Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff of employees, volunteers, students, sports officials, or other workers, to include processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals; conducts training activities.
Coordinates daily work activities; organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; confers with assigned staff, assists with complex/problem situations, and provides technical expertise.
Plans, organizes, conducts, and supervises various athletic and recreational programs, activities, and events for the community in general or for a specific segment of the community; coordinates recreational, therapeutic recreation, athletic, or leisure activities such as day camps, field trips, leagues, tournaments, games, practices, art classes, dances, Special Olympics, Haunted Trail, holiday events, or other activities; attends/directs league organizational meetings; assists with development of game rules and coordination of CPR, first aid, and/or coaching certification courses.
Develops program goals, objectives, and priorities; researches effectiveness of programs, events, or activities currently provided by other organizations; assesses community needs/interests and recommends appropriate programs/activities; evaluates participation levels and overall success of each event and recommends addition, deletion, or revision of programs as appropriate.
Promotes programs within the community; provides information, news releases, and promotional materials to individuals, local businesses, the media, and the public; prepares seasonal brochure information to assist staff in advising, scheduling, and registering customers in programs and activities.
Plans and coordinates arrangements for events; schedules activities to avoid conflicts with other scheduled events; reserves facilities and equipment needed for each event; determines minimum/maximum levels of program participation; schedules instructors, artists, and camp directors/counselors for classes and camps.
Coordinates and conducts registration for events/activities; assists in developing registration procedures; receives completed registration forms reviews for completeness; calculates appropriate fees, collects payments, and issues receipts; creates participant rosters for each activity; issues equipment, handouts, keys, or other items to instructors; maintains records.
Assignment to Therapeutic Recreation Division may include the following additional duties:
Coordinates programs promoting special recreation and inclusion. Assesses program suitability for specific participants with a variety of physical, cognitive and social disabilities. Consults with parents, care givers, teachers, staff and participants regarding program participation.
Provides assistance with communication and documentation to local and state agencies that provide third party reimbursement of therapeutic recreation fees.
Coordinates programs with community partners including, but not limited to, Forsyth County Special Olympics, Miracle League Cumming/Forsyth County, Forsyth County Public School's Special Education Department, Creative Enterprises, family support groups, non-profit agencies and community service organizations.
Bachelor's degree in Park and Recreation Administration or a related field from an accredited college or university; supplemented by one (1) year previous experience and/or training involving recreation program administration, or athletic league coordination, or Therapeutic Recreation, public interaction, and supervision; 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. Must possess CPR certification.
Possession of Certified Parks & Recreation Professional (CPRP) status through the National Recreation & Parks Association (NRPA) is preferred but not required.
Therapeutic Recreation applicants must have or be eligible for certification through the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification and one (1) year of employment.