Century architectural gem, Historic Huntley, was built for Thomson Francis Mason, the grandson of George Mason. Adorned with main house and outbuildings the site is open for tours, programs, and rentals.

The Park Authority is seeking an experienced professional to serve as the park’s Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator (Naturalist I). Under supervision of the Visitor Services Manager, their primary responsibilities are managing a large volunteer program, including recruitment, training, scheduling, interviewing, hiring, evaluating and recognition. Responsible for site volunteer budget. Manages the gift shop, leads interpretive programs, and plans and executes the park marketing plan, outreach, and special events. Routinely acts as the manager on duty and opens and closes the visitor center and historic house. Prepares administrative reports and plans. Assists with park-wide operations.

Note: This position is site-based and not eligible for telework. Position may require some evening and/or weekend work.

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