Education and Experience:
- Preferred Associate degree or higher in parks and recreation, community health and fitness, physical education, leisure studies or related field
- Experience in parks and recreation, programming and special event planning
- Experience or knowledge in the following areas
- Youth and adult programs
- Media outreach, promotions and public speaking
- Special events development and operation
- Fitness programs
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations and access requirements
- Staff hiring, supervision, evaluation and training, particularly for fitness instructors and programmatic leaders.
- Reports to, works at the direction of and is evaluated by Parks & Recreation Director.
- Plans, operates and facilitates community programs, classes and events.
- Employs and entrepreneurial approach to work, proactively initiating, managing and sustaining new programs in response to community needs.
- Serves as liaison between departments and community groups.
- Works with public- and private-sector partners to reserve space for programs.
- Promotes use of county parks, trails and recreation facilities.
- Partners with media, social media and the public to increase awareness of and participation in county recreational programs
- Prepares media releases on upcoming events
- Utilizing social media, press, TV and radio as available.
- Helps ensure recreation department’s compliance with all local, state and federally mandated programs and requirements for access.
- Assists in supervising/managing Rural Retreat Campground and Pool.
- Includes but not limited to maintenance at campground and pool.
- Develops community programs for increasing pool usage.
- Assists in supervising sporting events as needed.
- Support the overall development and growth of the department’s offerings & initiatives.
- Operation of a county vehicle to complete program tasks.
- Completes all other duties as assigned by the Director.
- Physical work requires the occasional exertion of up to 50 pounds of force; frequently requires standing, kneeling, walking, lifting, etc.; requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions
- Works in a variety of settings, including assigned county office space, schools, outdoors and in a variety of program spaces.
- Must possess a valid driver’s license.
- Basic computer and technology skills, including smartphones, computer software, and social media, among others.
Preferred Associate degree or higher in parks and recreation, community health and fitness, physical education, leisure studies or related field
Experience in parks and recreation, programming and special event planning
Experience or knowledge in the following areas
Youth and adult programs
Media outreach, promotions and public speaking
Special events development and operation
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations and access requirements
Staff hiring, supervision, evaluation and training, particularly for fitness instructors and programmatic leaders.