Recreation & Parks Outreach Coordinator

City of Greenville, NC - Greenville, NC

Full-time$66,000 - $99,000 a year
The purpose of this position is to provide direct and on-going support to the Recreation and Parks Department's Community Services initiatives, oversee and manage the department's administrative functions, and support the Director and Assistant Director of Recreation and Parks in achieving their initiatives.

This is accomplished by assisting in the establishment and support of the Greenville Recreation and Parks Foundation, as well as the Private Leisure Assistance for Youngsters ("P.L.A.Y.") program within the auspices of the Foundation; supervising the Manager of the Centers and Programs Section; supervising the clerical staff and establishing customer reception standards; assisting in the on-boarding process for all hired employees through reviewing and approving hiring documentation; assisting with the development of the department's operational and capital budgets, directly developing and managing the department's administrative budget; accessing and reviewing monthly expenditure and revenue reports to identify any areas of concern and sharing with the appropriate staff; managing the creation of any departmental mission-related non-profits, acting as the department liaison to and monitoring the operation of same; soliciting and securing grants, bequests, land donations, volunteer assistance, and other outside support; overseeing departments process for facility rentals and related services; establishing the department's administrative policies and procedures; and overseeing the development and submission of monthly reports to the Recreation and Parks Commission and City Council, Notes to Council, and the department's Council and Commission agenda items.

First review of applications will begin July 26, 2019.

Hiring Salary Range: $66,310.40 - $82,867.20, depending on qualifications.

Full Salary Range: $66,310.40 - $99,424.00

FLSA Status: Exempt

Examples of Duties
Support Assistant Director of Recreation and Parks in various tasks by formulating and executing administrative guidelines, processes, procedures, and policies.
Serve as acting Assistant Director of Recreation and Parks during his absence.
Work to secure donated resources for needed but unbudgeted projects and programs at the South Greenville and Eppes Recreation Centers, as well as for Specialized Recreation programming.
Conduct performance evaluations; establish goals and objectives for performance management, and oversee new hire processes.
Assists in organizing staff, assigning responsibilities, and coordinating major phases of recreation programs and activities.
Ensure program marketing collateral is created and distributed; correspond and partner with other organizations and departments; and maintain and approve appropriate web page content for publication.
Serve on committees and boards by attending various meetings and public events; represent the Recreation and Parks Department at various events.
Present to various neighborhood associations, community groups, and organizations regarding departmental functions and services.
Develop departmental reports; assist in monitoring the departmental budget by tracking revenues and expenditures; and assist staff with managing their respective budgets.
Improve and establish administrative processes with other management personnel.
Establish and nurture departmental partnerships.
Create volunteer recruitment and retention initiatives.
Identify grant opportunities; develop then submit applications.
Establish and manage Private Leisure Assistance for Youngsters (P.L.A.Y.) program to fund department's fee assistance services.
Foster bequests to the department.
Create fundraising initiatives.
Establish customer service standards throughout department.
Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:
  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in recreation administration or other closely related field; and
  • Three or more years of progressively responsible experience in recreation programming, preferably in a municipal setting, including at least two years of supervisory experience.
Knowledge of:
the theory and philosophy of recreational programming.
a wide variety of community recreation interest needs and activities.
the principles of supervision, organization, and administration.
relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective recreation and leisure programs and services.
principles and processes for providing high quality customer service to the public.
laws, legal codes, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

Skill in:
communicating with individuals and groups of various socioeconomic backgrounds.
researching, analyzing, and assessing program needs and accomplishments.
computer programs, Microsoft Excel, Power Point, and Word.
Soliciting donations to support public projects or services.

Ability to:
coordinate a wide variety of specialized recreation activities.
plan, direct, and coordinate the work of staff and volunteers.
express ideas clearly and concisely in both oral and written form.
operate assigned computer equipment and become proficient in various software packages such as RecTrac, Microsoft Office, and Munis.
perform supervisory responsibilities over others.
organize, promote, and implement recreational programs.
facilitate the flow of information across department and division staff.
analyze and evaluate programs, policies, and operational needs.
establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with staff, City Council, commissions, community groups and the general public.
Special Requirements
CPR, First Aid, and AED Certified (within 30 days of hire)
Valid NC Driver's License and acceptable driving record
Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) or Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) credentials preferred