Site Manager, Osage Park

Job Title

Site Manager, Osage Park

Job Description

The Peel Compton Foundation is a premiere and growing nonprofit organization, located in Bentonville, AR is seeking a highly motivated and entrepreneurial individual to join the team as the site manager for Osage Park. The Peel Compton Foundation owns and operates the Peel Mansion & Heritage Gardens, Compton Gardens & Conference Center, Coler Mountain Bike Preserve, and Osage Park. The uniting mission for these diverse properties is to connect the community through nature, education, recreation and preservation. The Peel Compton Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

About the Position:
You'll join a top-notch team, be a partner to the Director of Operations and drive all aspects of operational excellence and management for the newest property to join the Peel Compton Foundation. You will play a critical role in the day to day operations of Osage Park. This is a tremendous opportunity for an accomplished individual to help shape an adventure-based park, in an urban setting with recreational opportunities that enrich the community. Osage Park is ~70 acres and includes a designated wetland that is key to our mission to preserve this part of the Illinois River Watershed. The public will enjoy the raised walkways through this serene wetland area, as well as, the recreational features on site including a state-of-the-art archery range, music pavilion, food trucks, etc.

General Responsibilities:
• Lead & execute the day-to-day operations and management of Osage Park inclusive of all property elements
• Manage the Coler staff (hiring, training, performance management, etc.)
• 3rd Party Relationship Management (ie. food truck leasees)
• P&L Management, budgeting and capital planning
• Secondary duties may be assigned

Operations:
• Coordinate and appropriately manage Osage Park staff, construction and maintenance vendors, 3rd parties, and volunteers to ensure a constantly high level of quality across all park attributes and amenities.
• Coordinate, continuously improve and lead the execution of the operations and maintenance plan. This includes the grounds, waterways, and facilities while prioritizing the preservation of the natural ecology of the space along with visitor experience and safety.
• Maintain cleanliness and operation of facilities including the archery range, pickleball courts, music pavilion, restrooms, signage, furniture, etc.
• Maintain appearance of the grounds and raised walkways. This includes mowing, vegetation trimming, periodic replacement of location-specific plantings, pesticide application, litter removal, and clean-up after weather events.
• Ensure excellent customer service in all aspects of the archery experience – staff coverage, equipment conditions, check-in and equipment rental, and adherence to safety protocols.
• Address customer requests and emergencies on site and escalate customer or safety concerns appropriately.
• Ensure the site meets budget goals on a sustaining basis. Assist in the development of long-range plans and capital outlay requirements for program/process improvements.
• Effectively provide verbal and written communication.
• Provide needed set-up, event management, tear-down and clean-up as related to special event programming at Osage Park.
• Salaried position. The preserve is open 365 days a year, staff coverage is required for holidays and weekends.

Who we are seeking:
• Minimum of a B.A. and 5+ years of park management experience
• 5-10 years of overall professional experience
• The ideal candidate has experience in leadership and management and a demonstrated track record of high-performance while being able to use sound judgement and reasoning to make decisions
• Significant facilities management required (State or National Park Management)
• Inspires and motivates employees, instills trust and respect amongst all employees, and accepts feedback
• Wetland management experience
• Vegetation management experience
• Exceptional customer service skills and excellent written and verbal communication
• Strong problem-solving skills
• Ability to perform preventative maintenance on mechanical equipment
• Ability to use common hand and power tools, operate small utility and passenger vehicles
• Adept at using Microsoft Office Suite, including Word and Excel
• Successfully pass a background check and drug screening
• Possession of a valid driver’s license

Physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. If requested, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the associate is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to feel, handle or operate objects, tools, controls and machines; reach with hands and arms; speak; hear; stoop; kneel and crouch.

The Peel Compton Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building and maintaining a culturally diverse workplace. We encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status of protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

Basic Qualifications

• Minimum of a B.A. and 5+ years of park management experience
• 5-10 years of overall professional experience
• The ideal candidate has experience in leadership and management and a demonstrated track record of high-performance while being able to use sound judgement and reasoning to make decisions
• Significant facilities management required (State or National Park Management)
• Inspires and motivates employees, instills trust and respect amongst all employees, and accepts feedback
• Wetland management experience
• Vegetation management experience
• Exceptional customer service skills and excellent written and verbal communication
• Strong problem-solving skills
• Ability to perform preventative maintenance on mechanical equipment
• Ability to use common hand and power tools, operate small utility and passenger vehicles
• Adept at using Microsoft Office Suite, including Word and Excel
• Successfully pass a background check and drug screening
• Possession of a valid driver’s license