Athletics/Sports/Fitness, Recreation, Recreation Programming, Special Events/Tourism
This is administrative and support work assisting the Sports Recreation manager with a variety of tasks related to the Rock Island Parks and Recreation Department's Sports programs and events.
Under general supervision of the Sports Recreation Manager; performs a variety of assignments within the Parks and Recreation Department relating to the supervision, planning, development, and implementation of youth and adult sports programs, tournaments, rentals, clinics and camps.
Examples of Duties:
Serves as staff assistant to the Sports Recreation Manager.
Assists in the supervision, planning, development, and implementation of youth and adult sports programs, tournaments, rentals, clinics and camps.
Assist in the supervision and operation of concessions during league games, tournaments, and rentals.
Develop a network of volunteers to serve as youth sports coaches.
Develop a network of referees/umpires/officials for youth and adult sports programming.
Assist in set up and supervision of youth and adult league games.
Assist with the creation and development of new sports programming for the Department.
Will be assigned responsibility for carrying out specific projects related to sports programming.
Performs detailed analysis of Department sports programming and make recommendations on best practices and industry trends.
Requires no specific previous experience but must possess interest in a future career in Parks and Recreation and/or Sports Management. Ideal candidate will be a student pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in Parks and Recreation and/or Sports Management.
Knowledge of rules and organization of general sports activities including soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, golf and others.
Ability to prepare detailed written and oral reports including recommendations.
Ability to conduct basic research assignments and to prepare written recommendations and related findings.
Ability to operate a computer using office related software.
Ability to work independently in accordance with general instructions.
Ability to work cooperatively as a team member with employees of the Parks and Recreation Department, City of Rock Island, and its partners.
Ability to deal with the public and fellow employees in a professional and positive manner.
Additional Salary Information: 12 week internship
About City of Rock Island
The City of Rock Island has a population of 39,684 residents and is located in western Illinois along the Mississippi River. Rock Island, Moline, and East Moline in Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa make up the metro area called the “Quad Cities” with a population of 436,672. City government that includes, police, fire and municipal services as well as a large Park and Recreation department.