Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority
February 7, 2018
32920.00 - 46087.00
Full-time - Experienced
Customer Service, Operations
4 Year Degree
•Planning, organizing, budgeting, coordinating all athletic programs, some weekend tournaments and special events.
•Will coordinate all apparel and equipment issue for youth football 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.
•Will oversee the equipment fitting program to ensure athlete safety.
•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.
•Solicits and maintains relationships with sponsors. 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.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION: •Knowledge of the rules of a variety of sports ( football, basketball, fast-pitch softball and baseball) and department rules and regulations. •Knowledge of first aid and CPR. •Skill in planning and coordinating large groups of people in order to insure the availability of facilities, supplies and volunteers for recreation events. •Skills in verbal communication and human relations. •Skill in using basic landscape maintenance tools, equipment and facility cleaning.
APPLICANTS MUST MEET MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO BE CONSIDERED.
EXPERIENCE: Bachelors 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; proven public relations & marketing skills; ability to maintain website and promote programs and events through social media; good planning and organizational skills.
The successful candidate must be a mature and highly capable individual and must demonstrate superb skills in team leadership and motivation. He/She must have excellent communication (both verbal and written), customer service, organization, and project management skills. The position requires a smart, dynamic, resourceful, reliable, highly motivated, self-starter who is pro-active, able to develop new protocols and procedures, and respond to unexpected challenges, oftentimes with limited outside guidance. The successful candidate will, at all times, maintain a keen awareness of the professional environment and ensure that all staff feel they are working in a positive workplace and being treated in a fair, respectful, and supportive manner by their colleagues and management. In order to succeed, the Recreation Coordinator II is expected to fully engage with the community and staff as well as assume a personal sense of ownership and pride in the Agency's operations.
A cover letter, resume and references must be emailed to Human Resources Manager Paul Batts at firstname.lastname@example.org OR mailed to Paul Batts, Human Resources Manager, Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority, 1901 North Forrest Street, P.O. Box 1746, Valdosta, GA 31603. The application can be obtained on the Authority website at (www.vlpra.com)
Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority is a member of the Georgia Municipal Association (GMEBS) Retirement System.
Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority is a drug-free workplace. A pre-employment drug screen, criminal history background investigation, credit check and a driver’s license verification will be conducted.
About Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority
Valdosta-Lowndes County is the business, cultural, educational, medical, leisure, and retail hub for eleven South Georgia and North Florida counties. Valdosta, Georgia's tenth largest city, and Lowndes County are quickly becoming the fastest growing area in Georgia and is home to Moody Air Force Base, Valdosta State University, and two Regional Medical Centers.
The community's dedication to maintaining its level of growth, without compromising quality of life, makes Valdosta-Lowndes County a "City Without Limits - Region of Opportunity" and most recently ESPN's TitleTown USA.