Health & Wellness, Recreation, Recreation Programming
4 Year Degree
The Program Coordinator oversees the planning, development, implementation, coordination, promotion, and evaluation of recreation programs and facilities. This individual performs professional work primarily in the administration office. Recreation Supervisors also work at recreation centers, events, and other locations as necessary. Additional responsibilities include hiring, training and supervising staff; establishing and monitoring classes in various activities; completing paperwork and interacting with the general public.
Education Required: Graduation from an accredited 4 year college or university Preferred: Master's degree from an accredited college or university
Area of Study (major) Required: Recreation Management and Programming, Therapeutic Recreation, Kinesiology, Education, Sports Management, Business Administration or related field
Certification(s) Required: Professional membership with LRPA and NRPA; CPRP or comparable certification through NRPA within 1 year of hire; First Aid & CPR, AED within 6 months of hire
License(s) Required: Valid LA driver's license. Must be able to obtain a Chauffer's license within 60 days of hire.
Years Relevant Work Experience: Minimum 3 years supervisory and recreation programming experience
Internal Number: PCG2020
BREC is the agency that connects people to parks and nature in East Baton Rouge Parish with a system that has more than 180 parks including a unique mix of facilities, which mirror the history and rich natural resources in south Louisiana. This includes a state-of-the-art observatory, swamp nature center located in the urban core, equestrian park, Zoo, performing arts theatre, arboretum, botanical garden, a water park with the only surfing simulator in the state, golf courses throughout the parish and an expansive 30,000-foot concrete extreme sports park. Throughout its history, BREC has taken seriously its responsibility to improve the health, safety, environment and quality of life for all citizens. Since 2004, BREC has constructed community parks, dog parks, a family-sized Aquatics Center, a growing trails system, fishing ponds, larger playgrounds and procured two mobile recreation units to serve play deserts in the area.