This position involves administrative and supervisory work in planning, scheduling, coordinating and promoting athletic programs at the City's athletic facilities. These programs include, but are not limited to, youth baseball, youth basketball, youth kickball, youth flag football, adult basketball, adult softball, adult flag football and adult kickball.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Plan, organize, schedule, promote and coordinate athletic programs at the City’s athletic facilities that properly meet the needs of the citizens of Starkville and surrounding areas.
Assist in formulation of policies, guidelines, evaluation processes, goals, and objectives for programs and other areas as assigned.
Coordinate and administer training of sports officials and part-time employees.
Plan, promote, organize, and implement a diversified program of athletics, sports, and programs for all age
Develop and maintain an Athletic Field Calendar. Meet with various organizations and businesses to book programs; coordinate events with appropriate agencies and organizations and with other City departments; participate in the negotiation of leases and contract agreements; oversee the preparation of leases and contracts for special athletic events.
Operate and maintain online program registrations.
Oversee each sport within assigned program, set up all competition, leagues, and registration, and provide needed facilities, equipment, supplies, medical needs, and personnel to operate program.
Keep current and be familiar with teaching/coaching practices, and all rules, policies, and regulations pertinent to each sport conducted. Participates in workshops, clinics, and in-service training sessions pertaining to sporting/recreational programs, and attend meetings of professional recreational sports organizations.
Maintain records and reports for budgeting and planning for the athletic and programming division.
Oversee risk management, safety, and welfare of facilities and sports participants, utilizing own knowledge concerning the care and prevention of athletic injuries.
Assist with department special events, maintenance and other areas as needed.
Coordinate tasks with sports officials, scorekeepers, contractors and other non-departmental staff in the area of programming.
Provide excellent customer service, answer the phone, respond to email, and perform other administrative duties as required.
Assist with tournaments including meeting and consulting with tournament and league officials regarding rules and regulations, policies and procedures, and rental and contractual agreements.
Assess needs and interests, recommend programs to be conducted, evaluate after each season ends, and make recommendations for changes as required.
Perform other duties as required by the department.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the methods, principles, practices and techniques involved in the operation of municipal athletic programs.
General knowledge of maintenance practices.
Knowledge of practices regarding facility leases and contractual agreements.
Plan, organize and coordinate a comprehensive athletic program, and assign tasks to part-time personnel.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinate employees, public officials, representatives of other organizations and leagues, event promoters, civic and community groups, business leaders, members of the media, and the public.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing and professionally at all times with parent groups, civic clubs, city authorities and participants.
Possess qualities, which characterize a promoter, organizer, and administrator
Ability to be bonded.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Health, Sports Management or related field.
At least three (3) years of full-time experience managing various recreational programs or an equivalent combination of education and training that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Relevant certifications, including, but not limited to, Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP), CPR/First Aid, and Certified Sports Administrator.
The conditions herein is representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts or in outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and or humid conditions, fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet within in the office, or moderately noisy when in the field.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, stand, sit and talk to or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; a reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and or move up to 50 pounds and to travel to other locations using various modes of private and commercial transportation; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.
Good driving record, ability to drive a City vehicle and possession of a valid State Driver’s license.
The duties listed above are intended as illustrations of the types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific job duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
The job description does not constitute an employment contract and is subject to change as the needs of the City and requirements of the job change.
Regular and consistent attendance is a condition of continuing employment.
The City of Starkville, is an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION employer. Candidates are considered for employment with the City, without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, protected veteran status or other classification protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
About City of Starkville
Starkville, Mississippi’s College Town! Located in Oktibbeha County and home to Mississippi State University. Starkville, is sure to provide a fun and unique atmosphere. Although a small town, our relaxed atmosphere is complemented with a strong sense of social equity and cultural diversity