Starting Salary: $37,940 -
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB
Under general supervision, performs supervisory and recreational work planning, organizing, and directing a variety of indoor/outdoor athletic events and team sports. Work involves coordinating and monitoring athletic programs that are fair for all involved, recreational in nature, fun, and safe. Position is responsible for all staffing and managing of athletic events and programs under charge. Responsible for growing and improving existing Athletics programs and developing and launching new programs. Reports to the Recreation Coordinator.
•Planning, organizing, budgeting, coordinating all athletic programs, some weekend tournaments and special events.
•Will coordinate all apparel and equipment issue for youth football, girls’ volleyball, softball and basketball program.
•Will formulate and implement equipment policies and procedures, including the issuing of equipment, inventory controls, storeroom access and usage, and equipment security. Will meet with supervisor to determine equipment and apparel needs, research new innovations and upgrades, and negotiate the purchase of new equipment and apparel.
•Trains personnel (recreation assistants and scorekeepers) for athletic programs; performs duties of personnel in their absence.
•Requisitions supplies, part-time employees and reimbursements for maintenance expenses, purchases all supplies and equipment for recreation programs.
•Schedules the use of recreation facilities for outside groups.
•Acts as time clock supervisor for all subordinate staff and ensures that accurate signed timesheets for all such staff are turned into the Fiscal Coordinator by set deadlines for payroll.
•Monitors program registration for accuracy; handles fee collection and receipting as needed.
•Conducts coaches meetings and ensures coaches understand all rules.
•Creates and distributes game schedules.
•Receives and responds to public inquiries, requests for assistance, and complaints regarding VLPRA programs and activities.
•Communicates event schedules to Parks Department to ensure field maintenance crews are aware of all games and practices.
•Refers to policies, procedures, directives, league governing rules, handbooks, etc.
•Performs other related duties as assigned.
KEY QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:
•Knowledge of the rules of a variety of sports (football, girls volleyball, basketball and softball) and department rules and regulations.
•Skill in planning and coordinating large groups of people in order to insure the availability of facilities, supplies and volunteers for recreation events.
Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation, Sports Management/Administration or a closely related field; minimum 3 years’ experience in recreation/sports programming, college or professional athletic equipment operations and administration, facility operations, and league management; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities. Must have a valid State driver’s license.
This full-time position includes an excellent benefits package!
Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority is a drug-free workplace. A pre-employment drug screen, criminal history background investigation, and a Motor Vehicle Report will be conducted.