The purpose of this position is to manage, operate and maintain a year-round, world class sports facility.
This is accomplished by hiring, supervising and coordinating staff; planning, managing and marketing programs, events and facilities; preparing and monitoring budgets and interacting with department heads, other agencies, visitors and citizens. This position requires a flexible schedule.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities: This position, under limited supervision, performs supervisory and recreational work planning, organizing and directing a variety of outdoor athletic events and team sports. Work involves coordinating and monitoring sports programs in a fun and safe environment. Position is responsible for all advertising, obtaining sponsors, staffing and managing of athletic events and programs under charge. Responsible for growing and improving programs and developing and launching new programs. Position will also play an integral role in tracking participants, teams, hotel nights, restaurant and shopping impacts of sports tourism generated by Ruston Sports Complex.
Position will assist in promoting Ruston Sports Complex and drawing new tournaments and other sports tourism opportunities to the Ruston-Lincoln Parish area. Reports to City of Ruston Department Head.
Minimum of Associate Degree in Recreation; preference will be given to those holding a Bachelor's Degree in Recreation, Sports Management or related field.
Minimum of 2 years experience implementing and supervising sports programs.
Must have valid Louisiana driver's license/able to obtain upon hire.
Excellent communication skills; excellent customer service skills; excellent project management skills; excellent organizational skills.
Must be able to work regular and irregular hours including nights, weekends and holidays.
Drug screen, criminal history background and Motor Vehicle Report will be conducted.
About City of Ruston
Located in North Louisiana at the intersection of Interstate 20 and US 167, Ruston is the parish seat of Lincoln Parish. This college community is home to Louisiana Tech University. The community population is 25,000 with an additional student population of 10,000. Ruston has a quaint yet vibrant downtown and a progressive interstate corridor. The position will manage the development of a $31M regional sports complex approved by the voters in 2016.