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Program Supervisor – Communication & Marketing


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Program Supervisor: Communications and Marketing 

Reports to: Deputy Director

Department: Active Living (Active Living and Children & Youth Services will become the Parks & Recreation Department effective July 1, 2023)

Work Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm weekdays

FSLA: Full Time

Starting Salary: $48,048 – 50,482 Annually DOQ (Exempt) 



The Program Supervisor - Communications and Marketing is a supervisor level position responsible for the marketing and communications of the Decatur Parks and Recreation department. The Program Supervisor work involves the development, implementation, management, promotion, communications, and sponsorships of programs and services of the department.  In addition, the Program Supervisor will oversee departmental communication and marketing contracts with vendors and community inquiries. Follows department policies and procedures; co-creates goals and objectives, oversees functions and impact of the division through participant, financial and general reports. Work is performed under the direction of the Deputy Director. 



  • Participates in evaluation in service areas.
  • Attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the recreation field; incorporate new developments as appropriate into communications strategies.
  • Participates in the development of goals and objectives as well as recommending policies and procedures changes.
  • Participates in the implementation of approved policies and procedures.
  • Responds to customer inquiries and requests for information.
  • Analyze and benchmark best practices for social media data to guide marketing efforts.
  • Aligns and actively collaborates with the Equity and Engagement Department to ensure strategic direction for communications and marketing is followed.
  • Develops and markets a comprehensive sponsorship program and secures sponsorship revenues and in-kind services as needed.
  • Ensures web pages are accurate, attractive, timely and complete.
  • Enforces DPRD agency rules, regulations and ordinances; keeps all staff informed of appropriate changes in policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates community programs with other City departments and division, outside agencies, and service providers.
  • Acquires photos and maintains a comprehensive and evolving photo library.
  • Orders public relations items for distribution at community events and oversees ordering of department logo shirts for staff.
  • Writes and submits articles to industry publications.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Education and Experience:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or Journalism or a closely related field.
  • Two (2) years of experience in marketing, public relations, graphic design, media relations: or equivalent combination of training and experience, which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.
  • Experience seeking and securing sponsorships is preferred.
  • Knowledge of various marketing tools including Adobe Creative Suite and CANVA.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Possession of a valid Georgia Driver’s license (class C) and a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Report (MVR).
  • CPR and First Aid certifications or the ability to obtain within six months is preferred.


Physical Requirements/Environmental Conditions:  

  • Must be able to sit, walk, talk and stand for long periods of time in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Have the ability to lift and carry objects up to 25lbs, sit, bend, squat, and twist on a daily basis.
  • Most possess the visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, extensive reading and visual inspections to determine accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of work performed.
  • Have the ability to sit for long periods of time using office equipment and computers.
  • Must have ability to deal with constant interruptions, noise, and meet with others on a regular basis.
  • Must obtain a valid State of Georgia driver's license (Non-commercial Class A or B) with a satisfactory motor vehicle record (MVR).
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check, work reference check, pre-employment post-offer physical and drug screen.
  • Personal computer, including word processing software; calculator; copier and smart phone.
  • Must be available to work weekends, nights and holidays as needed.


Have a personal vehicle to drive for daily business on a mileage reimbursement basis.


Other information:

This job description includes the major duties and responsibilities of the job and is not to be construed as all-inclusive. The duties listed here are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is a logical assignment to the position.

 This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.



The City of Decatur is committed to having a workforce that reflects diversity at all levels and is an equal opportunity employer. Therefore, qualified applicants are considered for employment, and employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.



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