The Park and Recreation Department offers 18 Recreation Centers conveniently located throughout Mecklenburg County. Recreation Centers offer a variety of programs and services for families and those of all ages. Join us for fitness, sports, cultural arts, youth development and most of all......FUN. Come play with us today!
This position supervises the overall functions and staff of a recreational program, ensuring quality control, coordinating special projects, preparing reports, developing and monitoring contracts and preparing reports.
Bachelor's degree in Park and Recreation Administration, Health and Physical Education or a related field and three years of experience in the area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Knowledge of philosophy, concepts and facilitation of countywide, child-centered, youth sports programs
General knowledge of program, facility, ballfield and special event management.
Ability to communicate effectively both oral and in writing.
Knowledgeable in the contract development process.
Skill in record keeping including basic accounting principles and budget management.
Ability to perform physical labor tasks (must be able to lift 50lbs.)
Ability to organize tasks, successful time management, prioritize and monitor own performance.
Expected to work on evenings and weekends (mainly Saturdays) to meet the business need.
Ability to problem solve, make decisions and to apply strategies in order to gain the desired outcome.
General skill in marketing (research, presentation and planning).
Knowledge and working relationship with public and non-profit entities within the community.
Position requires a valid NC or SC Driver’s License and the ability to obtain and maintain a County Operator's Permit.
Certified Youth Sports Administrator or equivalent training preferred but not required
Mecklenburg County was formed in 1762 from the western part of Anson County and the first official governmental action took place in February 1763.The North Carolina State Constitution approved in 1868 gave the citizens of all counties the right to elect a Board of County Commissioners to govern them.From 1868 to 1986, Mecklenburg County was governed by a five member board elected at-large. The fi...rst seven-member board took office in 1986 and in 1994, the first nine-member Board took office. Six members are elected by districts and three are ?elected at-large.Elections for the Board are held in November of even-numbered years. The Board takes office on the first Monday in December following the November election. A chairman and vice chairman are elected at the Board's first meeting in December.The Board's primary responsibilities are to adopt an annual budget, set a property tax rate and establish priorities to address the County's needs, especially in the areas of health, education, welfare and mental health.