SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Plans, coordinates, implements, and supervises a variety of athletic opportunities for the City of Kannapolis.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Plans, organizes, coordinates and supervises various youth and adult athletic programs for the community; evaluates programs and participation levels and attainment of program objectives; recommends changes to programs.
Observes games for quality of competition, proper use of equipment and facilities, and sportsmanship; develops rules, policies, and regulations for participant behavior and enforces these.
Organizes teams; divides teams to insure quality; sets up game and practice time schedules; registers participants and collects fees.
Prepares and maintains field calendar for external reservations; collect field requests; input all reservations including notes and light fees for each rental; track field rainouts.
Acts as liaison with appropriate park/school staff regarding field/gym scheduling, field conditions, makeup games and cancellations.
Track Loop the Loop miles and send participants quarterly reports to update their progress in the program; purchase new awards as needed.
Provide Run Kannapolis Series management via contracted services with outside organization; prepare meetings with Race Coordinators to ensure quality programming; oversee management of each race and recommend changes to the program; coordinate yearly awards ceremony and purchase new awards and medals as needed.
Instructs and supervises volunteers, contract programmers, and paid staff; assigns, reviews and assures standards and requirements are being met.
Promotes programs and events. Solicits donations or sponsorships. Contacts the media, prepares press releases, flyers, and brochures for promotions.
Assists in the preparation of the departmental budget. Makes recommendations for the athletics budget. Assists in the management of the budget. Processes purchase orders, maintains a current inventory of all program materials and supplies.
Monitors and assists in ensuring a clean and neat appearance of the parks and recreation facilities; to include some maintenance of such facilities as required.
Assists with other departmental activities as needed. Assists in the preparation of regular and special reports as needed. Performs other related duties as required.
Follows instructions and responds to management direction. Takes responsibility for own actions. Keeps commitments and completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with alternate plan.
Ensures the overall safety, health, and welfare of all individuals participating in athletic programming and using the recreation facilities and services of the City. Ensures the safety of subordinate staff and ensures all safety policies and procedures are followed.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions. Must be able to perform medium work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally; and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Must possess the visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, operate a computer terminal, utilize measuring devices, operate a motor vehicle, and inspect work of others.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:Considerable knowledge of principles, practices, and methods of athletic recreational programming and supervision of adult and youth athletics. Considerable knowledge of current literature, trends, and developments in the field of public recreation. Knowledge of standard resources, materials, game rules and facilities utilized in a public recreational program. Ability to organize work and handle current circumstances while preparing for events weeks and months in advance. Ability to use sound judgment and to enforce rules and regulations with tact and firmness. Skill in collaborative conflict resolution and customer service excellence. Ability to effectively plan and execute a year-round program of recreational activities. Possess excellent computer skills; have the ability to effectively track data and produce reports. Ability to express ideas effectively and communicate effectively in verbal and written forms. Ability to recruit, train and supervise temporary, part-time, and volunteer workers and coaches. Ability to deal tactfully with the public. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials, citizens, employees, contractors, supervisors, participants, athletic associations, and other nearby Parks & Recreation Departments.
The City of Kannapolis, a growing community of more than 49,000 residents located 25 miles northeast of the center of Charlotte along the busy I-85 corridor, seeks to hire an Athletic Coordinator to plan, coordinate, implement, and supervise a variety of athletic opportunities for the City of Kannapolis. Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Parks & Recreation Director.