Under limited supervision, performs supervisory and recreational work planning, organizing, and directing a variety of indoor/outdoor athletic events and team sports. Work involves coordinating and monitoring athletic programs that are fair for all involved, recreational in nature, fun, and safe. Position is responsible for all staffing and managing of athletic events and programs under charge. Responsible for growing and improving existing Athletics programs and developing and launching new programs.
•Planning, organizing, budgeting, coordinating all athletic programs, some weekend tournaments and special events.
•Will coordinate all apparel and equipment issue for youth football, girls volleyball, softball 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.
•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.
•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, girls volleyball, basketball and softball ) and department rules and regulations.
•Skill in planning and coordinating large groups of people in order to insure the availability of facilities, supplies and volunteers for recreation events.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
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; good planning and organizational skills.
A cover letter, resume and references must be emailed to the Human Resources Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org OR mailed to Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority, Attn: Paul Batts, P.O. Box 1746, Valdosta, GA 31603. The job application can be obtained on the Authority website at (www.vlpra.com)
Excellent Benefits Package which includes the following:
Georgia Municipal Association (GMEBS) Pension Plan
Supplemental Life Insurance Option
457B Plan Offered through MetLife
12 Vacation Days Per Year (15 after 5 years)
12 Days of Sick Leave Per Years
10 Paid Holidays Per Year
Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority is a drug-free workplace. A pre-employment drug screen, criminal history background investigation and a driver’s license verification will be conducted.
About Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority
The Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority (VLPRA) offers sports and leisure activities for all ages and manages 40+ parks and facilities. The Georgia Recreation and Parks Association named VLPRA the statewide Agency of the Year four out of the last five years. VLPRA is a family-friendly work environment that values work-life balance and has a strong sense of teamwork.
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.