The City of Lake Jackson is seeking applications for a Recreation Coordinator. Under general supervision of the Assistant Director, the Recreation Coordinator is responsible for organizing, supervising, and coordinating program development of youth and adult athletic and recreational services, fitness programs, special events and facility use operations of City sport facilities and associated staff. A bachelor’s degree in parks and recreation or a related field of study is preferred, plus three (3) years of experience. Availability and willingness to work weekends, evenings, and holidays. Available for after-hours response. Salary is$49,074 - $61,343 depending on experience. Benefits include retirement plan, group health insurance, paid vacation, and paid holidays. Applications may be found at https://www.lakejackson-tx.gov/609/Job-Opportunities . Resumes may be submitted, but not as a substitute for completed applications or for more information, contact Robin Hyden, Director of Parks and Recreation 979-297-4533 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation or related field and three (3) years of experience in recreation or fitness programming, athletic operations, leadership, directly related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer and American Red Cross Standard First Aid certifications required or ability to obtain within six (6) months. Availability and willingness to work weekends, evenings, and holidays. Available for emergency response. Computer/Email/Microsoft Excel/Word/Power Point software experience required.
The City of Lake Jackson is located 54 miles south of Houston in Brazoria County. Lake Jackson is surrounded by natural beauty and near several waterways. Known as the “City of Enchantment,” Lake Jackson was designed by Alden Dow in 1941 as a master planned community to serve the employees of the recently completed Dow Chemical Company’s Freeport facilities. Dow, an architect by education, understood the importance of site context and exhibited this philosophy in his layout for Lake Jackson. Street patterns twist and turn allowing for varied views and unique opportunities to incorporate greenspace into each neighborhood. This original plan provides an abundance of parks and open space and there is currently 1,600 acres of parks and greenspace within Lake Jackson, nearly 200 acres are underdeveloped giving the city a good balance of active and passive recreation opportunities. This includes everything from playgrounds, disc golf, outdoor sand volleyball, horseshoes, rental pavilions, fitness and nature trails, youth and adult sports complexes, mountain bike trails, outdoor swimming pool, skatepark, tennis courts, Recreation Center and Dog Park.