The purpose of this position is to develop and implement a variety of recreation programs and special events for the City of Smyrna
Essential Job Duties
Under the general supervision of the Senior Programs Coordinator:
Produces and administers a variety of recreation programs and special events offerings in a variety of park settings for the general public; conducts program, activity and product research; recruits instructors, presenters, and volunteers necessary to deliver quality programs
Coordinates and plans camps to coincide with school breaks (summer, fall, winter, spring, etc.); recruit and train camp staff; responsible for camp scheduling, including reserving needed facilities.
Assists with marketing for Department programs and events including: advertising and promotional platforms, social media, website content, publications, surveys, etc.
Coordinates and organizes a variety of special events and develops new events with volunteer participation and sponsorships.
Develops, manages, and maintains budgets and financial records for all program offerings
Assists departmental staff with various events and programs as needed
Serves as public contact for department events and marketing efforts.
Evaluates organizational performance and recommends program improvements; implements work unit goals and objectives that are aligned with department strategic initiatives; analyzes policy and recommends policy modifications; maintains statistical data to support the department strategic planning process; participates in special projects as recommended
Represents the department on various, appointed City committees.
* * * * The City of Smyrna is an Equal Opportunity Employer * * * *
Minimum Requirements of Position
Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, or related field; supplemented by at least (3) years’ experience that includes dealing with the general public, planning and implementing recreational programs; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia Driver's License.
About City of Smyrna
Smyrna is located about 10 miles northwest of Atlanta, Georgia and is considered an integral part of the Metro Atlanta area. Known as the "Jonquil City," it derives this name from the thousands of jonquils that flourish in gardens and along the streets in early spring.
The City of Smyrna was incorporated in 1872 and operates under a form of government with Mayor and Council members representing seven wards. Mayor and Council are elected by the people for four-year terms. The governing body appoints a City Administrator to serve as the City's chief administrative officer. Over the years, the City of Smyrna - covering approximately 15 sq. miles - has developed into a vital and active member of the regional landscape.
Just a 15-minute drive from downtown Atlanta, yet free of the congestion
Revitalized and active downtown area includes a library, community center, retail development and mixed-use development, city hall and charming homes
Charming neighborhoods with a vast array of amenities for residents and businesses
Parks, jogging trails, pools, lighted tennis courts, public golf courses and much more
Day camps, sports and recreational activities for children to seniors
Summer concerts and family events downtown
Winner of the prestigious Urban Land Institute’s Award of Excellence
More than 50,000 residents call Smyrna home, and this area of Cobb County continues to be attractive for residential development. Smyrna’s demographic profile shows its residents are younger and have a higher per capita income as compared with the Atlanta MSA. Our neighborhoods are diverse in style and are doubly enriched with diversity and community spirit. Our location near the Cumberland – Galleria employment center continues to draw residents and businesses to our community.
Retail and commercial opportunities continue to expand with this growth in rooftops. Smyrna actively recruits small, locally owned specialty retail and restaurants and national operators. We have also identified the need for additional office and professional space for small business enterprises. We encourage new developments to incorporate flexible commercial space that can accommodate a wide variety of uses both now and in the future.