The work involves responsibility for assisting in the organization, direction, and coordination of the athletics program for the Parks & Recreation Department. The work requires the exercise of independent judgment in interpreting athletic rules and regulations. Does related work as required.
Candidates must meet the following requirements:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Leisure Studies, Sports Management, Physical Education or closely related field
Three (3) years of experience in a municipal sports program that included using knowledge of league and section rules and regulations (for example as a coach, assistant coach, coordinator or board member of youth sports league).
- Volunteer Experience: Volunteer experience will be allowed to substitute for paid work experience as long as the volunteer experience is equivalent in nature to the paid work experience required for the position.
A Candidate must acquire CPR and First Aid Certification within the first 12 months of employment. Certification must be maintained throughout employment.
The possession of a Lifeguard Certification
NRPA Certified Parks & Recreation Professional
Manages, directs and coordinates the youth & adult sports programs; leagues & camps; and fitness programs for assigned locations. Ensures high quality programs and establishes new program activities. Expands program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans. Ensures participation, retention, and enrollment growth.
Manages and recruits volunteer coaches to properly run programs. Ensures all coaches have been background checked, and taken Positive Coaching Alliance course.
Ensures that City of Binghamton program standards are met and safety procedures followed.
Provides for upkeep of assigned program facilities and equipment and ensures the physical environment supports healthy living. Ensure adequate supplies for planned programs and keep a detailed inventory of recreational equipment.
Develops and maintains relationships with community groups, local school administrations, parent groups and other organizations and agencies related to assigned programs. Responds to all agency, parent and community inquiries and complaints in a timely manner.
Maintains proper records/department files, keep records of staff certifications as required.
Organizes special events for members, youth and adults as related to assigned program areas.
Assists in the marketing and distribution of membership and program information. Distribute and collect participant evaluations.
Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in programs.
Promotes the physical, intellectual, social, cultural and emotional well-being of members and program participants.
Ensure regular and timely communication with the Recreation Supervisor, Assistant Director and Commissioner regarding programming, staff issues, and program budgets.
Develops proficiency in the use of RecDesk software to register program participants, generate rosters and print reports related to assigned program areas.
Recruits, supervises, schedules, and trains part time staff to help with program operations. Be a role model for staff on following work site requirements regarding customer service, punctuality, appropriate dress, staff meetings, safety, etc.
Set up and take down of program equipment.
Write and implement plans/playbooks for sports programs to show progression of skill.
Ability to teach sports skills with introductions, demonstrations, and verbal instructions to give positive and effective feedback to participants and parents.
Knowledge of age and ability adaptations for activities to ensure equal participation and success.
Ability to communicate with and gain control over a large group of children.
Carry out other tasks as assigned.