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Adventure Center/Visitor Information: 3312 Gateway St · Springfield OR (Open daily 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Downtown Eugene Visitor Center: 754 Olive St · Eugene OR (Open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Mailing Address: PO Box 10286 · Eugene OR 97440 s

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Destination Development Manager

Purpose of Position

The Destination Development Manager works with stakeholder groups to develop and enhance tourism products, experiences and events to support the community needs for sustainable, year-round economies. This position provides leadership for development projects, committees and statewide initiatives. Must be a team player with leadership skills and an exceptional work ethic who is service-oriented, organized, responsible and energetic.


Strategic Destination Development

  • Help build destination development strategy and initiatives
  • Facilitate efforts that support tourism networks and action teams
  • Develop training tools and assist in delivery of trainings to provide technical assistance and customer service training to support the needs of stakeholders

Product Development Coordination

  • Support existing tourism development projects
  • Guide product and services development to leverage state-wide initiatives

Event Management

  • Act as project manager for events hosted by the Tourism and Visitor Services departments using these opportunities to promote development initiatives

Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a four-year accredited college or university
  • Ability to work independently and exercise judgement in managing projects and people
  • Experience with developing and maintaining organizational systems
  • Process-oriented, extreme attention to detail, hyper-organized and able to multi-task and manage time
  • Exceptional customer service with a genuine desire to help
  • Passion for and knowledge of Lane County’s recreational, culinary and cultural offerings
  • Ability to work easily & professionally with a variety of visitors, coworkers and stakeholders
  • Loyalty to and positive representation of Travel Lane County
  • Clear written and oral communication, including on the phone
  • Proficient with basic computer programs (Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet)
  • Accurate data entry


  • Willing to work on weekends and after-hour events
  • Able to secure an OLCC servers permit
  • Valid Driver’s License and clean driving record.
  • Able to lift 35 lbs. from the floor and carry
  • Able to stand for duration of an 8-hour shift


  • This is a full-time salaried Professional Exempt position
  • Benefits include medical and dental insurance for the employee, as well as paid holidays, vacation and sick leave.  Employee eligible for employer contribution into SEP/IRA after 2 years of employment.
  • This position reports to the Vice President of Tourism Marketing.  

The position is open until filled. Please provide a cover letter and a resume for consideration. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Apply here.