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Athletics Program Manager

Augusta-Richmond County

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The purpose of this classification is to manage the operations and staff involved in providing athletics programs and activities for Consolidated Government citizens.


  • Manages, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals.
  • Organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work activities for athletics programs and facilities: prioritizes work activities to meet objectives; ensures subordinates have the proper resources needed to complete the assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff to assist with complex and problem situations and provide technical expertise; and provides progress and activity reports to Deputy Director.
  • Develops and implements long- and short-term goals and objectives for the Consolidated Government in the area of athletics programming: develops and implements policies and procedures for effective operations and maintenance; prioritizes and oversees athletics programming and activities; recommends changes in order to meet organizational needs; and identifies new processes and alternatives to resolve problems or improve/enhance operations.
  • Develops standards for athletics equipment, facilities, and fields maintenance: ensures equipment, facilities, and fields are properly maintained; conducts inspections of equipment, facilities, and fields; ensures safety and maintenance of all areas; and determines needed repairs and/or upgrades.
  • Plans, develops, oversees, and conducts athletic programming: plans and coordinates youth and adult programs, tournaments and special events; researches current programming trends and community needs; establishes programming and event fees; processes program and event registrations; collects fees; and maintains related documentation.
  • Develops and implements budget for assigned area: determines budget needs and allocations; monitors expenditures and revenues to ensure compliance with approved budget; and maintains related documentation.
  • Performs public relations duties: receives and responds to inquiries from the general public and others regarding various athletic programs and services; provides information or directs inquiries to appropriate department resources; meets with civic groups, sports organizations and others; and prepares and presents information regarding sports opportunities and athletics programming.


Education:    Bachelor’s Degree in Parks & Recreation or related field 

Experience:  Five years of progressively responsible experience in athletics programming to include lead or supervisory experience


  • Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of management and supervision, recreation administration, program development and implementation, and rules of variety of sports.
  • Familiarity of laws, ordinances, county and departmental policies and procedures, and budgetary processes and procedures, programs, activities, and facilities.
  • Proficiency in planning and coordinating large groups, supplies, and volunteers; athletic field preparation and maintenance, and public relations and use of the media.
  • Mastery of basic accounting and mathematics and operating modern office equipment.
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to supervise others


  • Possession of a valid driver’s license with good driving history.  If State license is other than Georgia or South Carolina, applicant must obtain a license in Georgia or South Carolina within 30 days of employment. 
  • Must obtain and maintain CPR, AED, and First Aid Certifications within one (1) year of employment.

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